The view from the top of the market is breathtaking, as million-dollar home sales rise in the Chattanooga area

Photography by Jesse Hunter / @TeamMediaServices / The Mills home on Skillet Gap Road boasts the best of amenities and unrivaled views of the Tennessee River Gorge. And it can be yours for $7 million.

Sharon Mills, the late daughter of the founder of the Olan Mills portrait studio, built a picture-perfect house atop Elder Mountain overlooking the Tennessee River Gorge just 20 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

The 11,347-square-foot residence, which was completed in 1998, was designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the modern American architect who designed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' home in Martha's Vineyard during the 1980s and restored part of the U.S. Embassy in Paris in 2010. The Mills mansion was erected on 26.5 acres of mountaintop woodlands next to a protected land trust and overlooking the Prentice Cooper State Forest across the river.

Sharon Mills, who died last year at the age of 73, was known for finding "the best of everything," her nephew Kincaid Mills told Bloomberg news.

"Sharon's house sits on a precipice overlooking all this conserved land that will never be developed.,"