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Nashville Open Houses And Homes With The Perfect Pool
by TJ Anderson
I may be jumping the gun just a little bit, but when the weather starts to warm up consistently, I can’t help it… I do a little dreaming about owning the perfect pool. Some day, some day.
If you have similar inclinations and you’re house hunting right now, though, that some day could be, oh, Sunday. There are a bunch of homes on the market in the Nashville area, hosting open houses this weekend, that have pools worth swooning over. I picked out a few, spread throughout Middle Tennessee, that definitely had me daydreaming about lazy afternoons on a float with a built-in cupholder. (We all have our dreams.)
First, here’s a peek at the broader picture of the weekend’s Middle Tennessee Open Houses:
And then, my pool-y picks.
If your budget’s under $400K, you might think that, in this intense Nashville housing market, that a large, updated home with amenities is out of reach. Truth is, though, you don’t really have to spread out that far to find a lot of house for a comparatively not-lot of money. Take Fairview, about 40 minutes away — this beautiful brick home has more than 3000 square feet of space and is neat as a pin, with a fantastic swingset for the kits and a gorgeous in-ground pool for the whole family… barely over $350K. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
You don’t see that many properties in East Nashville with more than an acre of property nowadays. And you definitely don’t see too many with beautiful pools outside and space for a pool table inside. Oh and a tennis court. Score, entertainers. This mid-century property in the Brush Hill area in Inglewood has crazy cool history, too — it was once owned by country legend Faron Young. So cool. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
Westhaven in Franklin is such a wonderful, family-oriented community, with lots of stylish, upscale homes, and this one’s a perfect example — with a perfect pool as a bonus. The screened back porch right off that pool really ups the ante, too. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
Out in Franklin, this well-appointed home is easy to fall in love with, with upscale finishes and tons of space (more than 3600 square feet). But the yard! Dang. Almost 2 1/2 acres of leafy beauty surrounding that crystal-blue kidney-shaped pool, replete with stone-surrounded hot tub. I could definitely get used to ending long days in there. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
The entertainers among you might want to take note — not only do you have a gated six-acre property and a gorgeous, 4500-plus-square-foot home out on College Grove, but a spectacular salt-water pool, too, decked out with resort-worthy detail, and made perfect with your own cabana. Open Sunday 3 to 5 p.m.
Nearly six acres in Franklin, holding a custom home with every detail in place — inside and out. Lounge in the hot tub, cool off in the saltwater pool, get dressed in the pool house and then relax the evening away next to the outdoor fireplace. This home is a million bucks (plus), literally and figuratively. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
Is a perfect pool on your must-have list? These are just a few of many options in Middle Tennessee — if you need some help tracking down the perfect home to suit your family, give me a call. I’d love to find it for you!
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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