With Halloween right around the corner, it seems fitting that this month’s installment of Headline Homes would come with a good dose of mystery. Is famous blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd the buyer behind this month’s largest sale? And why would a retired baseball All-Star sell his newly-built home just months after purchasing it? Is it haunted? Let’s pretend that it’s haunted!

Below are September’s top 10 home sales in Nashville and the surrounding counties, ranked by sale price.

1. 1025 Carlisle Lane, Franklin

Buyer: Kenneth and Hannah Brobst

Sale price: $6,200,000

Seller: Joseph L. Melz

Seller’s agents: Tim Thompson and Tess Thompson Singer, Tim Thompson Premier Realtors

Buyer’s agent: Stephanie Tipton Soper, French King Fine Properties

This month’s list-topper is a 11,433-square-foot gated estate that was built by Joe and Sandy Melz, founders of Deer Creek Construction, in 2004.

The house, which was only on the market for 10 days (and originally listed at $8.75 million) features eight bedrooms, eight baths, four half baths, five fireplaces and 150-year-old heart pine floors throughout. It sits on a sprawling 24 acres of land that also boasts two barns, an event space, a nine-car garage and a place to land a helicopter. There is an infinity pool and a lap pool, too, because sure, why not?

Buyers are Kenneth and Hannah Brobst. Fun fact: Kenny Wayne Shepherd was born Kenny Wayne Brobst and he is married to Hannah Gibson, daughter of actor Mel Gibson.


2. 710 Jackson Blvd.

Buyer: Mark and Emily Baum

Sale price: $5,250,000

Seller: William and Lillias Johnston

Seller’s agent: Steve Fridrich, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyer’s agent: Whit Clark, Fridrich & Clark

Like the first home on our list, this Belle Meade manor hasn’t changed owners since being built in the early 2000s. The 7,643-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, three fireplaces, a breakfast room, a library, a wet bar and an elevator. Outside there’s a heated saltwater pool with cabanas and a built-in-grill.

Buyer Mark Baum is the CEO of Harrow Health, the ophthalmology and pharmaceuticals business that moved its headquarters here from California in mid-2019.

3. 1016 Vaughn Crest Drive, Franklin

Buyer: Stephen Davidson and Veronica Perez-Davidson

Sale price: $4,500,000

Seller: William H. Liggett Jr. and Cynthia S. Liggett

Seller’s agent: Bill Henson, SilverPointe Properties

Buyer’s agent: Courtney Cooper Jenrath, Fridrich & Clark

This massive 15,000-square-feet LaurelBrooke mansion was only on the market for three days and the fact that it was pretty enough for the cover of Nashville Luxury Home Magazine may have had something to do with that. Or maybe it was the heated salt-water pool outfitted with both a waterslide and a bridge? There’s also a theater room with two-level seating, a wine room with custom storage and an attached carriage house with vaulted and beamed ceiling.

4. 515 Church St., Unit 4504

Buyer: Lester M. Jackson, trustee

Sale price: $4,500,000

Seller: 505 Property LLC

Seller’s agents: Richard Courtney, Fridrich & Clark and Chad Wohlers, Village

Buyer’s agent: Steven Robert Strano, Parks

This 45th-story unit in the 505 condominium tower is one of just four penthouse units and it comes with a private six-car garage and access to the community’s long list of amenities. There’s a grilling terrace, bocce ball, a saltwater pool, a tennis court and even a dog park on the property.

According to the Nashville Business Journal, the buyer is Lester Jackson, founder of the Jacksonville-based SafeTouch Security Inc.

Want (at least some of) that luxury without spending millions? In May, the Post reported that 140 apartments that had previously been made available for short-term rentals through the company Stay Alfred are now being offered as conventional apartments after Stay Alfred pulled out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


5. 200 Hillwood Blvd.

