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Buying A Home With A Built In Bar
by TJ Anderson
Did you catch the mumblings last week about Nashville getting a Minus5 Ice Bar some time in the near future?
It’ll certainly be a new twist in a city with more than a few bars. If you’re new to the concept, it’s exactly what you’d think: an opportunity to grab a drink inside a bar made out of ice. Literally cool; definitely something to look forward to trying out.
While you’re not going to find a home on the market in Middle Tennessee with a built-in ice bar, if you’re big on entertaining, finding a cool wet bar is totally doable. Curious about what’s out there? Here are some homes on the market now with a built-in bar, ready for parties or nightly toasts at home.
814 DARTMOOR LANE
New construction in Franklin with tons of cool design touches, from barnwood ceilings in the family room to a pretty spectacular kitchen island with unique light fixtures — and, of course, the great barn door opening up to your ideal entertainment space with a beauty of a wet bar.
1705 HILLSIDE AVENUE
Some of us want our entertaining space cozy, others want to be able to comfortably pack in a whole crew of friends. This new construction in Waverly/Belmont serves the latter — just look at the expanse of this bonus space (with bar); your guest lists never need to be trimmed again. (The rest of the house: impeccable. Take a look at the kitchen, especially.)
3522 MURPHY ROAD
Wine cellar on the must-have list? This fully renovated 1939 bungalow in the Richland/West End area is all tasteful upgrades, start to finish, from the subway tile in the kitchen to the statement light fixtures. Putting the “taste” in tasteful, you not only have that wine cellar, but a beautiful bar, too.
910 FATHERLAND STREET
The garden space at this historic, circa-1885 East Nashville home is exquisite — click through and picture yourself strolling, cocktail in hand. For the creation of said cocktail: a sweet little built-in bar.
2509 BRITTANY DRIVE
Among the fun details in this mid-century-cool, 1958 East Nashville ranch: a huge deck on almost an acre property, cute updated kitchen and a man cave space with a bar that’ll give you a perfect mixologist backdrop.
1611 OTTER CREEK ROAD
Wasted space under the stairs? Not in this 4-bed, 3-bath Forest Hills home. They could’ve gone with the old-standby bookshelf, which would’ve been fine. But instead, we have a full bar with sink, wine fridge, tons of storage and loads of charm.
Does your dream home have a built-in dream bar? Let us know if one of these homes piques your interest, or if we can do some more bar hunting 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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