by TJ AndersonLennon Stella's home, photo via People.comI was already impressed by Lennon Stella, who, by starring in TV drama Nashville, managed to build a double-threat career as an actress and
High Style In High End Homes In The Nashville Area
by TJ Anderson
According to the Nashville Post, the famous Oak Hill charmer once owned by country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette, First Lady Acres, just sold again for $3 million, after a full (and really impressive) renovation.
The design team took the mid-century modern property to high-style places, and played up the flourishes that come with that aesthetic in a really beautiful way. I have a thing for light fixtures, so this property catches me in particular on that front — along with clean lines and palettes, some bold and unusual fixtures were worked in here, and I was wowed by just about every single one. Click through the listing website (from which the above picture is culled) if you’d like to get inspired.
I bring this enduringly famous piece of Nashville real estate up in part because scrolling through the photos is a fun exercise for people who love home decor, but also because it’s a good excuse to point toward some other Nashville-area homes — ones that are still on the market — that sit at the forefront of home design.
For this week’s Open House roundup, I picked out some properties that I think will appeal both to high-end Nashville homebuyers and Nashvillians who are hard at work on their home-design vision boards.
First, the broader picture:
Then, a few high-end picks:
3619 Woodmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37215
The designers worked real wonders with wood in this new Homes at Woodmont property — herringbone flooring, cool beams and ceiling cladding, reclaimed feature wall behind the wet bar and more. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
306 Galloway Dr
Nashville, TN 37204
My favorite spaces in this brand new luxury Glendale home are the baths — bold encaustic tile in the master bath, cool wall treatment and hexagonal mirror in the powder room… with 5 1/2 total baths, there’s a lot of room for cool design. No slouching anywhere else, either (big points for the mixed metals and soft blue cabinetry in the kitchen). Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
3617 Meadow Dr
Nashville, TN 37215
Unusual details are what make this new Hampton/Golf Club home stand out — like the fireplace that bisects the living space, the stunning white-brick outdoor fireplace, and a little latter-led bedroom loft that any preteen would be thoroughly obsessed with. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
547 Close Ln
Nashville, TN 37205
There are some traditional design touches in this Hill Place home, mixed in with a bunch of of-the-moment details, particularly in the updated kitchen, with bold black and white contrast and mixed metals on the pulls/fixtures. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
424 Glen West Dr
Nashville, TN 37215
A newer home in Barlow Glen (Green Hills area), this 4750-square-foot property beams the power of contrast — lots of beautiful black and white, with stunning drama. A few farmhouse-y features inside too (big beams, stone and brick), then one of its best attributes outside: a stunning modern pool. Open Sunday, to 4 p.m.
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC, except where noted.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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