April 20, 2018

Preservation Personals: Brentwood, Tennessee, Stone Cottage Offers an Inspiring Musical Retreat

  • By: Mikayla Raymond

I’m a country stone cabin set in lush natural surroundings worthy of being a country music star’s weekend retreat. I’m located just outside of Nashville in Brentwood, Tennessee—a city with strong ties to the country music scene. Many of country music's biggest names, from Carrie Underwood to Luke Bryan and Trace Adkins, have homes in the area. I’m a stone cottage nestled into a heavily wooded 1.3-acre lot with views of the surrounding hills, built in 1956. I back up to a small family-owned farm, so I hope you don’t mind a few cows as neighbors! Brentwood has a great farming community with lots of opportunities to partake in fresh, local produce and dairy products. If water sports suit your fancy, the 1,332-acre Radnor Lake State Park is nearby.

If you ever get tired of the quiet suburban country life, I’m just a 25-minute drive to downtown Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. As you probably know, Nashville is the country music capital of the entire world! If you’re a fan, you can glimpse of the latest country stars at the Grand Ole Opry or by talking a walk down Music Row and staking out in front of the many recording studios.

I’m 3,100 square feet and include three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In addition to your traditional family and dining rooms, I also include a library and a workout center for keeping you and your family mentally and physically fit! I was built by the prominent Nashville Demonbreun family with top-notch details, like my extensive woodwork and marble tiles. My spaces are open while still feeling cozy and inviting, and feature a number of architectural quirks that make me stand apart from the crowd.

Learn more about me here.

My shaded exterior.

photo by: Shelly Leonhard

Brentwood, TN ‎37024.

My lovely green, wood-paneled dining room.

photo by: Shelly Leonhard

My wood paneling is painted soft shades of green and taupe in many rooms, including my living room, giving it a light feel.

My immaculate white kitchen leads to the stone staircase to the second story.

photo by: Shelly Leonhard

My open-plan, eat-in kitchen and staircase in stark white pop off of my stone walls.

Mikayla Raymond is a proud preservationist and editorial intern at the National Trust. She lives for public parks, weird art, and women’s history.


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