A dozen years ago Tina and Gary Ferguson were combing Williamson County for a house with land for her horses. The search was long, but then eureka, she took a cut through on Old Smyrna Road in Brentwood and stumbled upon land and a house.
The location was perfect, just minutes from Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, I-65 and Nashville. It was “just over the hill” from their home at the time on Jones Parkway in Brentwood.
They made an appointment to see the house and made an offer the same day.
Then began the long and arduous renovation and expansion. They literally doubled the size of the house to its current 8,259 square feet. Tina says they adore the home, the property and the location, but their children are now college age and the family has decided to downsize.
Their magnificent home and 17 acres at 9233 Old Smyrna Road is on the market for $3,950,000. Lisa Culp Taylor of Parks is the listing agent.
“The home is extraordinary, spacious, livable, perfect for a family and for entertaining,” said Taylor. “One of the most interesting spaces is a log cabin room within the home. Its log walls are beneath a plank and beam ceiling. A stone wall and fireplace anchor the space.”
That log cabin room was fetching to the Fergusons.
“We wanted to keep that space intact,” said Tina. “We made some improvements but we kept the footprint the same. I had lived in Montana where this kind of space was familiar. I had a source out there custom make the elk antler chandelier for the room.”
The original owners of the home added the log space to the home. An old log cabin on Edmondson Pike was being torn down. The owners took the logs and reassembled them in the home. The second owners kept the unique room as it was. The Fergusons are the third owners of the home originally built in 1976.
“We think that room gives a particular charm with its history,” said Tina.
The sprawling home is brick and clapboard. The interior boasts glistening hardwoods, towering ceilings and an overabundance of custom windows.
Taylor says the kitchen is chef appointed with granite and stainless and opens into the family room and log space. It is designed, she said, for cooking and for entertaining.
The master suite is aptly named. Actually, it’s an entire wing of the home. In addition to the spacious bedroom and bath, there’s a sitting room, exercise room, study and huge his and hers closet. The hers is an entire room of its own.
The three remaining bedrooms are upstairs and all ensuite. The home has four full baths and three half-baths. A huge bonus room suits kids and aduts. It has its own deck that overlooks the back of the property.
The magnificent home is gated with the perimeter of the 17 acres totally fenced.
The meticulously groomed land is home to a four-stall barn, a fountain within a pond out front, and in back a spacious patio, heated salt water pool with extra wide decking and a pavilion with bath and dressing spaces.
“While the land rises gently upwards, there is a perfectly flat spot in back that accommodates a tent for large scale entertaining, though by design we have plenty of entertaining space around the pool and patio,” said Tina.
We aimed from the onset to give the home a country manor look,” she said. “We think we achieved that. We will certainly miss this home and location, but it’s time for less space and land at this point in our lives.