June was a solid month for real estate overall. The area saw a 9.3 percent bump in sales over the same month in 2013, ending a streak of either anemic growth or downright shrinkage.
The top echelon was no different. Forty-four single-family homes sold for more than $1 million last month — one of the biggest numbers we’ve seen in some time.
June was also apparently the month to buy equestrian property. Four of the Top 10 properties, including this month’s No. 1, are outfitted for horses.
This was a month of odd pricing too. Two sales had mind-bogglingly on-the-nose price tags. Among the more interesting sellers: a man who made his name inventing casino gadgetry in the 1990s.
As always, what follows are the Top 10 single-family homes sold in Nashville and surrounding counties in June, ranked by price:
1. 6731 Cool Springs Road, Thompson's Station, 37179
Buyers: Robert N. and Margaret K. Beck
Sell price: $2.645 million
Seller: Dennis Van Slyke
Seller’s agent: Clarence Johnson, Village Real Estate Services
Buyers’ agent: Matt Ward, Keller Williams Realty
This 55-acre property includes two ponds, horse stalls, two barns and a pool. The 16-room, 8,000-square-foot home features a library as well as a master suite with a walk-in closet lined in cedar. The property also comes with a guest house and two apartments.
2. 2301 Golf Club Lane, Nashville, 37215
Buyer: William T. Chapman IV, trustee for 2301 Golf Club Lane Trust
Sell price: $2.45 million
Sellers: Sean Patrick and Ursula P. Whalen
Sellers’ agent: Marcie Nash, Pilkerton Realty
Buyer’s agent: Barbara Moutenot, Village Real Estate Services
The Whalens, a two-doctor family — he’s a cardiologist, she’s a GP — sell this 1951 classic to a William Chapman-protected trust.
The home (pictured at left and below) was redesigned and expanded in 2013 with “attention towards casual elegance.”
Impressively — and this in spite of the warning that the master-bedroom chandelier would not convey in the sale — the home fetched $100,000 more than its listing price after 24 days on the market.
3. 367 Jones Ave., Brentwood, 37027
Buyers: David W. and Joan E. D’Arezzo
Sell price: $2.05 million
Sellers: Anita E. and Gregory A. Sandfort
Sellers’ agents: Susan Gregory and Shannon Pope, Bob Parks Realty
Buyers’ agent: Lawrence M. Lipman, The Lipman Group/Sotheby’s International
The listing promises “they don’t build them like this anymore.” This Annandale home dates from days gone by, all right