Just half an hour south of Nashville rests Williamson County, the quaint area where Carrie Underwood lives with her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher. Their gorgeous 7,000 square foot home sits on half an acre of land and overlooks sweeping countryside landscapes. The property sold for just over $1.4 million, which averages out to about $200 per square foot. Before you start shaking your head, wait until you see the incredible ceiling architecture in every room, the wrap around porch, or better yet the two-floor master closet! Get ready to see this single-family home built for country music's royalty.
A Beautiful Brick Home
This spacious home was built out of bricks in the year 2000. The tope and gray color scheme stands out against lush green landscaping. A long driveway provides ample space for guests to park or children to play.
Speaking of parking space, you can see to the left the three-car garage that is divided into three separate car entrances. The garage alone is 1832 square feet, the size of a spacious two-bedroom apartment. The community also features a pool and a walking trail.
Love At First Sight
Now that's how to make an entrance! Not every home has such a breathtaking entry as this one. The formal foyer is massive and is framed by a gorgeous curved staircase. Anyone walking down those stairs is bound to feel like a celebrity.
Recess lighting and a chandelier bounce off the soaring ceiling and glistening marble floors. The open floor plan enables the space to feel extra airy as you flow from the foyer to the formal dining room to your left, or to the living room to your right.
A Quaint Dining Experience
Late arrivals will be immediately welcomed by diners at Thanksgiving dinner with this open formal dining room. Encapsulated by three walls instead of four, the room offers plenty of space for large parties to gather around the table without feeling pushed up against a wall.
The light sconces and chandelier add a delicate touch while the large windows increase the room's breezy feel. The enormous rug underscores how giant of a space the room is. Crown molding accentuates the rustic walls and ceiling.
A Jaw-Dropping Living Space
Imagine the parties you could throw in this room. Whether it's a charity event or a family gathering, this room is sure to wow anyone who walks in. The walls are massive, reaching up to the second-floor ceilings. Long windows are stacked on top of one another to bring the outside in.
Light dances across the hardwood floors that flow into the earthy color of the walls. A grandiose fireplace features a unique design that accompanies the molded artwork mounted to the wall cutout above.
A Comprehensive Bonus Space
The home features two full baths and a half bath on both the main and second floor, meaning that guests could comfortably stay on either level. This room could be used for just about any purpose: a study, guest room, office, yoga studio, artist studio, the list goes on.
Curved french doors add charm while the tall windows and ceiling give a dramatic effect. The matching wall and ceiling paint color that underscores the room's depth. The chandelier adds a touch of elegance without seeming pretentious. Framed by windows, this room offers pleasant views of the countryside year-round.
A Homey Kitchen
While some may call this wooden kitchen tired, it's far from outdated. Just take a look at the giant stainless steel refrigerator and chef's stove. The emphasis on wood draws the southern charm of the countryside indoors. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home.
The wooden cabinetry is broken up by a tile backsplash, adding texture and design. Smooth, marble flooring brightens up the space. Recessing lighting gives a coat of shine to the cabinets and barstools, while a slick, black island modernizes the room. Ample cabinets and counter space make this kitchen as functional as it is homey.
A Cozy Family Space
While the formal living area towards the front of the house would be fantastic for events, on everyday occasions you might prefer bundling up with the family in this room. The family area still has ample room, but it feels less dressy.
Complete with an expansive view, this is the perfect room to watch a ballgame or classic movie with the family. Open up the sliding glass doors for a fresh breeze in summer or light up the brick fireplace for a touch of warmth in winter.
A Commodious Master Bedroom
Tray ceilings catch your eye the minute you enter this elegant master bedroom. Carpeted floors and a fireplace keep the room feeling cozy while surrounding windows offer views of the country. Crown molding and recess lighting illuminate the ornate structure of the room.
The spacious room easily accommodates a large bed and furniture set while still leaving plenty of room to walk around. Imagine dozing off midday to a crackling fireplace while watching gentle snowfall linger outside this cozy but capacious master suite.
Look At That Tub!
The obvious focal point of this bathroom is the tub, which looks more like a jacuzzi in terms of its size. It also acts as a partition between his and hers vanities, which offer plenty of storage space.
