What you get for your money 9

If you had to buy or sell a home right now, 
here’s an idea of what the market will bear.

Franklin, Tennessee is a beautiful city and charming community that has recently been named to lists like the best place to retire (Forbes), best place to find a job (Yahoo Finance), best town for families (Family Circle) and the list goes on. With a historic downtown, world-class retail and a dynamic business environment, Franklin has earned its rankings among the nation’s best places to live. So we couldn’t help but wonder, how far does our money really go with respect to real estate? What does our dollar buy? So we asked Lisa Culp Taylor of Parks Realty to share with us a few hot listings to see what we can actually get for our money in our lovely, little hometown of Franklin.

What can you get for $600,000?

When we think of Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood, we picture lounging on porch swings, planting new flowers in flower boxes, visiting with friends at the award winning clubhouse and pool, and enjoying a game of golf on a beautiful weekend morning. Listed at $575,000, this home at 1135 Jewell Avenue features cottage and craftsman elements and is a study in perfection with unrelenting attention to detail, a fantastic floor plan, and luxury upgrades throughout. A bright and airy foyer opens to a formal living and dining room. The gourmet kitchen features high-class touches like a granite-topped bar that creates a visual divide with the family room, while allowing activities in both spaces to be shared. There are four bedrooms, three baths a bonus room and 3,056 square feet of space.

What can you get for $1 million?

When you combine an ideal location in the heart of downtown Franklin with historically accurate new construction, lots of upgrades and amenities, you get a dream of a home that discriminating homebuyers seek. This 3,823 square foot home at 218 Everbright Ave is listed for $917,500 and features a brilliant floorplan. It’s within walking distance of Franklin’s award winning library, parks and the bustling downtown business district. Besides the desirable location, the home features a gourmet kitchen open to the family room, an expansive, main level master suite and an additional first floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom. In all there are five bedrooms – each with a full bath – a pair of half baths, and a two-car garage with flex space that could serve as a home office.

What can you get for $1.5 million?

Located at 119 Harlinsdale Ct., this modern farmhouse is situated among some of Middle Tennessee’s finest scenery and is mere minutes from downtown. Listed at $1,575,000, the property features five bedrooms, 6 ½ baths and an ample 5,314 square feet of living space. From up-to-the-minute designer palettes to gorgeous millwork, spectacular masonry, state of the art appliances, chic lighting and luxury finishes, it showcases all the amenities that luxury homebuyers seek.  A stunning gourmet kitchen opens to an expansive great room and a dazzling master suite exceeds expectations.  There’s a spacious bonus room, a wine cellar, main level guest suite and outdoor living spaces that offer unparalleled beauty in the form of a huge covered porch and a sparkling in-ground pool.

What can you get for $2.5 million?

At $2.5 million, you find perfection personified in the Carolina Close neighborhood. Located at 108 Patricia Lee Ct., this magnificent home extolls the virtues of classic architecture and timeless beauty. It’s a modern showplace, featuring an impeccably designed floor plan, lavish upgrades, state-of-the-art technology and stunning millwork and masonry. Pass through fantastic farmhouse doors, and you’ll be awed by the extra touches that turn this luxury manse into a thoroughly warm and livable home.  The outdoor living spaces are every bit as special as the interior with a covered porch and outdoor kitchen, and a splendid saltwater pool surrounded by a self-cleaning sundeck, cabanas and pool house.  For discriminating home buyers, this property is a dream come true in every way. There are four bedrooms, six full baths, 2 ½ baths, and 6,967 square feet. From the designer kitchen to the palatial master suite, and to the rec room, theatre and wine cellar, everything is executed in meticulous detail.