Beautiful Home Stands Out in Luxurious Governors Club Neighborhood

With its safe streets, great schools, boutique shops and proximity to an increasingly cosmopolitan Nashville, few places in the country boast as high a quality of life as Brentwood. However, just as all cuts of steak are not filet mignon, not all of Brentwood’s many fine neighborhoods are the Governors Club. In fact, none of them are. When it comes to luxurious living, the Governors Club is simply a cut above the rest. 

Set on over 600 acres of gently rolling hills with spring-fed streams, stocked fishing ponds and an Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf course, the guarded and gated Governors Club stands out in a town remarkable for its many beautiful homes. But, within the Governors Club itself, one custom estate still stands above the others—literally. The 11,000-plus-square-foot home sits high on a hill, looking out over the roofs of its neighbors, and belongs to Lisa and Kent Eshleman, the original owners.  

A tour is breathtaking. Immediately, it is evident that the builder put a lot of thought into getting it right. The house is situated to maximize privacy, making the wooded lot feel much bigger than its 1.12 acres. Stepping inside the custom-designed, wrought iron entry, the three-level home offers sophistication, style and comfort throughout with an open floor plan that creates a feeling of spaciousness without ever feeling cavernous. On the first level, walnut flooring generates a warm tone and helps connect the family room with its wood-burning fireplace and 20-foot ceiling to the kitchen with its multiple ovens, gas burners, and abundant granite counter space—truly a dreamscape for any aspiring home chef!

“We love entertaining,” Lisa says. “This house is perfect for dinner parties.”

Upstairs are three bedrooms, each with its own full bath. The master bedroom is on the first floor, just off the family room, and has access to a terrace with unobstructed private views of the valley and the hills beyond. There are also seven terraces, each with its unique purpose–sunbathing, enjoying a fireplace, entertaining guests—but all with gorgeous views.  

The home’s lower level—the term “basement” simply does not do this space justice—allows in ample light through its picture windows and still overlooks the custom estate homes of the neighbors farther down in the valley. This level has everything one would expect from a home of this caliber: a media room, an entertaining room, a wine cellar, an exercise studio, ample storage and storm shelter, and, of course, an extra bedroom with its own full bath.  

“We had teenagers for seven years in this house” Kent recalls. “And this is the place where all their buddies would hang out. Having this basement was priceless.”

Now that their kids are grown and gone, Kent and Lisa are selling this gem. They have freshly painted the full interior and have installed new light fixtures. Any buyer would be coming into a vibrant place.  

“There’s a strong sense of community here,” Lisa says. “We meet at the Pleasant Hill Mansion on Mondays for breakfast and coffee. We also recently had a pep rally for the Titans.”

Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity to join Brentwood’s most prestigious gated community is invited to contact Gabrielle Dodson,, for more details.