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Historic Luxury Penthouse on West End Ave

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Historic Luxury Penthouse on West End Ave

For those that appreciate beautiful architecture. This 2,440sqft sqft 2-story penthouse is located in Nashville's beloved and historic Gladstone building. With soaring ceilings and open floorplan, this building was truly ahead of it's time. This unit is on 3rd floor of the beautiful grand entry staircase (sorry no elevator).

In the spring of 1923, wealthy Nashville real estate developer Morris Fisher had a grand vision of creating the most luxurious apartment building in the city. He bought the land and selected noted architect Charles Ferguson to design and oversee the construction of this grand property. It is unclear why Fisher named the property "The Gladstone," but its name carries distinct English connotations and was likely related to William Gladstone, England's prime minister until the 1890s.

Ferguson had been an architect since 1887 and had been responsible for many fine residences and buildings around Nashville. He had contributed to the design of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and had drafted reproductions of the Parthenon. The Gladstone became one of Ferguson's last significant designs before he retired in 1926. Today, The Gladstone is known as an outstanding example of Elizabethan revival that combines traditional features with exceptional craftsmanship. This architecturally significant property was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1983 by Philip Thomason of Thomason and Associates, and was certified by Herbert Harper, the executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. The Gladstone was awarded registration to the NRHP on June 16, 1983.

As the units were rented, the demand was very high, and vacancies were rare. There was a long waiting list to gain occupancy. A 1924 article named the Gladstone one of the prettiest and most modern on West End. The prices for the five-room units were $125 per month when the average rent at the time was $25 per month. Mr. Fisher's goal had been achieved; the Gladstone was one of the most expensive and distinctive apartment buildings of its day.

More Details

Nathan & Laura
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Richland Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Historic Luxury Penthouse on West End Ave
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Clean, spacious home

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our needs and location. Right on the main road, and short drive to downtown, the gulch, and in the other direction, short drive to Belle Meade area. Owners were quick to respond to questions! Parking was a breeze, and neighbors were quite friendly (although we hardly saw them, and never heard them). Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Straight Out of a Story Book

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time in Nashville in this beautiful Penthouse! Loved the location, conveniently close to downtown and the historic neighborhood made for fabulous walks! Even more beautiful than the pictures. Have tucked away some great memories and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchen needs a little maintenance.

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated historic propery with excellent location to Vanderbilt and downtown. Would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, unique and original.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, clean and very homey spot that is close to everything.

We will definitely be booking here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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