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Heartstopping Historic Homes For Sale In Nashville
by TJ Anderson
If you’re looking to buy a historic home in Nashville, it feels like a particularly lucky time for it. I can’t point to any reason in particular — aside of the fact that home inventory in Nashville is in a much better place right now. But as I’ve been scouring the MLS for potential properties for clients, I keep stumbling upon stunning historic homes: turn-of-the-century Victorians, cute Craftsmans, beautiful bungalows and more.
I’ve been falling in love with a new old home every three minutes this week — I’m not in the market to move, but some of the Nashville properties I’ve been finding this week have nearly worn that determination down.
Do you love historic homes as much as I do? Are you looking for a new place in Nashville with the charm and craftsmanship that older homes offer? Take a look below — I think some of these Nashville homes on the market now might grab your heart too.
Historic homes for sale in Nashville now
1201 Holly St
Nashville, TN 37206
I’m not even sure where to start with this extra-dreamy dream home. It’s in Lockeland Springs, one of the most-desired parts of East Nashville, and it’s full of absolutely stunning original details: unpainted woodwork, door hardware, ornate fireplace mantels. It’s a huge home, too, at nearly 3,500 square feet, on about a quarter acre (a pretty good piece of property for Lockeland Springs). One of the coolest selling points: It was designed and resided in by architect Hugh Cathcart Thompson, whose resume lists a few other local projects you might know… like the Ryman Auditorium.
821 Boscobel St
Nashville, TN 37206
If Thompson’s place in East Nashville is a little out of your budget, here’s another East Nashville Victorian with similar charm, listed at a bit more than half the price (to be fair, it’s just a bit more than half the size, too). This one has a mix of original details and modern updates, plus a beautifully landscaped yard and a fantastic screened porch to look out on it from.
1102 Caruthers Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
If you want historic bones but a high-style, trend-forward reno, this 1899 Victorian right off 12 South needs a look. Bold choices here, from the wallpaper to the light fixtures, and it’s all fittingly high-end. The second-story deck (with downtown views) is a major wow, and that front window? Bringing us right to church.
119 Bowling Ave
Nashville, TN 37205
Historic Richland is one of Nashville’s treasure troves of gorgeous historic homes, and this 1910 cottage is a prime example. That huge porch is the literal picture of inviting, and that vibe carries right through inside the front door. Lots of updates and upgrades in here, and the general aesthetic approach was clearly elegance — blacks and whites, coppers and golds, and marble. Another stunning screened-in porch here, too.
1117 Stratford Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
A lot of these meticulous historic properties are in the higher budget ranges, but owning a historic home in Nashville isn’t just the purview of folks with $1 million and more to spend. Take this Inglewood bungalow, built in 1924 — a beautiful renovation that kept a lot of original details, a good amount of space for a young family (1,540 square feet, with 3 bedrooms), listed in a more average price range. The charm of this place, though: definitely above average.
Is a historic Nashville home on your wish list? I’d love to help you find an old home to write new stories in. Call or email TJ Anderson Homes here, and tell me about what you’re looking for!
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.
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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