Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sheryl Crow Just Wants a New House

BUYER: Sheryl Crow
LOCATION: Nashville, TN
PRICE: $5,225,000
SIZE: 6,784 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Thanks to a celebrity real estate canary down in Nashville (TN) Your Mama learned yesterday that folk-rock singer-songwriter/sometimes actress/fearsome breast cancer survivor/single mommy of two tots Sheryl Crow went and bought herself a new mansion down in Music City.

According to reports by local celebrity real estate gossips and confirmed by Your Mama with Davidson County property records, in late July (2011) nine time Grammy winning Miz Crow dropped a total of $5,225,000 on three contiguous parcels that total 50.69 acres in the affluent and semi-rural Forest Hills area due south of downtown Nashville.

Your Mama did not, we regret to inform the puppies, turn up an official listing for the property...yet. Bueller? Bueller? Anyone? Bueller?

A long celebrity-style driveway winds through an open pasture, curls around and cuts through a thick wood to a wide clearing where a dour stone mansion looms dramatically over a massive circular drive and motor court. Property records and other online sources reveal the imposing 18-room mansion, with its ecclesiastical-like architectural flourishes, was built in 2005, measures either 6,784 or 7,769 square feet depending where you look, and includes 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Additional living space above the three car garage is attached to the main house by a loggia-style breezeway.

A charity event-sized stone terrace with outdoor fireplace extends off the back of the two-story house that looks out over a broad tree-dotted lawn ringed by a privacy ensuring forest. Between the main house and the garage a low wall encircles a swimming pool, spa and substantial sunbathing area. A second, smaller walled garden connects the pool deck to a sport court well and thankfully hidden behind the garage.

This is not the first time for Miz Crow at the Tennessee State Real Estate Rodeo. In 2006 the low-key but luxe-living superstar began to buy up property down in bew-colic College Grove. She ended up with a sprawling and beautifully tended 150-acre equestrian estate called Cross Creek Farm. It wasn't long after settling down in College Grove that Miz Crow had caught a classic case of the Celebrity Real Estate Fickle; Your Mama dissed and discussed Cross Creek Farm, in May 2010 when Miz Crow had the posh property on the market with an asking price of $7,500,000.

With no immediate takers for Cross Creek Farm Miz Crow made real estate headlines across the globe in the fall of 2010 when she put the solar powered pastoral property with its 10,254 square foot mansion, recording studio, and extensive equestrian facilities up for auction with a minimum bid of $1,000,000. The auction remained open for bids until 6pm the 23rd of November (2010). Your Mama has no idea who may have bid what amount for the celebrity singer's farm but it did not sell–or at least no transfer of property has been recorded–and the property remains listed with a $4,500,000 price tag. A few quick flicks of the well worn beads of Your Mama's bejeweled abacus shows that Miz Crow has cut the price by about 40 percent, a stunning statistic all the Chicken Littles can cluck endlessly about.

In addition to Cross Creek Farm and her new mansion in Forest Hills, Miz Crow owns a number of other properties across the U.S. of A. including a gated multi-parcel compound tucked into the rugged foothills just above Hollywood, CA that records show she acquired in several 1998 transactions that combined cost her $5,100,000.

A deeper dive down into the property records reveals that Miz Crow also owns a beachfront crib in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, an unincorporated gulf-front collection of communities on the Florida Panhandle between Pensacola and Panama City, an area often referred to as the Redneck Riviera due to the high number of pee-cup truck driving and gun-toting good ol' boys and gals that live and vacation in the area. Records reveal that in January of 2003 Miz Crow splashed out $1,000,000 for a beach front lot that now includes a 3,529 square foot house with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. A little leg up from The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial informs Your Mama his is not the first house Miz Crow owned in Santa Rosa Beach. In 1997 she bought a smaller landlocked residence for $289,000 that records show she sold off at a tidy profit in 2004 for $650,000.

photo: Davidson County Assessor

20 comments:

StPaulSnowman said...

now I know where the Harry Potter Theme Park "architects" are plying their trade. Souless when compared to the real thing Mama showed in the Woolworth tidbit post. This house looks absolutely lonely.

Anonymous said...

Dayum! The Crow trades houses as often as she trades her men(s). Apparently she is into some medieval dress up games perhaps! Men(s) beware what is behind he hidden door!

Anonymous said...

All thy wantenth is to seek thy sun
over thee Boulvard of Santa Monica, o wench!

Let's joust.

marlee said...

That is one unattractive house. Also, where is the landscaping? A $5M house and just a couple of sad looking bushes out front?

Also, Sheryl if now a "single mommy of two" - she's adopted a second boy.

Anonymous said...

I can assure you that Santa Rosa Beach is anything but rednecky! I've only ever considered Destin/Ft. Walton and Panama City Beaches part of the Redneck Riviera.

Anonymous said...

