By REBEKAH JONES
By the 1840’s, Williamson County, specifically Brentwood, was flourishing and the most pressing item in development was roads.
According to the historic novel, “Granny White and Her Pumpkins,” by local attorney Vance Little, Franklin Road was completed in 1834 after pressure from local residents. Toll gates dotted the newly finished road between Franklin and Nashville. Although there are no more gates, one of the toll houses, built in 1850, still stands at the corner of Franklin and Concord Road and it has recently been listed for sale.
The historic home, although right off the main road, is private. It is located behind a line of trees with a long drive way leading up to the home.
Albeit historical, the 2,201 square foot home has new furnishings and modern updates where needed.
Walking inside, you can immediately see the authenticity and history of the home with the original hardwood flooring, built in bookcases, beamed ceilings and a brick fireplace. The expansive cabin windows bring in lots of natural light. Off of the main living room is the kitchen, which overlooks the quaint, partially fenced in backyard and storage shed. There is an additional fireplace and access to a sunroom on the main level. The home features three bedrooms, one full bath and one half bath.
Other features of the home include:
- Zoned for Scales Elementary School, Brentwood Middle School and Brentwood High School.
- Two fireplaces
- Home office
- Extra closet space and walk-in closets
- Covered porch
- Back patio
The home is listed at $499,900 by Garrett Beasley of Brentview Realty. For more information on the home or its history, call Beasley at (615) 473-2053 or the office at (615) 373-2814.