Updated: May 20, 2020
Country music fans know that many of their favorite stars live in the most spectacular homes in Nashville’s best neighborhoods. For the hit television show Nashville that was all about Music City and the stars and wanna-be stars who live, work and perform there, location scouts headed straight to the town’s elite Belle Meade neighborhood. The luxurious mega-mansion on Belle Meade’s Page Road that was chosen by ABC-TV as the home of Nashville’s fictional character Rayna Jaymes, the queen of country music played by Connie Britton, is on the market for $15.999 million.
Just minutes from Downtown Nashville, Belle Meade is where the city’s most affluent choose to live including celebrity couples Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, and Vince Gill and Amy Grant. Carved out of the original 1807, 5,400-acre Belle Meade Plantation, it is also home to the members-only Belle Meade Country Club with its private 18-hole golf course and across from two large mountainous parks for hiking and exploring. The Nashville show frequently featured the Page Road home for exterior filming and interior sets were replicated from the home’s kitchen and bedroom in exact detail down to the fabrics. Well known not only for its connection to the television series that ran from 2012 to 2018, the home has hosted many charity events, fundraisers and parties by its owner with top-name entertainers performing such as Paul Simon and Jackson Browne. It was also the site of a fundraiser held for President George W. Bush in 2000 and hosted the opening festivities for the 2015 Country Music Awards.
Built in 1999 and designed by the owners in conjunction with architect Mark Harrison, the 20,000-square-foot home sits on six acres with six bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. There is a fully outfitted guest house, a three-car garage and parking for approximately 300 guest cars. Designed for luxury entertaining, the dining room can accommodate as many as 50 seated diners. The structure is built of Tennessee dry-stacked limestone, glass, brick and wood with slate roofs. Floors are 16-inch reclaimed antique pine and the antique fixtures were hand picked by the owners including a mantle from a former Versace property. Other special features include a floating spiral staircase, a brick wine cellar with storage for 3,500 bottles, billiards room and home theater. Manicured grounds consist of sweeping lawns dotted with mature shade trees and hedges. Outdoor amenities include a large Romanesque pool and spa with lush landscaping and large open brick cabana with fireplace for additional entertaining along with a two-stall barn and pond.
Seeped in luxury and character, this Belle Meade mega-mansion is one of Nashville, Tennessee’s most notable and celebrated homes. It has been host to the country’s political and entertainment stars and has been featured in the television series Nashville and various commercials including a Super Bowl Skittles commercial. It is for sale at $15.999 million. Co-listing agents are Mauricio Umansky of The Agency, Beverly Hills and Dennis Johnson of Worth Properties, Nashville.
Source: JustLuxe (2019, July 15). 'Nashville's' Rayna Jaymes Mansion! JustLux.