July 2016

Found 6 blog entries for July 2016.

Heirlooms

 

Some of your most prized possessions may be items that you’ve acquired from an older family member. This is especially true if it’s been passed down through many generations. Family heirlooms are a great way to remember your origins and honor your ancestors. They are also often delicate due to their age, and therefore must be cared for meticulously.

 

If you have one or several family heirlooms that are especially meaningful, take equally special care to preserve them. There are a number of guidelines to follow when caring for heirlooms or antiques to ensure that they maintain their structural integrity.

 

  • Keep paper, documents and books dry. Any heirlooms made from paper are extremely susceptible to damage from water, so store
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LOTWGulch

Located in West End at Mezzo Lofts, this condo is equipped with all of the latest top-of-the-line features. It is walking distance from over 50 bars and restaurants as well as Vanderbilt University and Centennial Park. This unit comes with dual master suites, floor-to-ceiling windows, Viking stainless-steel appliances, 2 spacious outdoor terraces, 2 gated/covered parking spots, granite countertops and walk-in closets. While the features and sleek urban design are more than mind-blowing, the close proximity to almost everything Nashville has to offer at your fingertips is what takes the cake. Listed at $899,900 by Zack Goodyear and Brian Stoltzfus from Parks in the Gulch. You can view this listing here.

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HistoricHotels

Nashville is famous for many things such as music and BBQ, but it is also famous for its rich history. Today, some of Nashville’s most historic places have turned into hotels you can stay in and each of them have a story to tell.

 

The Hermitage Hotel

Serving as the city’s first five-million-dollar hotel, The Hermitage Hotel was built in 1901 in a Beaux Art style by noted architect, J.E.R. Carpenter. It is centrally located downtown and because of that, it quickly became the ‘hot spot’ for Nashville socialites, entertainers and politicians. It even housed notable figures such as Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, William Howard Taft, and even Al Capone. Upon opening, the Hermitage Hotel advertised as “fire-proof, noise-proof, and dust-proof, $2.00 and

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PreservingYourHistoricHome If you’re lucky enough to live in a character-filled historic American home, by now you realize the importance of ensuring that it remains preserved in its historic condition so as to accurately represent the historic period in which it was built. Many historic homes of significant age have been left to wilt in disrepair for decades, requiring a complete renovation in order to restore their grandeur and beauty. However, if your historic home has been well-maintained, it obviously won’t need a total overhaul to fall in line with its proper design time period. Regular care, upkeep and repairs (as needed) will guarantee that your historic home holds onto its historic character and curb appeal. What follows is a list of features on

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HistoricalHomes

 

Middle Tennessee had a large part in the Civil-War era, and out of that came beautiful, and now historic, antebellum homes that range back to the mid-1800s.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Home of the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage is a beautifully preserved mansion that holds some of the Nations most fascinating stories of the early 19th century. Located only minutes from Downtown Nashville, you can spend the day strolling through the over 1,100 acres of original land owned by Andrew Jackson. There are still preserved, original buildings from Jackson’s time you can tour on the property like The First Hermitage, The Hermitage Garden, Alfred’s Cabin and more. For tickets and to learn about the history, visit

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LISTING OF THE WEEK

Our Listing of the Week comes with 10 acres of land in the heart of Brentwood. A custom home complete with hard wood floors, an elevator, dance studio and even an indoor pool! Cooking will be a delight in the granite island kitchen and the built-ins are just one of the many features that help make this home distinctive. You’ll find 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths in this home. Great for entertaining and family gatherings and plenty of room outside with all of the acreage. This is listed for $1,295,000 by Stacy Gee from the Parks in Mt. Juliet office and you can find more on this listing here.

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