SOLD 4220 Old Hillsboro Rd in Historic Leiper's Fork $589,900
Best built house in the Historic District of Leipers Fork Tennessee. Built by Joseph Sweeney (his initials are bolted to the chimneys in metal from the blacksmith shop J.S.) in 1933. Ada Sweeney inherited it from her parents and taught piano lessons in the front bay window room of the house. She was also one of four of the Sweeney Sisters that sang frequently at the Ryman Auditorium.
The original 1800's house and blacksmith shop burned prior 1933 while the family was across the street at the Leipers Fork Church of Christ c.1821. They managed to save only the front door (no nails in the construction), which adorns the house today. There is also an 1800's era brick lined cistern in the basement... wine cellar?
The home sits on 3/4 of an acre, situated on Joseph St. and Old Hillsboro Rd. With approx 2400 sq ft with 9 ft bead board ceilings throughout. It has 5 bedrooms; 4 with closets, 3 upstairs (2 bedrooms upstairs adjoins and 2 downstairs. The bedroom without a closet has a propane faux coal fireplace. A dining room adjacent to the kitchen. A great room with bay window is connected to a living room with propane faux coal fireplace. The foyer leading from the front door leads you up the winding staircase or into the living room through the arched entryway. The home has a spacious front porch with porch swing overlooking Old Hillsboro Rd.(The Old Natchez Trace) and a rear concrete covered patio that provides plenty of privacy.