Nestled on a 2.61 acre wooded lot 30 minutes north of Nashville is the George O’Bryan home. It is a remarkable example of nineteenth century resort era architecture. The home was built in 1893 and is the only remaining home from The Enclosure, a summer resort where some of Nashville’s prominent businessmen came to escape the summer heat. In 1896, the O’Bryan family made it their year round home. The home boasts approximately 835 sq ft of front and back porches along with a brick patio with fireplace and lights that is another approximately 900 sq ft. The home has been loving restored and updated over the years in ways that have kept with the character of the home. It has maintained the original flooring, doors, trim, and much more. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Paces in 1989. Upon entering the home, you’ll enter the 40 ft long entry hall. On the right side, you’ll find the parlor and dining room. To the left of the entry hall are 2 large bedrooms and a full bath. Across the back of the home is the lamp hall with the original cabinets for storing the lamps used to light the home. You will also find the gardening area there. The lamp hall leads to the kitchen on one end and the gathering room on the other. The kitchen has been updated with white cabinetry and has Big Chill custom designed appliances consisting of an 8 burner commercial gas cook top and dual convection ovens, dishwasher and refrigerator. The gathering room contains a large stone fireplace as well as the entrance to the patio. The primary suite is off the gathering room and consists of a large stone fireplace, updated bath, and walk-in closet with laundry. Over the years, the house has been updated with a new metal roof, electrical, plumbing, heating and air systems as well as new ductwork. For your guests, there is an historic guest home with a bedroom and full bath. The home also boasts a large carriage house with an office, 2 bedrooms, full bath, workshop area and dog bath. The two additional buildings bring the total number of bedrooms for the property to 6 along with 4 full baths. Both detached buildings come with individual electric panels, water heaters and Mitsubishi ductless mini split systems. Come experience true relaxation on the porches of this “resort” home or possibly use as an income producing property within an easy drive to all the sites, sounds, and music of Nashville. The possibilities are endless.
Updated on November 20, 2023 at 4:43 pm