Estate in Nashville’s Leafy Belle Meade Nabe Heads to Auction With $5M Reserve Price


A Nashville home constructed for American sporting activities and leisure executive Richard Evans and his family members in 1995 is headed to auction in January, with a reserve price tag of $5 million.

Recognized as Belle Meade Manor, the sprawling estate spans roughly 11,000 square toes on 5 acres on Chickering Street, not much from downtown Nashville. The main residence has 4 bedrooms, four total baths and two 50 % baths. An adjacent pool home sporting activities a single bed room and two full bathrooms.


Miami-centered Platinum Luxury Auctions will present live, on-web site bidding at the residence on Jan. 22 as effectively as distant bidding, according to information and facts presented by the auction property Thursday.

Mr. Evans, who labored as an government at Radio City Songs Hall and Madison Square Backyard garden, amid other roles, commissioned the personalized create in 1995 and was the primary resident with his loved ones, in accordance to Trayor Lesnock, president of Platinum Luxurious Auctions.

It was intended to be the family’s “forever house,” though their programs subsequently modified, Mr. Lesnock mentioned. The present-day owners, Robert and Shirley Crants, acquired it in March 1998 and are now downsizing.

“After shelling out around 23 decades at the property and boosting a loved ones there, the sellers are ready to downsize,” Mr. Lesnock claimed. “They felt the luxury auction process was the ideal method for capturing the right customer, and an confident, non-contingent sale though the greater-stop property marketplaces are so active.”  

The home was detailed by Nashville Location Households in April for $9.5 million. The dwelling is technically however listed as the auction firm and serious estate agency are doing work collectively, in accordance to Mr. Lesnock.

Positioned in Belle Meade, an impartial municipality scattered with high-class properties, the manor is flanked by an iron gate that opens to dogwood trees, waterfalls, fountains and a modest creek that winds by means of the residence. The community was developed in element on the land of the historic Belle Meade Plantation, which has been stated on the national Register of Historic Destinations considering that 1969 and is now a museum and winery.


Numerous components have been used to craft the property, such as French limestone, marble, travertine, wooden flooring, and personalized iron do the job by Herndon and Merry, according to details delivered by the auction house. Open-notion dwelling and dining places suited for entertaining are located throughout, together with a grand foyer, wine room and billiards lounge.

Tailor made artwork fills the house, and a two-tale “Tree of Life” mural designed by a established designer for the Metropolitan Opera in New York is the centerpiece of a grand salon. Handcrafted iron sconces, a motorized chandelier, vaulted ceilings, and a two-story fireplace round out the salon.

 “[The mural] rises previously mentioned the fire in the grand salon—a actually stunning element of the property,” Mr. Lesnock claimed. “It is a single of a quantity of hand-painted murals in the home that adds a unique touch of provenance and character.”