If you have watched ABC’s hit new drama ‘Nashville,’ chances are you have seen this sprawling brick Georgian home.
Photographs via: Fridrich & Clark Realty
Nashville, TN – The mansion doubles as the home of fictional country music legend Rayna James, played by Connie Britton of ‘Friday Night Lights’ fame. While the shows early episodes were shot on location at the 20,500 square foot estate, the production later built exact replicas of key rooms, including the bedroom and kitchen, on a soundstage.
It was the real estate listing that first drew the attention of Jeff Knipp, the shows production designer. The home combined the traditional Southern style, oversized grandeur and warm tones that he imaged would be the hallmark of Rayna James’ family home.
This opulent Belle Meade estate was designed by Mark Harrison of Adkisson/Harrison, built by Will Andrews, and lavishly decorated by Mary Spalding. Its twenty-four room’s feature reclaimed floors, antique doors and columns, hand forged hardware, and marble and stone from around the world.
A grand central hallway is lined with castle-like arches made of dry stacked stone rising two stories to a barrel-ceiling punctuated with multiple skylights. At the end of the grand hall, a floating three story staircase connects each level to the observation deck overlooking the manicured lawns, pool, cabana and carriage house.
If you are an avid fan of the show you probably remember the pine paneled library. Its antique Versace mantel and custom built-ins are hard to forget. A similar toned wood is carried through the home, including the Family Room which is crowned with a vaulted & beamed Pecky Cypress Ceiling and large carved limestone mantel.
It is the kitchen and bedroom that have received the most of the air-time and they are no less lavish than the remainder of the home.
The mansion sits on six lush acres in the heart of one of the country’s wealthiest neighborhoods, Belle Meade. Forbes Magazine recently named Belle Meade as one of the top locations in the United States to retire rich.
Address: 1358 Page Rd Nashville, TN
Beds: 6 Bed
Baths: 8 Bath
Square Feet: 20,533
Lot Size: 6 Acres
MLS ID: 1295376