Williamson County dominates July's list of top Nashville-area home sales
Williamson County dominates July's list of top Nashville-area home sales

811 Lynnbrook Road

Headline Homes always has its fair share of Williamson County entries, though there’s typically a healthy balance of big buys on both sides of Old Hickory Boulevard. But this month, Metro got dominated by its wealthy neighbor. One block in Brentwood had nearly as many entrants as the whole of Davidson County.

All in all, there were 56 homes sold for at least $1 million in Davidson and surrounding counties in July. These are the Top 10 by sale price:

1. 391 Jones Parkway, Brentwood, 37027 Buyers:

Michael and Jami Kaplan

Sale price: $3,001,953

Seller: Grove Park Construction

Seller’s agents: Susan Gregory and Lisa Culp Taylor, Parks

Buyers’ agent:

Darin Cunningham, Re/Max Elite

This custom-built home, more than a year in the making, is a 15-room 8,300-square-footer sitting on nearly an acre in Annandale, Brentwood’s enclave full of regular Headline Homes appearances. The level lot overlooks parks and stocked fountain-featuring ponds.

Michael Kaplan is a renowned tax attorney at Sherrard and Roe. He’s a member of numerous boards, the Alumni Board of Trust at Vanderbilt and the board of the Tennessee Golf Association among them. Dr. Jami Kaplan is a physical therapist.

2. 3670 Bear Creek Road, Leipers Fork, 37179 Buyers:

Michael and Billie Ann Katin

Sale price: $2,700,828

Sellers: Scott and Melissa Farrar

Sellers’ agent: Jane Higgins, Benchmark Realty

Buyers’ agent:

Jim Dowell, Synergy Realty Network

For their $2.7 million, the Katins actually got two homes. The main house is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, 5,700-square-foot house with a “dynamite” media room. The guesthouse has nearly identical specs, though it’s short a half-bath (it does have an unfinished basement, however, so there’s room). The property also includes an outdoor pavilion and a four-stall barn topped by a “party room,” plus another barn devoid of the party space (must be a business barn). All this plus 35 acres. Michael Katin is a noted Florida oncologist.

Surely, the houses they bought will be immaculately cleaned. Scott and Melissa Farrar are the president and CEO, respectively, of Molly Maid.

3. 4330 North Chapel Road, Franklin, 37067 Buyers:

Stuart R. and Maria F. Crum

Sale price: $2.5 million

Sellers: Richard and Rhonda Albright

Sellers’ agent: Chip Kerr, Crye-Leike

Buyers’ agent:

Sherry Anderson, Parks

This private, gated six-acre estate was built in 2003 but recently underwent a $1 million renovation. The 10,000-square-foot house has a finished basement with mini bowling alley, plus a six-car garage. There’s a gunite pool and a hot tub (and a pool/hot tub house).

Stu Crum is the president of Bridgestone Retail Operations, former president of Jiffy Lube and a former USFL placekicker. He retired from the USFL and then tried to join the Kansas City Chiefs, but was enjoined from doing so by the USFL’s Chicago Blitz. He sued the Blitz for $1.2 million, but never appeared in an NFL game.

4. 811 Lynnbrook Road, Nashville, 37215 Buyers:

Jason and Elizabeth Sheer

Sale price: $2.4 million

Sellers: Paul G. and Barbara F. Hagood

Sellers’ agent: Louis Belote, Fridrich and Clark

Buyers’ agent:

Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties

Houses in tony Woodmont Estates rarely hit the market, which is why when they do they fetch a pretty penny. Well, that and the fact the homes are north of 6,000 square feet and have chef’s kitchens and all hardwood floors.

The Sheers are the owners of popular Midtown watering hole The Tin Roof.

5. 5517 Iron Gate Drive, Franklin, 37069 Buyers:

Carlos A. Servin and Claudia A. Ortuno

Sale price: $2.399 million

Sellers: James T. and Mary D. Hunter

Sellers’ agent: Sarah A. Kilgore, Pilkerton Realtors

Buyers’ agent:

Cecilia Davis, RE/Max Elite

The Hunters built this three-story home in 2005. There’s a wine cellar, hardwood and stone floors throughout and outdoor covered areas. The home doesn’t have a hearth in the den or living room like a run-of-the-mill home; the hearth is in its own hearth room.

Carlos Servin is Nissan’s vice president of finance.

6. 822 Windstone Blvd., Brentwood, 37027 Buyers:

Brent L. and Rachel Good

Sale price: $2,234,841

Seller: Mike Ford Custom Builders

Seller’s agent: Sherry Erickson, Southern Land

Buyers’ agent:

Darin Cunningham, Re/Max Elite

One of two contributions to this month’s list from Windstone — becoming one of those subdivisions upon which Headline Homes relies — this 7,000-square-foot home has all the niche rooms one can imagine: his-and-hers master baths, an exercise room, game room, bonus room, four-car garage and the ever-popular porch with outdoor fireplace, an amenity becoming as popular as the throw-in country club membership for the seven-figure home.

7. 4420 Forsythe Place, Belle Meade, 37205 Buyers:

Douglas and Shea Ghertner

Sale price: $2.05 million

Sellers: Daniel and Leslie Karl

Sellers’ agent: Steve G. Fridrich, Fridrich and Clark

Buyers’ agent:

Whitney Musser, Worth Properties

Some homes best demonstrate their elegance through understatedness. This 1956 Belle Meade property has one of the more taciturn descriptions in Headline Homes history: “Exceptional home with finest amenities available. Awesome covered patio and professionally landscaped yard and pond.” That’s all you get — and all the Ghertners needed to fork over more than $2 million.

Doug Ghertner is the president of Change Healthcare.

8. 2017 Legends Ridge Drive, Franklin, 37069 Buyers:

Thomas and Michele Bertorello

Sale price: $1.96 million

Seller: The Walk Family Trust

Seller’s agents: Tim and Tess Thompson, Tim Thompson Premier

Buyers’ agent:

Jennifer Bua, Benchmark Realty

This is Lot 1 of the best main lots in the new addition to Legends Ridge, so sayeth the listing. This Parade of Homes winner has a theater room (with wet bar), a huge bonus room (with wet bar) and a formal office (no wet bar).

9. 106 Westhampton Place, Belle Meade, 37205 Buyers:

Ashish S. and Rebecca Shah

Sale price: $1,897,500

Sellers: Robert and Gayle Patterson

Sellers’ agent: Starling Davis, Fridrich and Clark

Buyers’ agent:

Richard G. Courtney, Christianson Patterson Courtney and Associates

This one has “fabulous old world charm [with] floorplan of today.” Sure, if by “today” the listing means “1967,” when the house was built. This Colonial, which sits on an acre, sold after 80 days; it might have sold faster except there was no sign in the yard. Sign or no, the Shahs found this Belle Meade speakeasy.

Ashish Shah is a cardiothoracic fellow at Vanderbilt; Rebecca Shah is a senior associate at education data company Data Quality Campaign.

10. 843 Windstone Blvd., Brentwood, 37027 Buyers:

Richard and Jeanne Briggs

Sale price: $1.88 million

Seller: Mike Ford Revocable Trust

Seller’s agent: Kells Jackson Ford, Ford Homes Realty

Buyers’ agent:

Judy Williams, Crye-Leike

Usually the phrase “lovely bones” is reserved for older homes in need of updates, but the second Windstone entry of the month loves to brag about its structure: “Stone turret and stucco over brick exterior. Foyer [with] natural stone flooring, curved staircase [with] iron railing and hand hewn beams in turret. Beams throughout main living areas with beautiful walnut floors.”

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