Nashvillians know the allure of Belle Meade. The area is a showcase for stately homes, winding creeks and beautiful, mature trees. And this home on Chickering Lane exemplifies all of those qualities and more.
“It has an ideal floor plan for both family life and entertaining,” says Barbara Keith Payne, a realtor with Pilkerton Realtors in Nashville, of the home at 4416 Chickering. “It is a piece of Nashville history, one of the earliest in the neighborhood and has been lovingly and meticulously maintained.”
This elegant brick estate sits on 2.7 acres, and it’s absolutely breathtaking. The lush lawn, rolling hills, mature landscaping and original stone wall give you Tennessee beauty at its best. Built in 1938, the residence sits back from the road offering a private respite from the hustle and bustle of Nashville life. Commanding white pillars welcome you home to 6,000+ square feet of space that includes four large bedrooms, an abundance of natural light, four fireplaces, unique architectural details, ample space for entertaining and a detached guest suite. Let’s take a look inside!
Upon entry, the foyer welcomes you with its winding staircase, one-of-a-kind Zuber mural, wood floors and sparkling, crystal chandelier. The detailed transoms that surround the door let in beautiful, natural light.
The downstairs area has several perfectly designated spaces for entertaining or just enjoying quietly as a family. The large, bright formal living room with a fireplace and plenty of built-ins leads into a built-in bar area, the kitchen, a half-bathroom and a large den. The den is a perfect hangout space during any season with a fireplace and an area for game tables, and the room’s French doors lead out to the screened porch.
The massive eat-in kitchen has copious storage, cabinets and a built-in desk, making this the perfect area to keep a busy family organized. Adding to the charm are a beautiful tiled floor, an island with seating for four, natural light streaming from every angle and wood beams, just some of the many details that make this house so lovely.
Off the kitchen, is the stately dining room with a cozy fireplace, several large windows and a wall of custom built-ins to showcase collections or family photos.
Rounding out the main level is a “mud room” and laundry area with designated hooks for easy organization and plenty of cabinet space for storage.
Upstairs, another beautiful chandelier sparkles, while windows give a bird’s eye view of the property.
The master bedroom is sheer perfection. With built-ins, a separate sitting area, a roomy en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and panoramic views of the property, you feel like you are in your own private oasis. At night you can light a fire in the master fireplace or get some work done in the separate office, a recent addition with storage, desk space and natural light galore.
The other three upstairs bedrooms are large and light-filled, offering a wonderful retreat for every member of the family. Each also has several custom built-ins perfect for books, trophies or collector’s items, depending on who calls the space home. With an attached bathroom in each, the space is perfect for growing kids or grown kids coming home to visit with families of their own.
The basement level is a tremendous space, perfect for kids of all ages, lounging around or working out. There’s space for a large television, games and plenty of seating, and there’s a bathroom in the basement as well.
On beautiful days you can enjoy the nature surrounding the home in the screened-in porch or put your green thumb to use in the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind greenhouse. Additional on-property enticements include a sport court, playhouse, firepit area and patio, perfect for al fresco entertaining. Plus, the detached in-law suite is perfect for visiting guests.
“This elegant and timeless property is in one of Nashville’s most sought-after locations. It has gorgeous landscaping and plantings, fantastic boxwoods, and a formal garden,” says Barbara Keith. And we agree — this 6,613-square-foot home lacks nothing! Whether for a growing family or empty-nesters who love welcoming their kids and grandkids home, this home — in its stunning location — is the perfect place to call home!
Guess what?! This home is on the market! If you’d like to see it in person, email Barbara Keith Payne at [email protected] or call (615) 300-7337 to schedule an appointment. List price is $2,349,000.
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