From a real estate perspective, one of the best things about the Nashville area is its breadth — no matter what kind of architecture grabs your heart, you’re bound to find properties on the market in or near Nashville that fit.
You can find historic Victorians in Historic Edgefield, cool mid-century ranches in Crieve Hall, Dutch Colonial heart-stoppers in Historic Richland, unique Mediterranean charmers in hidden East Nashville corners (like Little Hollywood)… As homes go, Nashville contains multitudes.
That’s not to say that we don’t have an abundance of similar homes — there are certainly plenty of Middle Tennessee subdivisions that stay structured in terms of style. And there’s nothing wrong with consistency; plenty of Middle Tennessee homebuyers love that too.
But for those of you who dream of something singular, full of personality and stories, we picked out a few of our favorite properties on the market now in/near Nashville, all offering style that’s anything but cookie-cutter.
Check them out below, and click the photos for more. If any catch your eye, or if you’d like for us to dig up some different options, call or email ACRE and let us know how we can help!
This storybook stone and brick tudor in much-desired Historic Bluefields needs aesthetic attention inside — replacement of the pea-green carpet, some wallpaper removal and a kitchen overhaul would be on our list. But the potential for turning this into a stylish and cozy historic hideaway is just huge, on top of the fact that this quiet, tight-knit community is an increasingly less-hidden Nashville gem.
A 45-minute or so drive south to Lewisburg, and you’ll find this 4000-plus-square foot, circa-1900 home on more than six acres, brimming with unique details. Those arched windows out front set the stage. A lot of the home’s been renovated with more recent finishes, but the old-days energy is still in there.
This historic East Nashville home, known as Lookaway, has quite the Music City story: Beth Slater Whitson — known for ”Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and other hits of the early 1900s — once called it home, making it one Nashville’s earliest successful-songwriter home bases. It’s not just the personal history that makes this place cool; check out the impossibly high ceilings, charming transoms and original windows, too.
The woodsy exterior of this Oak Hill contemporary belies the bright, sleek interior. But its contemporary-trademark collection of big windows lets you really make the most of that forested acre of property.
This circa-1845 Victorian on almost nine acres in Nashville is the stuff of a historic home lover’s dreams, from the gingerbread details to the original doorknobs. It’s ended up with a a little bit of a split personality, rooms switching from elegant to rustic, but a little restoration would polish this place into a showpiece.
This 1910 Queen Anne Victorian in East Nashville’s Lockeland Springs is the picture-perfect dream home for many an East Side homebuyer — 12-foot ceilings, pocket doors, original fireplaces and lots of other period details, plus some key functional updates (like a renovated kitchen). And that beautiful, beautiful tell-tale turret.
This one puts the forest in Forest Hills, with three acres of beautiful, private property, and a home designed to take advantage of it. The covered deck with stone fireplace is absolutely stunning, and it’s just one of three perfect woodland perches. We really love the basement bar/entertaining space, too — full of warm and rustic charm, it’s where we’d want to spend the whole winter.
We gravitated toward historic homes here, but there are quite a few developers in Nashville doing unique things with new construction, too. Take this high-end East Nashville home, in the works now — the green roof is a cool design feature you won’t find on many homes in Music City, and the big rooftop deck really lets you enjoy it.
This fully overhauled historic Tudor is perfect for the high-end homebuyer who wants to bring in a little bit of rustic edge.
This 1927 home in Hillsboro/West End was renovated front to back, so if you’re looking for an original historic time capsule, it might not be for you. If you’re looking for high, high style — and a great room with gorgeously high, high vaulted ceilings, plus a cool basement entertaining/creative cave — it’s well worth your time.
If old-world elegance is what really gets you, take a spin through the photos of Elmwood in Gallatin — crystal chandeliers and wide-plank flooring, curving staircase, prominent fireplaces, manicured grounds outside… It’s a regal home with all the privacy a royal might want, on 14 1/2 acres.
Fall in love with any of the above? If you need a Nashville Realtor to help you through the process of finding the right home and making it yours, we’d love to work with you. Reach ACRE here, or for an easy way to get your Nashville househunting process started, fill out this quick form.
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