Castle for a cause

A visit to this Farragut home will help raise charitable funds with ‘Open Doors, Change Lives’

This luxurious home, nicknamed “Farragut’s castle,” 11344 Sonja Drive, will be open to the public during a fundraiser for Street Hope and Helen Ross McNabb’s Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23.
Patrons will have a chance to visit Farragut’s “castle” and contribute to two worthy causes this Friday, Aug. 23.

Realtors Paula Kelley and Deanna Mendenhall-Miller of Knoxville Living Group are showcasing the house, which they currently have under contract for owners Doug and Kimberly Shelton, during the event titled “Open Doors, Change Lives,” which will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at their residence, 11344 Sonja Drive.

Tickets are $25 each, which will secure admission to the 16,000- square-foot single-family home. The house is on the market for $4.5 million.

Once inside, visitors will be able the tour the home, as well as enjoy live music by Outlaw Ritual and sample food provided by Connors Concepts, Rice Catering and Goodness to Go.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Street Hope, which fights against human trafficking, along with Helen Ross McNabb’s Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee.

“This is an amazing house and it has a lot of potential,” Kelley said. “It would be ideal for a bed and breakfast or an event center, so we decided to do an event there.

“The homeowner (Kimberly Shelton) has a heart for women, and women’s issues and supports both the organizations we will be raising money for.”

Kelley said they are limiting attendance to 200, as the home’s parking is limited.

For more information, visit Open Doors, Change Lives on Facebook or call 865-342-4200.