One of Nashville's Most Prominent Historic Sites Has Traded Hands
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sitting on a bluff overlooking downtown Nashville, 101 & 103 Lea Avenue, also known as "Rose Hill," is one of Nashville’s oldest and dearest properties. On August 16, 2021, the property sold for $3,250,000.
G&S Partners, G.P. purchased the property with the intent of making some minor renovations, after which, SoBro Law Group partners, Amy Wood and Adam LaFevor, will relocate the firm from its existing location, a 167-year-old SoBro building, to occupy the space.
101 & 103 Lea Avenue is just a few short blocks from the bustling downtown and adjacent to the highly sought-after SoBro district. The original building was constructed in 1814 and was an expansive villa in Nashville, frequently used to host large social gatherings by prominent figures.
Henry & Septima Rutledge, one of the South’s first families, built the “Rose Hill” mansion. The couple's fathers, Arthur Middleton and Edward Rutledge, were both signatories to the Declaration of Independence. Historical figures Andrew Jackson & James Polk once held some of their grandest parties at the mansion.
By the end of the 19th century, the Rutledge Hill area had become Victorian Nashville's most elegant residential neighborhood. The use of the property has changed significantly over the years having been used as a home, entertainment venue, and offices. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building has been restored in recent years and was previously home to a law office group.
Vickie Saito, senior vice president of Colliers Nashville, represented the buyer in the transaction. "It has been of great pleasure to represent the buyer of this significant building and site, which stands so grandly overlooking Nashville's downtown," Saito stated. "Steeped in history, and now to be owned and occupied by a purchaser who appreciates the care and nature of owning such a structure, during Nashville's tremendous growth, is quite exciting! Rutledge Hill is a unique urban mixed-use neighborhood and preserving and blending the old with the new is the best of all worlds."
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