Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s historic Southern manor residence simply exterior of Nashville is reportedly being torn down by builders, simply over a 12 months after they purchased it with a plan to preserve the property.
Beechwood Corridor is a two-story, log-built manor residence that was initially constructed within the 1860s. The grand 3,152-square-foot residence is among the oldest antebellum properties in Franklin, Tenn., an prosperous rural group exterior of Nashville that’s residence to numerous prime nation stars.
The primary home options three bedrooms, 4 loos, a master bedroom with a fire and an eat-in kitchen. The home boasts a complete of six fireplaces and facilities round a sweeping staircase that served because the setting for McGraw’s “My Little Woman” video, which featured him singing with a string part in entrance of the steps:
Beechwood Corridor can be the place McGraw and Hill filmed their video for “I Want You”:
The property is a vital a part of Civil Warfare historical past, because it’s located within the space the place the Battle of Franklin befell. The complete space is rife with historic websites, however Beechwood Corridor is among the largest and most preserved buildings that survived the warfare. It’s entered into the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations, and it has even additional historic significance to nation music.
Based on LovelyFranklin.com, Hank Williams bought the historic property in 1951, although he reportedly by no means lived there full time earlier than his dying simply two years later. McGraw and Hill later bought the primary residence, a number of different buildings and 750 acres, and so they offered 131 acres in 2015. The famous person couple sold the remaining 620 acres in 2021 for $15 million in a deal that included Beechwood Corridor, in addition to a 12-stall secure, a barn and a storage constructing, two caretaker houses, a restored log cabin and two visitor homes.
They offered the property to BKDM Companions, an funding group composed of actual property dealer Dan McEwen, Pinnacle Asset Administration founding associate and Managing Director Brock Kidd and Chaz Molder, who can be the mayor of close by Columbia, Tenn.
“There aren’t many farms like this left in Franklin, and we’re thrilled to now personal it, and plan to maintain an eye fixed in direction of conservation as we develop our plans for the property,” McEwen mentioned in a press launch on the time.
Photos at LovelyFranklin.com present that the house is already within the strategy of demolition. Pictures present the once-proud residence in dilapidated situation, and a bunch of involved residents that features native resident and American Pickers star Mike Wolfe has began a petition to attempt to save the historic property earlier than it is too late.
The petition at SaveBeechwood.org reveals a set of startling before-and-after photographs of the property on the time of its sale, when it appeared prime for a restoration mission, and extra just lately, trying prefer it’s in just about falling-down situation. There is a burn pile exterior, the place it seems some components of the construction have already been eliminated and destroyed.
“The brand new house owners bought Beechwood Corridor and 268 acres on June 30, 2021. As a situation of the settlement, they promised the vendor and the group they might protect and restore Beechwood Corridor,” the petitioners declare. “Because the new proprietor’s buy, the home has been slowly dismantled and the back and front doorways are being left extensive open. Rigorously chosen ‘specialists’ have been deployed to create a notion that the property is ‘too far gone’ to be restored. That is a completely false narrative and the circumstances to assist this narrative have been created inside the previous few months.”
The petition seeks to halt the demolition course of and power the brand new house owners to both protect Beechwood Corridor correctly, or promote the property to a different entity who will. It additionally seeks to handle the legal guidelines that enable such demolition tasks to happen within the case of historic websites.
For extra details about the Beechwood Corridor petition or to signal the petition, visit the petition’s website.
Scroll although the photographs under to see Beechwood Corridor in photographs from when it was listed on the market lately.
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