With 100 glittering chandeliers, a dine-in movie theater, and a ballroom, this completely custom 22,743-square-foot mansion in Franklin, TN, is the most expensive home on the market in Tennessee. The estate in the Nashville suburbs is available for $16.5 million.
Set on a 4.4-acre lot, it’s in a community where the smallest lot is 3.5 acres, according to the listing agent, Bill E. Henson, Jr. of SilverPointe Properties. That means that none of the residents in this exclusive enclave are too close to one another.
“This particular home is in an incredible neighborhood. There are only 23 homes, and there are celebrities who live in the neighborhood,” says Henson, adding, “Williamson County is the seventh-wealthiest county in America.”
The property has been owned by a couple who purchased the lot for $30,000 back in 2004. After the acreage was purchased, it took them a decade to build, and design, the six-bedroom, 13-bathroom home.
The owners’ first attempt to sell the property was in 2018, for $17.9 million, before it was taken off the market altogether in 2020. Now that it’s at a slightly lower price point, perhaps an offer will be forthcoming.
Many materials used in the mansion’s construction were imported—including, for example, three oversized, wrought-iron front doors—and the design was so detailed, a team of contractors from Atlanta was brought in.
Grand flourishes in the home include 30-foot ceilings, three bars, nine fireplaces, three kitchens (outfitted with Sub-Zero and Viking appliances), a pool, a wine cellar, and dual, hand-crafted iron staircases. Up to 1,400 bottles of wine can be stored in the spacious cellar.
An owner interested in hosting charity galas can make use of the ballroom, which comes complete with a stage for performances.
“You could have 200 people dancing in there,” says Henson.
Another high-end design detail are the domed ceilings.
The mansion is also equipped with smart features including a security system, and integrated technology that controls the lighting and Wi-Fi. A dozen HVAC units are used to heat and cool the massive home.
Parking for six cars is split among three attached garages, one of which has an unfinished 2,000-square-foot upper floor that could be turned into a gym or recording studio.
Franklin, a town of 78,000 18 miles south of Nashville, is a haven for celebrity musicians and CEOs of large corporations. Low property taxes and the proximity to Music City are part of the appeal. This property is close to downtown Franklin’s shops and restaurants, and the airport is a half-hour drive away.
“You can be at the beach within six hours and the mountains are close, too,” says Henson. “There’s a lot going on in Middle Tennessee. Several companies (are) relocating here. You also have the music scene—and it’s not just country music.”
A horse lover may be enticed to gallop in for a look, as the neighborhood offers riding trails, and some properties have horse stalls.
Whether or not the next buyers are equestrians, they might include “an entrepreneur, probably a CEO of a major corporation, or an entertainer, or an athlete,” the agent predicts.
“You don’t have that many people looking for homes in this price range,” he says, “but the norm is changing.”
The post Massive $16.5M Mansion Near Nashville Is Tennessee’s Most Expensive Home appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.