5409 Cochran Drive

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Historic Nashville Farmhouse

Artfully restored and completely updated

5409 Cochran Drive

Nashville, TN 37220

  • $1,100,000
  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
  • 4,286 SF
  • .77 Acre
  • 3 Fireplaces
  • Screened porch
  • 3-Car garage
  • Solar panels
  • Built in 1835, restored in 1950, renovated in 2003

 

This artfully restored and completely updated historic farmhouse is a rare find! Built in 1835, the Antebellum home was part of a 1500-acre farm. In the early 1950’s the second owner of the property completely restored and updated the home. And in 2003, the current owner undertook an extensive renovation while preserving the home’s origins.

 

Today, this lovely farmhouse welcomes you with historic warmth and quality as you approach the two-story covered porch. Inside, spacious light-filled rooms flow seamlessly from formal to family living and entertaining areas. And beautiful wide-plank floors and tall ceilings accentuate the period elegance of the home.

 

The kitchen is expansive and offers every modern convenience with professional appliances and custom-made cabinetry. An adjoining screened porch and huge family/media room allow for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining.

 

On the second level, you’ll find a beautiful owners suite as well as two additional bedrooms and bath. Each window offers tranquil views of the grounds and treetops.

 

Solar Panels blend in on the garage and back of the house and generate more than $1,600/year in electricity.

 

Situated on a large corner lot in a quiet, upscale neighborhood, this magnificent home offers a peaceful respite, yet is just 15 minutes from Downtown and Cool Springs.

 

 

 

MAIN LEVEL

 

  • Spacious rooms, high ceilings and warm, wide-plank pine flooring throughout
  • Broad entrance foyer opens to formal living areas
  • Historic staircase newel post was created from a tree on the property
  • Living room features large fireplace, recessed casework and solid wood paneling
  • Office/library with fireplace, built-in bookcases and storage closet
  • Large, formal dining room with French doors to the main hall and living area; side door to the kitchen
  • Huge kitchen features custom-made cabinetry with slide-out shelves and large center island
  • Professional appliances: GE Monogram 6-burner gas stove with griddle & double oven, GE Monogram side by side refrigerator, Kitchenaid dishwasher
  • Breakfast/family dining room features wall-to-wall windows with French doors that open to the  screened porch
  • Large, open family room with fireplace serves as a media room with built-in floor-to-ceiling cabinets (customized for every media application) and an adjoining recreation room
  • Expansive screened porch with vaulted ceilings of beautiful stained bead board, wired for sound and hot tub
  • Side owners entrance from circular drive and portico to the garage
  • Back stairs to the second level
  • Full bath
  • Multiple storage closets
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, Wolfe double convection oven, Wolfe induction cooktop, GE Advantium oven, Faber range hood, instant hot water
  • Stylish island provides smart workspace and seating for guests
  • Blue granite upper counter adds artful link to living area
  • Large, walk-in pantry
  • Entertainment bar serves guests in both inside and outside living spaces
  • French doors open to covered terrace and outdoor kitchen and bar

 

SECOND LEVEL

 

  • Large open landing from front and back stairs
  • Spacious owners suite with plantation shutters
  • Owners ensuite bath with double vanity, walk-in shower and clawfoot soaking tub; large custom closet
  • Laundry room in owners bath
  • Two additional bedrooms with large floorplans, great light and generous closets
  • Full bath
  • Walk in attic room offers scads of storage

 

 

PARKING AND GROUNDS

 

  • Circular drive with portico-covered side entrance is great for entertaining
  • Mature landscape of tall majestic trees, midstory trees, boxwoods and other shrubs and flowers
  • Spacious patio adjoins screened porch
  • Large, raised bed garden produces a bumper crop of vegetables and berries
  • Expansive 3-car garage with workshop and full 2nd floor storage
  • Garage entrance from the side drive
  • Walk-in basement with ample storage

 

OTHER FEATURES AND UPDATES

 

  • House wired for speaker system and home theater
  • Custom-built cabinets in kitchen and media room with clever storage systems
  • Leaf Guard gutters
  • New roof
  • Exterior painted with Sherwin Williams Duration (lifetime warranty)

GREEN FEATURES

  • $26,000 worth of Solar Panels that generate over $1,600/year in electricity
  • 35 windows replaced with Pella double pane Low-E energy-efficient, fold-in-to-clean windows
  • Two high-efficiency, super-quiet HVAC systems (on both levels of the home)
  • High-efficiency LED lighting
  • TVA energy audit and installation of extra attic insulation

 

SCHOOLS

 

  • Crieve Hall Elementary
  • Croft Design Center Middle Prep
  • John Overtown Comp High
  • Minutes to Nashville’s leading independent schools

 

 

HISTORY OF THE HILL/COCHRAN HOUSE

 

  • The original farmhouse and detached kitchen were built in 1835 and is one of the oldest homes in Davidson County.
  • The house was situated on 1,500 acres that was part of a 1795 land grant from the governor of North Carolina to the Hill family (before Tennessee was a state).
  • In 1950, the property was purchased by the Carmack Cochran family; Cochran was an attorney who headed the commission that drafted the Metro Charter.
  • In an effort to preserve the design and quality of the original house yet restore and update the integrity of the structure, the Cochrans completely gutted the house to the studs.
  • The restoration included all modern copper plumbing, electrical wiring and HVAC ductwork behind new solid wood paneling and sheetrock; all windows and doors were replaced; the three original chimneys were rebuilt with brick.
  • The kitchen was connected to the main house and the original sleeping porch enclosed; back stairs and a downstairs bath were added.
  • A steel I-beam was added to enlarge the living room, which resulted in a perfectly level ceiling.
  • By the 1990s, the home had fallen into disrepair and a developer purchased the home and surrounding land to create Aberdeen Woods, an upscale development around the farmhouse.
  • In 2003, the Curt Hahn family purchased the home; Hahn is a filmmaker and founder of Nashville’s Film House.
  • The Hahn family undertook a complete renovation, preserving the original, historic elements.
  • Key renovations included: opening the family areas of the floorplan, replacing the kitchen and all three bathrooms, and adding a screened porch.
  • In more than 180 years, only three families have owned and cherished this magnificent home. Your family could be the fourth owner to carry on the tradition.

 

View more information about the home’s history.

 

Read about the home’s renovation in At Home Tennessee Magazine.

 

— PHOTOS —

—CONTACT—

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A SHOWING

Broker, ABR, CRS, CRB
License # 00205406

richard@richardcourtney.com

(615) 300-8189

License # 2820

3825 Bedford Avenue
Suite 102

Nashville, TN 37215

(615) 327-4800

— PROPERTY MAP —