Flaming Tennessee mansion sells for $1.5 million – with VERY honest listing

fire sale! The burned-down Tennessee mansion is listed for $1.5 million in a VERY candid Zillow ad featuring snaps of the burning property and its destroyed interior

  • The Franklin mansion caught fire in September after a construction worker called 911 to report an explosion
  • It is now selling “as is” for $1.5 million, slightly above the $1.1 million average for the region
  • It’s being marketed as a place where you can “build any house of your dreams,” and buyers will also get the guest house untouched by the flames

A Tennessee mansion has sold for $1.5million after it caught fire – but homeowners are reminding new buyers they can build their dream home on the prized lot.

The Franklin mansion caught fire in September after a construction worker called 911 to report an explosion. The fire spread quickly, causing the roof of the magnificent home to collapse before firefighters could put it out.

The two-acre, two-home estate is being sold “as is” and despite the steep asking price is just a little above the Williamson County average of $1.1 million.

‚ÄúSave tens of thousands of dollars [and] Build any home of your dreams without impacting Williamson County dues!’ the listing said.

Estate agent Paula Duvall called this a “rare opportunity” to own the Winslow Road home, which was not completely destroyed by the fire, as well as the pristine guest house.

The mansion in Franklin, Tennessee, caught fire in September and is now being sold

The mansion in Franklin, Tennessee, caught fire in September and is now being sold “as is” for $1.5 million

The two-acre, two-home property is being marketed as a place to build a dream home, with the bonus of keeping the guest house pristine

The two-acre, two-home property is being marketed as a place to build a dream home, with the bonus of keeping the guest house pristine

The roof collapsed before firefighters could extinguish the fire. The fire broke out after a construction worker reported an explosion

The roof collapsed before firefighters could extinguish the fire. The fire broke out after a construction worker reported an explosion

‘Additional future expansion area or 10 [plus] Car garage in the guest house. Open views of the hills!’ the listing said. “Many things can still be saved from fire, including the entire foundation, porches, patios and landscaping [and] outdoor living.’

There is also a “private park-like setting” at the back of the property

They decided to use the burned photos because “we wanted to be transparent about the history of the house and show how great the house was and how great it could be again if they decide to rebuild it,” Duvall told WKRN.

As of Friday, Zillow says the property is up for sale after the listing has been viewed 194,000 times and saved nearly 4,000 times.

The foyer was completely destroyed after the roof collapsed, with piles of debris on the floor, insulation sticking out of the walls and a burned chandelier

The foyer was completely destroyed after the roof collapsed, with piles of debris on the floor, insulation sticking out of the walls and a burned chandelier

One of the showers in the house was a shell of what it used to be, having been covered in soot

One of the showers in the house was a shell of what it used to be, having been covered in soot

The side of the house was burned to the ground, but the structure on a small portion of the roof still stands

The side of the house was burned to the ground, but the structure on a small portion of the roof still stands

The main bathroom burned to the bone and the fire gutted it, leaving soot and broken wood

The main bathroom burned to the bone and the fire gutted it, leaving soot and broken wood

The main staircase suffered extensive damage, as did the walls from falling debris

The main staircase suffered extensive damage, as did the walls from falling debris

Photos of the home show the fire on the right side of the second floor with a fire engine frantically trying to put out the flames. When the fire was put out the entire room was gone, but the lower part of the house still stands.

The entire foyer area is now covered in debris, the chandelier was burned to a crisp and the insulation in the walls was starting to show. The 4.5 car garage was also reduced to rubble but still stands.

The master bedroom entrance was completely destroyed, leaving scorched walls and half-standing doors. The hallway stood there in a similar way.

All was not lost, the guest house (pictured) was untouched by the fire

All was not lost, the guest house (pictured) was untouched by the fire

The gorgeous kitchen had a large island and plenty of space to entertain in front of the fire

The gorgeous kitchen had a large island and plenty of space to entertain in front of the fire

The home (pictured before the fire) had a clean and open floor plan

The home (pictured before the fire) had a clean and open floor plan

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Janice Dean is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Janice Dean joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: janicedean@wstpost.com.

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