Anyone wanting to live in the lap of luxury need look no further than 874 S. Curtiswood Lane. The 5-acre estate in Oak Hill offers the best modern conveniences and a comfortable lifestyle in a remarkable historic home. Plus, it has a park-like backyard that's to die for.

Built in 1935 in the architectural revival style best described as Monterey, the property boasts 10,200 square feet of living space that includes a guest cottage and pool house and has a total of five bedrooms, eight full baths and three half-baths. Impressive front gates and a long driveway tell visitors they are in for something special when they step inside.

To one side of the showstopping steel and brass staircase, a cozy study looks across the large living room and music room to the outdoors. To the other, a dining room holds one of the home's seven fireplaces. Beyond, the state-of-the-art kitchen opens to the laid-back family room, where sets of French doors lead to the patio, just as in other public rooms. The downstairs also has a bar, playroom, mudroom and exercise room.

Upstairs, the spacious master suite has a fireplace and covered porch overlooking the backyard, and the luxurious master bath has a soaking tub, extra-large shower and two walk-in closets. Three ensuite bedrooms are located on the other side of the upper level, separated by a beverage bar and second den. The charming guest cottage sits at a distance from the house, ensuring everyone’s privacy.

In recent years, no expense was spared or detail overlooked in elevating the home and grounds to perfection. The latest mechanical systems — such as geothermal heating — and sophisticated interior attest to that fact. Page | Duke created the ideal outdoor living area, where lush plantings now thrive under established trees. The main “room,” with a sleek stone fireplace and benches, looks at the upper lawn — versatile enough to be a soccer field or setting for a party tent — and to the newly redone pool and spa area, where the pool house — with sauna, full kitchen and fireplace — is used year-round.

The opportunity to own a historic, 5-acre estate in Oak Hill doesn’t come along often, especially one that so completely blends the best of 21st-century design and ingenuity with a family-friendly lifestyle. Truly, the next owner has nothing else to do except move in.

Address: 874 S. Curtiswood Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

List Price: $6,750,000

Contact: Rick French (615-292-2622); French | King Fine Properties

Photographs by Donna Yancey and Daniel Hoisington with Virtual Media Tours