Buyer: Alan M. Reback, trustee, Feltwell Trust

Sale price: $4,425,000

Seller: David and Catherine Vickerman

Seller’s agent: Cathie Cato Renke and Richard French, French King Fine Properties

Buyer’s agent: Victoria Anest, Benchmark Realty

Sellers David and Catherine Vickerman appeared in the November 2015 edition of Headline Homes when they purchased this Hillwood Estates house for $1,795,000.

The home, built in 1935, has undergone “exciting expansion and renovation” since then, and now “walls of glass” (aka windows) “merge inside and outside public spaces.” The backyard features an in-ground pool, bocce ball and an oversized chess set.

Actress Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) has reportedly bought and sold multiple homes through Feltwell Trust and she has been posting on Instagram about life in Nashville lately. Interesting.


6. 7008 Crews Lane, Lot 18, Brentwood

Buyer: Introduction II LLC

Sale price: $3,923,795

Seller: Hidden Valley Homes

Seller’s agent: Lauren Pennington, The Designated Agency Inc.

Buyer’s agent: Marsh Simoneaux, Fridrich & Clark

The mysterious Introduction II LLC scooped up this just-finished 7,536-square-footer in Brentwood’s Oman subdivision, which sits adjacent to the Turner family property at Interstate 65 and Concord Road. It features 1,350 square feet of covered outdoor living space with a poolside TV and “grill center” outfitted with a built-in gas grill and a Big Green Egg.


7. 1401 Montmorenci Pass, Brentwood

Buyer: Brenda Motheral

Sale price: $3,699,900

Seller: Grady Sizemore III and Brittany Binger Sizemore

Seller’s agent: Lisa Culp Taylor, Parks

Buyer’s agent: Suzan Hindman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty

Recognize this one? Yup, that’s because seller, former Major League Baseball center fielder and three-time All-Star Grady Sizemore, made our list back in June when he and his wife Brittany Binger purchased this newly built five-bedroom Brentwood home for $3,649,900.

Buyer Brenda Motheral is a former senior Express Scripts executive still active in the pharmaceutical business.


8. 1417 Montmorenci Pass, Brentwood

Buyer: Little Story LLC

Sale price: $3,675,000

Seller: Trace Construction Inc.

Seller’s agent: Lisa Culp Taylor, Parks

Buyer’s agent: Tommy Patterson, Fridrich & Clark

This 9,096-square-footer built by Trace Construction sits just down the street from No. 7. There are five bedrooms, five baths, four half baths, a rec room, a hobby room, an exercise room, a study, a wet bar, an elevator and a pretty great covered patio with a fireplace.

9. 4505 Harpeth Hills Drive

Buyer: Kate Rosenthal, trustee, 4505 Harpeth Hills Trust

Sale price: $3,500,000

Seller: Clarence and Stewart R. Taylor

Seller’s agent: Shelly Bearden, Worth Properties

Buyer’s agent: Mary Beth Thomas, Village

There are five bedrooms, five baths and a lot of mystery surrounding this 7,749-square-foot home just off Lynnwood Boulevard. The real estate listing is all but blank and there is only one exterior photo included. No gushing adjectives about the kitchen; no detailed description of the pool. You’ll have to use your imagination.


10. 1888 W. Harpeth Road, Franklin

Buyer: Matthew and Alanna Mixter

Sale price: $3,500,000

Seller: Jeremy and Adrienne Camp

Seller’s agent: Ali Noel, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty

Buyer’s agent: Chad Wohlers, Village

This Franklin “modern farmhouse,” which was featured on this year’s Nfocus Homes of Distinction list,” has found a way to make the old new again. Jonathan Sims wrote: “The main living area houses shelves made from reclaimed wood from the elevator shaft of an old bank in Nashville, and the massive sliding door to the bedroom is made of two front doors from a turn-of-the-century building.” The 20 acres of land also features a playground and stocked lake.

Sellers Jeremy and Adrienne Camp are both Christian recording artists and buyer Matt Mixter is the founder of Chicago-based Wixter Seafood.


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