Inside Dolly Parton's surprisingly normal Tennessee home that just sold for $849K after 12 years on market

Parton shared the house with her husband Carl Dean after they purchased the property in 1980 for $50,000

Inside Dolly Parton's surprisingly normal Tennessee home that just sold for $849K after 12 years on market
Dolly Parton's house sells after 12 years on the market (Action Homes, Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ACM)
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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton's longtime home in Nashville has finally found new owners after it spent 12 years on the market. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house that she shared with her husband, Carl Dean, fetched a sum of $849,000. Parton had originally purchased the property for $50,000 in 1980. The sum translates to approximately $190,400 in today's dollars. 

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The 'Jolene' singer had then sold the house in 1996,16 years after she purchased it. Back then, she received $140,000 for the property, that roughly amounts to a valuation of $269,000 today. Since 2010, the house was listed, on and off, by the owners who had purchased the house from Parton. Finally, after multiple rounds of inflation and price cuts, the house has found its new owners on December 22, 2021. 

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Dolly Parton and Carl Dean (Instagram/@dollyparton)
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean (Instagram/@dollyparton)
Living area of the Nashville property (Action Homes)
The living area of the Nashville property (Action Homes)

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Spanning over 4,795 square feet, the property in Nashville is situated on 2.4 acres of land. The owners who first purchased the Nashville property from Parton and Dean had listed it for $359,000 in 2010. But it saw a long period with no buyers on the competitive housing market — a market that then slowed due to inflation. But the spacious albeit traditional family home finally sold at the end of last year in 2021.

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The kitchen of the Nashville property (Action Homes)
The kitchen of the Nashville property (Action Homes)

The buyers will be the second owners to live in the property after the 'I Will Always Love You' star. Many suggest that the outdated structure and nature of the property may be the leading cause of its long 'waiting period' on the market.

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The Master Bedroom (Action Homes)
The Master Bedroom (Action Homes)
The Master Bath (Action Homes)
The Master Bath (Action Homes)

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The previous listing describes it as a "unique two-story home" with the upstairs unit being a successful "owner-occupied Bed n Breakfast named ‘Dolly’s Getaway.'" The property also features a separate guest house and a detached studio. The listing was held by Donna Brewer of Action Homes. 

The second of four bedrooms of the Nashville property (Action Homes)
The second of four bedrooms of the Nashville property (Action Homes)

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While still under the occupancy of Parton and Dean, the two were dreaming of building their dream home in Brentwood. "My husband Carl and me was dreamin’ fools about a house," she said in an interview during the release of the book, 'Dolly on Dolly'. Explaining that the couple would stock up on pictures of bits and pieces they liked from other Southern mansions, "a porch here, a pillar there," they would go back home, "look at ’em real hard, puttin’ it all together in our minds."

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The separate guest house of the Nashville property (Action Homes)
The separate guest house of the Nashville property (Action Homes)
Another bedroom (Action Homes)
Another bedroom (Action Homes)

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Her current home is in Brentworth, just outside of Nashville. It is spread across 8,100 square feet and is situated n over 62 acres of land. The property functions as a farmhouse, with "a bitty bridge, and I made sure it’s just narrow enough so’s no tour bus can git over it. Carl and me can walk around stark naked there and nobody’d see. We have chickens and cows and a vegetable garden. It’s a quiet, homey place for me and the special people in my life."

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The Studio and entertainment room of the Nashville property (Action Homes)
The Studio and entertainment room of the Nashville property (Action Homes)
The adjoining woods on the 2.4 acres of the Nashville property (Action Homes)
The adjoining woods on the 2.4 acres of the Nashville property (Action Homes)

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