It’s always nice when Headline Homes stretches its legs and ventures out of the usual Davidson/Williamson duopoly that typically dominates this list.
Our top entry is a huge waterfront spread once owned by a country music star, but it’s not the star’s home that fetched the big prize.
Also on the list, a Franklin attorney continues his high-end vulture investing, a huge-in-Canada country star lays down local roots — and a burning question: Did Sharon Stone’s
ex-husband move to town?
As always, our list of the most recent month’s top 10 single-family home purchases in Nashville and surrounding counties, ranked by dollar value:
1. 1185 Robin Hood Road, Ashland City 37015
Buyer: Dusty Old Bones LLC
Sale price: $7.5 million
Seller: Louise Mandrell
Sellers’ agent: Fiona Parish King, Worth Properties
Buyer’s agent: Melanie Baker, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors
This month’s eye-popping top sale is a weird one — not just because it carries an address of Ashland City, the Cheatham County seat not typically a frequent flier in this list.
The house itself isn’t all that big: four bedrooms and four baths on one 5,600-square-foot floor.
What country star Louise Mandrell sold to the mysterious Dusty Old Bones LLC is her tenant and farm manager house plus some out-buildings and a skeet range. And more importantly — and more expository when looking at the price — are the 400 lakeside acres that come along with the home.
Mandrell herself retained 21 acres and the main house when the property was divided.
2. 4306 Lillywood Road, Belle Meade 37205
Buyer: Sarah L. Palmer
Sale price: $2.65 million
Sellers: John and Laura Bearden
Sellers’ agent: Shelly Bearden, Worth Properties
Buyer’s agent: Susan Powell, Benchmark Realty
This is a more typical Headline Homes entry, a mid-century 6,700-square-foot Belle Meade home (pictured above). All columns and architectural revivalism, the listing compares to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
John Bearden is the CEO of hospitality industry IT consultancy firm Uniguest.
3. 700 Brass Lantern, Brentwood 37027
Buyer: The Sid Trust, K. Thomas Sidwell, trustee
Sale price: $2 million
Seller: Cadence Bank
Seller’s agent: Paula Duvall, Fridrich & Clark
Buyer’s agent: Unknown
Foreclosures are hardly the regular occurrence in Headline Homes they once were. So when they show up, it’s noteworthy. And this is a pretty big one no matter how it’s sliced.
Originally, this Brass Lantern Farms home was listed for $3.2 million and appraised at nearly $2.7 million, then lowered by Cadence Bank to $2.2 million as the bank tried to cut its loss.
The Sid Trust has shown up in Headline Homes before.
Back in June, K. Thomas Sidwell’s trust paid $1.8 million for a Brentwood home from Cadence after the builder defaulted. Similar story here.
4. 607 Cantrell Ave., Nashville 37215
Buyer: Fred Russell Harwell, trustee
Sale price: $1.95 million
Sellers: William and Judith Bright
Sellers’ agent: William Bright
Buyer’s agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark
Owner-agent William Bright had been trying to move this Green Hills home for some time. It spent 202 days on the market, and the price dropped nearly 10 percent before the trust in the name of Adams & Reese attorney Harwell bought it last month.
5. 5173 Colleton Way, Brentwood 37027
Buyers: Ernest and Amanda Chappell
Sale price: $1.88 million
Seller: Roushanak Pazouki
Seller’s agent: Don H. Burnell, Greenline
Buyers’ agent: Unknown
Another Princeton Hills beauty, with a 2,000-square-foot covered balcony overlooking not one, but two, backyard waterfalls.
After 278 days on the market, Ernest Chappell, president of accounting and point-of-sale technology company EFC Systems, paid $500,000 less than sticker.
6. 1704 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin 37069
Buyers: John K. and Jennifer E. Reid
Sale price: $1.7 million
Sellers: William and Andrea McGinnis
Sellers’ agent: Laura Baugh, Worth Properties
Buyers’ agent: Jill Upshaw, Benchmark Realty
This land — now known as Tartan Field — was once owned by Orrin Ingram of those Ingrams, before the McGinnises bought it and built the existing house in 2008.
Reid is Scottish-born, Canada-reared country singer Johnny Reid, who is huge north of the border despite not having much success stateside. He is the winner of numerous Juno Awards and has several multiplatinum Canadian albums.Coincidentally, Reid refers to his fans as “The Tartan Army,” so the name of the home may have played to his emotions.
7. 4215 Two Rivers Lane, Franklin 37069
Buyers: Daniel and Melissa Hutts
Sale price: $1.55 million
Sellers: David and Sherry Hadaway
Sellers’ agent: Judy Williams, Crye-Leike Realtors
Buyers’ agent: Cindy Garner, Bob Parks Realty
It’s unclear if the Huttses are horse people, but the listing for this nine-acre spread in rural Williamson County sure built up the equine advantage — saying that the “lovely home” is included with the horse farm.
David Hadaway is the president, CEO and co-founder of Altair Customer Intelligence and looked like an intelligent seller on this one: The price dropped only $40,000 during the three weeks it spent on the market.
8. 1006 Morgans Landing Court, Brentwood 37027
Buyers: Alan and Bridget Hall
Sale price: $1.495 million
Sellers: Mark and Sheila Cleveland
Sellers’ agent: Tari L. Herman, Pilkerton Realtors
Buyers’ agent: Flint Cross, Worth Properties
This Magnolia Vale home takes the prize for the largest home on this month’s list: a four-floor 11,085-square-foot monster, with six bedrooms and six baths — plus a sauna and a steam room, along with a theater and a wine cellar. So big, in fact, it has five HVAC units, per the listing.
9. 4910 Maymanor Circle, Nashville 37205
Buyers: Jeffrey and Kristy Williams
Sale price: $1.3 million
Sellers: Albert E. and Frances Ambrose
Sellers’ agent: Jamie Granbery, Pilkerton Realtors
Buyers’ agent: Richard F. Bryan, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Albert Ambrose, who comes from a family that has been in the Nashville printing business since the mid-19th century, is president of E.T. Lowe Publishing, a typographer and output service bureau founded in 1906. His and wife Frances’ $1.45 million buy of this home showed up on the June 2009 Headline Homes.
Jeffrey O. Williams is an agent with Highwoods Properties.
10. 2864 Sawyer Bend Road, Franklin 37069
Buyers: Michael and Nikki Greenburg
Sale price: $1.299 million
Sellers: Eric and Angela Geadelmann
Sellers’ agent: Matthew Warren, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: LeAnne Constantine, RE/MAX Elite
Eric Geadelmann is the CEO of “heartland” production company 821 Entertainment.There is another Hollywood type named Michael Greenburg — among other things, he was married to Sharon Stone in the 1980s — who is married to a woman named Nikki. Currently, that Greenburg is involved with Canadian sports venture The Score, which has offices in Vancouver and Toronto. It’s unclear if this is the same Michael and Nikki Greenburg.
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