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A Look Inside the Nashville Estates That Rascal Flatts Built

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Left: guitarist Joe Don Rooney's estate; right: bass guitarist/pianist Jay DeMarcus' spread.

The Real Estalker hears word that Rascal Flatts bandmates Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus have both listed their well-lawned sprawls near Nashville, Tenn. Rooney's 7,971-square-foot estate—which, as one commenter astutely points out, is "decorated within an inch of its life"—boasts five fireplaces, a dressing room, a walk-in wet bar, "a laundry room larger than most middle class kitchens," and a furnished basement known as, uh, "Man Land." Decor highlights include approximately a million yards of drapery and a richly textured taupe/beige/buff color palette. Rooney—who is the band's lead guitarist— and his former beauty queen wife ask $1.679M.

Meanwhile, DeMarcus has spent the last four-plus years trying to unload his suburban Nashville setup. He listed the 8,554-square-foot mansion in 2008 for $2.95M, but has PriceChopped it to $1.599M, a $351K loss for the bass guitarist, who bought the place in 2005 for $1.95M. The home features five bedrooms, thin-plank wood floors throughout, and a kitchen with a built-in coffee maker and three ovens. More pictures of both homes, below.


? Rooney's spread in Brentwood, Tenn.


? DeMarcus's home in Nashville proper.

· Rascal Flatts Double Whammy: Joe Don Rooney [The Real Estalker]
· Rascal Flatts Double Whammy: Jay DeMarcus [The Real Estalker]
· 7 Carmel Lane, Brentwood, Tenn. [Fridrich & Clark Realty]
· 5910 Hillsboro, Nashville, Tenn. [French King Properties]