Headline Homes: Nashville's top sales, February 2012

On the list this time: A HealthStream co-founder, MBA's most famous knuckleballer, and more...

It’s a retro month of sorts for Headline Homes.

After months during which $3 million sales had become regular and anything below $1 million was rare, the top sale in February came in at less than $1.5 million, and the ninth and 10th spots were less than $900,000.

More 2008-esque items: a bankruptcy sale and a foreclosure.

Not that the list isn’t interesting. One of baseball’s most endearing stories — a late-blooming pitcher finding new life with a new pitch — makes an appearance, and Bedford County gets its first ever entry.

 

1. 16 Tradition Lane, Brentwood 37027
Buyer: Tisherman Family Trust, Jeff Tisherman, trustee
Sale price: $1.48 million
Sellers: Mark and Anna Fitzhugh
Sellers’ agent: Martin Warren, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyer’s agent: Jack S. Miller, Bob Parks Realty

This three-year-old home in Brentwood’s exclusive Governors Club clocks in at 7,320 square feet — not including 
an outdoor den and kitchen — of a “flawless floor plan” and includes an elevator and a saltwater pool.

Tisherman is associated with California real estate investors Calazure and Rclotsthree. It is unclear why he is relocating to Middle Tennessee.

Mark and Anna Fitzhugh are the owners of a number of local health clubs.

 

2. 9292 Exton Lane, Brentwood 37027
Buyers: Paul Mason and Jennifer Aspen
Sale price: $1.425 million
Sellers: Wlodek and Jolanta Szczarkowska
Sellers’ agent: Susan Gregory, Bob Parks Realty
Buyers’ agent: Denise Cummins, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors

This is a new build in Annandale, originally listed at $1.39 million and bumped up to $1.45 million before Mason and Aspen split the difference.

Aspen is the new vice president of R&D at Mars Pet Care, coming over from Unilever where she was the research and development director for the company’s North American ice cream division (why leave that job?).

Jolanta Szczarkowska is a pediatrician at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

 

3. 4313 Wallace Lane, Nashville 37215
Buyers: Jung Ho Lee and Soo Y. Kim
Sale price: $1.38 million
Sellers: William H. and Melody P. Noah
Sellers’ agent: Jennifer Smith Stadler,
Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Kim Song, Benchmark Realty

Another relatively new home on the list — just five years 
old — this Green Hills-area home includes five bedrooms and two-and-a-half bars (yes, that’s right).

After nearly nine months on the market, Lee — a cardiologist — purchased the home from the Noahs. William Noah is also a doctor — a pulmonologist and sleep-disorder specialist.

 

4. 4200 Two Rivers Lane, Franklin 37069
Buyers: June J. and George Z. Seiters III
Sale price: $1.283 million
Sellers: Stephen and Jennifer Cork
Sellers’ agent: Martin Warren, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Lawrence M. Lipman, The Lipman Group/Sotheby’s International

This home sits on seven acres in rural Franklin but, again, is a relatively new home, built in 2009.

Mr. Seiters’ LinkedIn profile lists him as the former senior director of corporate solutions product marketing at … LinkedIn (he’s currently “taking a break”).

Mr. Cork is the founder of VMH Software and Consulting, which produces software to give consumers the ability to visualize remodeling projects ahead of time.

 

5. 708 Woodleigh Drive, 
Nashville 37215
Buyers: Jeffrey and Carrie McLaren
Sale price: $1.25 million
Sellers: Robert and Joyce Scruggs
Sellers’ agent: Laura Baugh,
Worth Properties
Buyers’ agent: Laura McSpadden,
Fridrich & Clark Realty

A “lushly landscaped lot” hosts this 4,910-square-foot home in Green Hills.

The Scruggses — both attorneys — came off their $1.5 million asking price to sell to the McLarens. Mr. McLaren is the CEO of Medaxion, an anesthesia IT firm, and was a co-founder and president of HealthStream. He remains a member of HealthStream’s board of directors.

 

6. 1725 Championship Blvd., Franklin 37064
Buyer: Cynthia Townsend
Sale price: $1.238 million
Seller: Westhaven Properties
Seller’s and buyer’s agent: Lisa Cahalan, Westhaven Realty

Hey, another new build.

This one goes down as a pre-sale — Townsend’s purchase has been pending since August. She is the owner of Franklin home decor shop Kaleidoscope.

 

7. 701 Cantrell Ave., 
Nashville 37215
Buyers: Martin and Kelly Metz
Sale price: $1.03 million
Sellers: Robert and Anne Dickey
Sellers’ agent: Courtney Cooper Jenrath, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Yvonne Kelly, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors

After six homes constructed in the 21st century, this is a charming throwback.

Built in 1930, 701 Cantrell Ave. includes stone throughout and an open floor plan common of homes of the era.

Robert Dickey is better known by his initials: R.A. The MBA graduate went on to baseball stardom at the University of Tennessee. As a pro, he found little success as a “conventional” starting pitcher, so he learned pitching’s dark art: the knuckleball. It rejuvenated his career — he’s now 37 and coming off two stellar years for the Mets — and with the retirement of Tim Wakefield, Dickey is Major League Baseball’s last remaining knuckler.

Mr. Metz is the chief information officer of national law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, which is opening a Nashville office.

 

8. 525 Arden Wood Place, 
Brentwood 37027
Buyers: Jeffrey W. and Susan Martin
Sale price: $1 million
Seller: Susan Limor, bankruptcy trustee for Jeffrey Scott Hopmayer
Seller’s agent: Judy Nichols, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors
Buyers’ agent: Andy Beasley, Brentview Realty

There hasn’t been a bankruptcy sale in ages, but trustee Limor managed to move this one for a nice round million. Located in Brentwood’s Arden Woods, according to the listing this one “might need a bit of polish.” Mr. Martin is the president and CEO of Synergy Systems, a staffing and recruiting firm.

 

9. 716 Lynnwood Blvd., 
Belle Meade 37215
Buyers: Eric and Jordan Thompson
Sale price: $870,000
Sellers: Billy Ray and Nancy Peterson
Sellers’ agent: Sue Chilton, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors and Dana Griscom, Pilkerton Realtors
Buyers’ agent: Elaine Finucane and Betty Finucane, Fridrich & Clark Realty

A Belle Meade address for less than $1 million? As rare these days as a six-digit home on this august list. This home has a connection to another on this month’s top 10. The Thompsons moved into a vacant home, but according 
to the listing, it was built by Joyce Scruggs, the co-seller of our No. 5 sale.

 

10. 3126 Fairfield Pike, 
Bell Buckle 37020
Buyer: Morning Star Ranch
Sale price: $830,000
Seller: Rockin Diamond K Ranch Inc.
Buyers’ and seller’s agent: Freda K. Jones, RE/MAX 1st Realty

While not as rare as bankruptcy sales, foreclosures have become unusual in recent months. But one makes an appearance here in what is likely the first Bedford County property in Headline Homes.

Located in Bell Buckle, the home sits on 259 acres with a 4,500-square-foot home, a 10-stall horse barn, shop, hay barns and a cattle-loading system.