Headline Homes: November 2012

Among the buyers: a Tennessee Titan, a high-profile record producer and a Sarah Cannon hire

Prices seem a bit moderate this month. All 10 listings are jammed between $1 million and $2 million, which has been a bit of trend on this list for a while, though most months include one showstopper at the top of the list.

Among the buyers this month: a Tennessee Titan, a hotshot record producer and a new hire at Sarah Cannon.

What follows is a list of the top 10 single-family home sales in November in Davidson and surrounding counties, ranked by sell price:

1. 9 Spyglass Hill, Brentwood, 37027
Buyers: Russell T. and Katherine Charlton
Sell price: $1.89 million
Sellers: Scott L. and Leanne B. Hall
Sellers’ agent: Andy Beasley and Garrett Beasley, Brentview Realty Company
Buyers’ agent: Martin Warren, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Accept no substitutes: Our top home this month has a “true man cave” with a theater, a mini-kitchen and a wine cellar.

The cave is just one of the amenities in this home on its own cul-de-sac within a cul-de-sac overlooking the lake and golf course at the Governor’s Club.

It has five bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths in its more than 9,100 square feet. There’s a saltwater pool and hot tub out back, too.

2. 3709 Trimble Road,  Nashville, 37215
Buyers: Christopher R. and Whitney Morris
Sell price: $1.75 million
Sellers: Gerald A. and Jenny Risk
Sellers’ agent: Laura Baugh, Worth Properties
Buyers’ agent: Richard F. Bryan, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Asurion President Gerald Risk sells his Green Hills home for $250,000 less than he paid six years ago.

The 7,557-square-foot house includes a “grand pergola” — Headline Homes lingo for a garden arbor.

It also features two laundry rooms for those times when going downstairs to do the laundry is just too much. The Morrises also get the advantage of having a dedicated gift-wrapping room.

3. 9251 Wardley Park Lane, Brentwood, 37027
Buyers: Cynthia D. and Donald A. Perettie
Sell price: $1.705 million
Sellers: Alan and Heather Looney
Sellers’ agents: Lisa Culp Taylor
and Susan Gregory, Bob Parks Realty
Buyers’ agent: Mary A. Kocina, Fridrich & Clark

This Annandale home (pictured) is so fancy the listing dare not mention the word “bathroom.” Instead, 9251 Wardley Park has “his and her water closets” (it has his and her walk-in closets, too).

The 7,293-square-foot residence is the new home to Cindy Perettie, named as the chief of Sarah Cannon Research Institute’s clinical research division.

Seller Alan Looney is the founder and chief manager of Brentwood-based Castle Contractors.

4. 1150 Travelers Ridge Drive, Nashville, 37220
Buyers: Thomas and Tammy Olin
Sell price: $1.55 million
Sellers: John P. and Anne K. Brown
Sellers’ and buyers’ agent: Stephanie Brooks, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors

The Olins were clearly looking for a home with a view.

Of the 15 rooms in this 5,173-square-foot home, nine have a view of downtown. It’s reasonable to expect the five decks do too.

The seller, John P. Brown, is a Davidson County General Sessions Court judge.

5. 89 Valley Forge, Belle Meade, 37205
Buyer: Tony Esric Brown Living Trust
Sell price: $1.25 million
Sellers: Julie E. and John W. Haley
Sellers’ agents: Connie Allen,
Fridrich & Clark Realty and
Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties
Buyers’ agent: Donna Tisdale, Worth Properties

Tony Brown, renowned record producer, sold his Oak Hill home in October for $2.65 million, so he came out in the black here. He purchased what is described as “Sugartree’s finest location.” Indeed, it is located in the part of the tony west side subdivision that juts into Belle Meade.

John Haley is the founder and owner of Southeastern Telecom.

6. 4842 Byrd Lane, College Grove, 37046
Buyers: Nicholas E. and Elizabeth A. Ward
Sell price: $1.2 million
Sellers: Charles E. and Diane L. Bonnot
Sellers’ agents: Terry Ivey and Nita Bailey, Bailey & Ivey Realtors
Buyers’ agent: Brian W. Patterson, Cobalt Premier Properties

This 4,000-square-foot home sits on more than 60 acres in rural Williamson County. It features poplar flooring and a large country kitchen inside and a four-stall barn outside.

7. 304 Sutherland Ave.,  Belle Meade, 37205
Buyers: Charles A. Moss III and Pamela Faye Meek
Sell price: $1.135 million
Sellers: Terry L. and Jennifer B. Jones
Sellers’ agent: Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties
Buyers’ agent: Tom McNeil, McNiel & Co. Real Estate Services

This is a classic — but expanded —1930 Belle Meade Tudor with handmade oak floors and a “sumptuous main level master suite.”

Though on the market for 208 days, it still fetched nearly all of its original $1.149 million ask.

Charles Moss is a Brentwood-based pediatrician.

8. 615 Park Hill Drive,  Belle Meade, 37205
Buyer: Jeffrey Anthony Michael Solima
Sell price: $1.125 million
Sellers: Neal Lampley and Eric Crafton
Sellers’ agents: Tommy Patterson, Christianson, Patterson, Courtney & Associates; and Tricia C. Ericson, French King Fine Properties
Buyer’s agent: Jimmy L. Deatrick Jr., Crye-Leike Realtors

Jeff Solima, a veteran music promoter, bought this rare Belle Meade short sale from an investment partnership including former Metro Councilman Eric Crafton.

The home includes fancy kitchen fixtures and has sound wired throughout, plus a climate-controlled wine cellar. Originally listed for nearly $1.4 million, it spent 147 days on the market.

9. 1500 Kimberleigh Court, Franklin, 37069
Buyers: Scott and Rachel Bradley
Sell price: $1.08 million
Sellers: Floyd B. and Frances D. Dyson
Sellers’ agent: Nancy Torrans, Zeitlin & Co.
Buyers’ agent: Jennifer Claxton, Pilkerton Realtors

This Laurelbrooke home is described as having a “Southern Living Floor Plan,” though it is unclear if the plan is indigenous to Dixie or copied from a magazine.

It has five bedrooms and five full baths in its 5,403 square feet, plus three covered porters and a gourmet kitchen.

10. 9201 Selkirk Court, Brentwood, 37027
Buyer: Jason McCourty
Sell price: $1.035 million
Seller: Superior Construction
Seller’s agent: David Watson, Regal Realty
Buyer’s agent: Linda De La Cruz Hope, Keller Williams Realty

Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty signed an extension with the local football team and then bought this Brentwood home from the builder. The residence includes six bedrooms and a storm shelter. Just in case.