Headline Homes: January 2017

3715 West End Ave.

Only one home in January’s list of top home sales sold for more than $2 million — compared to December, when half the list topped that mark. A president and CEO of a renewable energy company bought a home from another renewable energy company’s CEO, and the CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center picked up a newly constructed home in the Richland Hall subdivision. But it’s not just CEOs who made it on the list; two plastic surgeons and a neurosurgeon also bought big in January.

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

1. 3657 Richland Ave., 37205

Buyers: Jeffrey and Melinda S. Balser

Sale price: $2,083,379

Seller: Mike Ford Custom Builders

Seller’s agent: Mary A. Kocina, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyers’ agent: Ron Kocina, Brentwood Brokers LLC

This newly constructed home was purchased by Dr. Jeffrey Balser, the CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and his wife Melinda. Just under 6,000 square feet, the home is a “rare unbelievable opportunity to own a new home” in the Richland Park neighborhood. Located in the new Richland Hall subdivision, it features two fireplaces, a three-car garage, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. 

2. 1264 Wavecrest Circle, Gallatin 37066

Buyer: Dean Solon 

Sale price: $1,875,000

Seller: Charles A. Hughes 

Seller’s agent: Stacey Graves, RE/MAX Elite 

Buyer’s agent: Irene Maros, Coldwell Banker Lakeside Inc.

This “stunning lakefront estate” situated on a peninsula on Old Hickory Lake in Fairvue Plantation has “alluring lake views” from a private dock on the property. Purchased by Dean Solon, the president and CEO of renewable energy company Shoals Technologies Group, it also features a pool, two offices and a “well-appointed kitchen.” It was sold by Charles A. Hughes, who is also the president of a renewable energy company, All Things Solar. 

3. 5807 Bending Chestnut Road, Franklin 37067

Buyers: Richard M. Ina and Ginger R. Ina, Ina Family Trust 

Sale price: $1.8 million

Sellers: Dennis I. and Jana C. Smith 

Sellers’ agent: Heidi Green, Synergy Realty Network, LLC

Buyers’ agents: Robin Dahl Owens and Rachael Porter, PARKS

Sitting on more than 26 acres, this home is in the Bending Chestnut subdivision in Franklin. Purchased through the Ina Family Trust, the home features more than 4,000 square feet of hardwood flooring, a three-car garage and a large stable. It was sold by Dennis I. and Jana. C. Smith, who purchased the home in 2014.


4. 3715 West End Ave., 37205

Buyer: Wehrly Holdings LLC 

Sale price: $1.73 million

Sellers: Gregory B. and Brigitte B. Lanford

Sellers’ agent: Dana Griscom, Pilkerton Realtors

Buyer’s agent: Unknown

The “Grand Dame of West End!” this home is in a gated and walled compound with a pool, guest house and gardens. An “architecturally impeccable Georgian residence,” it also includes 11-foot ceilings and a limestone entrance. It was sold by neurosurgeon Gregory B. Lanford and his wife, Brigitte, to Redondo Beach, Calif., investing company Wehrly Holdings LLC. 


5. 1017 Norfleet Drive, 37204

Buyers: Daniel J. and Katherine T. Hartle

Sale price: $1,727,332

Seller: Shaffer Homes 

Seller’s agent: Maria Holland, RE/MAX Elite

Buyers’ agent: Emily F. Paisley, Zeitlin & Co., Realtors

This home is centrally located in Oak Hill, “but nestled in the backdrop of Radnor Lake,” with a “gorgeous treed private property.” The new construction features almost 5,500 square feet — with five full bedroom suites and hardwood floors throughout.

6. 3308 Running Springs Court, Franklin 37064

Buyer: J.T. Frazier 

Sale price: $1.65 million

Seller: Ronald S. Wright Jr. 

Seller’s agent: Greg Musgrave, United Country Real Estate Leipers Fork

Buyer’s agent: Cindy Garvey, United Country Real Estate Leipers Fork

Purchased by Ronald S. Wright Jr., an endodontist in Brentwood, this “luxurious equestrian estate” sits on more than seven acres. The inside of the home boasts more than 7,000 square feet of “divine living,” which includes fives bedrooms and eight (!) bathrooms. Outside, there’s an “entertainment patio,” a beach-style swimming pool, an equestrian barn and a riding arena. 


7. 3809 Mistico Lane, Franklin 37064

Buyer: Richard Egan 

Sale price: $1.65 million

Seller: Ashley J. Reed 

Seller’s agent: Cindy Garvey, United Country Real Estate Leipers Fork

Buyer’s agent: Bill Sample, Cloud Realty LLC

A “Perfect Farm House in the Fork,” with a very open floor plan, this home also features high ceilings, a sliding barn-wood door and a farm-style sink. The master bedroom has access to the back patio and pool. 

Headline Homes: January 2017

705 Belle Meade Blvd.

8. 705 Belle Meade Blvd., 37205

Buyer: Belle Meade Residential LLC

Sale price: $1.6 million

Sellers: Reuben Bueno Jr. and Dana Ferry

Sellers’ agent: Richard G. Courtney, Christianson, Patterson, Courtney & Associates

Buyer’s agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Bueno is a plastic surgeon. Positioned on a little less than an acre in Belle Meade, the 5,500-square-foot house includes a newly updated guest house, an enormous wine cellar and an expansive master bedroom.

9. 866 Glendale Lane, Nashville 37204

Buyers: Christopher J. and Ellen A. Black

Sale price: $1,587,906

Seller: Barlow Builders LLC

Seller’s agent: Beth Lewis, Barlow Realty LLC

Buyers’ agent: Starling Davis, Fridrich & Clark Realty

This “stunning new build on a gorgeous lot” is just around the corner from the governor’s mansion in Oak Hill. The nearly 5,000-square-feet “masterpiece” includes a gourmet kitchen, massive closets and lots of marble throughout.

10. 1041 Holly Tree Gap Road, Lot 4, Brentwood 37027

Buyers: Michael and Casey Burgdorf

Sale price: $1,557,900

Seller: Arnold Homes LLC

Seller and buyers’ agent: Susan Gregory, PARKS

Another newly constructed custom home, this Brentwood abode in Callie Ann Estates includes a three-story terrace on the back of the home, a four-car garage and a conditioned wine room. The home also includes a wet bar, five fireplaces and more than 1,420 feet of unfinished basement space. It was purchased by Michael Burgdorf, a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Casey. 

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