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Months after it sold on TV, Juliette Barnes' home sells in real life — and so does James Franklin's

February 2014



A fictional troublemaker and a real-life one highlight this month's listing of Nashville's top home sales.

The Oak Hill contemporary that served as the backdrop for the Season 1 machinations of Hayden Panettiere's id-like country starlet Juliette Barnes sold in real life months after it sold on TV.

And the Green Hills home that was James Franklin's home base while he was the most popular man on West End sells just a few months after he became one of the most reviled men on West End.

As always, what follows are the Top 10 home sales in Davidson and surrounding counties for February, ranked by price:

1. 1662 Jacobs Drive, Gallatin, 37066

Buyer: Mary V. Slawek

Sell price: $2.3 million

Seller: Theresa Mary Peyton

Seller's agent: Peggy St. Peters, Coldwell Banker Lakeside

Buyer's agent: Danielle Hasley, Village Real Estate Services

This 7,500-square-foot, six-bedroom home in Fairvue Plantation promises views of "herons perching, ducks swimming, and fish jumping" visible from "most rooms." The master bath features heated floors and toilet seat, and the home is fully wired with a state-of-the art sound system (plus a soundproofed master bedroom, in case the new owner doesn't like the music played elsewhere in the house).

2. 44 Governors Way, Brentwood, 37027

Buyers: Erwin F. and Linda J. Workman

Sell price: $2.25 million

Seller: Brent Rowan

Seller's agents: Bill E. Henson Jr., SilverPointe Properties, and Candie Worsham, Nashville Area Homes

Buyers' agent: Shawn Hackett, Music City Realtors

This Governors Club home has a "gorgeous view of the 18th tee box" and is therefore within walking distance of the tony golf course's well-appointed clubhouse. The 12,000-square-foot home includes an 1,100-square-foot recording studio. The listing promises this is a short sale, but how short is hard to say. The home is appraised at $2.5 million, but seller Rowan — a well-known session musician and former Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year — bought the lot for far less ($360,000 or so); he presumably spent beaucoup bucks building the home itself.

Erwin Workman is a former executive president, COO and chief science officer at veterinary diagnostic company Idexx Laboratories.

3. 580 Jackson Blvd., Belle Meade, 37205

Buyers: David V. and Donna M. Mastran

Sell Price: $2.15 million

Seller: Sally Coble

Seller's agents: Betty Finucane and Elaine B. Finucane, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyers' agent: Betty Finucane, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Built in 1958, this 5,900-square-foot Belle Meade classic sits on nearly 3 acres. The home has a grand 32-foot entrance hall with 16-foot ceilings, and the property includes an historic barn, pool and six-car parking.

David Mastran is the owner and co-creater of, which provides online tools that allow music education teachers and students to create their own music.

Sally Coble, the seller of record, is the wife of Neely Coble.

4. 917 Overton Lea Road, Oak Hill, 37220

Buyer: T. Powell Hedley

Sell price: $1.828 million

Seller: Louise P. Salmon

Seller's agent: Richard B. French, French King Fine Properties

Buyer's agent: Beth Molteni, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Neither the buyer nor seller of this home is its most famous occupant. The 5,300-square-foot contemporary served as the home of troubled ingenue Juliette Barnes on ABC's Nashville during the show's first season.

It offers views of downtown through walls of glass, and the three-acre property features an infinity pool.

Hedley — befitting the home's fictional lineage, perhaps — is the director of public relations at Webster & Associates PR & Marketing, a firm with numerous country music clients.

5. 6212 Robin Hill Road, Nashville, 37205

Buyers: David A. Taylor and Linda K. Whitley-Taylor

Sell price: $1.55 million

Seller: Cronin Wood Investments

Seller's agent: Amy Smith, Worth Properties

Buyers' agent: Jack S. Miller, Parks

Built in 2008, this home's listing promises that it surpasses the craftsmanship of most new construction, as if one should expect a six-year-old home to be some kind of run-down hovel — which this 7,500-square-foot house most certainly is not.

Cronin Wood is an investment company of Michael Cronin, owner of an eponymous recording-studio construction company.

Mrs. Whitley-Taylor was appointed executive vice-president and chief human resources officer of Emdeon in December, coming over from a similar position at Amerigroup.

6. 3309 Skyline Drive, Nashville, 37205

Buyers: Richard D. and Debbra L. Rehm

Sell price: $1.3 million

Sellers: James and Funmilayo Franklin

Sellers' agent: Anne A. McGugin, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyers' agent: Linda Stone, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors

Spurned Vanderbilt fans hoping for a good dose of schadenfreude won't get it from real estate.

Former football head coach James Franklin was able to sell his home relatively quickly — you may have seen the repeated visits of the Penn State semi-truck that helped him move — and actually turned a profit, albeit a paltry one of around $140,000.

In a delicious bit of Vanderbilt history, Franklin's agent Anne McGugin is married to George McGugin — grandson of Dan McGugin, Vanderbilt's all-time winningest coach.

7. 2708 Brightwood Ave., Nashville, 37212

Buyer: MSH Family Partnership

Sell price: $1.169 million

Sellers: Michael L. and Julie Thomas

Sellers' agent: Richard F. Bryan, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyer's agent: Gretchen Jolly, Benchmark Realty

A new construction that looks like it has some history, this 5,800-square-foot Belmont-area home has two playrooms and what the listing says is a "huge yard," even though the entire property is only a third of an acre.

The buyer represents Nashville real estate agent Mark S. Hamilton.

8. 1004 Park Crest Court, Brentwood, 37027

Buyer: 1004 Park Crest Court Trust, William T. Chapman IV, trustee

Sell price: $1,047,500

Seller: McPherson-Shaw Inc.

Seller's agent: Linda Seaton, Benchmark Realty

Buyer's agent: Karen Morgan, Karen Morgan Realty

Oh, Bill Chapman, the bane of the snoop's existence. The trustee once again writes a watertight lockbox of a trust, leaving the buyer of this "European-style" home in Brentwood's Preserve at Concord unknown.

Whoever it is will enjoy both the indoor cook's kitchen and the outdoor kitchen and fireplace under the covered porch.

9. 315 Berry Circle, Franklin, 37064

Buyer: Reda A. Witherow

Sell price: $1,005,825

Seller: Carbine & Associates

Seller's agent: Danny R. Anderson, Bob Parks Realty

Buyer's agent: Sharon Alexander, Realty Trust Residential

Another faux-historic home, this time in the subdivision designated as Historic Franklin in historic Franklin.

The stone and brick Tudor has hardwoods throughout and three fireplaces with each of the four bedrooms having a private bath. Plus the spacious living room opens to a covered veranda!

10. 5541 Hawks Landing Drive, Franklin, 37064

Buyers: Mark and Amy Montoney

Sell price: $1 million

Seller: Zuckerman Family Trust

Seller's agent: Tim Thompson, Tim Thompson Premier

Buyer's agent: Brian Swain, Benchmark Realty

What the 5,375 official square feet of this home doesn't include is the 3,102-square-foot "daylight basement," of which the listing is particularly proud.

The actual living area of the house has exposed beams, wainscoting, paneled den and barrel ceilings. Outside, there's a security gate and a porte-cochere (a fancy French word for "carport").

Buyer Mark Montoney is an M.D. and MBA and chief medical officer at Tenet Healthcare.


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