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 home at 4416 Chickering Lane is stately and attractive.

This home at 4416 Chickering Lane is stately and attractive.

Welcome home!

Your welcome is just as warm at night as it is during the day.

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.

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The chandelier is gorgeous, and the mural allows daydreams to flourish.

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 formal living room features floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide abundant natural light.

The formal living room features handsome windows, which provide abundant natural light.

The formal living room leads out into an impressive bar area and den area.

The formal living room leads out into an impressive bar area and den area.

The den, with its warm wood bookshelves, offers a welcoming space to just relax and hang out.

The den, with its warm wood bookshelves, offers an expansive welcoming space to relax.

The spacious den offers plenty of room for relaxing.

The spacious den offers plenty of room for two seating areas or a pool table.

We love this casual sitting area.

We love this additional sitting area right off the kitchen, also with French doors 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.

This spacious kitchen offers plenty of storage, lots of natural light and ample seating for families large and small.

This spacious kitchen offers plenty of storage, lots of natural light and ample seating for families large and small.

The eat-in area features tile flooring, transom windows and moldings.

The eat-in area features a lovely bay window out to the screened porch.

Look at all that storage! And the built-in desk offers a place to oversee homework or do a quick Facebook check.

Look at all that storage! And the built-in desk offers a place to oversee homework or do a quick Facebook check.

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.

The laundry room features plenty of counter space, a sink, storage and hooks that act as a home for backpacks and coats.

The laundry room/mud room features plenty of counter space, a sink, storage and hooks that act as a home for backpacks and coats.

The dining room is a regal space perfect for enjoying a formal meal.

The dining room is a regal space perfect for enjoying a formal meal.

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.

Take a look out the window for a bird's eye view of the beautiful property.

Take a look out the window for a bird’s eye view of the beautiful property.

The spacious master bedroom features a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closets, stunning bathroom and an office.

The master bedroom features a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closets, stunning bathroom and a spacious office.

The office located off the master suite

The office located off the master suite

The master bath features tons of storage, tile flooring, a large whirlpool tub and his-and-her sinks.

The master bath features plenty of storage, tile flooring, a large whirlpool tub, his-and-her sinks and a walk-in steam shower.

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.

Natural light and beautiful built-ins make this a fantastic bedroom!

Natural light and beautiful built-ins make this a fantastic bedroom!

Each upstairs bedroom has its own bathroom, in this case, a bright and welcoming bathroom!

Each upstairs bedroom has its own bathroom, in this case, a bright and welcoming bathroom!

Another spacious bedroom

Another spacious bedroom

The fourth upstairs bedroom ... we love the warmth of the hardwoods!

The fourth upstairs bedroom … we love the warmth of the hardwoods!

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.

The basement-level den is perfect for hanging out and watching a movie or the big game.

The basement-level den is perfect for hanging out and watching a movie or the big game.

There's plenty of basement-level space for a workout room as well.

There’s plenty of basement-level space for a workout room as well.

The screened porch is perfect for a cool fall evening meal or curling up with a good book.

The screened porch is perfect for a cool fall evening meal or curling up with a good book.

We would love to flex our green thumbs in this greenhouse.

We would love to flex our green thumbs in this greenhouse.

Catch a glimpse of both the expanse of the property and the rolling hills that surround it.

Catch a glimpse of both the expanse of the property and the rolling hills that surround it.

Steal away up the hill for a fire and some s'mores.

Steal away up the hill for a fire and some s’mores.

“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 KeithAnd 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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