Above the vanities are large mirrors with light sconces for ample lighting while you're getting ready. You can also see that both sides of the tub, following along the vanities, lead towards to separate doors where the incredible walk-in closet lies.
A Split Level Walk-In Closet
This walk-in closet has plenty of storage for someone's wardrobe. The built-ins offer a variety of options for various clothes, shoes, and accessories. Chandeliers and recess lighting keep the room well lit and glamorous looking.
The contrast of the white and brown color scheme offers charm to a space that typically is the plainest area in a house. To point out the obvious, there is also a beautiful spiral staircase in the room.
A Breathtaking Dressing Room
You know you're famous when you have a huge room just to get dressed in. A well-lit vanity, shoe closet, dressing room, seating area, and television are just a few perks of this incredible space.
A shag rug lays overtop marble floors. The cream and white color scheme continues in this room, creating unity between this space and the one upstairs. Large sliding glass doors offer fresh air to combat the heat of a hairdryer or warm shower.
A Sweet Guest Room
Though this room seems modest in comparison to what we've seen thus far, it has features that add to its polished feel. Walking in, your eyes are drawn upward by a tray ceiling that has one less tier than we saw in the master bedroom.
Crown molding and floorboards break up the monotony of tope walls and carpeting. A large window peeks out at the gorgeous countryside view beyond the wrap-around porch. To the right, a mystery door leads either to a walk-in closet or an attached bathroom.
A Spacious Bedroom With A Unique Twist
Unlike the other rooms, this large bedroom has a wooden accent wall. In tune with the mood of the rest of the house, the wood has been painted over with various shades to marry country style and artistic elegance.
The spacious room is further expanded by a vaulted ceiling that stretches up and inward for the sake of architectural design. Sheer curtains filter in the light while adding a touch of mystery. Wall outlets encompass the room, enabling an occupant creative control over the placement of furniture and electronics.
An Accommodating Full Bathroom
This bathroom would be a perfect setup for any guest or child. The shower has both a water head that's secured to the wall and a handheld one. The tub is a standard size but appears to be slightly more shallow, which is safer for young children. The sink has plenty of counter space as well as ample storage underneath.
A small window allows for proper ventilation without the sacrifice of privacy. Aesthetically speaking, the earthy tile in the shower and on the floor compliments the lovely marble countertops. The ornate architecture of the walls and ceiling add character to the bathroom.
A Place To Get Your Sweat On
This room has clearly been modified to meet the standards of a gym. However, it still incorporates some of the design elements present throughout the rest of the home. For instance, you have a double-tiered ceiling with recess lighting and a ceiling fan.
On the workout front, mats cover the floors and are flush with the wall to prevent damage being done to the floor below. This also allows for floor workouts such as yoga and pilates. A mirror lines the wall to ensure that you can always keep an eye on your form. Windows allow ventilation and brighten up the space.
The Room With A Beautiful Feature
Odds are that you've yet to see a bedroom with a ceiling like this one. Unlike the other rooms which have multiple tiers, this one has just one. However, it's uniquely deep and has been painted a soft blue that exaggerates the design so that it's hard to take your eyes off of it.
Another gorgeous feature of this room is the built-in window seat. Sheers line the actual window while drapes are hung further from the glass on the opposite side of the seat. You could literally disappear into your book by drawing the curtains and curling up in the space.
A Two-Way Bathroom
Like the previous bathroom we saw, this one has both a tub and a shower. One perk of this one is the sliding glass doors that ensure water doesn't leak while you're bathing. The counter space and storage is again plentiful.
Through the large mirror above the sink, you can see that there are two doors leading into this room. More than likely one door leads to the hallway, while the other is attached to a bedroom. The convenience is that it can act as a guest or a personal bathroom depending on occupant and guest arrangments.
A Fun Hangout Space
While there are multiple places to enjoy company, this bonus room allows for a more specific space than the living room and family area. This space could be a playroom for kids, a game room for teens, a man cave, an arcade, or any number of other themes.
