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.