Mansion That Was Basically Destroyed in Blaze Sells in 4 Days

Tennessee home had previously sold for $10M
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2023 1:27 AM CST
Family Buys $1.5M Mansion That Was Basically Destroyed in Blaze
Stock photo. This is not the house in question.   (Getty Images / DarthArt)

A Zillow listing for a $1.49 million mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, didn't shy away from the home's history: Photos on the real estate site show the residence going up in flames. Even so, it was on the market just four days before it sold, the BBC reports. British content creator and entrepreneur Mike Thakur bought it, and will be documenting the renovations online, of course. Thakur, who now lives in Texas with his wife and three kids, says the family has been "looking for something we could kind of renovate and make our own," and this place fit the bill: "It's incredible. It's the house on the top of the hill."

However, he also notes they weren't originally anticipating quite this much work; he says he expects they'll need to "rip out everything down to the studs," but notes that'll just allow them to make the home exactly what they want it to be. It's not clear exactly how much they paid for the mansion, which saw its roof collapse in the blaze. The five-acre property features a "private park-like setting" in the yard, as well as an outdoor kitchen. In 2020, it sold for $10 million, Fox 59 reports. (More strange stuff stories.)

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