Westwood

WESTWOOD

The Historic Home, Studio, and Gallery of Artist Adelia Armstrong Lutz

A visit to Westwood is a connection to the rich, artistic history of Knoxville.

Westwood was built in 1890 for John Lutz and his wife, Adelia Armstrong Lutz, a talented artist and leader in the Knoxville arts community. John and Adelia commissioned Knoxville’s first and best-known architectural firm, Baumann Brothers, to design Westwood. This resulted in an impressive Queen Anne style house constructed of brick with Richardsonian Romanesque elements in stone. A rare aspect of the design was Adelia’s painting studio, by far the grandest room in the house. Designed especially for the artist, her studio had ample space for materials and paintings, a fireplace, a cathedral ceiling, tall windows, and an impressive skylight. Adelia had created a place of profound beauty within which to pursue her passion and host her fellow artists.

In 2013, the Aslan Foundation donated this beautiful  residence to Knox Heritage after purchasing it from a fourth generation family member. Knox Heritage raised over $1 million to restore and renovate the property. Today, Westwood makes a strong statement about the importance of preserving places that have the power to transport us to another moment in time.

Whether interested in history, architecture, art, historic preservation, or beautiful gardens, Westwood will capture the imagination. Our gracious, well-informed docents give Westwood tours a personal touch.
Tours are at the top of every hour. Please plan to wait on the porch or explore the gardens when not on tour. Exterior restrooms are available.

TUESDAYS at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM
THURSDAYS at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM
SATURDAYS at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM

Cash is accepted along with all major credit cards. You may purchase tickets in advance HERE. Simply show the docent your digital receipt. Please call ahead to book large group tours of 8 or more individuals.

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Address: 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-523-8008
Tours: Beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00-4:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-2:00. Purchase your tickets in advance online HERE. Simply show the docent your digital receipt.
Admission: Adults (18+) $10 | Children Free | Knox Heritage Members Free
Website: http://knoxheritage.org/westwood/