Santa Rosa Beach is, while in the neighborhood of the Redneck Riviera (Panama City Beach), is far from "redneck" these days. Rather, it is the playground of the affluent, modern day Southern gentility (and those nouveau riche who can afford the facade of aristocracy). In addition to being home to some of the world's most beautiful white sand beaches, the area has become a foodie paradise. Stylish Southerners (and a few Yankee implants - shhh!) enjoy the truly good life at their beachfront homes in New Urbanist communities such as Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Watercolor, and the town that started it all, Seaside. You'll find not only beautiful beaches, but incredible architecture, and the drop dead gorgeous women (and men!) that the aristocratic South has always been known for. I wonder where Miz Crow's place is?

Anonymous said...

3:26 Agreed - Santa Rosa Beach is one of the most elitist places I've ever seen. You should see the lucky little blond haired, tan skinned children riding their bikes around their grandparents' multimillion dollar "cottages", the ladies with their pilates-toned bodies all dripping in gold link bracelets and big diamonds, and the grown up frat-boy dads in their Costa del Mar shades with Croakies and Auburn or Ole Miss baseball caps...obviously, I'm jealous, but it is truly an idyllic, beautiful, uber-preppy life...

hippiei canyon said...

I'm all for reuse of old structures. Tribeca yarn factories into glorious lofts, old municiple buildings into modern art museums, the odd bath house turned chic nightclub,etc. But I don't think I could bring myself to buy (let alone sleep in) a former mortuary. The only thing missing from that photo is a '63 Cadillac hearse and some Lily Munster-like creature spread eagle across its hood. Maybe its not really The Crow's new house. Maybe Mama is still coming down from all those little yella pills and got this photo of some set off Trueblood confused with the real Cheryl Crow house. That's it... its just a facade from the studio. No, I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Ditto to the all the posts about Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. Mama is just so very misinformed about this little slice of paradise in the Florida Panhandle. I am just darn jealous that Cheryl Crow has a $1M beachhouse there, and now I am going to have to find out which house is hers.

property management software said...

A new house is not a priority among Americans today considering the high unemployment rate and the lingering economic crisis. But, still, congrats to Sheryl Crow for her new home. :)

lil' gay boy said...

I can't quite put my finger on why, but there's something very Harold and Maude about this house.

Trixie von Trott said...

I don't know what is more hideous, the house or the Lincoln Navigator parked in the barren driveway.

Anonymous said...

There's something a little Ruth Gordon about you, too, LGB

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! MY 401 K....MY BONDS.....MY T-BILLS...I GOT TO SELL IT...YEAH...I GOT THIS MANSION IN BEVERLY HILLS AND AND AND A NEW MERCEDES-BENTLEY AND I SELL IT TO YOU FOR NOTHING OBO TAKE IT TAKE IT TAKE IT SOS SOS help OBO OBO SOS TAKE IT

MANY TOILETS! yOU CAN CRAP IN SEVENTEEN DIFFERENT PLACES!!!! AND ROOMS TO HAVE SEX WITH LADIES OF THE NIGHT and greedy bitches...OMG...OMG...MY GOD, MY BANK IS DECLARING A

lil' gay boy said...

Thank you, darlin'...

Lady Smarmalade said...

Anon 3:43: You'll find not only beautiful beaches, but incredible architecture, and the drop dead gorgeous women (and men!) that the aristocratic South has always been known for.

Oh, gag me with a slave auctioneer's gavel. The imaginary, faux "aristocratic South" is known for a lot of things, their physical beauty is not the foremost one that readily jumps to mind. Their moral ugliness, right up to the Civil Rights era, and taste for secessionary treason does.

Dr. Delachambre said...

"Chateau Formaldehyde" , Ms. Crow's soulless pile of dour, gives me an uncontrollable urge to put on a "merry widow" and sing "Let's Do The Time Warp Again!" if only to keep me from jumping out the window from the deep despair I feel at gazing upon its pervasive bleakness. I mean, there is just not enough gin in the world to mitigate the chill coming off this thang!

(On second thought, the "Rocky Horror" comparison is an insult to Oakley Court, where it was filmed. I stayed there once and it was lovely...this thing looks more like a cheesy, budget-built mid-western Catholic rectory/funeral home/ embalming palace.)

Anonymous said...

This house is actually much prettier than this pic, this isn't the front of the house. I've been there twice, and it a magnificent property

Anonymous said...

3:43 Anon I loved your description of Santa Rosa Beach area in the Pabhandle of FL, and everything you said is true:

"You'll find not only beautiful beaches, but incredible architecture, and the drop dead gorgeous women (and men!) that the aristocratic South has always been known for."

You have to visit the place to understand what a little piece of paradise it really is don't you?

7:33 Lady Smarmalade, you gag me with your self-righteous, better than you are attitude. I've lived in the south all my life, and I can tell you flat out you don't know what the heck you are talking about. You are both ignorant or misinformed. Whereever you call home, please, please stay there.

kavi said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.