Nashville Area Open Houses That Lean Green For Saint Patricks Day Weekend

Dated: 03/17/2017

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by TJ Anderson


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It’s Friday, March 17, 2017 — St. Patrick’s Day — and I’m looking at this weekend’s Open House listings in the Nashville area to see what I should point you toward. Seems pretty obvious: green homes.


I’ll go a little less literal, though. With Nashville’s current development boom, a lot of builders have put a premium on adding eco-friendly touches, some going so far as to seek LEED certification (that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and the certification means a building is resource efficient, limiting water and energy use — and usually saving its owners money in the process). 


That kind of approach is a welcome one in a city growing as swiftly as Nashville is, and I know a lot of home buyers really value it — clients regularly request to see green-minded homes as we’re tracking down properties that fit their wish lists.


So, my Open Houses roundup for St. Patrick’s Day weekend is going to feature a few homes that, even if they’re not LEED-certified, offer some valuable eco-minded perks.


First, the bigger picture:


CLICK TO SEE THIS WEEKEND’S OPEN HOUSES IN THE NASHVILLE AREA


Then, my “green”-leaning picks:


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2613 A Airpark Drive

Nashville, TN 37206

$479,900

If you want a fair share of literal green in your life, too, the part of East Nashville over by Cornelia Fort Airpark is wonderfully leafy — with this new home on Airpark Drive, you’re a quick stumble from the park, and flanked by mature trees. The forest-y view from the balcony... wow. On the figuratively green side: low-flow plumbing fixtures, Energy Star appliances, low-VOC paints and more. Open Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.


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803 Lancaster Way

Nashville, TN 37212

$505,000

This location’s tough to beat in Nashville — The Chesterfield cottage community is a quick jump from Vanderbilt, Hillsboro Village, 12 South, Green Hills and on and on, giving you easy access to tons of dining, shopping and more. The Charleston-style, double-porch design has great curb appeal, and inside: open layout, upscale finishes, farmhouse sink… plus it’s an Energy Star-certified home, with energy-efficient windows and other green touches. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.


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1146 Eckerton Drive #109

Nolensville, TN 37135

$569,900

If you’re looking to get into Williamson County, but struggle to fit your large family into Franklin/Brentwood budgets, I’d encourage you to explore Nolensville some. It’s a charming area, Williamson County schools and all, but you’ll find the asking prices to be more approachable. Like this huge luxury home in the Summerlyn development — brand new, more than 3600 square feet, listed at under $160 a square foot. It’s high-end throughout — with Energy Star appliances, sealed ducting and other energy-friendly details — and for a newer subdivision, offers a healthy plot of property. Open Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m.


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123 37Th Ave N

Nashville, TN 37209

$669,900

In much-desired Sylvan Park, this new construction has some solid aesthetic perks — points for the sputnik light fixture and dining-room shiplap — plus a few good green perks too: a tankless water heater, Energy Star windows and more. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.


Searching for an energy-efficient home in or near Nashville? We’d love to help you find it. Call or email TJ Anderson Homes, and tell us about your dream home.


Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.

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TJ Anderson

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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