Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lady Antebellum Lead Singer Double Whammy: Sell

SELLER: Hillary Scott
LOCATION: Nashville, TN
PRICE: $774,900
SIZE: 3,435 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In November 2011, not long after she started to scoot around romantically with professional drummer Chris Tyrrell, Lady Antebellum lead singer and award-winning songwriter Hillary Scott shelled out $725,000 on her first home, a cute-as-a-button and contemporary-on-the-inside bungalow in the leafy West End neighborhood of Nashville, TN.

In June of this year the young and newly espoused country music mahatmas—they have at least one triple platinum selling album and six American Country Awards and were hitched in a secret sunset ceremony in Upstate New York in January of this year (2012)—scooped up an appropriately country music queen-worthy mansion in the upscale, semi-rural and semi-suburban community of Brentwood (TN), fifteen miles (or so) due south of downtown Nashville. More on that posh property purchase later.

Thanks to The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial, we've recently come to learn that with a big, nearly two-million dollar new house in Brentwood (and no bun in the oven yet), 26-year old Miz Scott—no doubt in conference with Mister Tyrrell—has not surprisingly opted to flip her modest if not exactly cheap Nashville bungalow back on the (open) market with an asking price of $774,900.

Current listing information shows the updated, upgraded and modern-minded bungalow was originally built in 1920 on a compact, .16 acre lot and currently measures 3,435 square feet with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

The deep and wide front porch, with its thick, stone-base columns, looks to Your Mama like a perfectly lovely spot to throw back a few late afternoon gin & tonics with a few amigos but off-street parking, it appears, is somewhat limited to a narrow, fender-scraping driveway and slender, carbuncle of a single-car car port affixed to the side of the house like an after thought.

In September 2011, the then unmarried Miss Scott had the people from People in for a partial (video) tour of her two-story West End bungalow that shows a lofty, open plan main living area with gleaming wood floors (that may or may not be mahogany or cherry); a floating, wood and steel switchback staircase; and a glimmery, earth-toned Shabby Sheek-y day-core with lots of slip-covered sofas and chairs, numerous sequin-accented decorative pillows, liberally puddled, semi-opaque (possibly burlap or linen) curtains, and humble vase-fuls of white daisies.

Current listing information indicates there's a (gas) fireplace in the living area but it looks to Your Mama in the People video tour like Miz Scott (and/or her lady- or nice-gay decorator) awkwardly attempted to camouflage it behind dark, floor-pooling fabric panels in front of which hangs a sizable, flat-screen tee-vee. A rustic but no doubt frustratingly expensive twig chandelier hangs over the round, dining room table and in the kitchen crisp, white Shaker-style cabinets are topped by limestone counter tops. The (mostly integrated) appliances are, as to be expected in a celeb-owned home, high-grade and a long, center prep island has a four-stool snack counter for informal meet and greets with neighbors and band members.

The second floor master bedroom is hardly huge at just 16-feet by 15-feet according to listing information but does have a private bathroom with double vanity and a private, slightly cantilevered, pocket-sized balcony.

The 38-foot wide den/family room at the rear of the main floor opens to a newly built deck and somewhat runty, landscaped backyard with outdoor fireplace and direct access to the alley that runs along the rear of the property.

Stay tuned for more information on the star-style, Nashville-area estate Hillary Scott and hubby Chris Tyrell snapped up, once again according to The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial, in June 2012 for $1,940,000.

listing photo: Pilkerton Realtors (via Trulia)

1 comment:

Lilithcat said...

Why on earth do people buy lovely Arts and Crafts bungalows and then tear out the interiors? There ought to be a law.