In the distance appears to be some sort of kitchenette, perfect for entertaining or for a mother-in-law's quarters. Vaulted ceilings and recess lighting further open up the large space.
A Stone Porch
This long porch offers views of the hillside, grassy pastures, and even a pond. Ceiling fans are spaced out overhead to ensure that you stay cool in the warmer months while still enjoying the sunny views.
Best of all, the surrounding stone will be slow to heat up, meaning you can step out barefoot without worrying about hurting your skin. Especially for those who are sensitive to sunlight, the porch is a perfect way to get fresh air while staying in a shaded area.
An Outdoor Entertainment Space
The back porch leads to this opening with outdoor seating. Guests can gather around the fire pit to warm up or can stand by the ledge and look out at the beautiful surroundings. Alternatively, you could move the furniture and create a closed-in outdoor space for young kids to play in.
The cement floors are virtually upkeep free and provide a space for kids to color with chalk. There is also enough space to set up a large outdoor table and a BBQ for picnics.
Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban's Former Home Is A Tennessee Gem
Singer Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman purchased their gorgeous Tennessee home in 2007, right before the housing crash. After lingering on the market for two years, the home finally has sold for $2.7 million, far below their original asking price. But don't worry, the couple still made a quarter million off the home (and they have four other estates).
Money aside, the 5,000+ square foot home is perfect for anyone who loves nature. The home is nestled in a forest and filled with giant windows. Only 30 minutes south of Nashville, it offers the best of urban and country living. After looking at these photos, it’s a shock that the estate didn’t sell sooner.
Tucked Away In The Woods
This country hideaway is tucked under lots of Tennessee trees. Unlike urban living, the neighbors' homes aren’t even in eyes view. A long driveway is met with a carport suitable for multiple cars. Whitewood meets brick on the house’s exterior, offering a rustic but elegant look.
An expansive grassy space big enough for a football field rests beside the house. Perfect for parties, Nicole and Keith could have had a red carpet event while they were living here. Not only would there be ample room, but the noise would travel into the surrounding forest, rather than into the ears of neighbors.
A Space Ideal For Lovers Of The Great Outdoors
This main-level kitchen and breakfast nook create a convenient space for homeowners to enjoy their meal in nature. An exterior door off the kitchen is uncommon, but clever for summertime entertainers. Outdoor barbecues are made practical when food can be stored and easily accessed indoors, and away from bugs, while guests enjoy the outdoor space.
A modest table is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, giving the illusion of being outside on days when the weather won't permit outdoor eating. Detailed molding around the windows adds elegance to match the natural beauty of the outdoors.
A Relaxing Space That Encourages Spending Time Together
The first of many gathering spaces, this serene area emphasizes quality time together. The family room breaks the decorating convention that says televisions should be the focal point. Instead, a large sectional faces opposite an ottoman that doubles as seating and storage.
Built-in shelving complements the detailing in the walls. A unique architectural choice was made to have protruding ceiling space below the ceiling itself, creating a gap where recessed lighting can offer a warm glow when the sun goes down.
An Open-Concept Living Space
This living room space is large enough to comfortably hold a party. A built-in space for the flatscreen television makes it flush with the fireplace below. Guests can enjoy both of these elements from the long couch. Dark hardwood floors compliment the textured wall piece behind the couch.
Contrasting soft, light colors in the furniture, and walls with deep wood add to an earthy feel inside the house. Vaulted ceilings are underscored by sophisticated hanging lights that are simple enough not to steal the show. Though the windows are distant from the room, the open concept allows natural light to filter throughout the space.
No Need For Curtains
One impressive thing about this home's architecture is the use of the gorgeous surrounding nature. Tall windows line the walls and ceilings in many of the rooms. Being secluded from other homes, the windows don’t need privacy from the outside world.
Instead, trees create a natural barrier, enabling windows to bring in all of the natural light. This makes the indoor space feel as close to being in the woods as possible. This living space has been utilized as a music room, likely because of how open to nature it is. Artists who are inspired by nature would love this space.
A Breathable Hallway
Remember this hallway with the horse photograph from the second level living room? It leads to what was Keith and Nicole's master bedroom. But before we get there, it’s worth appreciating the wall-to-floor windows on either side of the hallway.
