Plan a Personal Visit: Leiper's Fork Artist's Magical Home|Studio|Pool|Woods(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Private visit in full living space, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, decks, pool, gazebo
'sophisticated whimsey, contemporary tradition, functional art'
The above quote is the way I describe my handpainted decorative art furniture. Recently I realized that it perfectly describes my home as well. When I purchased the property, all who came to visit said it was meant for me.....truly an artist's magical home on a hilltop in the woods, complete with pool and tiki bar and a bomb for a weathervane.
I knew from the start that the property was so special that it was meant to be shared, which I do with family and friends. The layout also provides me the opportunity to offer the property to visitors who want to visit my studio, small home gallery, and just ENJOY THE PROPERTY and NEIGHBORHOOD in general.
The drive up a long, sometimes bumpy, gravel driveway in the shadow of the woods is an adventure in itself. My granddaughter, Annabelle, recently remarked, 'Suzy, are we in the forest?!' Well, the deer certainly think so; they frequent the driveway as much as I do.
The house is fairly simple from the front as it is built from a barn kit. Once inside the front door, the magic begins with a large handpainted armoire that looks like it was painted into the house. There are vaulted ceilings, posts and beams, light fixtures that look as though they are from a castle, a window seat with a zebra covered cushion, a stone fireplace with a 'fish' stone at its center, and antique wallpaper and tile in the kitchen.
Out the back door is more magic... a screened gazebo with a bomb weathervane and a curvy multi-level deck which ends with a pool and tiki bar. Recently added are deck rails built of bamboo and cedar from the property, a small kitchen porch that steps down to a sand-floored sitting area, a wooden deck/pavilion on top of the hill in the garden from which you can watch sunsets and sunrises. Oh, and there's a new outdoor shower!
Photos of the new additions will be posted when weather permits.
All this in a completely private setting in the woods. There are no curtains! There are trees to watch dance, birds to look at and use as alarm clocks, the hoot of owls, deer and turkey that roam freely.
As you can see, this is not your 'city' house even though it has all the conveniences, and it's 3 minutes from a grocery, wine store, and restaurants, as well as 7 minutes to Franklin or Leiper's Fork. It's furnished with my personal belongings, including a sprinkling of handpainted furniture.
As guests, you'll have private use of the house....living room, dining room, kitchen, and half bath on the main floor; 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a double bed, as well as a full bath, on the 2nd floor. The decks and pool are for guests private use well.
When I have guests, I reside in an apartment in my barn which is down the hill from the house and which also houses a brand new workshop for my painting business. I may need to retrieve some supplies from the basement of the main house, but the basement has it's own private access.
Bring your sense of humor and your sense of wonder. Visit Franklin for it's history and wonderful downtown stores; visit Leiper's Fork for unique galleries and my furniture showroom. The community of Westhaven, a mile away, is thriving, with a nice choice of restaurants. And there is WONDERFUL live music all around!
Keywords: home,private,secluded,hilltop,woods,artful, sophisticated whimsey,convenient,country-city,pool,gazebo,deck
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Member since: 2011
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
This is a complete kitchen, though not large. I use it for myself/family/friends. There will be condiments, spices, baking goods, coffee, tea etc. I generally leave milk, juice, butter, eggs, etc....moreless
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Clean/Seasonal: $40-120 $120
THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RENTAL OF MY PROPERTY beyond......rental amount, cleaning fee, sales tax!!!!
This is my home, and I live alone on the property.
When inquiring, please share with me a little about yourself and your reasons for visiting our area. Not all combinations of property and guest needs are compatible. It's very important to me to be able to accommodate my guests comfortably. If you have special needs and/or requests, I'm happy to discuss them with you.
I appreciate your respect for my experience and determination for the above.
My property is offered for specific use by the guests approved when reserved. It is not available for events or gatherings or as a place for rental guests to receive visitors, either social or business.
To reserve: half of rental is due; refundable up to 30 days of stay.
Balance due: at 30 days.
Within 30 days: there are no refunds of deposits; reservations made within 30 days require full payment.
Non-refundable balances may be applied to future dates.........or used as credit in my furniture showroom. :-)
Visa, MC, Amex, Discover processed through my SQUARE account; CC #'s taken by phone.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: After owning retail stationery stores - 2 states/3 cities- for 23 years, I have 'retired' to focus solely on my Handpainted Decorative Art Furniture business. My furniture is represented in galleries nationally, as well as in my showroom in Leiper's Fork. I have a wonderful new studio/workshop in my barn on the property which provides a perfect setting for being creative. I'm happy that I can offer you visits to the studio to watch the process. There is even the possibility of lessons.
Why the Owner Chose Franklin, TN, USA:
The property is my home which I purchased in 2001. In the winter of 2000, I visited Leiper's Fork for the first time. Even in the grey of winter, the land held its arms out to me. I rented a small house in the village of Leiper's Fork, traveled back and forth from Kentucky every weekend, and at the end of a year I decided to stay. My story is really that 'I came to Leiper's Fork for lunch and never went home.' During my rental year in the village, I sold my remaining retail store and home in Kentucky and began looking for a permanent home in the Leiper's Fork area. When my friend, Martha, and I first set foot in the front door, we knew this was the house for me!!!!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house and property have such a wonderful story that it was featured in an article in the WilliamsonAM. You can read the article by going to my website's WORKSHOP page. There are lots of pictures there, and more information about my furniture business. As far as the house goes, having a 'bomb' for a weathervane seems pretty unique as does the pool with tiki bar that sits in the midst of the woods. You can't come visit and not smile. One group of guests asked to borrow saws so they could cut down bamboo both to make things and to take home. I'm sure there will be other such stories. Another benefit to the property is the location. While completely private on 11 acres......no curtains here, by the way....it is 3 minutes to a grocery/wine store/restaurants, 7 minutes to Franklin, and 7 minutes to Leiper's Fork. The best of all worlds.
- Primary: 615 415 5366 Text and/or emails preferred instead of calls.
Pool & Gardens & Tiki Bar
Living Room with 'Fish'Stone
Guests on deck in fall..making bamboo souvenir canes & carving pumpkins
Guest Bedroom - Small
Stairway to 2nd floor
Front Entry of Home
Large Guest Bedroom with view of pool and woods
Decks & Gazebo
Deck-Profiles of previous owners
Kitchen into Dining Room
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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