Set in a private gated, in-town estate, this classic manor house boasts original 1940s architecture surrounded by stunning English gardens. The home has been restored and updated with British-influenced European design while preserving its original character and creating an improved flow. The grounds surrounding the home have been transformed into gardens, which offer a beautiful and tranquil environment.
“This is an ideal, in-town location – a quiet, private spot in Green Hills with quick access to every place in Nashville via Valley Brook Road and adjoining back roads,” Realtor Richard Courtney tells us. “Green Hills Mall, Nashville’s favorite neighborhood spots and some of the city’s finest schools are just minutes away. And you can be on I-440 in less than five minutes.”
After reaching the 1.64-acre estate, you will be welcomed inside the 7,101-square-foot home. Large, open rooms make this home an entertainer’s dream. The European-style foyer opens to the gallery with floor-to-ceiling French doors that offer a breathtaking view of the pool and gardens.
Guests move easily through the great room, kitchen, breakfast room, parlor, formal dining and living rooms and sunroom/bar. Discreet Fench doors allow the rooms to be used individually or combined as a large, open space to allow movement throughout.
“The home was designed to accommodate a dinner for 12 or a reception for 300,” Richard explains. “There’s an enormous living room with an adjoining bar, the most elegant dining room and a chef’s kitchen that opens to an expansive gathering room. And all spaces lead to overlooks or terraces that transition guests to the pool and private outdoor gardens.”
The kitchen and great room are the hub of the home. The great room, with vaulted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling, half-crescent windows, opens to the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is a work of art, with noteworthy features that include soaring 16-feet ceilings and vintage French La Cornue range/cooker.
A staircase leads to the second floor, where you will find a renovated owners’ suite with a spacious bedroom and adjoining dressing and sitting room. The owners’ bath is a private retreat with natural light, enormous glass shower for two, soaking Jacuzzi tub and dual custom vanities. Plus, the suite features two custom walk-in closets. In addition to the owners’ suite, two additional bedrooms overlook the home’s lush grounds. “The owners’ suite is at once beautiful and calming and affords the owners a beautiful respite,” Richard shares.
It does not end there. On the lower level, a family room, rec room, workout room, 600-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar, second kitchen, laundry room and dedicated storage/work room offer additional spaces to live and play.
The interior boasts a design that is both formal and comfortable. The beauty of the estate is enhanced by English gardens, centered around a pool and fountains, that surround the home. Terraces and verandas with Italian-inspired finishes lead to the heated pool, which features an infinity edge fountain that flows from the upper terrace.
“The pool and gardens are well-planned and executed, and the assemblage and melding of natural beauty take your breath away,” Richard tells us.
“Valley Brook Estate is truly one of the most distinguished and beautiful homes in Nashville, but it is also one of most comfortable and enjoyable,” Richard says.
This home is listed by Richard Courtney of Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates for $2,995,500. To learn more, visit ValleyBrookEstate.com or contact Richard Courtney: [email protected], (615) 300-8189
This article is sponsored by Richard Courtney of Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates.
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