You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Real estate: Foxland Harbor's first home on market for $1.025 million

The Tennessean (Nashville) logo The Tennessean (Nashville) 1/2/2020 Bill Lewis, Special to Nashville Tennessean, USA TODAY NETWORK — TENNESSEE

A Hummer four-wheel-drive vehicle carried Joe and Vicki Sharp through overgrown fields for their first look at the place where their house would be built. Now, sitting on their back porch more than a decade later, they enjoy views of the golf course at Foxland Harbor.

a small church in the middle of a road: The home at 1410 Boardwalk Place, the first home started in Gallatin's Foxland Harbor, is listed for $1.025 million. © Submitted The home at 1410 Boardwalk Place, the first home started in Gallatin's Foxland Harbor, is listed for $1.025 million.

The Sharps live in the first house started at Foxland, the lakeside golf community in Gallatin. It was completed by Botsko Builders in 2008.

“We literally had to take a four-wheeler. There weren’t any roads,” said Vicki Sharp.

Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

GET THE LATEST UPDATES: Download the free Tennessean app on your mobile device

'Tough to give up your dream home'

Their home, at 1410 Boardwalk Place, is the second one completed in Foxland. Their neighbor’s house was the first.

Now the couple are downsizing. Their 4,468-square-foot home on Foxland’s fifth green is on the market for $1,025,000. That price is $25,000 less than an appraisal done in September, said Joe Sharp.

The home, with its faux-painted 16-foot barrel ceiling entryway and heated and cooled 4,000-bottle wine cellar, is hard to give up, but they’ve decided to simplify their lives.

Owning a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home with a three-car garage, a workshop, a library, a game room with a wet bar, a theater room and a second master suite isn’t part of the plan.

“It’s tough to give up your dream home. But it’s also tough to clean a 4,000-square-foot-plus house. We want to downsize and spend our time traveling,” said Vicki Sharp.

“We like the lock-and-leave lifestyle,” she said.

a herd of sheep walking across a lush green field: The house has a clear view of the fifth green of Foxland Harbor’s golf course. © Submitted The house has a clear view of the fifth green of Foxland Harbor’s golf course.

Home designed for 1-level living, or 2

The house is designed for one-level living but has a staircase to the second level, which could easily be finished. The upper level has windows that open and accessible venting for heating and cooling.

The Sharps believe the home should appeal to empty nesters as well as to growing families.

It should also appeal to someone who enjoys entertaining. The wine cellar, which has its own wet bar, is currently racked for 2,000 bottles but can hold twice that number. The outdoor kitchen is part of the covered back patio, allowing for year-round grilling, rain or shine. In the living room, 12-foot sliding doors open to the patio.

The cook’s kitchen features GE Monogram appliances, including a six-burner and griddle gas stove with double ovens. A butler’s pantry has a prep sink and another oven. There is a separate large walk-in pantry.

In the second master suite, a walk-in closet is wired for installation of a future elevator leading to the garage, which has two extra-large bays to accommodate SUVs.

“We spent 20 years putting together ideas before we built this house,” said Joe Sharp.

a kitchen with wooden cabinets and a wood floor: The kitchen has a six-burner and griddle gas stove with double ovens. A butler’s pantry has a prep sink and another oven. There is a separate large, walk-in pantry. © Submitted The kitchen has a six-burner and griddle gas stove with double ovens. A butler’s pantry has a prep sink and another oven. There is a separate large, walk-in pantry.

Stay up to date on real estate and development news:  Sign up for The Tennessean's business newsletter to get updates right in your inbox.

Community is still growing

Botsko, the Sharps’ builder, has completed more than 100 custom homes in Foxland and neighboring Fairvue Plantation.

“No two are alike,” said Shane Holt, director of sales and marketing.

The company’s clients want “great functional spaces that will be used on a regular basis. A house plan that fits the way the homeowner lives in their home,” he said.

The Sharps’ home was the first started in Foxland, but it certainly wasn’t the last. Just six homes were built before 2011 because of the recession. Since then there have been an additional 323 single family homes, 72 villas, 50 townhomes and 22 condos built, said Joe Godfrey, Foxland’s president.

There are sites available for 34 additional homes, plus the 16 additional Revery Point condos that are planned in Foxland, he said.

The Sharps may stay in Foxland, where they can enjoy the convenience of the neighborhood’s pool, fitness facility, clubhouse and restaurant. Fairvue Plantation is also a possibility.

“We’re staying in the area. We love Gallatin. We have a strong network of friends and in our church,” said Vicki Sharp.

a bench in front of a building: The screened porch encourages year-round outdoor entertaining. © Submitted The screened porch encourages year-round outdoor entertaining.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Real estate: Foxland Harbor's first home on market for $1.025 million

AdChoices

More from The Tennessean (Nashville)

The Tennessean (Nashville)
The Tennessean (Nashville)
AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon