Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday Catch Up: Alan Jackson Lives Large

In case any of y'all didn't already know, veteran country music kingpin Alan Jackson is—as Your Mama likes to say—a serious Real Estate Baller with a rotating property portfolio stuffed to the gills with a hefty handful of high-cost and high-maintenance residences in both Tennessee and coastal Florida.

Two years ago the award-winning country crooner sold Sweetbriaran epic, 135-acre estate outside Nashville, TN—for around $28,000,000 and the property gossip gals at The Wall Street Journal announced a couple weeks ago he and the missus have now heaved their eye-popping, private peninsula occupying compound on Center Hill Lake near Smithville, TN on the market with a $4,995,000 price tag.

In addition to the 6,100 square foot, five bedroom, multi-story mansion ringed by numerous verandas and terraces and perched on a thickly-treed bluff above the water's edge, the approximately 3.5 acre estate comes complete with a separate four bedroom guest house and a one bedroom cottage perfect for a live-in caretaker.

A detached garage for six or more cars has helipad on the roof and a private dock directly with an elaborate, two-story house bought equipped with indoor and out door lounging areas, couple of water-slides and a raised hot tub on the upper level deck.

Mister and his long-time missus Denise reportedly custom-built the deluxe compound 20 years or so ago and opted to list the vacation property because, according a statement provided to the WSJ, they and their three daughters don't use it as a family much anymore and are "re-evaluating their plans for the future after she [Missus Jackson] beat cancer last year."

Last year Mister and Missus Jackson flipped a Franklin, TN mansion they purchased in June 2010 for $3,675,000 back on the market with a $3,995,000 price tag. The stately, gated estate with its 14,040 square foot mansion and its eight bedrooms and ten terlits in eight full and two half bathroom remains on the open market with a slenderized asking price of $3,750,000. Your Mama, who don't know a hat from a pick-up truck, heard through the grapevine—which means we read it somewhere but don't recall where—the luxury loving country music royals bought the opulent mansion to live in temporarily while they finished construction on a significantly larger mansion nearby.

In September 2010, the big-livin' Jacksons sold a river-front getaway outside Nashville (TN) to fellow country music royal Kenny Chesney for $1,425,000 and in 2009 they acquired a 4.29 acre spread in Franklin (TN) on which now stands the a brand spanking new, custom-built and decidedly baronial 22,136 square foot mansion the Jacksons now, presumably, call home. Just because they're thinning their bulging property portfolio, butter beans, does not mean these country music Jacksons are the least bit interested in downsizing or economizing.

In May of this year (2012) Mister and Missus Jackson took a nearly three-quarter million pounding to their financial pocketbooks when they finally sold a 2,214 square foot Key West-style cottage directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in Tequesta, FL for $725,000. Listing information and property records we squeezed out of the interweb shows the four bedroom and three bathroom property was acquired in June 2004 for $1,270,000, first listed in November 2009 for $1,500,000, and includes a private dock capable of parking two 70-plus foot yachts.

Property records (and The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial) also indicate Mister and Missus Jackson still maintain a second, more substantial 1.1-acre ocean front estate in Jupiter purchased in October 2002 for about $3,500,000. The Martin County Tax Man shows the two-story Mediterranean mansion, built in 2007, measures 8,724 square feet and includes seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. A private dock on the other side of the road extends deep into the Intracoastal Waterway where Mister and Missus Jackson park their armada of pleasure craft.

See, now? We told y'all he was a Real Estate Baller.

listing photos: French Christianson Patterson and Associates and Christie's International Real Estate

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't care what anyone says some of these entertainers are unloading because the cash isn't so flush anymore. What's the point of having more than two homes and you're not spending much time in them?

Anonymous said...

It all sounds like economizing to me.

Anonymous said...

The Jackson home on Jupiter Island is big and beautiful. It's my understanding that's where the family spends most of their time now. You can call it economizing, but I think they are just unloading property they seldom use anymore which makes perfect sense. Never will I believe Alan Jackson has to sell anything. The man has made a fortune in the county music industry and is still popular with a huge following of royal fans.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Jackson got in a spot of trouble for clearing trees to build that house:

http://www.roadierealestate.com/AquaPalooza.html

Anonymous said...

These dumb hicks keep buying these guys music with the little money they have and believing they live in modest homes and drive Ford F150s when in reality they live in homes like this and drive Aston Martins.

Anonymous said...

Anyone can run out of money, if they are not careful. Wealth or riches aren't permanent.

@630pm Yeah, even Reba McIntyre lives in Beverly Park. But it's their money, so whatevs...

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Anonymous said...

As a very close friend of Denise's side of the family, I must say the rest of the family is as down to earth as one can be. I hope Alan & Denise never forget the faith-based standards they were raised on. Remember...the Good Lord giveth & He can taketh at any time. Put Him back in the mix & keep Him there! I love your family & wish them the
best! Your mom is a gem! Your uncle was a hoot! Try to live like them & you'll be ok! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Alan...As a friend of the family, here's a real money making deal for you! There's a lady in GA with a fabulous voice. You should look at promoting & producing this lady! I met you & your family at a function & can say this is a real money making opportunity for you & Denise! This lady's voice is so great & some of your family knows her! This could be more profitable than the realestate market!