Kelly Clarkson made a meteoric rise to stardom after singing and winning the first season of American Idol in 2002. Kelly is now one of America’s favorite entertainers, judge on The Voice and host of her new NBC talk show.
Ten years after her American Idol win, she bought a Tennessee lake home in Hendersonville, 25 miles up the Cumberland River from Nashville — it is for sale, priced at $7.49 million.
Who needs a vacation when you could live in a home, designed to take full advantage of its recreational waterfront setting, with a boating distance of almost a hundred river miles, water skiing, fishing, jet skiing, swimming or exploring the endless Old Hickory Lake shoreline by boat, or one of the Tennessee waterside parks?
Or go by boat to the Rudder Restaurant at the Anchor High Marina to enjoy some good food by the water, while enjoying live music from some of Nashville’s best local stars.
The Clarkson house is positioned on four acres, with an adjoining useable two acres, owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. With its outward curving shoreline, the water views are exceptional, and a two-boat, covered boathouse with a lift that is near the left property line, so as not to interfere with the views.
There is a long, gated driveway to the entrance car park with center fountain. Grounds are dotted with mature trees, lots of emerald lawn, a sand volleyball court, English-style gardens and a conservatory/greenhouse.
It also includes a large pool/spa terrace with pavilion for outdoor dining with fireplace, all accessed via a double-sided-curved staircase, descending from the upper terrace.
The size of the grounds invites children into a safe place to build forts and play Swiss Family Robinson with anticipation of sailing in little boats as they get older.
The 20,121-square-foot house has plenty of space for family, friends and stay-overs. The home’s entrance leads into a grand foyer with soaring double staircases.
The heart of the home is filled with family warmth and fun for casual entertaining, particularly the cowboy bar, with its saddle bar stools, and there is a billiard/game room, additional seating rooms, large gym, a two-level office and an elevator.
Included are seven bedrooms, one of which is a large master suite with seating area in front of a fireplace and stunning master bath; eleven baths; family room; movie theater; and a children’s room with four built-in bunk beds and a good-sized play area.
Singer, songwriter and talk-show host, Kelly Clarkson, is now living near the California studio, where she is filming The Voice and her weekly talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and is selling her lakefront home near Nashville.
Priced at $7.49 million, the mansion’s listing broker, Jack Miller, is with stutts-miller properties at PARKS Real Estate, in Nashville.