Torched Tennessee mansion goes on sale for $1.5M – with VERY honest listing

Fire sale! Torched Tennessee mansion is listed for $1.5M – with VERY honest Zillow ad featuring snaps of property ablaze and its ruined interior

  • The Franklin mansion went up in flames in September after a construction worker called 911 to report an explosion
  • It is now being sold ‘as is’ for $1.5million, which is slightly higher than the $1.1million average in the area 
  • It is being marketed as a place to ‘build any home of your dreams’ and buyers will also get the guest house, which was untouched by the flames

A Tennessee mansion has gone on sale for $1.5 million after it went up in flames – but homeowners remind new buyers that they can build their dream home on the prized site. 

The Franklin mansion went up in flames in September after a construction worker called 911 to report an explosion. The fire quickly spread, causing the roof of the gorgeous home to collapse before firefighters were able to douse it. 

The five-acre, two-home property is being ‘sold as is’ and despite the high price tag, it’s only a little higher than the average of $1.1million in Williamson County. 

‘Save tens of thousands, of dollars [and] build any home of your dreams without Williamson County impact fees!’ the listing said. 

The real estate agent Paula Duvall called this a ‘rare opportunity’ to own the Winslow Road home, which wasn’t completely destroyed by the fire, as well as, the untouched guest house. 

The Franklin, Tennessee, mansion went up in flames in September and is now being sold 'as is' for $1.5million

The Franklin, Tennessee, mansion went up in flames in September and is now being sold ‘as is’ for $1.5million  

The five-acre, two-home property is being marketed as a place to build a dream home with the bonus of getting to keep the untouched guest house

The five-acre, two-home property is being marketed as a place to build a dream home with the bonus of getting to keep the untouched guest house 

The roof caved in before firefighters could put out the fire. The blaze started after a construction worker reported an explosion

The roof caved in before firefighters could put out the fire. The blaze started after a construction worker reported an explosion 

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

There’s also a ‘private park-like setting’ at the back of the property 

They decided to use the burnt photos because ‘we wanted to be transparent about the history of the home, and we wanted to show how grand the home was and how grand it could be again if they chose to rebuild,’ Duvall told WKRN

As of Friday, the sale of the property is pending, according to Zillow, after the listing was viewed 194,000 times and saved by nearly 4,000. 

The foyer was completely destroyed after the roof caved in, with piles of debris left on the floor, insulation peeking out of the walls, and a burnt chandelier

The foyer was completely destroyed after the roof caved in, with piles of debris left on the floor, insulation peeking out of the walls, and a burnt chandelier 

One of the showers in the home was a shell of what it used to be after getting coated in soot

One of the showers in the home was a shell of what it used to be after getting coated in soot 

The side of the home had burned down to its foundation but the structure on a small portion of the roof is still standing

The side of the home had burned down to its foundation but the structure on a small portion of the roof is still standing 

The master bathroom was burnt to a crisp and the fire stripped it, leaving behind soot and broken wood

The master bathroom was burnt to a crisp and the fire stripped it, leaving behind soot and broken wood 

The main staircase suffered a lot of damage, as well as the walls from falling debris

The main staircase suffered a lot of damage, as well as the walls from falling debris 

Photos of the home show the blaze taking place on the right side of the second floor with a firetruck desperately trying to douse the flames. By the time the fire was put out, the entire room was gone, but the bottom part of the home still remains standing. 

The entire foyer area is now covered in debris, the chandelier was burnt to a crisp, and the insulation in the walls had begun to show. The 4.5 car garage also laid in shambles but still remains standing. 

The master bedroom’s entrance was completely destroyed, leaving behind burnt walls and half-standing doors. The hallway stood in a similar fashion. 

Not all was lost, the guest house (pictured) was untouched by the fire

Not all was lost, the guest house (pictured) was untouched by the fire 

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

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

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

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

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