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.
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.