Skip to comments.Gore Couple Have Eyes on Belle Meade,TN Home (Realtor show them southern style 'White House')
Posted on 03/15/2002 8:31:46 AM PST by codebreaker
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper, have been house hunting in Nashville expressing interest in a Belle Meade home appraised at 1.2 million, sources say.
Rusty Moore, who owns the 312 Lynwood Blvd. home says that the house isn't officially on the market but that he and his wife have authorized neighbor and realtor Shirley Zeitlin to show it to prospective buyers.
Zeitlin, who is said to have shown the house to the Gores recently, was on vacation in the Carribean island of Sr. Martin this week and couldn't be reached for comment.
Belle Meade - Belle Meade is one of the most prestigious addresses in this area. The lots range from one acre to sprawling estates and range in price from $440,000 to several million. The community is very stable with the homes sometimes staying in the same family for generations.
But, you know, I am thinking it DOES look a lot like it might have a cement pond with it.........LOL.
I guess that keeps out the riff raff, eh, specifically the "great unwashed masses."
Is that the same one they rented to the lady and Gore wouldn't fix the plumbing or anything else(the one that was falling apart)?
Nashville's Belle Meade Boulevard
Dream Drives tours a 1925 Colonial home with a casual patio that faces Belle Meade Boulevard and a more formal entry around back that sets the scene for grandeur. Then, a 1914 Georgian home shows off its ivy-covered walls as the backdrop for Italian statues, and a waterfall of roses cascades over the decorative wrought-iron fence. Next, another gorgeous 1920 Georgian home stresses order with balance, with symmetrical windows and dentil molding. Finally, this park at the end of Belle Meade Boulevard is one of the largest urban parks in America, and has become a springtime institution in Tennessee.
Well now you've done it! ROTFLOL! I'll be in stitches all evening everytime I think of that outfit Carol was wearing.
37205: Rarely do five single digits pack such a wallop. But in Nashville, traditionally, 37205 is the ZIP code to have because it includes Belle Meade, every bit a part of Music City but separate enough to have its own city hall and tiny police force.
Old money lives in Belle Meade. Society breeds there. Brass equine statues are frozen in frolicking poses at the entrance to the proverbial wide, tree-lined boulevard bordered by pillared mansions.
If you haven't made your first million yet, not to worry. Farther east along West End Avenue, gracefully crumbling condos coexist alongside bungalows in various states of repair, and the eagle-eyed renter or buyer can find more than a few bargains. Revolving art exhibits at Cheekwood mansion and gardens, where tours are available for a few dollars, served as the only museum for art-hungry Nashvillians before the downtown Frist Center for the Visual Arts was built.
Joggers and couch potatoes alike enjoy the lush, green fields and forested hills of the Warner Parks. Boutiques from the funky to the upscale are good for window-shopping and spending sprees alike, and hobbyists have roamed the aisles at Phillips Toy Mart for decades. Fine dining abounds yes, you should probably phone ahead. If you're feeling downtown, you won't find a McDonald's along the main drag, but there is a Krystal's.
Visits to the historic Belle Meade and Cheekwood Plantations in the residential neighborhood of Belle Meade, followed by special tours of recently completed private homes in Belle Meade that continue the classical tradition.
Albert has finally ARRIVED back "HOME"! lol!
Belle Meade Entrance Gates and Allée
The main entrance gates, located at the intersection of Belle Meade Boulevard and Page Road, are constructed of smooth-dressed crab orchard sandstone and topped with stone eagles.
Built as a memorial to Percy Warner, this formal structure was financed with a $20,000 donation in 1930 by Mrs. Percy Warner and her daughters. The project architect was Edward E. Daugherty of Nashville. The gates were dedicated in 1932.
Directly beyond the Belle Meade entrance gates is a multi-tiered limestone allée which climbs the first hill of the park. The allée, 875 feet long and 300 feet at its maximum width, was designed between 1931-1933 by nationally known landscape architect Bryant Fleming of Ithaca, New York.
The many steps, platforms, and low curving walls constructed of rough-cut limestone blocks gradually adjust the visitors focus from urban to wilderness. The allée provides pedestrians with lovely vistas of the front entrance and introduces motorists to the scenic drive system of the park.
Belle Meade Plantation and Lunch at Belmont Mansion
Time: 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Cost: $52.00 per person
Belle Meade Plantation, a Greek Revival mansion, was once the center of a 5,400 acre plantation, which developed into a world-famous thoroughbred nursery and stud farm(Maybe Clinton will want to visit Al & Tipper more often). Completed in 1853, Belle Meade was the "Queen of Tennessee Plantations" as well as a survivor of the Civil War.
Inside the beautifully restored mansion are antique furnishings and decorative arts of the 19th Century exemplifying the way prosperous Southern plantation owners lived during this bygone era. Each room has been decorated with special attention to historic detail, down to the colors of the walls and the type of carpeting. Also many original mementos of the halcyon days of the stud farm remain, including a splendid collection of oil paintings of Belle Meade and other equine greats.
Through the mansion-filled streets of Belle Meade, the tour arrives at the Italian villa-style Belmont Mansion built in the 1850's by Col. Joseph and Adelicia Acklen as a summer home to escape the blazing heat of her 8,400 acre Louisiana cotton plantation. Adelicia Acklen, a true southern belle as well as an astute businesswoman, was indeed the original "Steel Magnolia" - sweet as honey on the outside, tough as steel on the inside. She even drew-up the first pre-nuptial agreement of that time to protect her wealth from her later husbands.
We will have a wonderful southern lunch served in the Grand Salon at Belmont Mansion. Today, Belmont Mansion is part of Belmont University and contains her treasures collected during this by-gone era.
Well, now, that's right friendly of them; Tipper will feel right at home with Halcyon, won't she?
Smoothie King VIP Cards!
GNAC member Ed McClarty who owns the Belle Meade Smoothie King is offering free VIP Membership cards to all GNAC members. These VIP cards normally cost $15.00 and entitles you to a 15% discount every day and 20% on the first Tuesday of every month on Ed's endless supply of great nutritional products (Smoothies not included). Tell Ed your a member (only if you are a member... he has a list) and pick up your card and a Smoothie and check it out! Thanks Ed!
This upcoming race IS becoming a target-rich environment, no?
Sidebar: SWIMSUIT MASSIVE MAGA BARF BARF BARF ALERT!
By the way, remind me where the Gores got all the money for this? Gore when he was in the private sector was stoned most of the time, and earning paltry wages, and until 2000 was always in the private sector. What has he been doing since, except eating?
Er, make that "public" sector. I hate it when my mindlessness eviscerates my bon mots. I hate it, hate it, hate it.
Amelia has some interesting stuff to add.
Occidental Petroleum not only contributed heavily to Al Gore's various Senatorial and vice-presidential and presidential campaigns, but also to his father's campaigns. In fact, Armand Hammer, who built Occidental Petroleum into the huge company it is today, liked to say that he had Gore's father, Sen. Albert Gore, Sr., 'in my back pocket.' When the elder Gore left the Senate in 1970, Hammer gave him a $500,000-a-year job as the chairman of Island Coal Creek Co., an Occidental subsidiary, and a seat on Occidental's board of directors. By 1992, Gore owned Occidental stock valued at $680,000.
Al and Tipper will see plenty of their black supporters in Belle Meade, of course: the caddies at Belle Meade Country Club, and the waiters and maids in the clubhouse.
HA! HA! HA! Those Gore folks aren't the birghtest bulb in the pack. "Calling all TN Freepers!"
You people are cracking me up all over FR today! I can see Carol in that gigantic dress. Classic.