Historic Franklin TN Home For Sale

Real Estate Agent with Benchmark Realty

Historic Franklin TN Home For Sale 

Welcome to 1018 West Main Street located in Historic Franklin, Tennessee. Built in 1917 by the prominent builder “Mr. Craig”, this amazing home offers history, character, and plenty of stories.  

This 6 bedroom 3.5 bath sub 5000 square foot home is large enough for all your needs. As you walk in through the front door past the large front porch you might notice the incredibly rare chestnut trim, solid chestnut door, and even storm door. The original hardwoods floors immediately get your attention because of the pristine shape they are in. Other features like the original fireplace and even the incredible built-ins will take you back in time. 

In 1999 the home was expanded even further. All work was done by Lee Restoration who is a well-known historic restoration builder. He paid so much attention to detail. In fact, the trim is made of sassafras, which best matches the original chestnut. 

In the kitchen you will notice the island. It was designed after an antique Irish bar and is made of solid sassafras.  The fireplace is both wood burning and gas and features a unique Algerian tile below the mantle. 

As you enter the master you will notice a large porch off the back, a his and hers closet, and a steam shower. 

The main hallway still has the original plaster and has been beautifully maintained. The steps that lead to the upstairs are solid maple. You might also notice that the secondary bedrooms are rather large and have plenty of closet and storage space. This is not typical of an historic home. 

This amazing home was featured in the Heritage Foundation tour of homes. It is also on the national register as it is in the historic Hincheyville District. 

The secondary bathrooms feature antique furniture that has been re-purposed for the sinks. 

Another rare feature to this home is the high porch located right off the upstairs office. Both the office and high porch have tongue and groove ceilings. The dumb waiter in the hallway goes to all 3 levels. The garage, the kitchen, and the upstairs. The upstairs hallway leads to yet another porch. There are a total of 5 porches on this historic home. The large one feels more like a rooftop terrace and is large enough for plenty of guests. 

The basement features a naturally cool wine cellar. This wine cellar has been featured in the Tennessean in an article called "From Coal to Corks". The current owner converted this historic coal room into a nice wine cellar and tasting room. 

Outside of the wine cellar there isn’t much to see however there is PLENTY of storage space. Again, this is rare for homes built in this era. 

The backyard has a nice-sized cabin that  can be used for additional storage or even an apartment. 

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to live right on West Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin!



Stephen Strickhausen
The 1410 Group
of Benchmark Realty 
318 Seaboard Ln Suite 115
Franklin, Tn 37067
Cell: (615)-480-5770

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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

This looks like a unique place to live. I wish you much success this year in your area.

Jul 21, 2015 03:38 AM #1
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Congratulations on your new listing, looks like a unique and quality property. Wishing you a speedy and easy sale.

Jul 21, 2015 03:56 AM #2
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