LOCATION: Brentwood, TN
SIZE: 6,553 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Although country music queen cum cooking industry entrepreneur Trisha Yearwood* and her country king third husband Garth Brooks have long made their primary home a massive mock-Med manse on a 2,000+ acre spread near Tulsa, Oklahoma, they've also long maintained a home near Nashville, Tennessee that popped up on the market—as was first reported by the celebrity property gossips at Zillow—with an asking price of $2,200,000.
Property records show Miz Yearwood, coupled with Mister Brooks since sometime in 2000 and married since 2005, acquired this house, as per property records, in May 2000, shortly after her second divorce, for $1,775,000.
Listing details show the completely renovated and updated 1920s farmhouse sits on 4.42 acres in bucolic if not exactly rural Brentwood, about 22 miles due south of the legendary Grand Ole Opry, which Miz Yearwood officially joined in 1999. A picture perfect tree-lined driveway sweeps deep into the fenced and gated estate to the front of the house where guests are greeted with proper southern hospitality on a front porch complete with a couple of rocking chairs.
The front porch gives way to 6,553 square feet of traditional and luxurious interior spaces with wood floors, high ceilings and custom millwork. Listing information indicates the two-story house has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, including a main floor master suite with dual bathrooms, a feature few can afford but many who can swear on their bulging banks accounts are crucial to a happy (and less funky smelling) marriage.
There are formal living and dining rooms—the former with a fireplace and the later with a built-in china buffet—plus a library/den with built-in book cases and a bay window that extends to the floor. At the heart of the home, looking out over the planted terraces that surround a classic, kidney shaped swimming pool, there's a spacious center island eat-in kitchen that was prominently featured on Miz Yearwood's televised cooking program, Tricia's Southern Cooking. The kitchen appears to be outfitted with speckled grey granite counter tops, both grey and black raised panel wood cabinetry, and the usual slew of high(er) grade appliances. Listen, chickens, although Your Mama does not love it we can deal with the washed grey-tone of the cabinets and the speckled gray granite but the grey on silver vertical striped wall covering is simply too much for our sensitive decorative funny bone, thank you very much. Less formal lounging and entertaining can be done in either the sky-lit family room or a depressingly bland den (with fireplace) that opens through French doors to a glass-enclosed porch with red brick floor.
In addition to the various terraces and patios that surround the swimming pool the property has acres of verdant lawns and scads of mature shade trees that—cliche as it may sound—really and truly give the grounds the feel of a private park.
In addition to their homes in Oklahoma and Tennessee, the Yearwood-Brooks own a home in a discreet gated enclave above Paradise Cove in Malibu, CA, that they picked up in 2008 for $4,950,000. The 3,700+ square foot single-story contemporary sits on more than half an acre with direct beach access.
*Miz Yearwood, on the country music scene since the early 1990s, has sold more than 12 million albums and hauled in two ACMAs, three, CMAs, one AMA, three Grammys and, last year, an Emmy for her partly eponymous televised cooking program, Tricia's Southern Cooking.
listing photos: Fridrich & Clark Realty