• 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.

  • In the 1990s, 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, all three bathrooms, and adding a screened porch screened porch (artfully matching the original roof lines).

  • 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.

HISTORY OF THE HILL/COCHRAN HOUSE

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From Book One at the Nashville Registrar of Deeds: A land grant from the governor of North Carolina to the Hill family. Tennessee was not yet a state. The present farm house was built in 1835, making it one of the oldest homes in Nashville. At the time, it was two structures – the main house and a detached kitchen. The farm extended as far as Edmonson Pike and, of course, Hill Road. The newel post was carved from a tree on the property. Around 1950 Carmack Cochran bought the property from the Hill family. Cochran was an attorney who headed the commission that drafted the Metro Charter. The Cochrans completely gutted the house, taking it down to the studs. This allowed them to install modern copper plumbing, electrical wiring and HVAC ductwork behind wood paneling and sheetrock. Every door and window was replaced. No original plaster and lath remains. The kitchen was connected to the main house, adding the back stairs and downstairs bathroom. Cochran realized the quality of the original construction and complemented it with over-the-top touches such as installing a steel I beam where a wall was removed to enlarge the living room. The result is a perfectly level ceiling. You’ll notice that the three fireplaces have fire brick. That wasn’t available when the original house was built. Cochran had all three chimneys rebuilt. One of Cochran’s two daughters still lives up the street on Cochran Drive. She has remarkable photos of the home from the 1950s. In 2002 Curt Hahn, a filmmaker and founder of Nashville’s Film House, bought the house from the developer of Aberdeen Woods, becoming just the third family to own the property. In addition to filming parts of two of his movies at the house, Hahn gradually undertook a complete restoration, removing three walls, adding the screen porch and replacing the kitchen and all three bathrooms. Additional improvements made during his ownership include: $26,000 worth of Solar Panels that generate over $1,600/year in electricity 32 trees planted 35 windows replaced with Pella double pane Low-E energy-efficient, fold-in-to-clean windows Leaf Guard gutters recently installed New roof Entire exterior recently painted with Sherwin Williams Duration ($79/gallon – lifetime warranty) Two high-efficiency, super-quiet HVAC systems (up and downstairs), downstairs installed 1/29/18 High-efficiency water heater Water-conserving toilets recently installed High-efficiency LED lighting TVA energy audit and installation of extra attic insulation ADS home security system with key fobs House wired for speaker system and home theater Huge garage attic constructed, providing huge unheated storage space Custom-built cabinets Super-quiet dishwasher Concrete patio Raised-bed garden with strawberry patch Electrical for spa hot tub