SELLER: Tanya Tucker
LOCATION: Glass Lane, Franklin, TN
SIZE: 5,478 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: In historical Franklin, TN. "Owned by Country Music Legend Tanya Tucker." 12 plus rms. QUALITY 1800s design attched carriage house/garage. Covered porches, fenced bkyd, hi ceilings, custom moldings, 5 bdrms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths. Pristine grounds.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Your Mama grew up riding around in our momma's big brown and super suped up Oldsmobile with country music super star Tanya Tucker's throaty vibrato blaring on the 8-track singing out tunes like What's Your Mama's Name? and, of course, Delta Dawn.
So when we got wind that she was selling off a house in upscale Franklin, TN our ears pricked up and we started clicking and clacking our keyboard to see what 411 we could find.
Sure enough, and as first reported by The Tennesseean, Miz Tucker has listed a property she owns on Glass Lane with an asking price of $2,000,000. Records show Miz Tucker purchased the property in March of 2008 for $1,075,000. However, according to The Tennesseean, the country woman decided the flip the property (at a significant profit) because while she "loved the whole house," in the end she decided that she much prefers living in a more rural environment where she has enough land to raise up her horses.
Property records and listing information indicate the 5,478 square foot house was built in 2004 and includes 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. The house was reportedly built to fit in with the city's historic district and utilizes salvaged antique doors and stained glass windows.
As far as we can tell, the house includes a small living room where Miz Tucker keeps her white baby grand pie-ana, a formal dining room that looks a little too narrow to be comfortable, an eat in kitchen with granite counter tops and blah blah blah, a large den, a first floor master bedroom suite and an enclosed porch where the above mentioned stained glass windows have been installed.
Upstairs are three more bedrooms fitted and kitted with custom closets, 2 additional terlits for the kiddies and a second den that adjoins a home office. Over the garage are two rooms and a bathroom that Miz Tucker planned on converting to a home studio.
A wide back porch is tucked into the back of the house and overlooks the backyard where Miz Tucker planned on installing a swimming pool before she decided to move back to the country.
Although we imagine that some of the furniture and day-core belongs to Miz Tucker, the house looks staged to Your Mama so is it really fair to talk about the rugs that are too small for the rooms, the artwork that looks like it was picked up at Cost Plus, or the ridiculous serving tray on the kitchen island on which someone unwisely thought it would look cozy to place a couple of candlesticks and a cluster of faux flowers?
What we will say is that we are loving that moire pattern on the dining room table, we always appreciate a cowhide rug like is placed on the brick floor in the enclosed porch, and we can imagine that deep covered porch would be an excellent spot to whittle away the afternoons with a pitcher of gin and tonics and a stack of gossip glossies.
In the spring of 2007, the country crooning icon pocketed a reported $11,500,000 when she sold Deer Park Farm, her 500 acre farm in rural Arrington, TN where she occupied a four floor plantation style mansion that is reported to measure in at a super sized 22,600 square feet. Soon after selling the big farm, it is well documented that after a wild ride across the country with her baby daddy and feuding fiancee Jerry Laseter in hot pursuit Miz Tucker moved to Malee-boo where our sources whispered in our big ear that she leased digs on Carbon Mesa Road. At this point, we really don't know if she and her children are still living there or if she's purchased some place more permanent.