Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tanya Tucker On Our Minds

SELLER: Tanya Tucker
LOCATION: Patton Road, Arrington, TN
PRICE: $11,500,000 (approx. sale price)
SIZE: 500 acres, 22,600 square feet (reported)

***It's a bit difficult for Your Mama to be pithy and snarky at a time when all of Southern California seems to be ablaze. Although we will continue to try to entertain and amuse (everyone needs a giggle, even in dire times), please know that we are deeply concerned for everyone affected by the devastation in San Diego, Lake Arrowhead, Orange County, and Malibu. Your Mama totally understands that our little sassy little gossip blog pales in comparison to what's really important during a time of disaster. Health and safety to all, and don't forget the many pets and livestock that are also affected by the overwhelming situation.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In addition to the wildfires ripping through Southern California, Your Mama has Tanya Tucker on our mind this morning. Strange as it may sound, we often have old-school country crooner Tanya Tucker on the brain, and the iPod.

Tanya Tucker's riveting rendition of Delta Dawn is one of Your Mama's first musical memories. As a wee thing, Your Mama and Sister Woman rode around in our mama's suped-up chocolate brown Oldsmobile with Tanya Tucker blaring on the 8-track and singing our little hearts out. Nowadays Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter have traded up to a big BMW, but we we're often singing our little hearts out as we ride around with Delta Dawn blaring from the stereo that is hooked up to a cute little iPod.

Multiple recent reports say that Miz Tanya Tucker finally sold her 500-acre farm in Arrington, a speck on the map about 30 miles south of country capital Nashville, Tennesee. According to one report, Miz Tucker has been trying to unload her big farm since at least 2001 when she put the place on the market for $13,500,000 as a FSBO (for sale by owner) so she could save herself the steep real estate fees.

At some point the lauded singer must have pulled the place off the market because the palatial Plantation style pad, which sprawls over 4 floors and 22,260 square feet, was recently featured in the family's reality show called Tuckerville. Good heavens children, does everyone have a damn reality show? Your Mama confesses that despite our somewhat embarrassing fondness for reality shows, we never watched a single episode of Tuckerville.

Deer Park Farm, which is the name Your Mama has been told Miz Tucker named her 500 acre estate, sits in the boonies of suburban and rural Nashville and her closest celebrity neighbors were the flawless counter singer Jeane Pruett, new country's Kenny Chesney, and rocker Sheryl Crow is rumored to have a big spread on Cross Keys Road in College Grove, which is about 15 miles from the old Tucker farm.

Property records we accessed were slim on details so we haven't a clue how many bedrooms and bathrooms the place had, but given it's tremendous square footage, we assume there were many of each. However, the Tennessee Tatler, who sweetly provided Your Mama with the few photos we have of the farm, says that the lowest level of the four floor behemoth housed Miz Tucker's fleet of trucks and the top floor is where she stored her music memorabilia including all her old beaded and spangled costumes.

Several reports say that Miz Tucker's 500 acre estate sold for "nearly $11,500,000" to an Earle Ridge Investments, an Ohio based company that plans on converting the wooded property, along with an adjacent 160-are parcel, into a golf course development. Miz Tucker's humongous house is expected become the centerpiece and clubhouse of the planned 18-hole golf course community which is expected to have almost 500 homes. Are there that many people in rural Nashville who are ready, willing, and able to buy 500 houses with sale prices expected to start at $550,000? In the current sagging marketplace? Good luck to 'em.

Miz Tucker has famously relocated to Malee-boo after a tumultuous cross-country drive where she was allegedly robbed by her feuding former fiancee Jerry Laseter and a female co-conspirator.
There has been some confusion about which house on Carbon Mesa Road Miz Tucker and her family have leased. However, several sources, including one who knows about the doings on Carbon Mesa Road, confirm that the Tuckers have leased a 4,646 square foot Monterey Colonial merged with a classic California ranch style house (pictured above) on 2.8 acres with a somewhat sophisticated western decor, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, panoramic ocean views and a 100 foot backyard water slide. Do we even need to tell the children what we think of back yard water slides?

