Looking For Luxury In Nashville

Dated: 09/23/2015

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by TJ Anderson


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We talk a lot about how much Nashville has changed, how much Nashville has grown, but anecdotes only show so much. Figures, on the other hand, tend to underline things. Like these new stats, published by the U.S. Commerce Department (and recently shared in the Nashville Business Journal):


“From 2013 to 2014, the 14-county Nashville metro area grew its GDP by $5.7 billion — an average daily gain of almost $16 million.”


For the year, we were a $106.7 billion economy.


The idea of our local economy growing by $16 million every day feels pretty remarkable, and it makes us the 34th largest metro economy in the nation, out of a total of 381. (For comparison’s sake, the report also shows how at the start of the decade, our area’s GDP was just shy of $85 billion, having only grown a few hundred million from the year before. Now, we’re clearly on a steady — and serious — upswing.)


That picture of economic growth brings to mind something a little different for our blog. We’ve shared a lot of information about local affordability and Nashville neighborhoods that are welcoming to first-time buyers. We haven’t taken a look in a while at more aspirational properties — the luxury homes that come with big amenities and healthy budgets.


Many of us may not be in a position to shop for that type of home, but whether or not they’re in reach just yet, you have to admit, aspirational homes are fun to look at. And Middle Tennessee consistently has lots to explore. Here are a few favorites that recently came on the market around Nashville.


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31 INVERARAY 

NASHVILLE, TN

$3,450,000 

 Your own Italian villa in the Northumberland area — an impossibly grand entryway, beautiful pool, cinema room and, of course, a large wine cellar, with more than 11,000 square feet of living space and 2-plus acres of private, treed-in property.


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600 CANTRELL AVENUE 

NASHVILLE, TN

$2,300,000

A historic Green Hills property that exudes sophistication. Retire to your library, sit by the fireplace in your grand great room or soak in a master tub that’s total relaxing luxury.


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6205 MELBOURNE DRIVE 

NASHVILLE, TN

$1,000,000 

Your woodland hideaway in Forest Hills — it’s the two acres of leafy land that surrounds this 3200-plus-square-foot home that really makes it. Though the interior, stacked with high-end contemporary touches, has plenty to offer too. Favorite part above: your own private bridge over untroubled water.


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200 HILLWOOD BLVD. 

NASHVILLE, TN

$1,780,000

Move into a white house nearly as classic and lovely as The White House: a 1935 home with traditional class and charm in Hillwood Estates, and more than 4600 square feet of living space that embraces history.


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1112 PARK RIDGE DRIVE 

NASHVILLE, TN

$1,199,000

A Forest Hills/Belle Meade-area home that’s truly unique, each room with its own dramatic personality, soaring ceilings and huge windows that bring the ample beauty of this 2-acre property in.


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104 CLARENDON AVENUE 

NASHVILLE, TN

$1,395,000 

This 1928 Belle Meade estate looks like it came out of a storybook for good reason: It’s a replica of a Scottish castle. And it’s already fittingly regal, though a few tasteful updates would bring in even more splendor. 


Have a favorite among these Nashville estates? Any other unique and impressive local properties caught your eye recently? Explore our site and weigh in on our Facebook page — I’d love to see your picks.

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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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