A brand-new Titan, a French scion and an 'incredible gentleman's farm' land on this month's list of top home sales
A brand-new Titan, a French scion and an 'incredible gentleman's farm' land on this month's list of top home sales

627 Royal Oaks Place

There are some interesting buyers and sellers on the list this month.

Most interesting is the newest Titans running back, but also included are Nashville business hall-of-famers, a frequent Headline Homes buyer and seller doing both, and the scion of one of the country’s oldest families.

As always, what follows is a list of the top 10 homes sold in Nashville and surrounding counties in April, ranked by sale price.

170 Chickering Meadows, Nashville, 37215

Buyer: 170 Chickering Meadows Trust, Brian S. Shelton, trustee

Sale price: $3.57 million

Seller: Bobby E. Price Jr. 

Seller’s agent: Laura Baugh, Worth Properties

Buyer’s agent: Ruthie Cook, Realty Trust Residential

Price’s Collision Centers owner Bobby E. Price sells this home, which he purchased for $3.5 million three years ago.

The house has oversized windows, oak floors, cedar beams, a cook’s kitchen, and his-and-hers baths. The 4-acre lot includes a pool, hot tub and centrally cooled doghouse. All told, it has four bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms across more than 8,000 square feet.

2. 1708 Berrys Chapel Road, Franklin, 37069

Buyers: Joseph M. and Shannon W. Farrington 

Sale price: $3.3 million

Sellers: Kenneth A. and Lori J. Kelley 

Sellers’ agent: Nancy Torrans, Zeitlin & Co. 

Buyers’ agent: Danny R. Anderson, Parks 

Described as an “incredible gentleman’s farm,” this 4,686-square-foot home sits on 2 acres in rural Williamson County. 

The Farringtons are the founders of on-site health care provider W Squared, which merged with Take Care Clinics two years ago. Now they are both C-level executives with Premise Health, another on-site provider.

Kenneth Kelley is the owner of Kelley Food Group, which owns a handful of grocery stores. 

3. 1606 Whispering Hills Drive, Franklin, 37069

Buyer: DeMarco Murray 

Sale price: $2.95 million

Seller: F. David Bender 

Seller’s agents: Steve G. Fridrich and Beth Molteni, Fridrich & Clark

Buyer’s agent: Barbara Mountenot, Village

Newly acquired Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray finds a new home in his new city — this 9,601-square-foot home in Laurelbrooke. The home has a private backyard described as an “oasis” and too many features to mention.

Bender is the chief information officer for law firm Adams and Reese.

4. 1201 Belle Meade Blvd., Nashville, 37205

Buyer: Alexee Allen Saunders, trustee

Sale price: $2.756 million

Sellers: Fred W. and Virginia B. Lazenby

Sellers and buyer’s agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark

Miami-based design consultant Saunders buys this 1929 home under a trust named for himself. Known as ”Meade Haven,” the lot includes “immaculate gardens” and a ”gracious blend of the old with the new.” 

The Lazenbys are intertwined with Nashville business history. Ted Lazenby was president of National Life and Accident Insurance and founder of Southlife Holding. Gigi Lazenby was a longtime business associate of Henry Hooker, one of the founders of HCA. She then started Bretagne, an oil and exploration company. 

5. 3823 Whitland Ave., Nashville, 37205

Buyers: Randy S. and Heather A. Fagin

Sale price: $2.295 million

Seller: Richard B. Wyatt Jr.  

Seller’s agent: Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties  

Buyers’ agents: Jean Alison Douglas and Suzanne Snyder, Pilkerton 

Newly expanded and renovated throughout, this 1920 cottage on Whitland has five bedrooms and sits on a coveted oversized corner lot. 

Randy S. Fagin is the vice president of robotic surgery at HCA. Wife Heather Fagin is a dentist. The family is relocating from Austin.

6. 627 Royal Oaks Place, Nashville, 37205

Buyers: Michael G. and Chandra T. O’Keefe 

Sale price: $1.929 million 

Sellers: Mark A. and Nancy Sherilyn F. Larimore  

Sellers’ agents: Whitney Musser and Lynn Samuels, Worth  

Buyers’ agent: Beth Molteni, Fridrich & Clark

A newer home near Belle Meade, this one has three fireplaces and hardwoods throughout. And while it is right on the line in Belle Meade, the listing touts its proximity to Green Hills as a selling point. 

7. 2803 Hemingway Drive, Nashville, 37215

Buyer: Robert L. Scruggs, trustee

Sale price: $1.82 million 

Seller: Chandelier Development   

Seller’s agent: Whitney Musser, Worth  

Buyer’s agent: Laura Baugh, Worth

In the world of Headline Homes, anonymity is often a virtue, given the rarefied air occupied by so many buyers and sellers. But this one takes the cake: The buyer is a trust, the seller is a development company, and the listing has almost no detail. 

The two-story, 5,700-square-foot home has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. 

8. 130 Alton Road, Nashville, 37205

Buyer: Michelle Charlot Desloge, trustee

Sale price: $1,769,890 

Seller: Focus Group of Tennessee LLC

Seller’s agent: Starling Davis, Fridrich & Clark

Buyer’s agent: Paula Hinegardner, Keller Williams

Another new build near Belle Meade, this home has five bedrooms and a custom kitchen with a bonus room over the garage.

Desloge is a scion of the Desloge family, one of the oldest French families in America.

9. 204 Yorkshire Garden Court, Franklin, 37067

Buyer: Bobby E. Price Jr.

Sale price: $1,749,934 

Seller: Legacy Homes of Tennessee

Seller’s agent: McClain Holloway Franks, Battle Ground Realty

Buyer’s agent: Laura Baugh, Worth

Price has an odd habit of being a Headline Homes double-dipper. Three years ago, when he bought the home at No. 1, he sold another home that also made the list. This time, he sold the home at No. 1 to buy another home that made the list.

Yet another new build, this one in the Avalon subdivision comes in at a shade over 5,900 square feet. 

10. 1012 Sundown Circle, Franklin, 37069

Buyers: Clement and Utibi Aluyi

Sale price: $1.695 million

Sellers: Jean and Charles Atkinson Jr.

Sellers’ agent: Jean Atkinson, SilverPointe Properties    

Buyers’ agent: Gennifer Mallard, Benchmark Realty

This ”exquisite English manor” sits on an acre lot with an ”amazing outdoor area.”

Clement Aluyi is an internist, and Utibi Aluyi is a pharmacist. 

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