Welcome Home: The Harrington House


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Fourteen years ago, the owners of this home located on Old Hickory Lake, Ace and Cyndi Harrington, became interested in the lakefront, golf course community to be known as Fairvue Plantation subdivision. The original Plantation house was built in 1805 and is steeped in southern history and charm. This was the type of unique setting that would offer championship links bordered by scenic views of Old Hickory Lake.

The owners fell in love with this historic site and purchased four lots even before the roads were built for this new development. Ace Harrington eventually became the first HOA Chairman and helped develop the rules that have helped govern this incredible community.

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After interviewing the approved builders for Fairvue Plantation, the owners selected Ernst Construction to be their builder. The owners wanted to make sure that everything about their new home was well planned and would stand the test of time. So, they put together a team that consisted of their builder, a landscape architect, a civil engineer and an architectural designer. The owners met with this team once a week for a full year. Everything from the exterior design of the house, the floor plan, the drainage of the property and the materials to be used in construction were carefully planned and selected.  The scale and design of this house was so well done that a couple from Texas traveled to Tennessee, after seeing photos of the Harrington House in a magazine article, to have their home designed using the dimensional standards established by this home. The house design is a true Colonial classic.

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After a year of planning, Ace and Cyndi Harrington, along with The Ernst Company, began construction on this fabulous home. The construction included more structural steel than in any home built in this area and took two full years to complete.  The builder’s quality was confirmed to be excellent, when the final walk though only created one page of punch list items.

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This home, which is currently for sale, was built in the center of four full size lake lots, which total 2.98 acres in size. The house measures 13,776 square feet and grows to a total square footage of 17,976 square feet, when the gymnasium is added to the total. It includes a private dock, geo thermal heating and cooling, a salt water pool, pool house and a large stone paver pool deck for entertaining. Inside, one will find 12 foot ceiling heights on all floors, extensive trim and moldings, Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring, a theater room, five bedrooms, eight bathrooms,two laundry rooms, an absolutely huge kitchen and a Master Suite that offers incredible comfort and lake views from every window. If that was not enough, the fully equipped gymnasium and weight room, as well as the man cave located over the four car garage, add an element of uniqueness only found in a handful of homes in all of Tennessee. 

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The Harrington family has lived there almost twelve years. Old Hickory Lake has been the perfect backdrop for this home.

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Listing Agent: Mark S. Flick •  615.347.1139 m
Reliant Realty ERA Powered •  1517 Hunt Club Blvd. •  Gallatin, TN 37066
615.724.5222 •  www.reliantrealtytn.com

Interior Design by Joni Szell Designs •  www.joniszell.com

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