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Country music superstar Carrie Underwood and her husband, recently retired NHL star Mike Fisher, are looking for a new home.
Their current residence has some bad mojo. There was Underwood’s well-publicized tumble down the stairs, which left her with nearly 50 stitches in her face and a broken wrist. Afterward, strangers and fans started showing up around the neighborhood hoping to catch a glimpse of the stars at home. Now the couple, who married in 2010, are looking for fresh digs in Nashville, TN, with more security and fewer steps for safety’s sake.
“They are completely done with the neighborhood. The decision came after her fall,” a source told People magazine, adding that security is also becoming an issue. “They’ve been having a lot of issues with neighbors letting people in the community to look around, and it all escalated after the fall."
Currently, the couple live in a custom-built estate on 400 acres in Nashville. They love the city, but want something new. We took the liberty of poking around Nashville for a few properties currently on the market that might be exactly what the "American Idol" winner (in Season 4) and hockey hunk have in mind, with safety and security to spare.
Why it’s Underwood-approved: This estate offers 10,000 square feet of living space on a single floor. Built in 2009, the home is located in a gated community with a 24/7 guard. The stone mansion is loaded with upgrades, including the decadent master bathroom with spa and gorgeous mahogany paneling throughout.
21 North Umberland realtor.com
Why it’s Underwood approved: According to the listing, this stylish property comes with 10 acres of "total privacy." Built in 1989 to resemble a French chateau, this home is known as the "fountain house" because of the water feature out front. While there are a few stairs in the home, they’re equipped with sturdy railings for safe stepping.
5353 Hillsboro Pike realtor.com
Why it’s Underwood approved: This gated home with privacy fence sits on just over an acre. But what it lacks in land is compensated by its many amenities. Top amenity for the singing star? An elevator! There’s also a recording studio, putting everything Underwood needs under one roof.
2325 Golf Club Lane realtor.com
Why it’s Underwood approved: This rustic estate would be easy for a cowgirl to love. It offers privacy and security on 11 gated, wooded acres along with stunning city views. Built in 2002, the 12,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Besides the game loft, everything is on the same floor for safety.
6727 Duquaine Court
Why it’s Underwood approved: This luxurious home was built in 2001 and features most of its living areas on a single level. It sits on just over 3 acres and comes with a guesthouse and saltwater pool.
4414 Chickering Lane realtor.com
Why it’s Underwood approved: Situated on 3 acres, this home has two pools for a little taste of Hollywood life in Music City. The stairs are minimal, sturdy, and wide in this traditional home built in 1941. With nearly 10,000 square feet of living space, there’s plenty of room for the addition of an elevator, or two, for safety’s sake.
4444 Tyne Blvd. realtor.com
However, if Underwood and Fisher want to build another custom (single-story!) estate, there are several lots available in Nashville right now. They include this 18.5-acre parcel on a hilltop with "total seclusion," and this 682-acre lot with a mile of Cumberland River frontage and a three-bedroom farmhouse.
We wish the couple all the luck in finding the perfect spot in Nashville to call home. And if they wind up picking one of the choice properties above, we’d love an invitation to the housewarming.