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Downtown Nashville is known for its honky-tonks and live music, but that is not the only thing that comes to mind when you see this stylish dwelling in Printers Alley. Housed in a historic building in the heart of the entertainment district, the former warehouse has been a part of the neighborhood since the 1890s. With a spacious open floor plan, ceilings that stretch nearly two dozen feet high and oversized windows that look over the neighborhood, the loft apartment is a destination for city dwellers looking for a quiet escape without straying too far from the activity.

The three-bedroom, three-bath retreat features 2,700 square feet of private living space furnished with pieces from Mayker Creative. The design incorporates stylish industrial details paired with recent upgrades, such as exposed glazed brick, white oak floors and exposed ducts. From the fourth floor apartment, a pair of empty-nesters, second homeowners or an urban family can enjoy the sights and sounds of Printers Alley and stay within walking distance of some of the best art galleries, restaurants, nightlife and culture in the city.

When you step through the front door, you’ll be struck by the industrial aesthetic of the design. An entryway welcomes you inside, and the master bedroom sits between two double doors to the left while a hallway leads you to the open living area and kitchen.

The large, open space is the focal point of the downtown loft. Although the loft is perched above one of the most popular streets in downtown Nashville, you feel miles away because the sound is blocked out — meaning you can enjoy all of the benefits of urban living without the noise.

The home was in good condition, but it recently welcomed an extensive renovation that upgraded the space while keeping the original charm intact. Functional upgrades, including plumbing, audio and media installation, and lighting, came first. Additionally, the renovation added custom cabinets, quartz countertops and subway tile to the design. The gourmet kitchen became the focal point of the central living area, and a raw-edge countertop separates it from the living and dining area without shutting it off from the rest of the space. The open concept allows the central living area to function as the heart of the home, and the layout is perfect for those who love to entertain.

The living room, where the industrial design is the focus, features a brick wall and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Printers Alley.

The built-in bar makes entertaining easy. The shelving was salvaged from long-time Printers Alley music spot Fiddle & Steel (now the Dream Hotel), as a nod to the neighborhood.

Within the main living area, functional spaces include a dining area delineated by a large, round table that sits perfectly beneath the chandelier.

The recently upgraded kitchen features a raw-edge countertop and industrial statement lighting. New appliances and finishes were added when the loft was renovated in 2017.

The stainless steel farmhouse sink complements the updated appliances throughout the kitchen.

New light fixtures from Restoration Hardware and Elm & Iron were installed throughout the loft.

Large windows offer stunning and rare views of Printers Alley and bring in natural light, which carries through to the bedrooms and the front of the home. Without exterior windows in the bedrooms, the space relies on glass windows in the hallway for light. Yet surprisingly, the rooms are open and bright. The current owners opt to utilize the third bedroom as an office, allowing flexibility for work-from-home. In the master bedroom, navy seagrass wallpaper creates an accent wall that elevates the otherwise simple design. The master bathroom design mimics the rest of the house with an exposed brick wall and contemporary features.

Historic accents abound throughout the home. Here, grand sliding doors open to reveal the master bedroom.

White oak floors run throughout the house and shine in the master bedroom, where an accent wall is covered in a navy seagrass wallpaper.

Radiant floor heating and dual sinks are two of many luxurious details in the master bathroom.

A free-standing tub and spacious shower make the master bathroom a dreamy retreat for homeowners.

A second bedroom features the beloved exposed brick walls, and vintage barn doors on the closet round-out the design.

Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and the third bathroom can also be accessed through the hallway for easy guest access.

Currently, the third bedroom is set up as an office to accommodate work-from-home needs.

The charm of a historic property is challenging to convey through words and photos — and this particular property deserves to be seen and experienced in-person. The details articulate the beauty of urban living and prove that living steps away from culture and nightlife has many advantages. A mix of vintage-inspired and contemporary furnishings warm up the space and bring more personality to the design. The loft is being sold furnished, which means the next homeowners can move right in and enjoy the stylish selections by Mayker Creative.

Printers Alley has a storied history that starts in the early 1900s when the printing industry was in its heyday. The alley became a destination for speakeasies during Prohibition, and in the later years, it drew musical talents the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Supremes, Waylon Jennings, Chet Atkins and so many more. It is still a lively spot today, and we can’t imagine a better place to take in the sights and sounds than this patio.

Take a seat and enjoy all that Printers Alley has to offer.

This home is currently on the market for $2,125,000 and is listed by Martha Montiel-Lewis of Six1Five Living Group. If you are interested in seeing this home for yourself, contact Martha at [email protected] or (931) 338-0082 to schedule a home tour. Find more information about the property here.

Martha Montiel-Lewis| License Number: 316377 | (931) 338-0082

This article is sponsored by Martha Montiel-Lewis of Six1Five Living Group.