House of the Week – Franklin Pike

A grand, historic home located at 4220 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204 is the House of the Week. “From Indian lore to civil war battles, this incredible one of a kind property is a dream home for history buffs,” according to listing agent Melanie Baker with Zeitlin & Co., Realtors. The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,148 square feet of living space priced at $995,000. It is, “nestled on 2.3 acres of mature trees and gardens.”

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The home is stated as being built in 1899 in both the listing for sale and in the county tax records. However, Ms. Baker calls it a, “Circa 1840 antebellum jewel, with historical charm, original hardwoods and fireplaces.” She also notes that it was, “Originally a toll house.” Perhaps it was originally built in 1840 as a toll house and later expanded and converted into a full residence in 1899. Regardless, historic elements are found throughout the spacious rooms. Beamed ceilings in the living room, dining room, den, and master bedroom provide a sense of rustic grandeur. The covered porches on the front and side of the house are perfectly to scale and add a welcoming touch to the exterior full of windows.

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The back yard features an in-ground pool and a detached studio / guesthouse with parquet floors. The 2.3 acres are very lush and serene, especially when considering the house is only four miles from downtown Nashville. Of course this convenient location and exceptional land is reflected in the price of $316 per square foot. However, for buyers wanting to live in a truly historic home, close to town, and in a premier neighborhood like like Oak Hill, this is indeed a, “rare gem in Nashville.”