If you followed the saga of the historic Nashville renovation project we took on last year, it’s probably clear enough: Our team is thoroughly and permanently in love with historic homes. We also work inside a historic home in East Nashville, which helped cement our love of the East Side.
We know we have a lot of company, too — over our years working with Nashville homebuyers, we’ve lost count of how many dream-home visions included the words “historic” and “East Nashville.” Add in “renovated” for good measure.
If that sounds a lot like what’s been rolling around in your head, you’ll understand why we’re so thrilled to get to list 921 Lischey Avenue, a fully renovated 1910 Victorian, right in the heart of East Nashville.
That Victorian beauty grabs you from the curb at 921 Lischey, with elegant Victorian architecture and details, and cool contrasting trim. Inside, you immediately feel the benefit of one of a historic Victorian’s best attributes: those high, high ceilings that could make even a small room feel spacious, with big transom windows over the doorways to make the space feel that much more grand.
Historic-home devotees will particularly appreciate this small but important detail, too: The wood trim hasn’t been painted, so its chestnut-brown glory is still front and center.
It’s a personal-preference thing, but for a lot of homebuyers, the layouts common to historic homes can feel a little constricting — a lot of walls, a lot of doors, a lot of closed-off square footage. This home still feels historic, but the layout flows — the kitchen is open to a dining area and living area, so the chefs in your family don’t have to be disconnected from guests.
Another valuable upgrade you don’t find in too many historic homes: walk-in closets.
Modern addition that’s key for your cars: There’s also a custom carport in the fenced yard, behind an electronic gate for ease of use.
East Nashville access
There are lots of reasons to want to live in East Nashville — it’s close to downtown, which makes for easy commutes; property values have steadily increased, which makes homebuyers feel positive about their home investment; and its housing stock suits just about any preference, from historic Victorians like this one to cozy, modern condos.
But to us, East Nashville’s biggest draw is that it’s a cultural hotbed in Nashville, with a thrillingly broad array of options for eating, drinking, shopping and celebrating.
In Cleveland Park, 921 Lischey Avenue puts you a brisk walk from some of the city’s best tacos (Mas Tacos) and beer gardening (The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden), then maybe two blocks more to a growing new development with adventurous Spanish/Portuguese fare (Peninsula) and top-notch book shopping (Her Bookshop), then another block or so to nationally renowned coffee (Barista Parlor). Plus so, so much more.
If you’re buying in East Nashville to really take advantage of all that East Nashville has to offer, this Cleveland Park location is a big perk.
Have you been dreaming about making a historic East Nashville charmer your own? Let us know if you’d like to take a look at 921 Lischey Avenue in person. To us, this one’s the picture of historic East Nashville perfection, and we’re beyond proud to get to show it off.