This 1936 Memphis Stunner Featured in NBC’s Bluff City Law is For Sale
For just $1,975,000, you too could live like Jimmy Smits’ character, Elijah Strait
If you’ve been watching NBC’s new legal drama set in Memphis, Bluff City Law, then you’ve seen this beautiful home before. It serves as the family home of Elijah Strait, played by Jimmy Smits, a civil rights attorney who is recently widowed. Many scenes with Smits and his on-screen children were filmed in the house itself. Not on a soundstage. In real life, this Georgian-style home was first built for co-founder of Humko Oil, Herbert Humphreys in 1936. 5996 Manor Cove is one of the original homes in this east Memphis neighborhood and is situated just a few streets away from both Poplar Avenue and Union Avenue, two major thoroughfares through town. It’s also a short drive to both the recreation and beauty of Shelby Farms Park and the local favorite, Corky’s BBQ. Inside this magnificent home you will find 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms as well as a sewing studio, a billiard room, and a grand library. Between the property that is abundant with 100-year-old oak and magnolia trees, and the picturesque white columns that adorn the front of the house, this Southern home is worthy of its starring role. Take a peek for yourself.
Enticing Curb Appeal
Nestled at the end of a tucked away cul de sac in an East Memphis neighborhood, you enter 5996 Manor Cove’s circular driveway through a set of regal black rod iron gates.
Classic Southern Charm
Picture perfect columns. Columns for days. Eat your heart out, Tara.
A Grand Entry
Double doored entry complete with a transom window and leaded glass welcomes you into the spacious foyer.
Nothing says grand Southern home like a grand spiral staircase. And yes, those are original peg and oak hardwood floors and 12-foot ceilings.
Formal Living Room for a Crowd
In the first episode of Bluff City Law we see the living room filled with friends and family of Elijah and Sydney Strait. Plenty of space for any type of gathering.
The Library of Our Dreams
This walnut paneled library with the detailed built-ins is a room we want to stay in for a while.
A Family-Friendly Kitchen
This spacious kitchen is full of natural light and room enough for the whole family to cook together.
Family Style Meals
Or, maybe you’re more about pulling out all of the leftover casseroles from Thanksgiving at once. Elijah, Sydney, and Emerson found plenty of counter space.
The Perfect Retreat
This bedroom full of natural light and the continuation of the original hardwood floors looks like the perfect spot to rest and rejuvenate.
Take a Dip
A backyard pool is really a must for those scorching Memphis summers.
The Perfect Patio
This is the perfect spot for an intimate catch up session with your best friend and a pitcher of sweet tea or for a big backyard bash for the whole family.
A Dream Home
If you want to see more photos of this listing, check here. And to catch more views of the home in use, don’t miss Bluff City Law on NBC on Monday nights at 10PM EST/9PM CST.