September 22, 2013Won’t You Be My Neighbor – An Artistic Vision In Nashville, TN
By Eartha Kitsch
This week’s house is a bit of a flashback post because the house is already sold. No, not to worry – I don’t intend to show you all posts of houses that have already closed (we’d have to call this series something like “Wouldn’t you have been my neighbor?” instead!) but this one is quite special – especially for Nashville. It did my heart proud to know that it exists!
The home belonged to the late artist Sylvia Hyman. She was a teacher and a well-known grande dame of the art world – a visual artist known mostly for her intricate sculptural pieces in clay. I first learned of her when an artist friend revealed that Sylvia had asked her to make pottery with her ashes when she passed one day. I knew then that this was a lady that I wanted to learn more about! Unfortunately, Sylvia died a couple of days shy of Christmas last year at the age of ninety five. Her house sold four months later and this weekend, the new owner was having a bit of a carport sale. I didn’t get to go to the sale but thanks to my friend Brian for sending me the scoop! I hope that you will like this house as much as I do.
This home is located at 1112 Park Ridge Drive in Nashville, Tennessee. It sold for $715,000 with Zeitlin Realtors and has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,221 square feet. It was built in 1962 and sits on two acres. From the listing:
Walk through the front doors of this unique and wonderful home, step onto the vintage slate foyer and be transported back to 1960. All of the best of that era, in style and function, will be found in this extraordinary home. Floor to ceiling windows invite the outside in, with views of the surrounding hills and homes of lovely Chickering Hills. So many features of this house will be worth integrating into a design plan to suit today’s discerning buyer. Let your imagination realize the potential of this architectural gem!
After viewing the photos of this fantastic home, I truly do feel that I was transported back to the sixties! If only I could go back in time and buy it. Sigh. But let’s take a look, shall we?
And since today is the first day of Fall, a incredible view of the yard with the leaves changing!
I learned from the old listing that this home also has a full 1200 square foot heated basement that Sylvia used as her studio.
So what do you all think of the home? Can’t you just imagine living there and seeing all of the seasons changing through those large windows – especially the one on the living room ceiling? What do you like about the home? Anyone want to go back to the sixties with me and snatch this place up?