Headline Homes: September 2017

4400 Franklin Pike

Last month in area home sales, Reba’s ex-husband got his own treehouse, Preds star Ryan Johansen turned his mega contract into a mega home, and a bunch of non-stars bought big houses — basically, a pretty normal month for Headline Homes. Big sales in Brentwood, Belle Meade and Franklin make up the bulk of the list, with swimming pools, equestrian estates and cozy in-town mansions.

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

1. 502 Park Hill Drive, Nashville 37205

Buyer: Park Hill Drive Land Trust

Sale price: $4 million

Sellers: Susan W. and W. Lucas Simons, trustees

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

Buyer’s agent: Unknown

The Simons — Susan is an artist and art collector and Lucas is a longtime health care banker — sold this five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, which spans nearly 9,000 square feet. The Belle Meade house comes complete with a swimming pool and three fireplaces.

2. 4400 Franklin Pike, Nashville 37204

Buyer: Ryan B. Johansen

Sale price: $3.85 million

Sellers: Kimberly and James D. Lewis

Sellers’ agent: Lisa Fernandez-Wilson and Timothy King, French King Fine Properties

Buyer’s agent: Carrie Zeier, RE/MAX Elite

Unlike many other stars in the market for a new home, Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen did not hide behind an anonymous trust when buying this 7,635-square-foot Franklin Pike abode. Instead, he signed his name on the dotted line, just as he did earlier this summer when he signed a new $64 million contract with the Preds. The four-bedroom “architectural and interior design masterpiece” cost a pretty penny, but Johansen will make more than twice the cost of the house this season alone.

3. 409 Ellendale Ave., Nashville 37205

Buyers: Gregory L. and Andrew W. Powell

Sale price: $2.55 million

Seller: The 409 Ellendale Avenue Land Trust

Seller’s agent: Anne A. McGugin, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyers’ agent: Unknown

With a “stunning European design,” this nearly 8,000-square-foot home comes complete with five bedrooms, three fireplaces and a connected guest house. The wine cellar, elevator and screened-in porch help make the Belle Meade home “perfect for entertaining and family living,” as the listing put it.

Headline Homes: September 2017

1139 Battery Lane

4. 1139 Battery Lane, Nashville 37220

Buyers: Mickey L. and Jan Harlow

Sale price: $2.395 million

Sellers: Victor E. and Katherine E. Giovanetti

Sellers’ agent: Molly McAllester Tarpy and Susan Harris, Realty Trust Residential

Buyers’ agent: Hannah Stephenson, King Realty

The sellers of this “custom gated estate” are Katherine and Victor Giovanetti, the latter an executive at Brentwood-based LifePoint Health. With a chef’s kitchen, open layout and outdoor pool and fire pit, it’s described in the listing as an “entertainer’s home.”

5. 1150 Travelers Ridge Drive, Nashville 37220

Buyer: Narvel W. Blackstock

Sale price: $2.25 million

Sellers: Thomas and Tammy Olin

Sellers’ agent: Stephanie Brooks and Annie Hickerson, Zeitlin & Co., Realtors

Buyer’s agent: Laura Stroud, French King Fine Properties

Reba McEntire’s ex-husband Narvel Blackstock bought this “soft contemporary tree house” with the help of agent Laura Stroud, a friend of the couple’s to whom Blackstock was linked by gossip rags after his 2016 divorce from the country superstar. McEntire herself graced the pages of Headline Homes back in July when a trust controlled by Blackstock and herself sold their 83-acre property in Lebanon. Blackstock’s new home includes four porches and five decks and was designed by Nashville architect Robert Anderson.

6. 4215 Two Rivers Lane, Franklin 37069

Buyers: F. Shane and Angela J. Alexander

Sale price: $2.2 million

Sellers: Kaylene J. and Chine Logan

Sellers and buyers’ agent: Judy Williams and Richard Williams, Crye-Leike

This 10,000-square-foot “Equestrian Estate” in the Two Rivers neighborhood of Franklin comes complete with a saltwater pool, a gate to keep out intruders and a framed Confederate flag. While it’s unclear whether the flag will survive the ownership transfer, the poolside pavilion, home gym, wet bar and water slide surely will.

7. 9218 Concord Road, Brentwood 37027

Buyers: Raman G. and Suresh G. Dayal

Sale price: $2,025,000

Sellers: Karen F. and David Andrew Slusser

Sellers’ agent: Cindy Looney, Pilkerton Realtors

Buyers’ agent: Unknown

Situated on 10 acres within Brentwood city limits, this 1968 construction has been “renovated to the studs.” The large open floor plan features a wall of windows overlooking a pool and spa area, and there’s a “meticulously maintained” yard. The listing touts the development potential of the large property.

8. 1204 Round Grove Court, Brentwood 37027

Buyer: The 1204 Round Grove Trust

Sale price: $1,924,900

Seller: Trace Construction Inc.

Seller’s agent: John Spoon and Matt Burhart, PARKS

Buyer’s agent: Janet Denton Gatewood, Pilkerton Realtors

The trustee for the entity that bought this “custom modern farm house” is a California-based talent manager who has represented Meat Loaf and Seether. While it’s unclear if either of those superstars is behind the purchase, we would do anything for this home “loaded with tons of custom designer features,” including two separate “powder rooms.” As one of the first homes in Brentwood gated community Cartwright Close, it’s “an extremely desirable place to call home.”

9. 1 Carriage Hill, Nashville 37205

Buyers: Kevin H. and Jessica Douglas

Sale price: $1,825,000

Sellers: Ann K. and H. Rex Hammock

Sellers’ agent: Elaine Reed, Worth Properties LLC

Buyers’ agent: Cathie Cato Renken, French King Fine Properties

This is a rare find, the listing says, “integrating yesterday’s character with today’s standards.” The home is located on a corner lot in Belle Meade and includes a carriage house and garage. With original hardwoods and tall ceilings, this 4,410-square-foot home is “lovingly maintained.”

10.  827 Tyne Blvd., Nashville 37220

Buyers: Victor E. and Katherine E. Giovanetti

Sale price: $1.8 million

Sellers: Gary T. and Suzanne S. Byrd

Sellers’ agent: Betsy Peebles, Pilkerton Realtors

Buyers’ agent: Susan Harris, Realty Trust Residential, LLC

The Giovanettis traded their Battery Lane home (see No. 4) for this one, with a “gorgeous back yard,” pool and “stunning” pool house. It has extensive millwork, hardwood floors and a “wonderful floor plan” with an open kitchen. As the listing so succinctly describes the 8,250-square-foot residence, “this home has it all.”

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