There are McMansions aplenty in our September roundup of the Nashville area’s highest-dollar homes. One stood out in the crowd of gaudy gems: a clean-lined Forest Hills home designed by Robert Anderson, who died in 2014 but is known for his modern designs. John Peter Angelos, executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles and son of the team’s owner, also purchased a home in the area in September — a house in Franklin that went for more than $2.2 million.
Below are September’s top 10 homes sales in Nashville and surrounding counties, ranked by sale price.
1. 4412 Sheppard Place, Nashville 37205
Buyers: John Alston and Amy B. Riddick
Sale price: $2.5 million
Sellers: Nicholas E. and Elizabeth W. Sieveking
Sellers’ agent: Beth Weaver Felch, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors
Buyers’ agent: Jody Hull, Bainbridge Realty Group
Less than a half-mile from the Belle Meade Country Club, this nearly 3,000-square-foot home sits on a little less than an acre. It also includes a 300-square-foot guesthouse behind the main structure. Plastic surgeon Nicholas E. Sieveking and his wife Elizabeth sold the home to cardiologist John Alston Riddick and wife Amy.
2. 7129 Brandon Park Court, Franklin 37064
Buyer: John Peter Angelos
Sale price: $2,275,000
Seller: Theodore J. Bertuca
Seller’s agent: Guy A. Richie, Worth Properties LLC
Buyer’s agent: Robin Holman, Reliant Realty ERA Powered
Among an incredible amount of amenities, this house features a “massive two-sided shower with multiple body sprayers and bench. It’s like having a spa in your own home.” In addition to the spa, there’s a pool out back and four acres of property to roam on. Seller Theodore Bertuca — a McDonald’s franchisee whose complicated divorce made it all the way to the Tennessee Court of Appeals in 2012 — bought the home in 2014 for $1.8 million. The buyer is John Peter Angelos, the executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles and son of club owner Peter Angelos.
3. 1160 Brookwood Lane, Nashville 37220
Buyers: Robert O. and Vivienne C. Keenan
Sale price: $2.2 million
Sellers: Michael L. and Julie B. Thomas
Sellers’ agent: Richard F. Bryan, Fridrich and Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Richard G. Courtney, Christianson, Patterson, Courtney & Associates
“A rare find!” This newly built 6,000-square-foot home in Oak Hill comes with extensive landscaping with irrigation and “covered porches with sweeping views” on two-plus acres.
4. 4931 Franklin Pike, Nashville 37220
Buyer: William T. Chapman, trustee
Sale price: $2,125,000
Sellers: Gregory Scott and Pamela A. Clayton
Sellers and buyer’s agent: Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties
This home was originally built in 1925, but has been expanded and remodeled — it’s almost 7,400 square feet total and features more than four acres in a gated private compound with an “incredible pool, spa, waterfalls” and a basketball court and playground.
5. 515 Westview Ave., Nashville 37205
Buyers: Robert B. and Cassondra M. Elliott
Sale price: $1,887,500
Sellers: Jacqueline P. and Joe B. Putnam
Sellers’ agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich and Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Matt Daniel, Daniel-Christian Real Estate, LLC
Surgeon Joe. B Putnam and wife Jacqueline got this “best deal in Belle Meade!” after it had been reduced. This 8,000-square-foot goliath has a “great floor plan for entertaining” and is a “classic beauty” ready to be taken “to the next level,” according to the listing.
6. 4409 Sheppard Place, Nashville 37205
Buyers: Laura J. and James N. Bowen II
Sale price: $1,750,000
Sellers: Melissa L. and William F. Earthman III
Sellers’ agent: Betty Finucane, Fridrich and Clark Realty
Buyers’ agent: Jennie Garth Lovvorn, Fridrich and Clark Realty
Sold by Massey Burch Capital partner William F. Earthman III to lawyer Laura J. Bowen and husband James, this literal dead-end home was built in 1937. Its dining room is “to die for,” and it’s the home “you have always admired on the dead end!” The backyard features a flagstone terrace, and don’t worry — those are the only descriptions involving death or dying.
7. 1731 Nashville Highway, Columbia 38401
Buyer: Steven R. Bostelman
Sale price: $1.6 million
Seller: James H. and Nancy W. Walker
Sellers and buyer’s agent: Molly Elliott, Benchmark Realty, LLC
Steve R. Bostelman, owner of a buy-here-pay-here auto sales empire, bought this Columbia home. The home itself is on the small side for a normal HH listing — just five bedrooms and a little more than 3,000 square feet — but there are 52 acres of property, a pool and a pool house to enjoy if Bostelman finds himself a feeling a little claustrophobic. Also features “stunning hilltop views!”
8. 1709 Tyne Blvd., Nashville 37215
Buyer: Paul M. Zukowsky, trustee
Sale price: $1,540,000
Seller: Dawn Nepp, trustee
Seller’s agent: Karen Morgan, Karen Morgan Realty
Buyer’s agent: Jesse Lee Levin, Benchmark Realty, LLC
Designed by Robert Anderson, who also designed the homes of supermodel Karen Elson and Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill, this house has a much different look than most McMansions on the Headline Homes roster. Anderson, who died in 2014, was known in Nashville for building modern homes. The house, which sits on five acres, is stark in appearance and features clean lines both inside and out. Downtown lights can be seen from the backyard by night, and the house is surrounded by forest: “Day and night … The Views Are Extraordinary … Private Yet Oh So Convenient.”
9. 5153 Remington Drive, Brentwood 37027
Buyer: Derek M. Smith
Sale price: $1,501,000
Seller: Venkat Reddy
Seller’s agent: Patricia A Carter, Zeitlin & Co., Realtors
Buyer’s agent: Starling Davis, Fridrich & Clark Realty
“Perfect & Pristine!” This home was sold by family physician Venkat Reddy, and it has all the appeal of a McMansion not featured in No. 8: detailed trim, vaulted ceilings and almost 8,000 square feet all squeeze onto just a little more than an acre of property.
10. 9263 Carrisbrook Lane, Brentwood 37027
Buyer: Brian O’Neil
Sale price: $1.5 million
Seller: Phillip Matthew Simpson
Seller’s agent: Carolyn D. Akins, Carolyn Akins Real Estate
Buyer’s agent: Stephanie Brooks, Zeitlin & Co., Realtors
This home has been “meticulously maintained and decorated by Julie Couch on the new television show Flipped,” and was also featured in the Parade of Homes. It was on the market for more than 100 days. “You truly won’t believe the attention to detail in this home,” which includes exposed beams, gourmet kitchen, reclaimed hardwood floors, covered patio, media room, two wet bars and four fireplaces.