This month’s top spot for Headline Homes might be in contention for one of the highest-priced homes to sell this year. Considering you can buy an island for $11 million, it seems wild to choose College Grove for the same price, but to each their own.

The list this month also includes several new builds, a purchase from new Nashville Predator Ryan McDonagh and a high-dollar purchase by an Instagram influencer.

Below are August’s top 10 home sales in Nashville and the surrounding counties, ranked by sale price.

1. 8134 Mountaintop Drive, College Grove 37046

Buyer: Musical Moose LLC

Sale price: $11 million

Seller: Mountaintop Drive Trust

Seller’s agent: Robert Shiels, Grove Realty, LLC

Buyer’s agent: Marabeth Poole, PARKS

Holy indoor basketball court, Batman! This house in Williamson County seems like it has it all, and it had probably better with a sale price of $11 million. In addition to the full basketball court, this house has five bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, 7.5 bathrooms, an infinity pool and spa with a ridgeline view.

It’s no private island, but it’s still lovely for the price.

2. 2239 Chickering Lane, Nashville 37215

Buyer: The R L Moore Family Trust

Sale price: $8,250,000

Seller: Ryan Anthony Miller

Seller’s agent: Ryan Miller, PARKS

Buyer’s agent: Megan Garrett, Fridrich & Clark Realty

The seller and listing agent on this property are the same on this home that was just built in 2020. The home is stark, with modern construction, and it’s tucked away off the road. There are floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the 7,275-square-foot house.

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1145 Brookwood Lane

3. 1145 Brookwood Lane, Nashville 37220


Sale price: $5.7 million

Seller: Stone Oak Builders LLC

Seller’s agent: Richard F, Bryan, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyer’s agents: Debra Beagle and Jen Barczykowski, The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

RKMMN, LLC, the trust used to purchase this $5.7 million home, was once utilized by Nashville Predator Ryan McDonagh to purchase a home back when he was a defenseman for the New York Rangers. The Preds picked up McDonagh in a trade this summer.

The newly constructed home sits back on a one-acre lot on a quiet street. Its many amenities are fitting for someone who may want to relax off ice: soaking tub, luxury bathrooms, in-room bar and a vaulted screen porch.

4. 135 Steeplechase Lane, Nashville 37221

Buyer: Post Road Trust

Sale price: $5,460,000

Seller: JoAnne Haynes

Seller’s agent: Starling Davis, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyer’s agent: Danny R. Anderson, PARKS

This home sits at one of the highest points in Williamson County and is “completely secluded” with “breathtaking views” and inside it boasts “endless designer touches” like a one-of-a-kind crystal chandelier, marble mantels and hand-carved limestone columns leading into the home. It has a library, sauna and exercise room within its 8,950 square feet.

It was purchased through the faceless Post Road Trust. All of the designer finishing touches make sense, as the home was previously owned by interior designer JoAnne Haynes and her late husband Gary R. Haynes, the owner of Franklin’s Haynes Galleries.

5. 1450 Witherspoon Drive, Brentwood 37027

Buyers: Darek and Hollie Woodward

Sale price: $5,441,700

Seller: Legend Homes LLC

Seller’s agent: Mary A. Kocina, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyers’ agent: Meaghan Klein, PARKS

This brand-new build was scooped up by beauty blogger and Instagram influencer Hollie Woodward (followers: 1.3 million) and her husband, Darek.

The nearly 5,500 square-foot home boasts a pool, wine room, safe room and sits on one acre near the Brentwood Trail System — a perfect palace and surroundings to make content.

6. 3905 Wayland Drive, Nashville 37215

Buyer: Jeffrey Allen Junge, Etal Trustees

Sale price: $4,825,000

Seller: The Ewing Steele Trust, Kelly E. Cox Trustee

Seller’s agent: Leah Crutchfield, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyer’s agents: Carolyn Baron and Eve Hanle, Fridrich & Clark Realty

The listing says “a farmhouse in the city awaits” in between Belle Meade and Forest Hills, an area of town the listing refers to as “The Golden Triangle.”

The home has a recording studio designed by Michael Cronin, who specializes in high-end home studio design. Outside it has a built-in splash pad and turf area, and there’s still room in the back yard to add the pool it lacks. After all, it wouldn’t be a farmhouse without the pool.

7. 4012 B Wallace Lane, Nashville 37215

Buyer: Timothy W. Estes

Sale price: $4,602,950

Seller: Chesnut Infill Gp

Seller’s agent: Tim Kyne, Keller Williams Realty

Buyer’s agent: Terra L. Bell, Kelly Properties, Inc.

This nearly 7,500-square-foot home is listed as a craftsman, but it’s just one very large half of a fancy townhome. The other side sold for almost $4 million earlier this year.

The more expensive side of this Green Hills townhome includes an owner’s suite overlooking the backyard, custom cabinetry and closets and an exposed-beam-lined great room. 

8. 9292 Fordham Drive, Brentwood 37027

Buyers: Houston D. Vaughn and Sherry Niedergeses Vaughn

Sale price: $4.1 million

Seller: Mike Ford Custom Builders LLC

Seller’s agent: Mary A. Kocina, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyers’ agent: Susan Niedergeses, Realty Executives Associates

On just more than one acre, this home is yet another new construction, and it’s on a more than one-acre lot in a double cul de sac, which are great for keeping the street quiet, but look quite unfortunate on a Google Maps search.

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3104 Woodlawn Drive

9. 3104 Woodlawn Drive, Nashville 37215

Buyer: Amy E. Buckner, trustee of The Double Happy Living Trust

Sale price: $4.1 million

Seller: Edrm LLC

Seller’s agents: Lacey Newman and Jonathan Heard, Compass RE

Buyer’s agent: Katie Morrell, Compass RE

On the coveted Woodlawn Drive, this is another new build popping up in the area. It may be new, but there are mature trees in the large backyard to provide shade and it sits among some of the “most prestigious properties” in Nashville, according to the listing. It has tall ceilings, a prep kitchen and a “striking home office.”

10. 1722 Stokes Lane, Nashville 37215

Buyer: Joshua 2415 Trust

Sale price: $3,762,500

Seller: Jonathan Andrew Cornelius

Seller’s agent: Richard F. Bryan, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Buyer’s agent: Teri Radcliff, Benchmark Realty, LLC

This home was purchased under Joshua 2415 Trust, a possible nod to the Bible verse Joshua 24:15, which references choosing one god above all other gods. Whoever it is who bought this house from Jonathan Andrew Cornelius using a trust, it’s clear their god has at least brought them some riches.

For starters, good parking is such a luxury in Nashville, and this house includes plenty of that, from a four-car garage to a semi-circle concrete driveway for visitors. And there’s still some room to grow, as there’s an unfinished interior expansion that would add even more to this 6,441-square-foot abode. May the gods ever be in their favor.