Why Didn’t Faith Hill Hire Me?

Nashville superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw just put their 700+ acre farm up for sale.  Of course, they own multiple properties in this town as well as Los Angeles, but this one is SPECIAL.

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take a gander at the original mural wallpaper and that staircase

 

There are several smaller homes on the acreage, but the main house is the most impressive – despite it’s unrestored state.  Beechwood Hall is quite the time capsule, just waiting to be restored to its former glory.  This Greek + Italianate revival style home was built in 1858 and was the kind of grand plantation that might even impress Miss Scarlett.  Before these particular country music stars snatched it up, this mansion previously belonged to none other than music legend, Hank Williams.

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Although Faith and Tim have owned this property for over a decade, sadly, they haven’t done so much as touch the 6,800 square foot mansion.  Yes, it would require a sensitive restoration – attention to detail, an appreciation for history, a passion for architecture, and an obsession for old houses.  So why didn’t they call The Decorologist???

panelled library

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I live right here in Nashville, afterall.  And I dream of historically-accurate paint colors (practically every night).  Anyway, it looks like they probably used this smaller log home that has  been restored in a shabby-chic-meets-Restoration-Hardware fashion: 

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Faith Hill slept here.  Maybe.

 

I feel sure Faith Hill and Tim McGraw intended to restore the larger antebellum home when they first bought the property, but I can only suppose that they became distracted by other things and that dream fell by the wayside. Oh, well. I’ll be on standby if the NEXT owner needs a design intervention.  Hey, could that be YOU???  Only $20 M, listed by Fridrich & Clark Realty.

 

 

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Donna Frasca
7 years ago

That’s so weird! I just posted about color for Historic homes too! Our minds are in sync and YES – they should have hired you!!!

ceil tarwater
ceil tarwater
7 years ago

Faith and Tim are so very crazy for NOT consulting with you! What a grand place to let your imagination run wild with beauty! 😉

Karin Pereira
Karin Pereira
7 years ago

No taste……just having a McMansionn doesn’t mean they appreciate it….what a waste imho.

Sylvia
Sylvia
7 years ago
Reply to  Karin Pereira

I don’t view a home built in 1858 as a “Mc Mansion” by any stretch. This is an antebellum home (ante- before; bellum- war). I doubt Tim and Faith had anything to do with this decor. Of course, this is all imho.

Paula Van Hoogen
Paula Van Hoogen
7 years ago

Yes…all that is true, but…..for the next person that buys it—at least it’s not been re-done in a bad way—sometimes better that they left it alone—you can BE THERE for the next family! Call the Realtor and tell her/him that you WANT to work on this house for the next person!!! Sometimes just letting them know this can lead you to the job you love. Go for it, Kristie!

CityGirlCountryBloke
CityGirlCountryBloke
7 years ago

What a gorgeous house! Call me if you get the job from the new owners. I won’t be much help but I can walk around with my mouth gaping open like a pro! I’m not really digging the smaller log home decor. It doesn’t look very welcoming. Looks nice but stageyish…

Angela Perry
Angela Perry
7 years ago

Kristie, thanks for sharing these photos with us. Did you take the photographs yourself? Did you tour the home with a realtor. I will pray that you get this project if this is something you really want to do. This is a multi-tasking project for sure!

Sherron
Sherron
7 years ago

I lived on this farm from the time I was 6 until I was almost 15 and that was almost 50 years ago. Beech wood was used as a hay barn then. I have lots of memories and stories of that farm. Much has been done since I lived there.

Jorie
Jorie
7 years ago

I usually love your articles, but the tone of this one really struck me wrong. It sounds like you are talking down about the owners somehow. Anyway I normally love your decorating advice and am sure I’m misreading the article’s tone and intention.

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