Million Dollar Homes: Chic European-style townhome

The Tennessean Million Dollar Homes column featured Richard Courtney's listing at 421 Avoca Avenue. This European-style townhome with its private rooftop terrace and panoramic skyline views includes all the amenities of a luxury penthouse, yet it's in a prime West End neighborhood near Centennial Park. The three-bedroom, three-and-one-half bath residence is four stories high, topped by a bi-level rooftop terrace that is the piece de resistance. A secure, gated drive leads to a two-car garage, where you choose a private elevator or stairs to access all levels. Professionally designed from the ground up, the home features great attention to detail and "custom everything." Three floors of living spaces are beautifully appointed, with custom cabinetry, high-end finishes and French doors that open onto individual terraces. The main floor is an open-concept living, dining, kitchen and bar area. The next floor is a fabulous owners' suite and the top floor accommodates office space and guests.

Million Dollar Homes: English stone cottage

The Tennessean Million Dollar Homes column featured Richard Courtney's listing at 3605 Hoods Hill Road. This storybook, English stone cottage is tucked away on a secluded street in the heart of Green Hills. Built in 1940 by the Buford Jennings (lumber) family, this charming home is well-constructed with Harpeth River stone, beautiful hardwoods and divided-light, iron windows. The house was thoughtfully renovated to offer the latest amenities yet preserve important, original features. Old and new blend beautifully to provide spacious, open living with formal living and dining rooms, a beautiful kitchen, a large owner's suite with a luxury bath, and an enormous sunroom/family room addition. Step outside for treehouse entertaining, where a series of adjoining decks, set among spectacular maples, overlook the perennial gardens. A walking path through the garden leads to an added treasure — a detached studio/office with a large sauna. Serenity!

Million Dollar Homes: Renovated Green Hills Home

The Tennessean Million Dollar Homes column featured Richard Courtney's listing at 3606 Hampton Avenue. This beautifully renovated home features light-filled rooms, lovely architectural details and hardwoods throughout. Abundant entertaining space includes formal living and dining rooms that flow to an open kitchen, large family room, cozy gathering room and sunroom. Step into the gorgeous screened porch with a large wood-burning fireplace for year-round enjoyment. Homeowners will appreciate the completely updated, first-floor owners' suite with an elegant new bath featuring dual vanities and heated marble floors. Outside, a flagstone patio leads from the gated backyard entrance to a fire pit and seating area — the perfect spot to enjoy conversation and a view of the manicured yard.

Million Dollar Homes: Charming traditional home

The Tennessean Million Dollar Homes column featured Richard Courtney's listing at 2708 Valley Brook Place. A rare find in Green Hills, this beautiful, traditional home is only five years old, yet reflects the timeless charm of the neighborhood with high ceilings, fine finishes and quality craftsmanship. Perhaps even rarer is the privacy offered by the one-plus-acre lot with numerous, mature trees and extensive landscaping. The five-bedroom, five-and-two-half-bath residence is spacious and light-filled and offers ample room for family and guests — from the large, professional kitchen to the enormous bonus room. Indoor-outdoor living and entertaining is a breeze, with French doors opening from the living room and breakfast room to the stunning, screened-in porch and adjacent landscaped patio, all with stunning views of the secluded backyard.

REALTOR Magazine: Music to Buyers' Ears

REALTOR Magazine reports on successful strategies to market high-end listings and features commentary and examples from Richard Courtney. Excerpt: Richard Courtney, broker and co-owner of Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates in Nashville, Tenn., recently hosted a Frank Sinatra-themed open house at one of his listings. He calls the house a "mid-century time capsule" -- the perfect setting for such an event. He hired two entertainers who performed music by Sinatra and Keely Smith while martinis and hors d'oeuvres were served to the guests. Courtney says they spent approximately $2,000 on the evening. "In marketing, I always try to surprise people with something they're not accustomed to," he says. Courtney's clientele consists of Nashville producers, writers, and other music industry employees.

It's all about lifestyle, not square feet

In the Sunday Tennessean, writer Bill Lewis revealed what luxury home buyers expect when they pay millions for a home -- plenty of room for living, but with rooms that fit the way they live. The article features a luxury "smart home" listed by Richard Courtney that combines beauty, function and sustainability. The custom Rogan Allen Builder home includes expansive rooms with custom-made furnishings, an infinity pool, two outdoor kitchens, three expansive covered porches, a cistern for watering the lush landscaping, and much more.

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Nashville Arts Magazine: My Favorite Painting

[Richard's] favorite painting is a photograph. It is an image created by German photographer Astrid Kirchherr taken in Hamburg, Germany, in the art studio of her fiance Stuart Sutcliffe. The subjects of the photograph are members of Stuarts rock and roll band that had come to Hamburg two years prior, in 1960, having been unable to find work in Liverpool, England. This band called themselves the Beatles and were a rough, unpolished, crude lot upon their arrival. The group consisted of Stuart Sutcliffe, Pete Best, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and a 17-year-old George Harrison.

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Richard Courtney Appointed to 6th Term as Federal Political Coordinator for Jim Cooper

The National Association of Realtors has appointed Richard Courtney federal political coordinator for Rep. Jim Cooper, announced Steve Harding, executive vice president for the Tennessee Association of Realtors®. The TAR nominated Courtney for this volunteer leadership position.

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Richard Courtney chosen as 2013-2014 Division VP of Tennessee Association of Realtors

The Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) is proud to announce Nashville Realtor Richard Courtney as 2013-2014 Division Vice President of the Tennessee Association of Realtors, representing the middle region of the state. Courtney was elected and installed at the state association's 93rd annual convention held recently in Kingsport.

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Real Estate Veterans Form Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates

Real estate veterans Ellen Christianson, Tommy Patterson and Richard Courtney have formed the residential real estate company of Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates, announced Ellen Christianson, principal broker. Patterson will serve as managing broker and Courtney as director of sales. The three principals are joined by 27 Realtors and four office management professionals, all previously with French Christianson Patterson & Associates.

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