Headline Homes: April 2017

3630 West End Ave.

This month in the area’s top home sales, the former Welch College library was sold as a single-family home, an Indian movie star and former legislator moved to a sweet abode in Brentwood, Gov. Bill Haslam’s niece and her husband picked up the most expensive home on the list, and former Predators player Cal O’Reilly and his wife, Canadian ice dancer and sports broadcaster Terra Findlay, bought a home in the area. In a somewhat rare occurrence, Davidson County pulled nine of the 10 highest-dollar homes.

Below are April’s top 10 home sales in Nashville and surrounding counties, ranked by sale price.

1. 617 Westview Ave., Nashville, 37205

Buyers: David F. Arnholt and Cynthia Haslam Arnholt

Sale price: $3.2 million

Sellers: Thomas F. Cox and Nan Burrus Cox 

Sellers and buyers’ agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Purchased by David F. and Cynthia Arnholt, this Belle Meade abode boasts more than 11,000 square feet of living space sitting on just more than two acres. Cynthia Haslam Arnholt is the niece of Gov. Bill Haslam and daughter of Jimmy Haslam III, CEO of Knoxville-based Pilot Corp. The home has six bedrooms in the main house and two in a guesthouse. It sold before hitting the market. Seller Nan Burrus Cox is a former Swan Ball chair, and her husband Thomas Cox is the CEO of MyHealthDirect Inc., a Nashville health care company. 

2. 1751 Charity Drive, Brentwood, 37027

Buyer: Nepoleon Duraisamy 

Sale price: $2,020,000

Seller: Clint W. Watkins 

Seller’s agent: Don Martin, Martin Properties

Buyer’s agent: Unknown

This nearly 12,000-square-foot home was purchased by Nepoleon Duraisamy, a South Indian movie star who has played a king, a cop, a pilot and various other roles. Duraisamy is also a former Indian legislator and the current CEO of Middle Tennessee tech company Jeevan Technologies Inc. The Brentwood home, which includes a full indoor basketball court, theater and pool, also features seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. It was sold by Clint W. Watkins, a Brentwood lawyer. 

3. 600 Belle Park Circle, Nashville, 37205

Buyer: Frances Ratcliffe Smith 

Sale price: $1,885,000

Sellers: Derek W. and Stephanie P. Edwards 

Sellers and buyer’s agent: Jenny Perkins, Fridrich & Clark Realty

This Charleston-style home borders 3,000 acres of the Warner Parks and has golf-course views from a rooftop deck. The home includes five porches and more than 8,000 square feet, sitting on less than a quarter of an acre. It was sold by Stephanie P. Edwards, the founder of Edwards Adoption & Family Law Office, and her husband Derek, a partner at Nashville law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. 

4. 23 Bancroft Place, Nashville, 37215

Buyer: Jacqueline Marker

Sale price: $1,845,000

Sellers: David Alan and Deborah C. Ward 

Sellers’ agent: Laura Baugh, Worth Properties LLC

Buyer’s agent: Lawrence M. Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

On more than two acres, this brick-and-stone home on a private wooded lot in the Bancroft community includes a screened porch overlooking a pool. It features close to 9,500 square feet with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. 

Headline Homes: April 2017

1815 Cedar Lane

5. 1616 Chickering Road, Nashville, 37215

Buyer: R. Gregory Brophy 

Sale price: $1,823,600

Seller: Glen Allen Civitts 

Seller and buyer’s agent: Betty Finucane, Fridrich & Clark Realty

This 1959 home overlooks Percy Warner Park and features something unusual on this list — all the living space is on a single level. With just more than 5,000 square feet of indoor living space, it also features an outdoor kitchen in a “fantastic location surrounded by nature” on more than six acres. It was sold by Glen Allen Civitts, a corporate attorney for law firm Bone McAllester Norton.

6. 4533 Alcott Drive, Nashville, 37215

Buyer: John H. Roe Jr.

Sale price: $1.75 million

Sellers: Thomas W. Cook III and Caroline B. Cook

Sellers’ agent: Caroline Cook, Worth Properties LLC

Buyer’s agent: Unknown

Purchased by John H. Roe Jr., founding member of the law firm Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison, this Forest Hills home features “high-quality details” that “prevail throughout this beautiful home on quiet street.” The two-story home sits on a little less than an acre and has almost 6,000 square feet of living space. 

7. 3630 West End Ave., Nashville, 37205

Buyer: Jack May

Sale price: $1.75 million

Seller: Welch College 

Seller’s agent: Ellen Christianson, Christianson, Patterson, Courtney & Associates

Buyer’s agent: Katie Wayne, Clearbrook Realty, LLC

Sold by Welch College, this former Baptist college library was bought to be turned into a single-family home. As of now, the to-be home is listed as having no bedrooms, but it features more than 8,000 square feet of space. It was purchased by Jack May, a Nashville investor and developer most known for owning the Market Street Apartments on Second Avenue South. The rest of the college’s West End campus was sold earlier this year to Vanderbilt University Medical Center CEO Jeff Balser.

8. 130 Alton Road, Nashville, 37205

Buyers: Theodore L. Merhoff II and Karen Sotsky Merhoff

Sale price: $1.68 million

Seller: Michelle Charlot Desloge, trustee

Seller’s agent: Lawrence M. Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Buyers’ agent: Beth Molteni, Fridrich & Clark Realty

This home in the Highlands of Belle Meade includes “superb details with all the finest upgrades,” including plantation shutters, a six-burner gas range and hardwood floors throughout. It was purchased by Theodore L. Merhoff II, the chief strategy officer at Nashville-based health care company Shearwater Health, and his wife Karen.

9. 1815 Cedar Lane, Nashville, 37212

Buyer: John D. York 

Sale price: $1.65 million

Seller: John P. and Lisa H. Seckman 

Sellers’ agent: Cathy Johnson, Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors

Buyer’s agent: Vivian Brandon, Pilkerton Realtors

This home, purchased by John D. York, a professor and the chair of the department of biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, was custom-designed by architect William C. Johnson. It includes a covered veranda with a wood-burning fireplace, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It was sold by John P. Seckman, the president of Shoebox Private Trust Company, and his wife Lisa.

10. 113 West Tyne Drive, Nashville, 37205

Buyers: Cal O’Reilly and Terra E. Findlay

Sale price: $1.65 million

Sellers: Jason and Erica Bockman

Sellers’ agent: Beth Hooker, Village Real Estate Services and Jason Bockman, Twin Team Properties

Buyers’ agent: Jameson Roper, Caden Roper Real Estate LLC, and Jason Bockman, Twin Team Properties

 This newly built home in the Highlands of Belle Meade was purchased by former Predators player Cal O’Reilly and his wife Terra Findlay, a Canadian ice dancer and sportscaster. O’Reilly is currently on loan from the Buffalo Sabres to American Hockey League team the Toronto Marlies. Could this mean O’Reilly is on his way back to the Predators? Or maybe he just loves it here. The home was sold by real estate agent Jason Bockman and his wife Erica.

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