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2700 Point Lane | Highland Park

Property Details for 2700 Point Lane | Highland Park

Price $14,855,000
Beds 9
Square Footage 56,000
Style Contemporary
Air Conditioning Central
Pool Private
Heating Central
Neighborhood Highland Park
Baths 15
Lot Size 321,908
Tennis Private

NBA superstar Michael Jordan has changed the face of basketball forever. His legacy reverberates through generations of fans, advertisements, merchandise, and so much more. Jordan reached the top of his game through tireless dedication to his sport and immensely hard work. It’s only fitting, then, that the property owned by such a man should be just as legendary.
Michael Jordan’s longtime personal residence is a physical monument to his success, and is the perfect place to share his story with the generations to come. The 56,000 square foot property is nestled amongst more than seven immaculately landscaped acres of living evergreens, behind a private gated entrance emblazoned with Jordan’s signature number 23. Equipped with every conceivable luxury amenity, the home affords its owner the ultimate in privacy, serenity and security.
Extensively refreshed in 2009, the estate features a sumptuous three-story primary residence connected to a generously appointed guest wing by a sky-lit entertaining pavilion. 9 bedrooms and 15 baths provide ample opportunity to host friends and family, and guests can congregate and warm themselves by the five fireplaces spread throughout the home. The extensive outdoor entertaining area features a kitchen perfect for alfresco dining, a huge circular infinity pool and a pond.

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Nashville investor buys home of Marathon Music Works


Two longtime Nashville real estate investors have struck a deal for a building in Marathon Village, home to live-music and event venue Marathon Music Works.
Charles “Ched” Cooke paid $4 million for the building at 1404 Clinton St. from J.D. Eatherly, who is a co-founder of real estate firm Vastland Cos.

The building is fully leased, with tenants including Marathon Music Works and Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.

“I feel fortunate to have gotten it,” Cooke, 54, said in a brief interview on Monday. Cooke, owner of the firm Cooke & Grace Properties, said he plans to own the building long-term.
Beyond just the tenants, the location of Cooke’s new building enhanced its value. It is next door to Marathon Motor Works, the former turn-of-the-century auto plant that owner Barry Walker has revitalized into a teeming office and retail hub, with tenants including Corsair Distillery and an outpost of Antique Archaeology, the business featured on The History Channel show “American Pickers.”
Eatherly had owned the warehouse-style building for more than two decades. It’s roughly 90,000 square feet in size, on 2.2 acre

Evergreen to start Belmont-Hillsboro project


Evergreen Real Estate is targeting an early 2017 completion for its The Jenkins, a 15-townhome project to be located at the southwest corner or the T-intersection of Blair and Belmont boulevards in Belmont-Hillsboro.

Aaron White, an Evergreen co-partner Hunter Connelly, said the development company has named the building in honor of Mary Jenkins Hardin, a real estate investor and Pilkerton Realtors agent who died last fall. The project will carry an approximately $10 million price tag.

Earlier this week Evergreen Real Estate paid $1.85 million for the one-acre site and has already demolished three nondescript residential buildings.

The Jenkins townhomes will range from 1,700 square feet to 3,000 square feet and in price between $500,000 and $1 million, White said.

Stonehenge plans 250 apartments on Charlotte Pike


Multifamily developer Stonehenge Real Estate Group has the former home of Charlotte Heights Church of Christ under contract with plans for up to 250 apartment units.

The church recently moved out of the 5.28-acre property at 5807 Charlotte Pike to its new home at Templeton Drive and Old Charlotte Pike across from the Nashville West shopping center.

At a meeting of the White Bridge Neighborhood Association Monday night, Stonehenge’s founder, Todd Jackovich, said the developer wants to pursue specific plan zoning for the under-contract property. Currently, the location just west of the Kroger grocery store near White Bridge Road has commercial services zoning in the front along Charlotte Pike and medium-high density residential zoning in the back that’s intended for multifamily dwellings at 20 units per acre.

