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The changing face of East Nashville

changing face of east nashville

This isn’t news to anyone who spends time in East Nashville: The neighborhood is in the middle of fierce, fast-moving change.

New residents are flocking to the East Side, new homes are being built at a fittingly quick pace, and with them, the overall appearance of 37206, 37207 and 37216 is morphing.

Lots of new builds — like this Craftsman replica in Lockeland Springs — are mimicking the historic homes that have long been East Nashville’s trademark. Others are taking a totally different approach, and bringing a modern aesthetic into the mix.

Residents are tending toward love-it-or-hate-it opinions, for sure, but if you fall on the “love” side of modern home design, the influx of options should certainly have you excited.

We’ve been seeing more and more unique modern homes hit the market in East Nashville lately — enough that we were inspired to gather up some options for those of you who love all that’s sleek, slick and sharp. Click the photos (or addresses) to check out more info on each property.

Modern homes on the market now in East Nashville


1520 Boscobel St1520 Boscobel St
Nashville, TN 37206
PRICE: $364,916

If you’re not drawn to neutral, this cozy home (at 1,355 square feet, with 2 beds and 2 1/2 baths) is big on dynamic details: warm wood tones on the front facade, statement light fixtures over the kitchen island, bold and colorful bathroom flooring that mimics rugged barn wood, an awesome little loft space with a library ladder and lots more.



1500 Ward Ave1500 Ward Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
PRICE: $409,000

A fair hunk of East Nashville sticks toward more horizontal living — ranch homes with all the rooms on one level. If your tastes stretch more vertically, you’ll want to check this one on Ward. Its 2,156 square feet cover three floors, with a mix of industrial aesthetics (concrete floors and metal handrails) and warmer touches, like espresso-toned kitchen cabinets. The third floor roof deck gives you a perch to see for miles, too.



1001 B Dozier Pl1001 B Dozier Pl
Nashville, TN 37216
PRICE: $399,900

You don’t get more modern than this, with glass and concrete and a geometric design scheme that’s bright and bold. And between the huge windows and sizable roof deck, you really get to enjoy the treed lot surrounding your thoroughly non-rustic space.



2322 Dalebrook Ct2322 Dalebrook Ct
Nashville, TN 37206
PRICE: $509,900

The exterior of this Rosebank home looks modern and sharp, but inside, warm wood floors and cabinets and an open floorplan put it more in line with a lot of the other new construction in the area. It’s a lot larger than it looks at first glance, too, with more than 3,000 square feet, including 4 beds and 3 1/2 baths.



1801 Mcgavock Pike1801 Mcgavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
PRICE: $399,900

Right near Riverside Village, this home takes the angles of a tudor and adds modern inspiration, with unique window design that brings in lots of light and added flair.



1913 Truett Ave1913 Truett Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
PRICE: $503,900

The fireplace in this new Lockeland Springs construction is as much an art piece as it is a source of warmth and mood, and the angular opening out in front of the covered porch gives the home bold curb appeal.



2123 B Burns St2123 B Burns St
Nashville, TN 37216
PRICE: $339,000

Corrugated metal and natural wood siding out front, bright and white and clean (plus cool barn doors and other eye-grabbing touches) inside.



715 A Powers Ave715 A Powers Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
PRICE: $474,900

A 3-bed, 2 1/2-bath home that’s not just modern in design — it has tons of smart features that can be controlled by your phone, from the thermostat and locks to lighting, and built-in USB ports too.



1626 B Northview Ave1626 B Northview Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
PRICE: $389,900

Check out the beams in the main living area in this one — between those and the windows, it gives the feel of a modern chapel.


What’s your verdict: Do you fall into the faction of folks who see these modern builds as a cool aesthetic addition to a historic neighborhood, are you more devoted to historic character, or do you fall somewhere in the middle?

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