Spring homebuying season has been so frenzied that Nashville Predators star Viktor Arvidsson’s purchase last month of a $1.975 million home near Cheekwood Botanical Gardens didn’t even crack April’s list. One anonymous trust, registered to a regular business manager for music and film stars, bought a home on Belle Meade Boulevard, and a couple Williamson County estates with their own names traded hands.
Below are April’s top 10 home sales in Nashville and the surrounding counties, ranked by sale price.
1. 5005 Lilly Valley Trail, Franklin
Buyer: Unknown (Allen Lentz, Trustee)
Sale price: $5.4 million
Sellers: Stephen L. Pearson and Dorene Jean Pearson
Sellers and buyer’s agents: Martin Warren, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors, and Tim Thompson, Tim Thompson Premier Realtors
This named estate (Highbrow Hill) sits on nearly 50 acres near downtown Franklin and Leipers Fork Village. The home, which spans more than 10,000 square feet, has eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and a barn.
2. 704 Brass Lantern Place, Brentwood
Buyers: Darren Fulco and Bridget Fulco
Sale price: $2.9 million
Sellers: Mark Degner and Deborah Degner
Sellers’ agent: Elizabeth Crockett, Benchmark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Alice Charron, Keller Williams Realty
Sold by Mark Degner — former chief investment officer at Southern Land Co. and now the CEO of an Atlanta-based self-storage company — this Brentwood home features six bedrooms, nearly 10,000 square feet of breathing room, an outdoor pool and a media room. The house, originally listed a year ago, also has five fireplaces and an elevator.
3. 405 Jackson Blvd., 37205
Buyer: 405 Jackson LLC
Sale price: $2.6 million
Sellers: Michael Devlin and Roxanna Devlin
Sellers’ agent: Steve Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyer’s agent: Steven Myers, Fridrich & Clark Realty
This Belle Meade home, built a little more than a century ago, was sold by Pharos Capital Group co-founder and former Prison Realty Trust chief operating officer Michael Devlin and his wife Roxanna. It features an in-ground pool, a guest house and two acres of mature trees.
4. 5685 Pinewood Road, Franklin
Buyer: Beverly Babb Elliott
Sale price: $2.5 million
Seller: Elynor Smith
Seller’s agent: Richard French, French King Fine Properties
Buyer’s agent: Unknown
This country estate is dubbed Crestview. It sits on 57 acres with two pastures and ponds, a barn and a cabin, and it has four bedrooms. Seller Elynor Smith is the widow of a Franklin businessman who at various times owned a spa chain and commercial door company.
5. 822 Windstone Blvd., Brentwood
Buyers: Kevin Jarvis and Elizabeth Jarvis
Sale price: $2.375 million
Sellers: Brent Goode and Rachel Goode
Sellers’ agents: Christina Cunningham and Darin Cunningham, RE/MAX Elite
Buyers’ agent: Nancy Torrans, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty
This Brentwood home is 7,392 square feet, and yet the listing proclaims its functional layout “has no wasted space.” The features of this house in a gated community include a bar with an outdoor patio, a media room, an outdoor fireplace and separate showers for the master bedroom.
6. 515 Belle Meade Blvd., 37205
Buyer: The Lionwolf Trust
Sale price: $2.35 million
Sellers: Gregory Powell and Andrea Powell
Sellers’ agent: Beth Molteni, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyer’s agent: Bobbie Markham, Keller Williams Realty
Though little information is publicly available about the buyer of this 5,882-square-foot Belle Meade home, the trustee responsible manages the business affairs for a roster of clients that includes international touring musicians, athletes and film actors, according to his firm’s website. The Powells purchased the home for $1.4 million in March 2008.
7. 401 Legends Park Circle, Franklin
Buyer: Logan Ryan
Sale price: $2.25 million
Sellers: Scot Ware and Sharon Ware
Sellers’ agent: Christy Reed, Christianson, Patterson, Courtney & Associates
Buyer’s agent: Katie Herndon, Ashton Real Estate Group/RE/MAX Advantage
This home’s outdoor entertaining space includes a pool, a hot tub, a cooking area and a fireplace. The inside isn’t too bad either, with six suite-style bedrooms, a sauna and a workout room, which would come in handy if the buyer is the same Logan Ryan who was signed as a cornerback by the Titans last year.
8. 301 Lionheart Way, Franklin
Buyers: Jeffrey White and Sherry White
Sale price: $2.2 million
Sellers: Michael McCrary and Stephanie McCrary
Sellers’ agent: Laura Baugh, Worth Properties
Buyers’ agent: Richard Bryan, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Completed last year, this new construction features an outdoor kitchen, a hot tub and a six-hole putting green. Its wine cellar has room for 900 bottles (roughly 5,000 glasses’ worth, depending on serving size).
9. 6120 Jocelyn Hollow Road, 37205
Buyers: Edmund Jackson and Lauren Jackson
Sale price: $2.125 million
Sellers: Mary McEniry McFerrin Silva and Anthony Silva
Sellers’ agent: Amy Feldhacker, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty
Buyers’ agent: Joe Hach, Keller Williams Realty
The Silvas purchased a home a couple of miles away from this one for more than twice the price in January. Their starter home spans more than 6,000 square feet with six bedrooms and full bathrooms. Its outdoor space includes a patio with a fireplace and fire pit.
10. 4441 E. Brookfield Drive, Nashville, 37205
Buyer: Linda Glisson
Sale price: $1,989,999
Sellers: Dwaine Anderson and Leilani Boulware
Sellers’ agent: Steve Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyer’s agent: Fiona Parish King, Worth Properties
“Chic one level living” proclaims the listing for this Belle Meade home. The midcentury construction was recently renovated and features an in-ground pool.