Located in historic Cross Plains, only 3 miles from I-65 and 30 minutes to downtown Nashville, providing a peaceful, private retreat from city life. Arrival at Blackwater Farm is impressive, the 49.62 acres is rolling pasture in the front of the property, and soaring woods to the river behind the house. Privacy reigns supreme, the house is sited a half mile off the road, and visitors cannot see the house from the road. However, as you top the first hill, you glance the brick and limestone-clad exterior, and as you approach the house, you get the sense that you have arrived in a special place.
Nestled in front of soaring woods with trails leading to mossy covered limestone cliffs perched over the Red River, the rear elevation of Blackwater Farm is built for entertaining, and relaxation. Vaulted wood ceilings with fans shade you from the southern exposure. The 40’x20’ gunite pool beckons you, complete with tanning ledge, LED Lighting, and three sheer descent fountains echoing the sounds of waterfalls.
The Living Room features six eight-foot high doors below two-foot transoms fitted with decorative iron grilles creating a corner wall of glass, offering stunning views of the pool. The large cast limestone fireplace mantle and hearth occupy the space with an unusual lighted fourteen-foot high trey ceiling.
Dimensions: 20′ x 16′
Columns divide the dining room from the living room and foyer. This elegant Dining Room features a wall of windows with an arched transom, and a coffered 12′ high ceiling. A beautiful iron and crystal chandelier, sconces, and recessed lighting create a special ambiance for dining.
Dimensions: 15′ x 12′
Venetian plaster walls and nova blue limestone share this space with a hand painted Kohler vessels sink, unique custom cabinetry with a honed marble countertop. The 10′ high ceiling features metallic paint. An atrium door with 2′ transom allows accessibility from the pool.
Dimensions: 7′ x 6′
His/Hers Master Baths each have unique luxury features.
Her Bath is clad in gascogne blue limestone with heated floors, custom maple cabinetry, limestone shower, and Kohler bubble massage tub with cascade spout installed in the ceiling. The large separate toilet room features a Kohler bidet and toilet, a window for natural light, and a closet with shelving for extra storage.
His Bath is complete with heated nova blue limestone floors, large limestone shower with Kohler Watertile body sprays and rain showerhead. An atrium door allows access to the pool. Custom stained maple cabinetry, granite countertops, oversize man’s lav with waterfall faucet, a built in medicine cabinet, and a comfort height toilet with quiet close seat finish out this space beautifully.
Master accommodations include the Bedroom, which boasts a wall of windows viewing the pool, 10’ ceilings with a vaulted lighted, hand painted metallic ceiling, sitting area, and an atrium door to the pool. Two large his/hers walk-in closets with built in cabinetry compliment the space, and are located next to their respective baths in the master wing.
Dimensions: 20′ x 17′
The open concept Kitchen has custom glazed maple cabinetry, granite countertops, and travertine and glass tile backsplash. Monogram appliances include a 42” built-in refrigerator, separate large capacity ice maker, 30″ convection oven, Advantium speed cook oven, solid glass 36″ five burner cooktop, and an unobtrusive pull out vent hood. Expansive counter space includes a large island and a peninsula with large corbels and plenty of seating. The triple bowl cast iron Kohler sink features a pull down spray KWC faucet and casement windows with decorative transoms. The butler’s pantry provides a stylish storage solution for china, crystal, and silver, featuring lighted glass-front display on the upper cabinets, and a granite countertop with glass backsplash. The adjacent walk-in pantry provides floor to ceiling shelving for additional storage.
Dimensions: 25′ x 25′
Adjoining the kitchen and breakfast room, the den spills out onto the covered porch with a 12’x8′ solid wood sliding door that opens 6′ wide and views the pool. The media wall has two windows with iron grilles featuring a decorative design that is repeated throughout the kitchen and living room. Anchoring the room, and flanked by two large windows with transoms, the large 50″ fireplace has a 7′ cast limestone mantle with tumbled marble hearth and surround. The vaulted, lighted, hand painted bronze metallic ceiling glows at night. 4″ wide plank oak hardwood covers the floor. Media includes in wall speakers, and surround sound wiring.
Dimensions: 21′ x 20′
Located in historic Cross Plains, only 3 miles from I-65 and 35 minutes to downtown Nashville, it provides a peaceful, private retreat from city life. Arrival at Blackwater Farm is impressive, the 49.62 acres is rolling pasture in the front of the property, and soaring woods to the river behind the house. As you top the first hill, you glance the brick and limestone-clad exterior, and as you approach the house, you get the sense that you have arrived in a special place. Double 8’ mahogany, beveled glass doors greet you at the covered brick and stone front porch, allowing visitors a stunning view through the formal areas to the pool.