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Looking For Outdoor Entertaining Space With Weekend Open Houses In Nashville
by TJ Anderson
Most of what I wrote about here earlier this week focused on gardening — from foodscaping to more traditional landscaping in Nashville. Bottom line: It’s been nice, and I’d like to spend some time outside.
With me there? If you’re househunting in the Nashville area, I’d still recommend doing some inside-kid stuff this weekend, like… looking at houses, and going inside. But I won’t blame you if the thing that catches your eye is a home’s outdoor entertaining space.
For my Open Houses roundup this week, I picked out a few listings all around town that I thought had outdoor space with personality and potential. Hope that, even if they don’t necessarily fit your must-have list, they might give you a little inspiration.
First, the bigger picture:
And then, my picks:
610 B Hume St
Nashville, TN 37208
For city-centric outdoor entertaining, there’s this 3-bed, 3 1/2-bath home in the Salemtown/Germantown area — its two rooftop decks are undeniably cool, one with a beautiful gas fireplace and glass roll-up doors that connect it to a cool flex space, the other with room for al-fresco dining and awesome city views (pictured at the very top of this post). Open Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.
7935 Buffalo Rd
Nashville, TN 37221
It’s not everyone’s aesthetic, but I tend to be a sucker for luxury-cabin style, and this property on the west side of town (near Bellevue) is a great example, all warm wood and stone and cozy, unfussy vibes. With more than 6 acres of property, the outdoor entertaining options are plentiful (the pool, for one, is pretty fantastic). And, as you can see above, the sitting-around-outside views are simply stunning. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
825 A Clayton Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
They really went all out with renovating this large 1935 home in 12 South — along with the standard updating, they added lots of custom details, from ceilings to tiles to trim, which I appreciate. Far as entertaining goes, the basement space is super cool, like a little Tuscan grotto hangout... I know that's not an outdoor hangout, but it was too cool not to share a photo. The large covered patio has tons of get-together potential too, though. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
4158 Outer Dr
Nashville, TN 37204
A lot of spot-on design choices in this expansive Green Hills home (4 beds, 4 baths and just shy of 4000 square feet), from the fireplace surround to the great pendant lights in the kitchen. But the backyard is really the clincher — large covered patio, meticulous landscaping, soothing water feature and a seriously adorable shed/playhouse. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Are you hoping to find a Nashville-area home with outdoor space that wows you? Let me know if we can help you track it down — just email or call TJ Anderson Homes, and tell us what’s on 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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