The prices seem to have come down a bit on our list.
A rare tie leads us off, with both selling for less than $3 million, usually the ceiling for this roster of luxury home sites.
It also appeared to be the month to buy and sell for health care execs and investment advisers, with a handful of each showing up on one side of the ledger or the other.
Our surprise of the month comes from Dickson County — not a locale that usually horns in on the Belle Meades and Brentwoods — as a subdivided farm moves to a mysterious,
potentially Canadian buyer.
But that’s really the only surprise here. Just a normal month with one new build and the usual Laurelbrooke and Annandale sales with a smattering of old and new Belle Meade for good measure.
As always, what follows is the top 10 single-family residential sales in Nashville and surrounding counties for the month of April ranked by price:
1. (tie) 828 Windstone Blvd., Brentwood 37027
Buyers: Michael S. and Rowena D. Cuffe
Sale price: $2.825 million
Seller: Jean S. Tannehill
Seller’s agent: Rocky Tannehill, SilverPointe Properties
Buyers’ agent: Susan M. James, Viva Properties
Enter the octagon.
Among the numerous rooms in this three-year-old, 11,962-square-foot home is an eight-sided breakfast room, presumably convertible to use as a mixed-martial arts venue. OK, maybe not. With six bedrooms, seven full baths and three half baths, it’d be hard to imagine there’s any unused space here, but, alas, there’s still some unfinished second-floor space for the Cuffes.
Michael Cuffe was named president and CEO of physician services for HCA in September.
1. (tie) 4330 Chickering Lane, Forest Hills 37215
Buyer: Chickering Lane Revocable Trust, Elizabeth Gregory, trustee
Sale price: $2.825 million
Sellers: Frederick and Mary Lea Bryant
Sellers’ agents: Robin Thompson and Rhonda Brandon, Worth Properties
Buyer’s agent: Barbara Moutenot, Village Real Estate Services
Harpeth Hall Middle School director Mary Lea Bryant sells her Forest Hills estate (pictured here) for just a shade less than the $3 million asking price.
The listing is a little bit light on the details, other than to say the home is 5,419 square feet and was custom-built by Bobby McAlpine in 2001. Nashville attorney Gregory represented an unknown buyer.
3. 114 Clarendon Ave., Belle Meade 37205
Buyers: William V.B. and Nancy G. Webb
Sale price: $2.65 million
Sellers: Keith B. and Deborah K. Pitts
Sellers’ agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Hal Rosson, Freeman Webb Co.
Built in 1936, this 6,600-square-foot home went through eight years of renovation ending in 2008. It includes two wine cellars and a kitchen with not just marble countertops, but marble walls.
Health care vet Billy Webb was hired by Hall Capital Partners to lead its Nashville office in December.
Keith Pitts is the vice chairman of Vanguard Health Systems.
4. 631 Williamson County Line Road, Fairview 37062
Buyer: The True North Trust, James P. Turner III, trustee
Sale price: $2.259 million
Sellers: William D. and Judy G. Longworth
Sellers’ and buyer’s agents: Brenda Smith Williams and Steve Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty
This home sits on 50 private acres and marks a rare Dickson County purchase on this list. It includes a pool, numerous ponds, a guest cabin and a four-car workshop, which also
includes an apartment.
The home — not visible from the road, the listing notes — includes marble and hardwood throughout.
Buyer True North? Perhaps an allusion to the great line in Canada’s national anthem — “the true north strong and free”? Maybe.
5. 9 Oxmoor Court, Brentwood 37027
Buyer: Mary Lynn Ellis
Sale price: $2 million
Seller: Kimberly Schumacher
Seller’s and buyer’s agent: Kimberly Schumacher, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors
Schumacher sells her own home — it was built by husband Keith — to Ellis for just a shade off the original $2.2 million ask.
Typical of the Governors Club, this one has custom touches throughout: hand-hewn beams, hardwood floors, a media room and a billiards room.
6. 9296 Exton Lane, Brentwood 37027
Buyer: Don P. Adams Jr.
Sale price: $1.8 million
Seller: Wolf Chase Development LLC
Seller’s agents: Susan Gregory and Lisa Culp Taylor, Bob Parks Realty
Buyer’s agent: Patricia Diane Balciar, Crye-Leike Realtors
Wouldn’t be Headline Homes without at least one new build and, often as not, the new home is in Annandale.
Adams gets a 8,958-square-footer with a wine grotto — not a wine cellar, a wine grotto — and an in-ground pool. There also are multiple bathrooms — one full for each of the five bedrooms plus four half baths.
7. 6511 Bridle Way, College Grove 37046
Sale price: $1.65 million
Sellers: Mark E. and Michelle Schols
Sellers’ and buyer’s agent: Charles Bond, McArthur Sanders Real Estate
Nearly a year after putting their Bridle Way Farms on the market, the Scholses sell their 42-acre spread with a 5,339-square-foot home to an as-yet-unknown buyer.
Described as a “picturesque horse farm” — the barn is 1,200 square feet larger than the home — it also includes a heated saltwater pool, a guest house and seven small barns.
Mark Schols is the owner of AutoFair, which bought Bill Heard Chevrolet in Hickory Hollow in 2007.
8. 406 W. Brookfield Drive, Belle Meade 37205
Buyers: Miles and Edith Kirkland
Sale price: $1.525 million
Seller: John W. McDougall Jr.
Seller’s agent: Betty and Elaine Finucane, Fridrich & Clark
Buyers’ agent: Margaret H. Taylor, Fridrich & Clark
The Kirklands (Miles is a senior research analyst and associate portfolio manager with Mastrapasqua Asset Management) purchase this 1945 “American Dream Home” from McDougall, the head of the eponymous building products company. In addition to the home — and its “beautiful yard” — this one also includes a “precious guest house.”
9. 1425 Willowbrooke Circle, Franklin 37069
Buyers: Albie Booth Vollero and Alicia Darlene Vollero
Sale price: $1.435 million
Seller: Patti L. Klein
Seller’s agent: Janice Luckett,
Realty Trust Residential
Buyers’ agents: Heather Rolapp and Allison Greiner, Pilkerton Realtors
Vollero — he’s an adviser at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and appears to be named for a 1930s Yale football great — buys this Laurelbrooke home from Klein.
The listing promises a great view of the pond in addition to a “handsome library,” “gourmet kitchen,” and theater room.
10. 9253 Wardley Park Lane, Brentwood 37027
Buyers: Laura P. and David R. Janicek
Sale price: $1.375 million
Sellers: Jack D. and Diana K. Towsley
Sellers’ agent: Ted Pins, Village Real Estate Services
Buyers’ agent: Gail Richek, RE/MAX Elite
David Janicek is a vice president at Clarcor and buys this Annandale home from the Towsleys, who showed up at No. 3 on the September 2010 list, paying $1.4 million for it. Originally built by Mike Ford for his own family, it is a “unique seven-bedroom home.”
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