The home at 1150 Travelers Ridge Drive cannot be done justice by images or words alone. One must drive up the climbing ridge and walk across the entrance bridge to properly experience the jaw-dropper. With the front and back of the house comprised of floor-to-ceiling windows — and from its perch at roughly 1,000 feet above sea level — one can literally see through the dwelling from outside the front door, revealing the unsurpassable view that lies beyond it: Tennessee's rolling forested hills and, 8 miles away, a clear shot of Nashville's skyline.
This residence is nestled in the trees on a 2-acre plot that paradoxically boasts unobstructed views for miles upon miles and total seclusion. And to top it off, current owner and listing agent Laura Stroud also purchased 2 additional acres that sit between the home and its spectacular views to eliminate all possibilities of that one day being compromised.
The 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath abode features 5,450 square feet, vaulted ceilings, a three-level floating staircase, four fireplaces, pecan hardwood flooring and whole-house audio that stretches into the outdoors. Not to mention, nearly every room benefits from a direct eye line to those glorious floor-to-ceiling windows and that unbeatable view — something highly acclaimed master architect Robert Anderson cleverly thought through when designing the three-story house that turned out to be his last project.
Originally completed in 1999 and built for Judge John Brown and his wife, Anne, the home has since undergone major renovations and modern updates. John and Anne once enjoyed entertaining there and even hosted weddings in the living room for several members of Willie Nelson's band. Willie himself often stayed there, as evidenced by a large parking area across the street, which was designed specifically to accommodate his tour bus.
Other noteworthy aspects include a stand-alone soaking tub in the master bath with, you guessed it, an enormous window overlooking that same view; copper eaves, gutters, downspouts and chimney caps; a fully prepped elevator shaft outfitted with electricity and ventilation; and a swoon-worthy kitchen with custom quarter-sawn walnut cabinetry, honed granite countertops and floating lower cabinets with tech-lighting underneath that makes the whole kitchen glow at night, mirroring those spectacular downtown lights.
Address: 1150 Travelers Ridge Drive, Nashville, TN 37220
List price: $2,499,000
Contact: Laura Stroud or Lisa Wilson (615-292-2622), French King Fine Properties
Photographs by Daniel Hoisington with Virtual Media Tours and Nathen McEvoy with Showcase Photographers
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