George Jones is a country music legend and he lived like one before he passed. Jones owned a sprawling estate right outside of Nashville in what’s known as the affluent, but the rural part of middle Tennessee.
Franklin, TN is home to many country music singers and Jones, and his wife Nancy made their home in the area as well. Built in 1993 the massive 9,704-square-foot mansion is nestled on 24 acres of farmland. However, before Jones died in 2013 the manor set on 80 acres.
The 4-bedroom, 7.5 bathroom manor sits behind a huge iron gate complete with two brick columns and planters. A long driveway leads up to the Southern colonial house. A porch extends the length of the front of the house.
Then the vaulted entryway leads to a grand staircase with a massive chandelier hanging as the centerpiece. Other impressive amenities include an oversized kitchen, a barbershop, a butler’s pantry, vaulted ceilings, and a gorgeous master bedroom. The Jones’ didn’t leave any detail to chance. Woodworks made by artisans accent various areas of the house, and hand-painted walls add to the elegant touch. Shiny wood floors, loft ceilings, and enormous windows that let natural light in made this house fit for any southern gentleman.
Take a trip outside to the pool complete with an outdoor kitchen, and a covered back porch. There’s also a seven-car garage and two barns. Additionally, there were two guest houses on the property and a pond. George Jones truly had a getaway home.
George Jones Tries to Sell Property
According to Taste of Country, Jones tried to sell the property in 2011, the listing is at $15 million. However, the Possum found no buyer. Jones then pulled the listing after an auction only brought a top bid of $2 million.
After that, Jones sold the 54 acres surrounding the property for $2.4 million in 2013 right before his death. Then Nancy sold the mansion and the remaining 25 acres for $1.98 million in 2015.