Country Billboard chart-topper Alan Jackson has put his 19,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, seven-and-two-half bath "Sweetbriar Estate" in Franklin, TN, on the market for $38 million. The 135-acre property is the most expansive, indulgent celebrity home I have seen to date. It is bordered by the Harpeth River, one of the largest streams in the area and surrounded by equestrian estates. The property also boasts a "stocked and aerated" 10-acre lake, boat house, and three ponds. As for the buildings, Jackson is the proud owner of a 20-car (!) garage, gymnasium, swimming pool, jacuzzi, two-bedroom log cabin overlooking the river, barn with a two-bedroom apartment above, a pole barn, and more. As for the indoor amenities, it's got the works: granite countertops, central a/c, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, etc., etc.
Why on earth would the singer-songwriter want to leave such a magnificent spread? Find out and see dozens and dozens of photos when you read more.
Well, Jackson told the Nashville Scene, "It's just like a Disney World out here. But we realized, as our girls got older, that they don't really use the property much. Once they get to be teenagers, they're mostly hanging out with their friends and on the iPod and cell phones in their rooms. If I'd had three boys instead of girls, they might be out here fishing and riding four-wheelers or something." So, instead, the family plans to rebuild on a smaller lot nearby. While Franklin does have a long list of notable (i.e. wealthy) residents, including Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, I have a feeling that Jackson is going to have a tough time getting the $38 million digs off of his hands.