August 25, 2013Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Modern Masterpiece in Nashville, TN
By Eartha Kitsch
This week’s offering has haunted my dreams this week. My husband and I have been thinking of possibly purchasing a new home and have been running up against way too many badly updated vintage homes. It’s soul crushing to say the least. Then one morning early, this house came on the market. We both completely flipped our lids because it is so unlike anything that you see in Nashville. I decided sight unseen that I must have this house at any cost. In the end, we just didn’t feel comfortable with where the house is. Oh, I whined…let me tell you. I wanted to hoist that house up and haul it to my backyard and never let it go. I hope that this home has an appreciative future owner in the wings and they’ll both make each other very happy. As for me? I’ll just have to remember it fondly as one does a short-lived Summer romance.
Okay, enough of my babbling! Let me take you on a tour – because it’s fabulous!
This house is located at 4204 Kings Court in Nashville, Tennessee in an area called Bordeaux. It is a four bedroom, three bath home and is about 4,312 square feet. It was built in 1971, the listing price is $249,900 and it is being sold by Remax Elite. From the listing:
Contemporary 70’s Style. Featured in Jet Magazine. Well maintained on 1 Acre on quiet cul-de-sac in Royal Crest. Custom Built-ins, Endless Closet space, Full Finished Basement with a Guest Suite, Office, & Rec Room with Bar. New $20K Roof & Paint in 2013!
Thanks to my friend Lisa who is a researching genius, I learned that this home was built for Dr. Harold Jordan who was the first African American commissioner of health in Tennessee and is listed in Who’s Who Among African Americans. It’s now owned by a local rock star. It’s had quite the fascinating pedigree for sure!
Foyer with skylights
I love the blue up at the ceiling. I’m sure that the designer didn’t have this in mind, but in the South, we call ceilings painted this color “haint blue” because it’s supposed to keep the troubled spirits who have not passed away from harming those who live in and visit the home. We usually use this shade of blue on front porch ceilings (we nip those spirits in the bud right at the front door so maybe it works with foyers too?) but I love the color in this beautiful foyer with those skylights. Such a stunning pairing.
One of the Bedrooms
Have you ever seen a flowered shower surround like that? We’ve been seeing these sunken tubs a lot in houses during our search. Does anyone have one of these? Do you have to get on your stomach to clean them? If open toilet lids are considered bad Feng Shui, then what does a bidet do to the flow of a home? Do tell!
So what do you guys and girls think? Do you love this house as much as I do? Will it always linger in my mind? Which parts of this home do you like?
If you’d like to learn more about this home or to schedule a showing, please click here to go the Realtor’s site. And if you do buy it, please invite me over so that I can recline in the floor and stare at that dreamy foyer ceiling! I won’t make a peep. You’ll never know that I’m there.