Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lady Antebellum Lead Singer Double Whammy: Buy

BUYERS: Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrrell
LOCATION: Brentwood, TN
PRICE: $1,940,000
SIZE: 7,604 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Earlier today Your Mama discussed the modern-minded Nashville, TN bungalow recently put on the (open) market by Lady Antebellum lead singer and award-winning songwriter Hillary Scott. This afternoon, country music fans, we take a wee look-see at the proto-typically southern, neo-Colonial Revival(ish) style residence on 3.38 landscaped acres in the semi-rural and decidedly upscale Brentwood area Miz Scott and her new husband—and current Lady A drummer—Chris Tyrrell purchased with a generically- but none-the-less vexatiously-named blind trust, according to The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial, in June (2012) for $1,940,000.

Property records and listing information Your Mama managed to coax out of the interweb indicate custom-built residence recently procured by the Scott-Tyrrells—situated at the tail end of a quiet cul-de-sac about 15 (or so) miles due south of downtown Nashville—was built in 2006 by a prominent local property developer, stands two stories at the front and drops like a real estate mullet to three in the back, measures in at a roomy 7,604 square feet, and contains a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

A long driveway snakes across rolling lawns and completely landscaped grounds at the front of the stately but inviting mansion where a circular drive arches up to the covered front porch and curls back around and down to a small motor court and attached three-car garage with convenient, direct access to the house.

Interior spaces include (but are not limited to) a narrow but voluminous foyer and stair hall; double-height formal living room with fireplace flanked by built in display cabinets; formal dining room sheathed in a vertical-striped wall covering the Scott-Tyrrells may or may not have chosen to keep; a small study/den/office; a generous, open-plan great room and colossal center-island kitchen; and expansive, lower level entertainment areas in the finished daylight basement that include a family room with brick fireplace, built-in bar area and state-of-the-art home theater lined with gilded pilasters.

Many rooms have direct access to a variety of deep, brick-paved verandas, a screened porch (with brick fireplace for chilly fall evenings) and at least one broad deck that connects via an exterior stairway to the backyard tree-ringed and thickly landscaped backyard complete with dozens of sculpted shrubs, long, flowering beds, and a wide brick accented sunbathing and entertaining terrance around a swimming pool.

As it turns out, Miz Scott isn't the only member of Lady Antebellum to become the new owner of a mutli-million dollar mansion in the Nashville area. Multi-instrument player and singer Dave Haywood—also newly married this year—spent $2,100,000 a few months ago on a 6,750 square foot faux-French Tudor(ish) mansion with 4-5 bedrooms and 6 full and two half bathrooms in Nashville's affluent (and star-stocked) Belle Meade neighborhood. A few months before than lead singer Charles Kelley splashed out $1,600,000 to acquire a 6,682 square foot red brick traditional, also in the Belle Meade nabe, with 4 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 half bathrooms plus a substantial, detached pool/guest house.

*Now children, keep in mind that while property records do reflect a transfer of ownership in the amount of $1,940,000, the property in question was purchased through a blind trust as such we can't say with 100% certainly this house belongs to Miz Scott and Mister Tyrrell. Okay?

listing photos: French Christianson Patterson (via Zillow)


Anonymous said...

I like the grounds in back very much. The rest much less so. Odd decor for the type of house. Counter with stools to eat at a no-no. The house should be wider with wings to the side, not in back. Aside from the grounds, as I said, me no likey.

Anonymous said...

Nice abode. Not some overpriced LA home.

That's what counters "of that style" are for...eating.

Carla In California said...

I agree with the other posters that the backyard with pool is the best part of this property. How beautiful and relaxing. I like the big porch area as well. I could see myself having a nice drink while taking a quiet moment to take in the view.

Once again, I am astonished that one can buy a nice home of 7,600+ square footage for less than $2 million! Tennessee you are awesome!

Here in L.A., that same amount of money will get you less than 2000 sqare feet and no where near as nice of landscaping and grounds. But the business atmosphere is stronger and more productive.

Congratulations Hillary and Chris.

l'il gay boy said...

Anywhere else & I'd say an obvious teardown, and agree with all that the grounds are the best feature.

How is it possible that in the heartland such a clumsy execution of antebellum style could arise?

Overscaled & too fussy by half, but I do love the fireplace on the porch.