Late Songwriting Great John Prine’s Elegant Nashville Home Seeks $5M

Known for winning the Grammy awards Best Contemporary Folk Album as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award a few months before his death, John Prine is regarded as a powerhouse singer-songwriter in the music world. Accoladed by other artists Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, Prine’s influence is seen throughout not just the country-folk world, but across all genres. His lyrics and tunes, simple and pure, often tapped into the experience of everyday life and the human condition. Living in Nashville, a.k.a. Music City, up until his death in 2020, the singer’s home is now on the market asking $4.95 million.

After purchasing the Oak Hill property in 2018 with his wife Fiona Whelan, the couple oversaw renovations to bring it up to date after it was previously in the same family for more than two decades. Listing agent Simon Kerr shared with Mansion Global, “Oak Hill is a prominent area in Nashville. The houses have large estate lots and it’s very private. It’s where a lot of country music stars live.”

This home, in particular, was built in 2000 but certainly has a storied vibe to it from its symmetrical facade, stately pillars, and grand entry staircase. It clocks in just under 7,300 square feet but consistently provides cozy warmth.

While the four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence has many beautiful aspects, the primary suite is the real star of the show. Boasting a claw-foot tub and large shower, along with two expansive closets, the space was designed for relaxation. According to Mansion Global and the listing agent, Prine and his wife imported French doors from the 1700s for the entrance to the suite, further accentuating its glamour.

Outside on the home’s two acres sits a brand-new heated pool, complete with a wading area for little ones. Simon and Deirdre Kerr of Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty hold the late singer’s listing.