Headline Homes: February 2019

4032 Overbrook Court

An eclectic collection of homes features in this month’s countdown of the area’s top real estate sales. There’s a relatively new log cabin made from a trio of very old log cabins, a couple of farmhouses that aren’t on farms, a house that is on a farm but doesn’t call itself a farmhouse, a recognizable West Nashville home and a record-setting condo.

As always, the following is a list of the top 10 homes sold in February in Nashville and surrounding counties ranked by sales price.

1. 4498 Dyke Bennett Road, Franklin

Buyer: 4498 Dyke Bennett Trust; William T. Chapman IV, trustee

Sale price: $3 million

Seller: Denise A. Thomas

Seller’s agent: Loy Hardcastle, Parks

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

Though the home itself is just 13 years old, the guts of this month’s top seller go way back, as the 2,700-square-foot log cabin is built from logs reclaimed from a trio of early 19th-century log cabins. 

Sitting on 126 wooded acres, the home features reclaimed poplar flooring, two stone fireplaces, double porches, and copper roof and gutters. Included on the land is a 2-acre spring-fed pond surrounded by charming knolls.

2. 1465 Witherspoon Drive, Brentwood

Buyer: LCCM Trust; Charles Robert Bone, trustee

Sale price: $2.725 million

Seller: Keith Schumacher

Seller’s agent: Mary Kocina, Fridrich & Clark

Buyer’s agent: Steve Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark

This new build in Brentwood’s tony Witherspoon subdivision clocks in at a smidge north of 8,000 square feet and sits on an acre lot providing a view of the surrounding neighborhood and park.

The home features five fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, a climate-controlled wine room, a stunning circular staircase (plus an elevator for those uninterested in climbing stunning circular staircases) and floors of reclaimed oak barnwood. The kitchen is preloaded with all the usual high-end appliances, and there’s room for a pool out back, beyond the four-car garage.

3. 4032 Overbrook Court, Oak Hill

Buyer: 4032 Overbrook Court Trust; Warner Jones, trustee

Sale price: $2.375 million

Seller: 4032 Overbrook Court Nominee Trust; Michael Sontag, trustee

Seller’s agent: Richard F. Bryan, Fridrich & Clark

Buyer’s agent: Leslie Hill, The Wilson Group

Spend enough time with listings for luxury homes and it becomes apparent that even with seven-figure transactions, it’s the little things that make a difference. For example, if a home in Oak Hill is on a flat piece of property, it’s a guarantee the real estate agent is going to note it in the listing, usually in all-caps: “RARE LEVEL LOT IN OAK HILL.” On the one hand, it might seem odd that someone spending a couple mil on a house would care all that much. On the other, someone shelling out that kind of dosh might as well get a piece of property that doesn’t require the sure-footedness of a mountain goat to navigate.

In any event, in addition to the aforementioned rare level lot, this 3-year-old, 7,100-square-foot home has a pair of wood-burning fireplaces and a kitchen with a pair of islands, plus an outdoor kitchen with a fire pit. And yes, the lot is level enough that a pool is a possibility.

4. 1204 Round Grove Court, Brentwood

Buyers: Christopher and Gina Drazan

Sale price: $2.3 million

Seller: 1204 Round Grove Trust

Seller’s agent: Janet Denton Greenwood, Pilkerton

Buyers’ agent: Kim Brogli, Jane and Kim Land and Home

Disappointingly for all the Middle Tennessee followers of the Austrian Erste Liga, buyer Christopher Drazan is not the midfielder for SC Austria Lustenau. This Christopher Drazan has not been capped three times for Österreichische Fußballnationalmannschaft, though he is a founder and managing partner at Radian, a business consultancy.

This two-year-old “farmhouse” in the heart of Brentwood (can it be a farmhouse if it’s in the heart of Brentwood and isn’t on a farm?) includes all the mod cons, plus a dog run off the back porch. The wine fridge, however, did not come over in the purchase.

