Welcome to House Porn Thurs, a joint effort between Curbed National and AOL Real Estate to provide distraction from the slog of an almost-finished work week with some lavish listings and over-the-top interiors. Have a suggestion for a worthy contender? Tweet #housepornthurs to @Curbed.
Here now, Bella Rosa, a 48-acre estate in Franklin's gated Hidden River community. Built in 2001 by FirstBank Middle Tennessee chairman Gordon Inman and listed about a month ago, the four-bedroom, nine-bath megamansion has more 19,000 feet of utterly jaw-dropping interiors. Think: vaulted ceilings, stone columns, a wood-paneled library, wood floors inlaid with marble, faux-finished walls, a wine cellar accessed by glass doors, a screening room with ceilings that practically glow, floor-to-ceiling windows that appear to measure at least 20 feet tall, an elevator, a schmancy Creston system to control it all, and excessive furnishings to match. The property asks $17.5M, making it the second most expensive listing (after the $25.5M Eagle's Rest Farm) in a city where the median list price falls below $400K.
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