Historic Taliaferro Hall --
This manor house is an antebellum, grand, wealthy planter's home built in 1864 near Nashville, Tennessee, USA. It has been the home of the present owner and restoration engineer for many years who updated the manor house with the most modern, maintenance free conveniences available: internet, music, and cable in every room, complete with a production wine cellar and a basement. It has dual fuel gas fired heat pumps; however, the kitchen wing and Orangery have hydronic heat. You will not find hot water heaters in the balance of the house, the house is equiped with instant whole house hot water systems. It has substantial history and was built in 1864 during the Civil War.
The Orangery® is an exact, to scale copy of the orangery at the Wyeth Mansion in Maryland; however, the one at Taliaferro Hall is scaled down twenty percent of the original. The window sash came from the psychology building at Vanderbilt University and they were only eighty percent of the size of the original orangery. The East and West wings of the Orangery greenhouse are cooled by an evaporative water system. The apartment and wings are heated with hydronic heat, pumped from the main house boiler distributed to 400 feet of crossedlinked polyethelene tubing in the concrete floor through a specially designed manifold.
Historic Taliaferro Hall is located in Middle Tennessee, about 15 miles south of Nashville. The house is situated on 21 acres of secluded, beautiful farmland which was once a thoroughbred horse plantation. We are looking for a buyer for this 7000 square foot historic manor home with lake, and several dependencies, including an Orangery. The Historic house was the summer home of a very early grocery entrepreneur in middle Tennessee.
This plantation home has its own plant nursery, germination greenhouse, orchard, lake, Orangery (greenhouse) with an efficiency apartment for the maid or gardener (or both if you are lucky) on the second floor, garage with bonus room above, garden house and potting shed with its own equipment garage, Teahouse with a working fireplace which has an attached gazebo, and full woodworking shop on the property. As you pass through the custom designed antique iron gates and copper gas lights aglow with catalpa lined tree alee which flank the driveway, Historic Taliaferro Hall presents herself. She is seated prominently like a true Grand Dame. This Wealthy Planter’s manor home has a use and occupancy certificate from Williamson County Government which was obtained when restoration was completed.
There are several dependancies on the property. A Teahouse/Gazebo, Greenhouse, Gardenhouse, Peafowl House, Orangery, Two Car Garage, Woodworking Shop, and there is a Lake.