Jackovich said the apartments, a majority of which would be one-bedroom units, would average 750 square feet in size and rent for roughly $1,200 a month. In addition to the 225 to 250 apartment units, Stonehenge is also open to building four to six single-family homes or townhomes at the back of the site to serve as a buffer to the neighborhood, he said.

The apartment buildings are expected to range from two to four stories with surface parking and a two-story parking structure.

Elmington Capital buys Nashville office building


Elmington Capital Group has paid $3.2 million for an 18,500-square-foot office building between Hillsboro Village and Green Hills.

The three-story building, which sits on 0.90 acres at 2300 21st Ave. S., is fully occupied.

Elmington has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and retail space in its portfolio.

The commercial real estate investment and development firm also owns 4,500 apartment units, including at four apartment communities it recently acquired in Birmingham, Ala.

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The Century Penthouse | Century City


Property Details for The Century Penthouse | Century City

Price $16,995,000
Beds 3
Style Penthouse
Neighborhood Century City
Baths 5
Year Built 2010
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Located at the top of L.A.’s most distinguished and highly regarded 24-hour full-service building known as The Century, Penthouse 36A offers the luxury of a five-star hotel set within a grand and exquisite private residence boasting spectacular 270-degree city-to-ocean views. Designed by the acclaimed Robert A.M. Stern Architects, once beyond the gates and porte cochere of The Century, a direct access elevator leads to the stunning residence featuring an extensive remodel by renowned interior designer Joan Behnke, whose work regularly graces the pages of Architectural Digest. A magnificent 1,850-square-foot living room with glass doors leading to balconies on both the North and South sides acts as the home’s centerpiece. On one end are the eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, powder, and two en-suite guest rooms. On the other, a sumptuous master suite features a lacquered zebra wood library, His/Her bathrooms, tremendous dual walk-in closets, and a bedroom with a private balcony and fireplace. Among the splendidly-appointed building’s amenities are a 75-foot pool with cabanas, four acres of lush gardens, Equinox-designed fitness and spa treatment center, and a screening room. Crestron home automation, a double-sided glass wine cellar wall, silk wallpaper, Wolf appliances, hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and explosive views from nearly every room complete this unrivaled penthouse offering in L.A.’s most prestigious tower. – See more at:

Condos, retail space planned at historic downtown site

Work should start soon to convert the historic office building at 227 Second Ave. N. into three condo units and roughly 3,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant or retail space.

The building, which is more than a century old, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Second Avenue Historic District. It is adjacent to where the new 21c Museum Hotel is planned at 222 Third Ave. N.635888244169155409-2ndAveN-227

Clarksville, Tenn., couple Joseph and Jennifer Willoughby are pursuing that adaptive reuse project for the four-story, 15,280-square-foot building, which they bought for $2.8 million Friday.

The seller was local real estate investor Scott C. Chambers, who bought the building for $1.64 million just more than a year ago.

Upon completion of renovations, each of the top three floors will be individual 3,000-square-foot, higher-end condo units. The ground floor will be available for rent for a restaurant, retailer or bar, Willoughby said.

Thundersnow hits Nashville

A major blizzard barreling toward the East Coast has coupled in areas with a rare phenomenon known as “Thundersnow.”

As the storm hit Tennessee this morning, residents took to Twitter to report booms amid the snowy sky.

Thundersnow is when a thunderstorm produces snow instead of rain.

Such storms come most often with heavy rates of snowfall.


A snowman sits in the middle of West End Ave at 23rd Avenue North during a snowstorm Friday in Nashville. (Photo: Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean)

A snowman in the median of West End Drive was adorned with a traffic cone, as if to say “Slow down” during Friday’s winter storm.

The traffic guard was likely placed there by Vanderbilt University students living at Barnard Hall. The dorm is so close to the road you can hit a snowball from where the snowman sat.