It’s been a little less than two years since Kelly Clarkson listed her genteel Music City mansion and moved lock, stock, and barrel to Encino, California, where she tossed down nearly nine million dollars for a flashy postmodern farmhouse. But the musician, singer, and songwriter doesn’t get attached easily, because that home, too, is now for sale, joining the Tennessee mansion on the active market.
The property outside Nashville remains available, and is now priced at $7.499 million. At $9.995 million, the Encino property should fare better; the market in that city is very healthy indeed, and the home’s build style is currently popular.
It’s situated in the Royal Oaks neighborhood, and measures 9,839 square feet across two levels, with eight bedrooms and ten baths in all. The exterior is clad in reclaimed timber, giving it an artistic veneer of contrast and accident. Poured concrete and design elements borrowed from farm industry also help express the exterior architecture.
Inside, the home strikes an effective balance between cool moodiness and warmth. Grays and beiges, exposed beams and natural-toned plank floors carry the day in the living area, which is very open, and well-illuminated. The kitchen is similarly well thought-out; a breakfast bar is capped in butcher-block, while the two islands, countertops and backsplash behind the La Cornue range are black or gray stone.
The master suite deserves special note. A stormcloud-gray wall echoes the diagonal plank hardwood floor, while a white ceiling with exposed beams and a unique abstract-pattern fireplace add further complexity. The abstract pattern is picked up in the adjacent sitting room/creative workspace. A large bath clad entirely in subway tile and a large walk-in closet are the suite’s supporting players.
An interesting and intensely creative new-ish build that demands a look.