5. 215 Arrowhead Road, Franklin

Buyers: David Frank Alfonso and Susan Singer-Alfonso

Sale price: $2.25 million

Seller: Walk the Walk Family Trust

Seller’s agents: Tim Thompson and Tess Thompson Singer, Tim Thompson Premier Realtors

Buyers’ agent: Tim Thompson, Tim Thompson Premier Realtors

We have back-to-back dubious claims to farmhouse status, though this “farmhouse” at least sits on 6 acres and, at least, is in a relatively bucolic setting compared to its colleague at No. 4. Though, again, there’s no indication any crops are being grown nearby.

This home does have a mudroom, though, and a kitchen with marble countertops and luxury appliances. So on the off chance someone wanted to do farming, there would be a place to drop off dirty work boots and a place to cook up all the fresh produce.

6. 3120 Forrest Park Ave., 37215

Buyers: Benjamin L. and Andrea Hickok

Sale price: $2,204,640

Sellers: Edgar and Mary Lou Johnson

Sellers’ agent: Steve Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark

Buyers’ agent: Wanda Maynord, First Realty

Even with the area’s boom-boom growth and the proliferation of high-end subdivisions, the neighborhoods around Bowling Avenue remain desirable enough that the homes practically sell themselves. As an example, the listing for this 22-year-old, 6,500-square-foot home is devoid of all but the most basic information. It does note it has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, with the master bath featuring double vanities. The home includes an office, exercise room and a formal dining room.

Buyer Benjamin Hickok is assistant vice president for internal audit at HCA. Andrea Hickok is the district manager for Aldi.

7. 1212 Laurel Ave., Apartment 2307, 37203

Buyer: 2307 Laurel LLC

Sale price: $2.125 million

Seller: John E. Murdock III, trustee

Seller’s agents: Laura Stroud and Lisa Fernandez-Wilson, French King Fine Properties

Buyer’s agent: Jennifer Cooke and Laura Baugh, Worth Properties

When it first sold in 2015 for $1.5 million, the penthouse at Gulch tower Twelve Twelve was the most expensive condo deal in Nashville history. It breaks its own record with its latest transaction, a boffo deal topping $2 million.

Whoever is represented by 2307 Laurel LLC — the mailing address matches Malibu Management, a management firm in, uh, Malibu — picks up a nearly 2,000-square-foot condo with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths and, of course, stellar views of the city. Among the high-end features: motorized drapes, a floating bar and — brace yourselves — dual-flush toilets.

8. 3243 Kinnard Springs Road, Franklin 

Buyers: Steve and February Wyse

Sale price: $2.025 million

Seller: Craig Andrews

Seller’s agent: Heidi Green, Synergy

Buyers’ agent: Brent Thompson, Tim Thompson Premier

Sitting on 15 acres prime for equestrian uses, this 2-year-old, 3,500-square-footer has reclaimed hardwood floors and two stone fireplaces inside and a half-acre pond and saltwater pool out back.

Steven Wyse — founder of scaffolding company Granite Industries and a car collector whose collection often shows up on the bingeable broadcasts of Mecum Auto Auctions — first showed up in Headline Homes four years ago with the purchase of another rural Williamson County escape. 

Headline Homes: February 2019

3517 Woodmont Blvd.Photo: Daniel Meigs

9. 3517 Woodmont Blvd., 37215

Buyers: Wade and Erinn Bushman

Sale price: $1.645 million

Sellers: Christopher and Karmyn Conk

Sellers’ agent: Lori Conk, Coldwell Banker Barnes

Buyers’ agent: Mike Conrad, SilverPointe

Anyone who traverses the back way to Green Hills knows this home: the big white colonial at the top of the Bowling Avenue-Woodmont Boulevard T.

Built in 1935 and checking in at 6,000 square feet, the West Side classic features a covered back porch, lush yard and a spacious Florida room.

10. 507 Rochester Close, Franklin

Buyers: William and Holly Watson

Sale price: $1,639,949

Seller: Montgomery Classic Construction

Seller’s agents: Lisa Cahalan, Westhaven Realty

Buyers’ agent: Kelly Dougherty, Village

This month’s list wraps up with a new build — check out the highly specific price — in Franklin’s Westhaven development. In addition to the four-bedroom, 5,500-square-foot house, the Watsons get access to the subdivision’s common amenities: clubhouse, fitness center, pool, tennis courts and so on.

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