Most hallways feel narrow, but this space is completely opened up by the visual of outdoor space that is only a glass pane away. The visible brick outdoors brings the rustic exterior in, and plays with the color scheme in the long rug. Thin-barred railings contribute to the open feel of the space.
A More Intimate Living Space
Before getting to the master bedroom, a large seating area acts like an introduction to the more intimate space within. Nicole and Keith would have been able to enjoy television or unwind away from their sleeping space, and also away from the kids in the living room.
Mint green walls pick up on the green tree leaves that peek through the windows. The soft but deep purple furniture grounds the space and adds depth. Thick, taupe curtains can be drawn on those days when all there is to do is sleep or relax.
A Master Fit For A King
A master bedroom easily fits a king-sized bed with a bed frame. The dark brown lines of the curtain rods and bed frame outline the airy space. The room is large enough to easily accommodate additional seating, though the seating room prior to this space makes that unnecessary. Even so, cheetah printed ottomans offer a space to sit and gaze out at the gorgeous view while also adding character to the room's design.
Large nightstands offer ample space for books, lamps, tissues, or anything else you’d like to access from bed. An extra-wide glass door leads out to a balcony space where you can get some fresh air upon waking up.
You Could Skate In That Bathroom
His-and-hers sinks are separated by a large built-in tub. Above each sink, the walls are covered with large mirrors that further open up this already expansive space. Tile flooring adds to the neutral color scheme while offering a touch of texture.
Windows over the tub include pulldown blinds for added privacy. Recess lighting offers a soft tone that both illuminates and flatters. Granite countertops an to the earthy feel of the home. A shower is visible in the mirror closest to the entrance and is lined with tile to match the bathroom's subtle but classy design.
Built-Ins For Days
Not only is this walk-in closet the size of two master bedrooms, but it also is flooded with shelving. Varied shelves, drawers, and rods accommodate any kind of clothing. A clean, white canvas creates an ideal base for various patterned shoes, purses, and outfits to fill the space.
A natural partition between the former and latter areas suggest a space for him and her. Particularly for Hollywood stars, having a place to store enough designer clothes to accommodate a new look every day is vital. A floor vent in the farther room prevents damaging humidity from creeping into the large closet.
A Versatile Bonus Room
This simple room has many functions. It could be a space to read a book or to get some work done. Perhaps Nicole memorized her lines in here. Ample lighting throughout plays on the walls. A smooth carpet complements the soothing, neutral tones. A large window has both blinds and curtains so natural light can filter into the occupant's desire.
Just below the window is an air-conditioning unit, which suggests that this space is not connected to the original HVAC. One possibility is that the room was built-on later. Additionally, that square in the ceiling might open up, offering more storage.
Now That's Creative Architecture
Back upstairs, an office breaks tradition with unusual architecture in all directions. Rather than trying to get work done between four sterile walls, this room offers a stimulating design that plays with light and angles. An alcove with skylighting is a perfect spot to use as a reading nook.
Built-in shelving offers plenty of space to store books. Crown molding meets a square cutout in the ceiling that lifts the room and prevents it from feeling cramped. A desk is placed along a wall so work can be done directly in front of the beautiful surrounding nature.
Another Spacious Bedroom
The first thing that stands out about this room is its depth. Don't let the placement of the furniture fool you; there’s still a good chunk of space beyond the bed and before the window. Yogis could literally roll out of bed and set up their morning routine right in front of swaying trees.
Thick curtains are likely more for light control than for privacy, being that the only thing peeking into the room are treetops. A ceiling fan helps keep the room cool and fresh feeling even in hot summer days.
A Simple But Elegant Guest Bathroom
A simple shower stall offers a place for guests to rinse off. Additionally, a towel rack is conveniently located on the shower's adjoining wall. Through the mirror, a door with frosted glass can be seen, which acts as a partition between the toilet and the rest of the area.
A small window allows ventilation while maintaining adequate privacy. Lighting above the mirror gives the effect of a vanity above the sink. Below, ample storage space exists behind clean, white cabinet doors that match the bathroom’s pristine look.
