Headline Homes: August 2016

612 Fair St.

In this month’s batch of the top Nashville-area homes sales, there was an “equestrian dream,” an “entertainer’s dream” and a “dream home in a league of its own.” Buyers and sellers ranged from all sorts of CEOs to former Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich to a local restaurant entrepreneur. It’s a Headline Homes dream.

Below are the top 10 homes sales in Nashville and surrounding counties in August, ranked by sale price.

1. 612 Fair St., Franklin, 37064

Buyers: J. Michael and Ann G. Bodnar

Sale price: $2.87 million

Sellers: Mel B. and Cheryl H. Thompson

Sellers’ agent: Chris Thompson, Towne Creek Realty

Buyers’ agent: Unknown

One of the first owners of this home in downtown Franklin was Civil War-era Franklin Mayor John McEwen, who surrendered the town to the Union Army in 1862. Called the Harris-McEwen house (a man named Kerry Harris erected the first part of the home in 1830), it recently underwent a three-year restoration. The 6,500-square-foot antebellum-style house sits on almost a full acre, and includes a wraparound porch. J. Michael Bodnar, a restaurant entrepreneur who is a founding partner at Fresh Hospitality, and his wife Ann purchased the home, which is in Franklin’s historic overlay.

2. 301 Westview Ave., 37205

Buyer: Dana M. Curtis, trustee

Sale price: $2,685,000

Sellers: Steven G. and Lyn W. Cates

Sellers’ agent: Amy Jackson Smith, Worth Properties LLC

Buyer’s agent: Steven Myers, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Boasting a wine room (the listing says it can be a sixth bedroom if the new owners aren’t oenophiles) and a stellar pool, this home “lives wonderfully” and is “pristine perfect.” With separate balconies on each of its three floors overlooking the pool and backyard, this house is for “the buyer who doesn’t want to have to change anything!!”

3. 732B Rock Springs Road, Gallatin, 37031

Buyer: Kristin Intress

Sale price: $2,325,000

Seller: Joseph Merlo

Buyer and seller’s agent: Allison Kennedy, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors

Described as an “equestrian dream property,” this home was the temporary quarters for the family from the TLC reality show The Willis Family. Now owned by Kristin Intress, the CEO of hotel management company Worldhotels, this home includes two barns, 12-plus horse stalls, two horse arenas, two master suites and an in-home theater.

4. 823 Tyne Valley Court, 37220

Buyer: Susan Sharpe, trustee

Sale price: $2.2 million

Seller: R. Clayton McWhorter

Seller’s agent: Anne Ruark, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Buyer’s agent: Rita Starling Puryear and Trudy Byrd, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Formerly the home of Christian author Stormie Omartian — and most recently owned by former Hospital Corporation of America CEO and president R. Clayton McWhorter, who died in January — this $2.2 million house was purchased by Susan Sharpe. A “fabulous private estate on two lush acres,” the home includes a custom limestone facade and “true stucco.” Complete with a 340-square-foot pool house with its own kitchen and laundry room, this one is an “entertainer’s dream home.”

5. 112 Church St., Franklin, 37064

Buyer: William T. Hemphill

Sale price: $2,025,000

Sellers: Pierre and Pauline Pons

Sellers’ agent: Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties

Buyer’s agent: Jamie Helms, Village Real Estate Services

In downtown Franklin’s “enviable” Brownstones subdivision, this house, coming in at 6,300 square feet, is equipped with a theater, an elevator and numerous balconies overlooking a courtyard.

6. 1200 Talon Way, Franklin, 37069

Buyers: James and Graciella Rynerson

Sale price: $1.9 million

Seller: Douglas E. Swanson

Seller’s agent: Christie Mullins, Parks

Buyers’ agent: Nancy Torrans, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors

This 9,000-square-foot-plus house in Franklin’s Laurelbrooke subdivision features a five-car garage, a library, a game room and home theater, and a two-story wall of windows in the living room. Purchased by James Rynerson, an ophthalmologist, and his wife Graciella, it also has five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms.

7. 308 Deerwood Lane, Brentwood, 37027

Buyers: Margaret Taylor and Lou Stephens

Sale price: $1,875,000

Seller: Michael R. Burcham

Seller’s agent: Cathie Cato Renken, French King Fine Properties

Buyers’ agent: Tiffany Paige Harwell, Synergy Realty Network LLC

Michael R. Burcham, former CEO and president of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, sold this home after it was on the market for a little more than a month. Sitting on more than three acres, it features elaborate stone and glass work as well as a large outdoor pavilion, pool and waterfall.

8. 9130 Old Smyrna Road, Brentwood, 37027

Buyers: Quoc V. and Joy E. Nguyen

Sale price: $1.86 million

Seller: Craig Hentrich

Seller’s agent: Connie Nichols, Re/Max Elite

Buyers’ agent: Kellye Potter, American Heritage Inc.

This home, sold by former Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich, is full of amenities: his-and-her offices; a saltwater pool with a “tanning ledge”; a waterfall, rock slide and hot tub; six fireplaces; a game room; a wet bar; and a “flex room” — otherwise known as a workout room or a home gym. It’s a “dream home in a league of its own.”

9. 2055 Timberwood Drive, 37215

Buyer: Michael A. Brody-Waite

Sale price: $1.71 million

Seller: William H. Nealon

Seller’s agent: Pat Skow, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors

Buyer’s agent: Chuck Paetz, The Venture Group

The new CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael A. Brody-Waite, purchased this six-bedroom, 7,100-square-foot house in Forest Hills. “Ideal for alfresco entertaining,” this top seller is in a wooded and secluded setting and has “stylish architecture features, simple geometry and thoughtful detail.”

10. 2712 Wortham Ave., 37215

Buyer: Michael R. Burcham

Sale price: $1.65 million

Seller: Wortham LLC

Seller’s agent: Mary Beth Thomas, Parks

Buyer’s agent: Cathie Cato Renken, French King Fine Properties

Michael R. Burcham — you’ll notice he also sold home No. 7 in August — purchased this “truly stunning” newly built home for a little less than he sold his previous property. He also downsized a bit, moving from an 8,400-square-foot abode to a modest 4,800-square-foot home.

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