Both the street and Miz Tucker's temporary digs are no stranger to the rich and famous. Our Carbon Mesa informant tells us that perpetually troubled Britney Spears once leased the house as did Jude Law and Siena Miller during one of their many attempts at reconciliation. Our informant and property records reveal that Sean Penn owns the property next door that burned to ground in the 1993 Malibu fires and where his Airstream trailer burned in the fires this week. Ed Harris and Amy Madigan's ocean view compound is just down the hill. Your Mama was also told that David Duchovny and Tea Leoni have a Carbon Mesa outpost, but we've not been able to confirm this with property records.

Your Mama can't imagine why Miz Tucker, who has a regularly performs in Las Vegas, would shack up in Malee-boo, but we hear from more than one source that she's filming another season of the family's reality show at the house. Tuckerville By the Sea?

Due to the fires in Malibu, Miz Tucker's teenage daughter Presley and the four family dogs were evacuated from their leased house. Reports say Miz Tucker was in Las Vegas at the time of the evacuation.


Anonymous said...

It's owned by Paul & Sarah Grisanti I think. Malibu realtors.

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons she moved out to Malibu is bc her daughter is acting. I don't know what she's doing but I hear she is acting. Poor Tanya is a mess, but you gotta love it, right?
- Nashville House Whore

Anonymous said...

That is not the house she is renting. That house pictured is owned by the Hamiltons, and next door to my parent's house.

The house she is renting is this one, owned by Paul and Sara Grisanti. http://casalamesa.com/listinginfo.html

In the past Britney Spears rented it, and so did Jude Law.

. said...

Mama, Tennessee is beeyooteeful. There are lots of moneyed people down there because of music and horses. The same with Kentucky. Queen Elizabeth comes to Kentucky on frequent private visits to horse sales and stays with locals. But I am saddened to hear that this pretty parcel will be hacked to pieces to build 500 houses! Don't we have enough languishing properties for sale? I think developers are for the most part a slimy breed. This country is huge but at this rate we will run out of natural spaces. Developers take their money and run, before the lack of infrastructure and support services become a critical issue and someone else is left holding the bag.

Anonymous said...

The picture you did post is a much nicer house. It has been used in many TV shows, movies, commericals and at one point was rented by Kobe Bryant. It also has a much better view.

Anonymous said...

she was one spooky little girl, singing Lizzie and the Rainman with the kind of authority teenagers just shouldn't have, period.

she looked and sounded kinda worn out even then, which was part of the appeal. and then she met glen campbell.

Anonymous said...

I''m swooning....absolutely swooning over the property and the house and the fantasy of living on 500 acres! Of coure, I am a southern belle type girl.

Jayce Tohline said...

My my... I remember miss Tanya when she was a teenager, singing on the local morning show at Channel 7 in Little Rock, Arkansas - where I was running one of the cameras. It's amazing to me the money a country singer can make.

Anonymous said...

here is my tanya tucker story:

i was working as a night auditor for a hotel in colorado. tanya tucker was one of the acts at the big county concert they put on nearby each year...god, this was about 8 years ago. about 11pm i heard the lobby doors open and this woman who looked rougher than a cob walked through the lobby towards the bar with a group of people. she was around the corner before i realized who it was. she was a hard looker back then so i can't imagine how she must look in person today.

they closed the bar and then got on the tour bus parked out front. the bus wouldn't start! the driver messed with it, finally gave up, then came and got some rooms for the group. he was really upset because it was a brand new "million dollar bus" and it wouldn't run. tanya chartered a plane the next day and flew to her next gig while the bus was towed out of the way and left for a few days until it could be fixed.

what really came out of this was my realization of what money is now worth. when i was a kid $1,000,000 was a huge amount of money. now a million was just sitting there abandoned. i could walk by and acutally touch a million dollars...and it would not run.

(sorry this was so long!)

Anonymous said...

mama did you know my middle name is Dawn? And yes friends and family still sing "the song" to me.shg

Anonymous said...

I found the home with the 100 foot water slide on Live Local Bird's Eye View at 22251 Carbon Mesa.

What's weird is that there is a tour bus parked at the home next door. Is that where Sean Penn's house is? The one with the tennis court and tour bus? I thought Sean Penn used to live in the house that burnt down on the other side of the "supposed" Tanya Tucker house in the fires back in the 90's.

Can anyone clear this up for me?