Figure skater, sports hero and philanthropist Scott Hamilton and his wife Tracie bought a new home in Brentwood in July. Also, well-known home designer Edwin Keeble and prominent architectural firm Tuck-Hinton created some homes with hefty price tags that ended up on July’s list of Headline Homes.
None of this month’s homes sold for less than $2 million, which is becoming a trend in the high-dollar homes list. Is a million-dollar house even really that big of a deal anymore?
Below are July’s top 10 home sales in Nashville and the surrounding counties, ranked by sale price.
1. 411 Ellendale Ave., 37205
Buyer: Mara Hoffman, trustee
Sale price: $3.76 million
Seller: The Gus and Gunvor Trust
Seller’s agents: Happy Fulk and Tara McGuire, PARKS Realty
Buyer’s agent: Christie Wilson, The Wilson Group Real Estate Services
This Belle Meade home has a “perfect mix of Southern charm and contemporary updates,” according to the listing. It recently underwent a $1 million renovation, which helped to spruce up the kitchen, master suite and landscaping. Coming in at almost 8,400 square feet, the home includes six bedrooms, six full baths and two half-baths. It has a pool, a terrace and an outdoor entertaining space.
2. 1702 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin
Buyers: Wilma and Haskell Hall
Sale price: $3.6 million
Sellers: William O. Mitchell Jr. and Edith C. Mitchell
Sellers’ agent: Donna Tisdale, EXP Realty
Buyers’ agent: Pam Klos, PARKS Realty
This 1930s home with more than 30 acres of land includes a four-stall horse barn, a pole barn, a sand riding arena, a dressage field and several open pastures for riding. There’s a three-acre lake on the property as well as a guesthouse and a tennis court. The large kitchen has a view of the lake, and there’s also a handicap-accessible second master suite.
3. 406 W. Hillwood Drive, 37205
Buyer: Karl Sprules
Sale price: $2,775,000
Seller: Greg Richardson
Seller’s agents: John Lott and Kim Fennell, Main Street Real Estate
Buyer’s agent: Nathan Matwijec, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty
This 6,500-square-foot property includes two acres with a pool. Inside the home, there’s a chef’s kitchen, a stone fireplace, Brazilian teak floors, a soundproof music room and several “green features,” including foam and cellulose insulation, geothermal HVAC and a tankless water heater. According to the listing, the home has abundant storage and a “small child secret play area.”
4. 120 Woodward Hills Place, Brentwood
Buyers: Scott and Tracie Hamilton
Sale price: $2.6 million
Sellers: John C. and Carol L. Russell
Sellers and buyers’ agent: John T. Hendon, Coldwell Banker Barnes
This “distinguished and stately 10,873-square-foot European style home” is on a little more than an acre in a gated community. Purchased by figure skater Scott Hamilton and his wife Tracie, it features a saltwater pool, a four-story elevator, in-law quarters and five fireplaces.
5. 114 Clarendon Ave., 37205
Buyer: 5 String LLC
Sale price: $2.55 million
Sellers: Nancy G. and William V.B. Webb
Sellers’ agent: Hal Rosson, Freeman Webb Co., Realtors
Buyer’s agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty
This home was designed by Edwin Keeble, the late architect known for designing the iconic Life and Casualty Tower downtown, as well as many other prominent buildings in Nashville. The home has two wine cellars, an elevator, a hot tub, a large pool and a pool house, as well as a 1,000-square-foot attached apartment.
6. 5409 Stanford Drive, 37215
Buyers: Clay and Amy Richards
Sale price: $2,505,000
Sellers: Frank I. Nebhut Jr. and Judith M. Nebhut
Sellers’ agent: Stephanie Brooks, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty
Buyers’ agent: Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties
This home is positioned on a hilltop with a “breathtaking private retreat with downtown views,” according to the listing. It was designed by Nashville architects Tuck-Hinton, the firm behind the Music City Center, Public Square Park, the Belcourt Theatre redesign, the renovation of the Art Deco downtown post office into the Frist Art Museum, and many other prominent local projects. It has a large screened-in porch, three fireplaces, a yoga room, a wine cellar and two offices.
7. 2097 Wilson Pike, Franklin
Buyer: Meeting of the Rivers LLC
Sale price: $2,312,000
Seller: Stephen Stock
Seller’s agent: Chris Thompson, Towne Creek Realty
Buyer’s agent: Grace Oneal Clayton, Neal Clayton Realtors LLC
This Victorian-style house in the country includes four fireplaces and hardwood throughout, and sits on more than 30 acres of property. It has original trim, flooring, stone foundation and bead board. The property features a creek, a pond and several barns. Stephen Stock, who owns manufacturing resources company Edge Tech Products, sold the property.
Photo: Eric England
8. 3910 Hobbs Road, 37215
Buyers: Duc Q. Nguyen and Amanda Jean Morehouse Nguyen
Sale price: $2,165,000
Seller: Nashville Construction Co. Inc.
Seller’s agent: Clay Tate, Benchmark Realty LLC
Buyers’ agent: Kyle H. Felts, Bradford Real Estate
This nearly 6,000-square-foot home was purchased by Duc Q. Nguyen and Amanda Jean Morehouse Nguyen, who are both surgeons. It has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a vaulted backyard living area with a fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen.
9. 1801 Waterstone Court, Franklin
Buyer: Wright Family Trust
Sale price: $2.1 million
Seller: Green Family Trust
Seller’s agent: Nancy Torrans. Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty
Buyer’s agent: Shane Holt, Botsko Properties Inc.
This abode in Franklin is a “custom home with old world charm,” according to the listing. It has built-in kids’ bunks and two spacious lofts, an elevator, a media room and a saltwater pool.
10. 885 Plantation Blvd., Gallatin
Buyers: Michael L. and Pauletta D. Adams
Sale price: $2,075,000
Seller: Botsko Builders Inc.
Seller’s agent: Shane Holt, Botsko Properties Inc.
Buyers’ agent: Brad Shoulders, Vision Realty Partners LLC
This 7,400-square-foot lakefront home in Gallatin includes custom cabinetry, a wet bar and vaulted ceilings. It also has a full apartment over the garage and two suites in the basement.