Standing on a hilltop overlooking Radnor Lake, the house at 1855 Laurel Ridge Drive feels like a weekend retreat with a magnificent view.
The Old World-meets-farmhouse aura of this home is emphasized by the provenance of its bones. With much of the wood having been reclaimed from 150-year-old (or older) barns in the Leiper’s Fork area and coastal limestone imported from France, this home summons the past, but an elevator and a Lutron lighting, sound and video system beckon the future.
Upon entry, the antique white oak floors, board and batten walls and French limestone fireplace demand your attention, but the direct path to the French doors draws you to the covered stone patio, which might as well be a designated scenic overlook with a breathtaking view of Radnor Lake and both a dining and lounging area.
Perfectly designed for entertaining large and small groups, the kitchen contains a buffet-sized, wood-topped island with deep-well sinks and a quartz countertop with Wolf cooking appliances. Surrounded by windows, the breakfast nook, with wraparound benches, seems to jut out into the trees, providing a marvelous view and all the morning sun you would like. The scullery just off of the kitchen houses the other necessary appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator designed to hold 250 bottles. Another 200 bottles can be stored in the wine cellar.
Venture upstairs to find the stunning master suite, as well as a music room, complete with a stage on the far end — perfect for intimate nights of rounds with friends or talented party guests. On this floor, you’ll also find the library with a gas fireplace and the office with Habersham bookshelves and a built-in desk.
Finally, you can relax on the lower level in the media room with a wood-burning fireplace and a spa room with a full bath, sauna and a hot tub with a view. The perfect blend of natural materials and modern luxuries, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more welcoming house on top of a hill.
Address: 1855 Laurel Ridge Drive, Nashville, TN 37215
List Price: $3,900,000
Contact: Starling Davis (615-485-6047); Fridrich & Clark Realty
Photographs by Daniel Hoisington with Virtual Media Tours