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Mix And Mingle At Riverwood Mansion In Inglewood For The Holidays
by TJ Anderson
East Nashville and Inglewood are stocked with arrestingly beautiful historic homes, but maybe the most impressive — and also one of its oldest and largest — is Riverwood Mansion on the fittingly named Welcome Lane.
Built in the late 1790s, initially on a full 2,500 acres (let your mind reel for a second with how much that’d command at today’s East Nashville prices), the Mansion is nearly 10,000 square feet of timeless elegance. And in its earlier years, setting eyes on its interior was something only the upper crust in and out of Nashville got to do — long before Lady Gaga was coming to East Nashville to party at dive bars, presidents and tycoons were rolling to Riverwood (then known as Tammany Woods) for fancy, exclusive throwdowns.
In the 1990’s, after decades and decades of life as a private home, Riverwood Mansion was purchased and turned into an elegant event venue. And more recently, the owners have made it much more of a community-focused destination, hosting festivals and dinners that invite Nashvillians to step over the threshold into a time capsule of old-Nashville history and a vibrant picture of new-Nashville energy.
In that spirit: On Sunday, Dec. 18, Riverwood Mansion hosts Mix and a Mingle at the Mansion, its annual holiday open house and item charity drive. From 1 to 3 p.m., they’ll be inviting visitors in to marvel at the holiday-decor splendor, enjoy drinks and treats from expert in-house catering company 8 Lavender Lane and snap some holiday-themed family photos.
The holiday hang has a charity component, as well: Attendees are asked to bring donations for End Slavery Tennessee, to help survivors with items they need to thrive. That can include new clothing, socks, shoes, toiletries and laundry bags, among other items. (A full list of survivor needs is up at the End Slavery Tennessee website.)
It’s free to attend, otherwise, the organizers just ask that you RSVP online.
If you’d like to learn more about the historic East Nashville home and property, visit the Riverwood Mansion website.
Looking for your own historic piece of East Nashville? I have a huge place in my heart for those homes, and I’d love to track down the perfect place for you. Give me a call, or send me an email, and tell me about your wish list.
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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