No Adults Allowed
Remember building forts as a kid? This kids' corner gives a similar feel due to its creative architecture. A modern but fun chandelier is underscored by an avant-garde ceiling design. The cutout nook is perfect for a child to sleep in under the stars, and even has stairs sized for little children.
Built-in cabinetry allows clothes and toys to be easily stored and accessed. A large window opposite the bed lets natural light enter the room.
These Ceiling Windows Are Jaw-Dropping
Can you image spending bathtime under these giant ceiling windows? This bathroom embodies the outdoor-indoor feel present throughout the house. A stark white design with wooden accents and silver finishes put a modern spin on a natural design.
The mirror is placed before consecutive doors, highlighting the ample space of the home while making the bathroom feel larger. A bedroom off of the kids' corner is visible in the reflection, an ideal space for parents to stay near their kids while visiting. Another option would be to turn the kids’ corner into yet another office, close to both a bathroom and a bedroom.
No Need For A Gym Membership
Down on the bottom floor is this expansive gym room. The space is large enough to fit all of the gym equipment needed for a prime workout. A ceiling fan keeps the air circulating, while a glass door can be opened to bring in fresh air.
A floor-to-ceiling mirror opposite the glass door not only gives occupants the ability to check their form, but also reflects the gorgeous scenery outside. A bathroom in the far right corner is easily accessible during a workout.
A Perfect Place To Work
Directly off the gym space is this workroom. His and her's desks are likely where Nicole and Keith set up their workstations. Both office spaces face out to green pastures. A long sofa offers a space to take a quick break from work and comfortably enjoy the view.
A glass door encourages occupants to go on a nature walk when it's time to clear the mind. Ceiling vents maintain a cool climate even when sunlight pours in through the windows.
A Charming Cottage Is Also Included
On the opposite side of that beautiful office space, you have this grassy area where kids could play while the parents work. The white cottage beyond could be a caretaker's unit. Alternatively, the space could act as an extension of the home and be transformed into a studio of some kind.
Another option for the bonus home could be an extremely private guest space. Particularly for aging parents or other relatives who plan on staying long-term, it can be ideal to have a separate but nearby area for visitors.
Estate Aside, Look At All The Land
The house also includes a whopping 36 acres of land. Not only do you get to gaze out at nature from inside the home, but you also get to think to yourself that it's all yours. The land could be transformed into gardens, or simply remain as a lush forest with grassy expanses.
However the land is utilized, it allows for huge events that most homes would not be able to accommodate. Better yet, animal lovers could house horses, chickens, cows — whatever pets they wanted.
A Record-Setting Driveway
This driveway could probably set a record for how long it is. Though it may not pass all of the requirements to count as an official road, it certainly looks long enough to be a street of its own. Way down in the distance, you can barely see a fragment of the white carport in front of the home.
The advantage of the driveway isn't just privacy; it also allows for a lot of parking space. Rather than parking tandem, guests could simply pull off into the grass if they needed it.
The Charming House Is Misleading
Looking at the front of the home, you probably wouldn't guess that there are over 5,000 square feet behind those glass doors. The charming bungalow has a cottage feel that prevents it from seeming at all gaudy. Instead, the house feels welcoming from the moment guests pull up to it.
If it weren’t for the 36 surrounding acres, this home would feel like it was on a well-kept street in the suburbs. The modest front yard adds to the unintimidating feel.
The Home Fits Right Into The Landscape
Vines lace the side of the building, offering a natural aesthetic without seeming too unkempt. The broad, cemented path leads out and into the land. Doors on the side of the house offer access to the land from the gym and from the dual office, enabling occupants to conveniently step outside for a breath of fresh air.
A fence in the distance denotes property limits and acts as a boundary for children when they're playing outside.
Now That's A Yard
This would be any pets' paradise. The yard follows an L-shape the back and side of the house and extends out into the forest and along the driveway. Dogs and other animals can run or graze freely, while children can play in a huge space without leaving the property.
Windows in the home overlook the expansive land on which it sits, creating a sense of tranquility and privacy. Ideal land to garden in, the space can accommodate any hobby or craft that the homeowners enjoy.