It’s not the Flora-Bama, but it’ll do. Kenny Chesney is selling his massive Franklin, Tennessee estate featuring 56 acres, a 12,599 sq. ft. mansion, 10 garage spaces and plenty of space to throw your very own Flora-Bama party, minus the ocean. You’ll have to bring in sand for the beach, but if you can afford the $14,000,000 price tag, a few trucks of sand shouldn’t be an issue.
Priced at a whopping $1,111 per sq. ft., this is one of those statement Nashville houses where you buy it and people start whispering while picking up their kids from school. Did you hear that Beth & Brad bought Kenny’s house…OMG…I hope Steve and I get invited to the first card party. I’m in a text group with Beth & she sent a pic of the DMV where Kenny wouldn’t let shoes into the house.
Look, Nashville is absolutely LOADED with money right now. Clay’s sitting on a fortune. All the media types are coming to town. This is a house where one of these loaded new-age celebs plants a pirate flag and shows off the fortune. Take a look at that Venetian plaster on the walls. This is big boy territory.
From Kenny’s realtor Laura Putty Stroud with French King Fine Properties:
Gated and private Mediterranean hilltop villa on 56 glorious acres in Franklin known as ‘Bella Luce’ (Beautiful Light). With over 12, 000 sq ft of living space and extensive outdoor entertaining areas. 150 yr old reclaimed Walnut floors, Venetian plaster walls, 10 car garage (6 car attached and 4 car detached), home theatre, infinity edge swimming pool & spa, hand forged Cedar and Douglas fir beams, limestone fireplaces, elevator and generator. Lookout tower with 360′ views.
Now for even better news about this behemoth: it’s just six miles from Whole Foods! That’s right, I know the Franklin, TN new-age celebs need that cucumber water and free-range bison burger. Starbucks is 5.7 miles. The Williamson County School Board office where Clay raged last week is just 6.4 miles from Kenny’s house. That’s the neighborhood I’m talking here.
If you want to get elite in Nashville, this is the house you buy.
Mortgage: $54,000 or so on a 30-year-loan before you start buying tractors to cut the grass. You’ll also need maids, tree trimmers on speed dial, grounds guys to clean up the leaves, window washers. In other words, you either better have an online media empire or you better write some No. 1 hits.