Estate in Nashville’s Leafy Belle Meade Nabe Heads to Auction With $5M Reserve Price

A Nashville dwelling created for American athletics and amusement govt Richard Evans and his family in 1995 is headed to auction in January, with a reserve cost of $5 million.

Identified as Belle Meade Manor, the sprawling estate spans roughly 11,000 sq. ft on 5 acres on Chickering Highway, not much from downtown Nashville. The main home has 4 bedrooms, 4 complete baths and two fifty percent baths. An adjacent pool dwelling sports activities one particular bed room and two complete bogs.

Miami-based mostly Platinum Luxury Auctions will offer are living, on-web-site bidding at the house on Jan. 22 as properly as distant bidding, in accordance to facts presented by the auction residence Thursday.

Mr. Evans, who worked as an executive at Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Backyard garden, amid other roles, commissioned the customized build in 1995 and was the original resident with his relatives, according to Trayor Lesnock, president of Platinum Luxury Auctions.

It was meant to be the family’s “forever house,” even though their options subsequently altered, Mr. Lesnock stated. The present-day entrepreneurs, Robert and Shirley Crants, obtained it in March 1998 and are now downsizing.

“After paying about 23 many years at the property and raising a loved ones there, the sellers are completely ready to downsize,” Mr. Lesnock explained. “They felt the luxurious auction process was the great method for capturing the suitable purchaser, and an assured, non-contingent sale even though the better-stop assets markets are so active.”  

The residence was outlined by Nashville Space Residences in April for $9.5 million. The house is technically continue to outlined as the auction business and authentic estate firm are working alongside one another, according to Mr. Lesnock.

Located in Belle Meade, an independent municipality scattered with lavish homes, the manor is flanked by an iron gate that opens to dogwood trees, waterfalls, fountains and a little creek that winds through the property. The community was made in portion on the land of the historic Belle Meade Plantation, which has been mentioned on the nationwide Sign up of Historic Places because 1969 and is now a museum and winery.

Numerous elements were made use of to craft the dwelling, which includes French limestone, marble, travertine, wooden flooring, and tailor made iron function by Herndon and Merry, according to facts delivered by the auction residence. Open-strategy dwelling and dining areas suited for entertaining are located during, along with a grand lobby, wine area and billiards lounge.

Tailor made artwork fills the house, and a two-story “Tree of Life” mural designed by a set designer for the Metropolitan Opera in New York is the centerpiece of a grand salon. Handcrafted iron sconces, a motorized chandelier, vaulted ceilings, and a two-story hearth spherical out the salon.

 “[The mural] rises previously mentioned the fireplace in the grand salon—a definitely stunning aspect of the property,” Mr. Lesnock stated. “It is 1 of a amount of hand-painted murals in the household that adds a unique touch of provenance and character.”