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Open Houses At Fantastic Franklin Homes
by TJ Anderson
Since it’s a holiday weekend, the number of Open Houses isn’t quite as large as it usually is. But that certainly doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you were hoping to get out and about to house hunt — you’ll just likely have to add some of that to your Saturday plans.
Looking to check out some homes? Take a look at your options:
For the past few weeks, I’ve been focusing on specific neighborhoods around Middle Tennessee in my Open Houses roundups. This week, I’d like to cast an eye on one of my favorite towns in the area: Franklin.
Besides being all-around picturesque and imbued with a tried-and-true community feel, Franklin’s big draw, to me, is that it offers the full spectrum of what Middle Tennessee has to offer. You can live in a charm-filled historic home with walkability in Historic Downtown Franklin, you can find a farmhouse with acreage further out, or you can choose a newer home in a more suburban and family-friendly corner, like Westhaven. All that adds up to why we find that a lot of our clients see Franklin as their perfect fit, even when those clients’ lifestyles are drastically different from each other.
If you’ve been thinking about Franklin, here are a few homes that are open this weekend:
426 Melba Cir.
Franklin, TN 37064
This 4000-plus-square-foot new construction would qualify more as an estate, with 4 beds, 4 1/2 baths and lots of luxury, from Viking appliances in the kitchen to a remarkable outdoor living space with a fireplace. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
158 Stream Valley Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37064
An open kitchen with tons of (granite) counter space, big bedrooms and an awesome bonus space on a corner lot — this 4-bed, 2 1/2-bath home is pretty perfect for growing families. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
226 Mealer St., #118
Franklin, TN 37067
Another new home with space to stretch out — 5 beds, 5 1/2 baths and almost 4,500 square feet. You’ll also see design details like a beamed cathedral ceiling and great spaces for entertainment (a huge game room and a covered porch with a fireplace). Open Saturday noon to 6 p.m.
517 Bancroft Way
Franklin, TN 37064
You’re only a mile from downtown in this 4-bed, 4-bath home, and since spring is fresh on my mind, I think my favorite thing about the property is its beautiful outdoor living area and the lush fenced yard. The french doors leading out to the patio make the living room beautifully light and bright, too. Open Saturday 2 to 4 p.m.
Are you looking in Franklin for your new home? We love Franklin too (our agent Jen Bua is a proud Westhaven resident), and we’d love to help you find the perfect place there. Drop me a line and let me know what you need!
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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