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Location: Nashville, Tennessee
This incredible home in Nashville, known as the Hyde-Stephens house, was built by the Hyde family before the Civil War in 1860. It also happened to be the home of Jesse James and his brother Frank, the notorious guerrilla outlaws active in Missouri, who lived there between 1877 and 1881, according to this account.
Aside from its rich history, the residence still boasts stunning original ornamentation and grandly proportioned rooms that are difficult to come by in contemporary architecture. Now, a complete, two-year rehabilitation has brought this beauty back to life (here’s a look at its pre-renovation condition).
Measuring approximately 2,244 square feet, the wooden dwelling sits on just under an acre of land and features the loveliest covered front porch with original Victorian embellishments. It is said to have been added at the turn of the 19th century, and although it appears to be missing two of the center posts (there are four shown here), the porch still looks like a treasure.
Once inside the spacious home through a door flanked by transom windows that open, a huge foyer with original hardwood floors welcomes you. A living room with fireplace is found to the left and the kitchen and guest bathroom straight ahead. To the right is a formal dining space that opens onto a porch and also has a fireplace with original mantel. Two very sizable bedrooms are found off the living room and kitchen and also appear to share a double-sided fireplace.
High ceilings and ample windows drench this southern charmer in natural light, while a wraparound porch in the back and a yard offer plenty of outdoor enjoyment. Located at 3111 Hydes Ferry Road, the property is offered at $439,900.