If you’ve never heard of Franklin, Tennessee, there’s still a good chance you’ve seen it — it’s historic Franklin Theater was the site of many concert scenes for the show “Nashville,” and downtown Franklin was the backdrop for Justin Bieber’s video for the song “Mistletoe.”
It’s proximity to Nashville — 21 miles from Music City, to be exact — makes it close enough to be considered part of the Nashville metropolitan area — making it a popular spot for homebuyers looking for a little distance from the touristy Nashville, but still close enough to head over occasionally.
And the town has quite the reputation, too. In 2018, it was named among “The 25 Coolest Towns in America” by Matador Network, and was included in “The South’s Prettiest Towns” by Southern Living. Franklin’s Main Street was named one of Architectural Digest’s “30 Most Beautiful Main Streets Across America,” too.
The town of Franklin was founded in 1799, and named after Benjamin Franklin, by Abram Maury Jr. One of the first homes in the town was built by Ewen Cameron, who migrated to the colonies from Scotland in 1785, and found his way to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War. Cameron died in 1846, and some of his descendants still call Franklin home.
Our historical shelter this week isn’t as old as Cameron’s log home, but this Queen Anne Victorian was built about 50 years after his passing, and sits in downtown Franklin.
The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home has 4,505 square feet of meticulously maintained living space that manages to feel both new and historic at the same time, thanks to a keen eye for knowing when to update, and when to preserve.
The current owners kept the original stained-glass windows, the nine fireplaces, the pocket doors, custom-molded bricks, the millwork, grand staircase, and heart of pine floors, listing agent Lisa Owings with Fridrich & Clark Realty said.
An adorable back house provides the opportunity for an Airbnb offering, or even just private guest space.
The home is an easy walk to the Franklin square, too, which means the new owners will be able to take advantage of all that fun shopping, dining, and entertainment.
The home is priced at $2,595,000. To see more of the listing, click here.