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Historic Nashville Homes With Open Houses This Weekend
by TJ Anderson
As I was looking through some of the homes in Nashville hosting Open Houses this weekend, I noticed a particularly strong crop of historic homes, from early-1900s Victorians to mid-century modern ranches.
It reminded me of something: For obvious reasons, we’re all very focused on change and growth these days. But something that (I think and hope) will never change in Nashville: Our area’s history can be traced and marveled at all around the city, in its architecture and homes. New construction is plentiful, and that show of Nashville’s strength is great. That an equally plentiful crop of remodeled and time-capsule historic homes can be found is doubly great.
We’ve helped quite a few clients find historic homes in the area — from East Nashville Victorians to Sylvan Park Craftsman homes — many ready for updating, others recently remodeled. If that’s the kind of thing you’re hunting for, I’d love to help.
First, here’s what’s happening Open House-wise throughout the area this weekend:
And then here, a few homes spanning decades of history, from the early to mid-1900s, that are welcoming Open House hunters this weekend:
1506 Eastland Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206
Here’s a chance to be seriously wowed in highly sought-after Lockeland Springs in East Nashville — a 1937 brick home that’s completely and tastefully renovated, with a huge, beautiful master and a seriously Pinterest-drool-worthy updated kitchen. Open Sunday 3 to 4 p.m.
1621 Long Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206
Another piece of East Nashville charm — this 2000-plus-square-foot 1910 Victorian is totally renovated too, but you only need to see the fireplace and gingerbread-y exterior detail to get transported back. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
2805 W Linden Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
A 3-bed, 2-bath Hillsboro Tudor built in 1928 with wood floors, built-ins and a fireplace that show off its historic charm. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
231 Carden Ave.
Nashville, TN 37205
Clawfoot tub: check. Arched doorways: check. This 1920 home in Whitland is as cute as it is spacious (3000-plus square feet), and open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
2202 Hobbs Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215
All the light in this 1910 home in Green Hills — particularly the beautiful sun porch — make it feel like a year-round retreat. And although it’s totally updated, the trim, built-ins, transom windows and other details maintain its timeless charm. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
910 Percy Warner Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37205
Mid-century modern fans will love this 1966 ranch in Warner Park Valley, from that awesome front door to time-capsule bath touches. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
Are you a fan of historic homes? More drawn toward new construction? Whatever era or style of home you might be searching for, we’d love to help you find it — drop me a line and tell me about your house hunt!
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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