Headline Homes: November 2017

410 Wilsonia Ave.

In November, just one of Middle Tennessee’s top 10 sales came in at less than $2 million, just barely missing the cut. Though real estate brokers reported slower sales last month — somewhat typical when winter picks up — luxury buyers were still quick to acquire some of these noteworthy homes.

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

1. 308 White Swans Crossing, Brentwood, 37027

Buyers: Anthony M. and Angelina J. Sanfilippo

Sale price: $5 million

Seller: Clinton S. Higham

Seller’s agent: Laura Baugh, Worth Properties

Buyers’ agent: Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties

Though it’s billed as a “sophisticated Mediterranean estate,” this month’s top home sits on two acres in the Cambridge Downs area off Old Hickory Boulevard near Otter Creek. The house, which spans more than 10,000 square feet, includes a theater, a private pool and cabana, an exercise room and four “ensuite bedrooms.”

2. 1129 Windsor Drive, Gallatin, 37066

Buyers: Gregory A. and Brigitte M. Barrett, trustees

Sale price: $3.35 million

Sellers: Michael and Tina Brooks

Sellers and buyers’ agent: Mark Williams, HALO Realty

This lakefront estate has a garage (1,800 square feet) that might pass for a mansion in downtown Nashville. The home itself also has a boat lift, a pool with a vanishing edge, an entertainment and media room, kitchens inside and outside, and a freaking water slide.

3. 1308 Page Road, Nashville, 37205

Buyer: Diana H. Oglesby

Sale price: $3 million

Sellers: William T. and Elizabeth Berryman Minkoff

Sellers’ agents: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty, and Beth Weaver Felch, Zeitlin & Co., Realtors

Buyer’s agents: Rita Starling Puryear and Trudy Byrd, Fridrich & Clark Realty

This mega-home is “stately elegant but not fussy,” according to its listing. And to prove that point, its wine cellar doubles as a safe room. Only a fussy mansion would have separate wine cellars and safe rooms.

4.  4301 Forsythe Place, Nashville, 37205

Buyer: William H. Hardie III

Sale price: $2.56 million

Sellers: John H. Dinkins and Rosemary M. Dinkins

Sellers’ agent: Elaine B. Finucane, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyer’s agent: Nathan Matwijec, Zeitlin & Co., Realtors

Built in 2004, this Belle Meade home features reclaimed wood floors, oak-hewn beams, cedar shake roof and a wide limestone front porch. According to the listing, it is “magazine perfect,” and the pool and veranda in the rear do nothing to discredit that claim.

5. 1455 Witherspoon Drive, Brentwood, 37027

Buyer: Sharon Cooney Shuttleworth

Sale price: $2.47 million

Seller: Legend Homes

Seller’s agents: Mary A. Kocina and Sherry Erickson, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyer’s agent: Gretchen Jolly, Benchmark Realty

A new construction in Brentwood, this five-bedroom home features brightly colored interiors and a gunite pool and hot tub. The floor plan of the new house “enhanc[es] today’s living,” apparently, with “open high ceilings [and] outdoor living spaces.”

6.  410 Wilsonia Ave., Nashville, 37205

Buyers: Blair and Kelley Durham

Sale price: $2.4 million

Sellers: Melissa D. and Arthur B. Laffer Jr.

Sellers’ agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyers’ agent: Virginia Degerberg, Village Real Estate Services

Laffer Investments President Arthur Laffer Jr., the son of the onetime Ronald Reagan adviser and prominent supply-side economist of the same name, and his wife Melissa sold this “wonderful family home” last month. Perhaps the proceeds from the multimillion-dollar sale will … trickle down to the rest of us.

7.  2018 Fransworth Drive, Nashville, 37205

Buyer: Harold E. Jackson III

Sale price: $2.4 million

Sellers: Stanley and Robin Hopp

Sellers’ agents: Dana Griscom and Laura Patterson, Pilkerton Realtors

Buyer’s agent: Jamie Granbery, Pilkerton Realtors

A golfer’s paradise, this five-bedroom home sits on Hole 6 at Hillwood Country Club. Attractive for more than just its location, it includes a screened-in porch with a fireplace, a patio, an elevator, a two-story den and a number of other amenities.

Headline Homes: November 2017

714 Russell St.

8.  714 Russell St., Nashville, 37206

Buyer: The Russell Street Trust

Sale price: $2.35 million

Seller: David L. Haverkamp

Seller’s agent: Keith Merrill, Worth Properties

Buyer’s agents: Scott Evans and Zach Goodyear, PARKS

This recently renovated Dutch Renaissance home built in the 19th century overlooks East Park in East Nashville. It was once the home of former Nashville Mayor Bill Boner, for whom the Scene’s Boner Awards are named. Its “natural light, charm” and “character [with] modern conveniences” are evident in photographs included in the listing. It’s no wonder this house sat on the market for less than a week.

9. 23 Northumberland, Nashville, 37215

Buyers: Robert M. Burks and Amy L. Burks

Sale price: $2.15 million

Sellers: James M. Usdan and Lisa C. Butlak

Sellers’ agent: Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties

Buyers’ agents: Trudy Byrd and Rita Starling Puryear, Fridrich & Clark Realty

This Northumberland home’s most striking space is its living room, with full garage-style windows and high wood-beamed ceilings. The sun-drenched room seamlessly melds modern and traditional. Its dark wood floors show up elsewhere in the house, which features a number of other bright, open spaces.

10. 1205 Robinson Road, Old Hickory, 37138

Buyer: ECG Old Hickory LP

Sale price: $1.9 million

Seller: Lana C. Robinson

Seller and buyer’s agent: Ruthanne Terrell, Crye-Leike Realtors

This Old Hickory home sits on a full 9.5 acres, but wide-open spaces aren’t exclusive to the lot. The house itself includes 19-foot ceilings in its foyer and 14-foot ceilings in its great room. The listing teases the possibility of commercial uses for the large mixed-use property.

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified Arthur B. Laffer Jr. He is the son of Arthur B. Laffer, the former Ronald Reagan adviser.

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