- Mike Thakur? Houston resident is currently under contract for a Franklin Mansion severely damaged by fire in last year’s house
- A Zillow The listing for the mansion became viral last week
- ThakurThe couple, his wife and their three teenage children will live in the guest house on the property. It was not damaged by the fire.
- The Families will document the renovations as they occur.
ThakurWhom is it originally from? EnglandTell me. The Tennessean, part USA TODAY Network, he and his family were pondering a move to Nashville The mansion was spotted in an email alert regarding new listings in the region. Zillow.
Two days later, they were under contract for the home – which also comes with about five acres of land and a roughly 2,300-square-foot guest house that was not damaged in the fire.
“Did something a little crazy over the weekend and bought a burned down mansion,” Thakur Instagram post Tuesday.
Paula DuvallThe listing was confirmed by, who is also the agent and owner of the listing. Wednesday Thakur Contract was signed for the mansion. The The sale is not yet over.
Thakur According to him, his wife and the three teenage children he was with saw the listing. Jan. 18, the day before they planned to fly. Nashville To view homes Thakur Reached out to a local real estate agent Sam Miller Set up a tour. After The family visited the mansion. Jan. 20, Thakur The agents were asked to leave the room while they discussed.
“We’re a pretty tight-knit family. We make a lot of decisions together with the children,” Thakur said. “We all thought this was going to be a great project and we decided we were going to give it a go. We shook on it there and then.”
Family Plan to document renovation
ThakurA few co=working spaces are owned by a entrepreneur named. HoustonAccording to, he and his oldest child plan to move to Franklin?, Nashville suburb, once they close on the home and start working. His His wife will also have two other children who are in school.
While The fire was confined to the one side of the mansion. Thakur However, there was still water damage. StillHe’s optimistic about what they can salvage, and the exact location of the property. The The guest house is comfortable, but a bit cramped for their five-person family. Thakur The family will renovate the house together. They hope to save and restore parts of the house while keeping the rest.
“The commute doesn’t seem bad,” He laughed. “Just across the backyard.”
While Along with all the media attention on home renovations, It reached as far and beyond the BBCThe family is excited to welcome a new member, Thakur They plan to document the entire process on his YouTube channel. Instagram account.
Viral Zillow listing: Franklin Mansion: A ‘total loss in fire’
The Original listing It was viewed over 400,000 times and was bookmarked almost 8,000 times. The The lead image depicted the mansion exploding as a firetruck poured water to quench the flames. The Listing called the mansion “a tragic total loss” It was being sold as is. It A guest house was also found on the property, which was unaffected by the fire.
Photos The home sustained extensive fire and water damage.
The This listing offered open hilltop views, a large outside kitchen and porches, and about five acres of land nestled between them. Harpeth River Harlinsdale Farm On Winslow Road. Things According to the listing, the foundation, patios, landscaping and custom pavers, as well some of the interior features can be salvaged. It Also, Williamson County The property was exempted from any impact fees or other fees.