This Historic Nashville Home Is on the Market–and She’s a Beauty
If the walls in this Tennessee home could talk, you can bet they’d have a good story to tell. Nestled across from East Park, 714 Russell recently underwent a transformational 18-month renovation, and the updates in this Southern mansion are spectacular. But, even through the impressive restoration, the 5,510 square foot home didn’t lose its rich history. It was originally built in 1876 by the grandson of William G. Bush, the founder of the largest brick and masonry company in Nashville. Every part of the massive home was constructed with three courses of brick in thickness, which begins to explain the resilient nature of the place that hasn’t moved off its foundation in over 140 years. The beautiful brick estate survived a catastrophic fire (the East Nashville Fire of 1916), when over 500 historic homes were destroyed and 2,500 people were displaced. The flames engulfed more than 1.5 million dollars worth of property, but 714 Russell stood strong. About 45 years later, the durable house overcame yet another challenge – urban renewal. East Nashville was an early leader in the effort to demolish aging homes and structures for the sake of development and progress. Ms. Sarah Hamilton, the widowed owner of 714 Russell at the time, was passionate about saving the neighborhood and preserving the historic homes. Legend has it, when the code enforcement employees paid a visit to the home in the hopes of acquiring the historic mansion, Ms. Hamilton sat on the front porch with a shotgun and made it clear they wouldn’t be taking her home. Determination and fortitude pay off; 714 Russell remains an indispensable shining star in Tennessee. Take a peek inside this newly renovated Southern home, where history and modern style beautifully collide.
The large windows and open floor plan in this stunning two-level-deck home help welcome warm, natural light throughout the house.
Lovely landscaping, including Southern magnolias, weeping willows, and cypress trees surrounds the elegant blue stone walkway.
The home is complete with a beautifully rustic wrought iron fence entrance, and it’s only a 10-minute drive from downtown Nashville.
In the South, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and this one doesn’t disappoint!
Herringbone oak flooring, custom painted wood cabinets, and double hung windows make this kitchen truly breathtaking.
The masonry fireplace in the dining room really gives the space a welcoming charm, and the curved bay windows overlook the park. Dinner and a view? Yes please!
Full Bathroom / Parlor
Edison light fixtures and exposed brick make this Southern mansion cozy and delightful.
If work has to be done, wouldn’t you want to do it in an exquisite office? The vaulted ceiling makes the room bright and spacious.
Vintage elegance comes to life in the living room of 714 Russell Street. Original oak flooring, a natural brass milk glass chandelier, and large double hung windows complete the gorgeous area.
The original staircase was repaired, resorted, and updated. The handrails and spindles on the third level of the grand stairway were recreated to perfectly match the lower two levels, resulting in this current masterpiece.
The master bedroom has three double hung windows that overlook East Park and a vintage white painted oak mantel.
Two custom walnut vanities star in the fabulous master bathroom, and the floating mirrors give the room a unique touch.
Perfect for a family game night, this room is home to a sputnik chandelier and exposed rafter tails.
This room beckons good conversation and a relaxing evening!
Directly adjacent to the stunning stairwell, the foyer in this Southern home is open, bright, and welcoming.