Most of the Headline Homes we see include a whole lot of house and not that much property — think an acre almost entirely filled with home — but this month’s list saw two homes with huge lots: one property at more than 90 acres and another almost doubling that. November also included a purchase and a sale from a former Titans defensive coordinator and a sale by a former congressional candidate.
Below are November’s top 10 home sales in Nashville and surrounding counties, ranked by sale price.
1. 1220 Chickering Road, Nashville 37215
Buyer: Residential Tech LLC
Sale price: $5.25 million
Seller: Frances Currey Briggs
Seller and buyer’s agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty
This nearly 12,000-square-foot home sits on almost 9 acres in Belle Meade. The 1939 home was sold by Frances Currey Briggs, daughter of Brownlee O. Currey, the former chairman and chief executive officer of the now-defunct Nashville Banner.
2. 836 Windstone Blvd., Brentwood 37027
Buyers: Gregory A. and Anita E. Sandfort, trustees
Sale price: $3.26 million
Seller: Classic Design Contractors Inc.
Buyers and seller’s agent: Caye Beaver Davis, Pilkerton Realtors
A newly built home, this almost 9,000-square-foot house in Brentwood includes a “very private” backyard and “over the top interior” with six bedrooms and six full bathrooms.
Photo: Eric England3. 8451 River Road Pike, Nashville 37209
Buyers: Bart and Laurie Ashley
Sale price: $3 million
Sellers: John Robert Kimbro and Terry Turner Kimbro
Sellers’ agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Bob McKeown, Benchmark Realty, LLC
Bart Ashley, CEO of Metro Medical Supply Inc., and his wife Laurie bought this home that sits on just more than 170 acres. The Colonial-style abode was built in 1840 and is a little smaller than most Headline Homes at less than 6,000 square feet, but there are two other small homes and multiple barns on the property to make up for it.
4. 27 Bancroft Place, Nashville 37215
Buyer: Jake Leduc LLC
Sale price: $2,825,000
Sellers: James J. and Kathleen M. Schwartz
Sellers’ agent: Beth Molteni, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Buyer’s agent: Ryan Miller, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
Located in the Bancroft gated community between Green Hills, Belle Meade and Brentwood, this home went for $1.8 million in 2015, but it’s now been completely overhauled. The listing says: “You will not recognize this home if you saw it before.” (We’ll just have to take their word for it.) Jim Schwartz, the former defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans and former head coach of the Detroit Lions, sold the home to Jake Leduc LLC, which, as Headlines Homes has noted in years past, doesn’t seem to trace back to anyone living in Tennessee.
5. 4141 Trinity Road, Franklin 37067
Buyer: Carmen Romano, trustee
Sale price: $2.8 million
Sellers: Monty and Shalia Lankford
Sellers’ agent: Nathan Lankford, Tim Thompson Premier REALTORS
Buyer’s agent: Dan McEwen, McEwen Group
Monty Lankford once told the Nashville Post that his congressional opponent Lincoln Davis was “voting more and more with San Francisco values and with radical environmentalists.” Though he might have lost that race, he and his wife Shalia were winners with this house, bordered in part by the Harpeth River. It sits on more than 90 acres and includes an in-ground pool, gourmet kitchen and 20-foot coffered ceilings.
6. 23 Governors Way, Brentwood 37027
Buyer: Samuel D. Dunn
Sale price: $2,425,000
Seller: Mary Ann McCready, trustee
Seller’s agent: Martin Warren, Zeitlin & Co., Realtors
Buyer’s agent: L. Lehman Hailey Jr., Radnor Realty Company LLC
“Step into the world of true estate living,” because this Governors Club home in Brentwood “presents room after room of grand scale and masterful architectural appointments.” The 10,000-plus-square-foot home has four fireplaces and expansive terraces for outside living.
7. 1412 Richland Woods Lane, Brentwood 37027
Buyers: James J. and Kathleen M. Schwartz
Sale price: $2.35 million
Sellers: Michael P. and Colleen D. O’Boyle
Sellers’ agent: Susan M. James, Viva Properties LLC
Buyers’ agent: Beth Molteni, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Jim and Kathleen M. Schwartz sold and bought a house (see No. 4) in the same month — quite the achievement these days. They paid a little less for this property in Brentwood than the Nashville home they sold. The home includes “high end” everything: a two-story stacked stone fireplace, reclaimed hardwood floors, cedar beams and natural marble floors in some rooms. It was sold by Michael P. O’Boyle, president of UnitedHealth Networks, and his wife Colleen.
8. 5008 Brentview Court, Nashville 37220
Buyer: Nashville Construction Company Inc.
Sale price: $2,347,700
Seller: William L. Harper, trustee
Seller’s agent: Clay Tate, Benchmark Realty LLC
Buyer’s agent: Megan Baker and Ted Pins, Village Real Estate Services
This “sprawling modern farmhouse” with seven bedrooms and 6.5 baths includes two recreation rooms, a four-car garage, a huge kitchen with two (yes, two!) islands, two (yes, two!) dishwashers, a wet bar and a wood-burning fireplace. The 7,400-square-foot home sits on two acres and also comes with 1,500 square feet of outdoor storage and a walkout basement.
9. 1539 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin 37069
Buyer: Kate Rosenthal, trustee
Sale price: $2.2 million
Seller: Gerald C. Greer
Seller’s agent: Melissa R. Clough, Keller Williams Realty
Buyer’s agent: Sean Simons, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Sold by Gerald C. Greer, the associate concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, this 12-acre property includes a 1,700-square-foot log cabin guesthouse built in the 1800s. The main home, which is just upward of 7,000 square feet, was recently renovated, and the property also includes a four-stall barn and a 12-run dog kennel.
10. 756 Sinclair Circle, Brentwood 37027
Buyers: Lloyd and Laura King
Sale price: $2,175,000
Seller: Hughes Family Revocable Living Trust
Buyers and seller’s agent: Judy Williams, Crye-Leike Inc.
Laura King, a CPA in Brentwood, and her husband Lloyd, a gastroenterologist, bought this home just three months after it went on the market. This Princeton Hills house features an outdoor kitchen, elevator, media room, in-law suite and in-ground pool and hot tub.