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Hunting For Historic Homes In The Nashville Area
by TJ Anderson
We’re getting ready to list a rare Nashville-area treasure — a classic 1940s Cape Cod with original charm, in (justifiably) much-desired Historic Bluefields part of Donelson. (More soon — follow us on Facebook if you want to make sure you’re in the loop.)
Since I love historic homes, I’m in my glory getting ready to show this off, and I really can’t wait to see its new owners come fall in love. With that on my mind, it seemed obvious that this week’s Open House roundup should spotlight historic homes in the Nashville area.
I don’t have any similar properties in Bluefields to point out (if you’ve been searching in this area, you know they don’t hit the market often). But I can pick out homes in other communities that have a good cache of charming, older homes.
First, the big picture:
Then, my historic picks:
802 Jones St
Old Hickory, TN 37138
There’s a hidden Mayberry in the Nashville area, and it’s called Old Hickory Village, filled with historic homes and tight-knit neighbors. I really love that community, and its cute, New England-esque architecture — take this 1927 “Georgia” with its beautiful enclosed porch and original details. Some updates in the kitchen and baths could make this a stunner, and in Old Hickory, asking prices are still in an area where first-time buyers can get in and add some sweat equity. You can walk to the lake, too. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
315 Battle Ave
Franklin, TN 37064
In the area of Downtown Franklin, you’ll find early 20th century houses that beam Old South-beauty, and close by, you’ll find cute mid-century cottages like this one, too. Lots of smart updates in here — the clean kitchen and dining-area wainscoting in particular. But you have your time capsules, too, like the warm, wood-paneled den. Open Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.
210 Fall Street
Nashville, TN 37206
East Nashville remains a great place to look if you’re aiming for a historic property — this renovated 1920 cottage is big on classic curb appeal, and walking distance to lots of food/shopping. I’m a sucker for the look of historic trim, so this place grabs my eye. The updates — top to bottom — are fresh, clean and tasteful. So if you’re wanting a mostly new home with historic bones and some period-appropriate details, this might be worth a visit. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
4105 Aberdeen Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
This beautiful 1932 Tudor in Cherokee Park is an excellent example of how you can update and upgrade a historic home while still honoring the aesthetics of the time it was built. The kitchen, for example: all high-end finishes and appliances, but a totally classic look that fits the home’s history, from subway tile to cabinet pulls. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Are you trying to find a historic home in the Nashville area? I’d love to help you track the perfect place down. Give me a call or send me an email, and tell me about your wish list!
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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