There are many historic homes in the Nashville area, but few are as well preserved or have as much personality as 932 W. Main St. in downtown Franklin. Named The Green House, this Queen Anne Victorian home still retains most of its original features, from the leather wallpaper in the staircase to the crystal chandeliers.
Built in 1896 by E.E. Green, The Green House is the epitome of turn-of-the-century charm, and charm you it will. As you approach the property, you’ll pass a cattle fence, hitching post and street lantern, all relics of a different world. The home itself greets you with arched and oval windows of stained glass, turrets with conical roofs and scalloped wood shingles, dentil molding and Ionic columns.
The moment you step into the 12-foot-tall foyer, you realize what truly makes this home so special. Every inch is unique, from the chandelier to the friezes in the posts of the grand staircase to the foyer fireplace.
Speaking of fireplaces, there are nine of them. And each one is wholly original in its design. While they retain their aesthetic, the ones on the main floor have been updated to house remote-controlled gas coal baskets. Along with those, all of the wiring, plumbing and heating and cooling have been modernized.
One of the most notable aspects of this home is the amount of light that courses through every room. With classic wood floors and high ceilings, large windows and stained glass to scatter the light, the entire house feels open, warm and welcoming.
Off the foyer, floor-to-ceiling pocket doors slide open to reveal a wide sitting room with accordion shuttered windows. Another set of pocket doors leads to the dining room with built-in silver and china cabinets and another crystal chandelier. The kitchen, complete with all modern appliances and an abundance of cabinet space, opens to a window-lined Gazebo Room, perfect for relaxing on a sunny day.
Upstairs, you’ll find four bedrooms and a library with built-in bookcases featuring every bibliophile’s dream: a sliding ladder. You’ll also find more fireplaces and original chandeliers — each of them with a unique design — in every room and hallway.
Rich in history, The Green House’s story is far from over. It’s just waiting for a new owner to start the next chapter.
Address: 932 W. Main St., Franklin, TN 37064
List Price: $2,595,000
Contact: Lisa Owings (615-668-0616); Fridrich & Clark Realty
Photographs by Solomon Davis and Amy Dixon with Showcase Photographers