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1853 Italianate

811 Riverside Dr
Historic East
Nashville, Tennessee

Vaughn Plantation House

Front view
Front view
Features original windows and cyprus trim, built by Nashville attorney Michael Vaughn in 1853
One of four surviving antebellum plantation homes in historic East Nashville, the Vaughn House is an excellent example of a restored mid-19th Century Italianate mansion.
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Front Staircase
Front Staircase
Free Floating Staircase with cherry handrail
Library
Library
Library with stenciled floor and oak panels
Formal Parlor
Formal Parlor
Floor to ceiling windows, wide plank floors, 13.5 ft ceilings.
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 4
Heated Sq. Ft. 5,050
Stories 2
Acres 1.3
Lot Size 200 X 300

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Bonus Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Music Room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Utility Room
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fresh paint
  • Patio
  • Pond
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Heat pump
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Transoms
  • 13-foot ceilings
  • 15' thick walls
  • 21" stone foundation
  • All new wiring
  • Brick made on site
  • Hand-tooled 21" deep stone foundation
  • New copper plumbing New water main
  • New copper plumbing, including new main
  • New wiring throughout
  • Orig plantation desk
  • Orig restored plaster
  • Original portholes
  • Original restored plaster
  • Period paints
  • Six fireplaces
  • Unrestored smokehouse
  • Unrestored springhouse
  • Wide-plank floors
  • Wide-plank original wood floors

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Historic Nashville Plantation Home

Recently filmed for HGTV's "If Walls Could Talk", the historic Vaughn House is a rare example of antebellum Italianate architechture in the metro Nashville area.

Originally a three-room structure built by David Vaughn ca. 1820, the present-day house was built by his son, Michael Vaughn in 1853. The Vaughn's owned thousands of acres of Tennessee real estate, and were notable lawyers, congressmen, developers, and even successful distillers.

The home has entertained the likes of Andrew Jackson, John Bell Hood, William Tecumseh Sherman, and was owned by Irby Morgan in the 1880s,a former goods buyer for the Confederate army, and first cousin of Gen. John Hunt Morgan.

Featuring original hardwoods and hand-carved trim, three-brick-thick exterior and interior walls, several original mantles with hand-painted tiles, a "free floating" staircase with solid cherry handrail and newell posts, plumbing and gas lighting fixtures installed in the 1880's and much more--all inside over 5000 square feet of living space.

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