Dolly Parton‘s home isn’t what anyone would expect. She lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her long-standing hubby, Carl Dean. The pair bought the 3,324-square-foot mansion in 1999 for $400,000.
According to Kiwi Report, it comprises its tennis court, swimming pool, chapel, and a farm. There is, however, an elevated view of the home courtesy of services like Google maps that shows the extent of the estate.
The mansion features a tennis court, several gazebos around a garden, and many acres of open space. The property also features a small chapel. There’s also a tall wall to allow for privacy.
“We have a farm, and Carl is more than happy keeping the fields mowed, the barns painted, and working away on his farm equipment,” she told The Mirror in 2019. Since Carl is a reserved person, he usually stays inside the property.
“Listen, he’s a homebody and doesn’t like to go out in public,” Dolly explained. “He doesn’t particularly care about being around anybody but me. He’s just always asked me to leave him out of all this. He does not like all the hullabaloo.”
Parton keeps her residence private, choosing not to share many pictures of her home, but there are few things known about where the singer resides.
She Sold Her Former House In 2019
The house Parton lived in for over 16 years was listed for sale in 2019 and was marketed as a museum or wedding reception. The mansion was listed by Music entity history Rockology and Memorabilia.
The house she previously stayed in was erected in 1941 and is 3,200 square feet. It features a shed built for Parton’s nieces and nephews, and it also spans a lot of acres.
Parton and her husband owned the home from 1980 to 1996. Since then, it’s been a successful Airbnb rental for the current owners.
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Her childhood home in Tennessee, where she grew up with her family, was almost similar to this house.
Although it’s reportedly still standing, it’s not the only place where it can be seen because Parton created a replica of her family house.
In her theme park, “Dollywood,” she reconstructed her family home so that people could look at it. She also took trinkets from her family home and added them to the replica. Her family home had a profound effect on her that she sang a song about it, “My Tennessee Mountain Home.”
What Does Her Brentwood Home Comprise Of?
Three years ago, Parton granted her fans a glimpse of her beautiful home. This happened when she allowed cameras into it as part of the first episode of her friend Reese Witherspoon’s inspirational series “Shine On.”
The “9 to 5” singer has a modest kitchen with white wooden cupboards and a brown central island with white marble worktops. She has silver appliances, including a double fridge, oven, and two dishwashers.
Parton also has a music room with a black piano. The room is furnished with cream walls and patterned green carpet with ruched floral binds.
In a part of her home lies her enormous collection of awards. This room is complete with a massive artwork that honors her 100 million worldwide sales records. The room is a nod to the country singer’s home’s vintage theme, featuring patterned wallpaper and wooden furniture.
On August 28, 2020, Parto shared a picture of herself posing with her awards in front of the large painting. She captioned it with, “It has always been the greatest privilege to share my music and stories with all of you!”
She Has A Christmas Tree In Every Room
During a 2017 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the singer was asked if she ever decorated for the Christmas period.
“Do you do a big decoration of your house?” De Genres asked.
“Oh yeah, I’ve got a lot of rooms in my house, and I’ve got a Christmas tree in every one of them,” the star replied. “A little one – they’re all different sizes.”
She mentioned that her different rooms are decorated with various themes and designs.
“I have a lake house, and we decorate it kind of with the theme of water,” said Parton. “Christmas is all about the kids.”
How Did She Get Into Music?
The singer’s first brush with music came from her family members who sang and played the guitar. She also learned about music during the times she performed in church.
When she was a child, a relative gifted her a guitar. This spurred her on to start writing her songs. Then, at the age of ten, she performed professionally and appeared on radio shows and local TV in Knoxville.
Her determination to make a name out of her talent helped her rise to the top of her career in the years that followed.