Well it wouldn't be proper of me if I didn't share this with the rest of my country music fans; after all we are Music City. And when it comes to Real Estate we can only dream right?
Kenny Chesney, the country music star, has recorded a sale of his home in Franklin, TN, according to The Real Deal. The mansion changed hands for $11.5 million. Listed in August 2021 for $14 million, the 56-acre estate sold at the end of December for 18% off. Chesney purchased the newly built property in 2009 for $9.25 million.
Known as Bella Luce, Italian for “beautiful light." (What a coincidence; my daughter's name!) The Mediterranean home hits all the right notes. With over 12,500 square feet of living space and multiple outdoor entertaining areas, the huge home boasts 150-year-old reclaimed walnut floors, Venetian plaster walls, hand-carved cedar and Douglas fir beams, and limestone fireplaces.
The spacious residence includes four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. I've never known a home that had more bathrooms than bedrooms? A massive main living and dining area features a beamed ceiling, two chandeliers, and glass doors that lead outside. An open kitchen serves up double ovens and a large island. Other luxe amenities include a home theater, game room, gym, and elevator. There are two garages with space for 10 cars, and a lookout tower. The hilltop spot also offers an infinity pool and spa, covered terraces, walkways, an outdoor kitchen, and a pond with a dock.
While the country music star has left his longtime residence, he has other places to hang his hat. He reportedly owns multiple properties on the Caribbean island of St. John. Well now I'm curious to see those! Really I'm just longing for the warm weather and water after being cooped up for months.
Chesney, 53, is one of the top-selling country performers, with over 30 million records sold worldwide, and appeared at No. 87 in 2018 in a Forbes list of the top-earning celebrities. Recently, he reportedly sold the majority of his music catalog for an undisclosed amount.
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