From what I have been able to find, this house (7,000 sq. ft. mansion) sits in this condition because of an unfaithful marriage. In the divorce settlement, which I read was vicious, the wife won the home. Soon after the ex-husband died. Thus revealing a lot of back taxes that were unsurmountable by the ex-wife. This caused her to file bankruptcy & now the house is in very bad shape. Many have been here before me. It didn't look that bad then & a lot of the furnishings were still inside then. Now, it's a place for teen partiers & vandals.
This house in Northern Nashville has been cutoff from vehicle access. Unless I guess you take a four wheeler. There's a whole new neighbourhood being built in front of the old driveway. In fact when I walked back up the driveway, because I had come in from another angle, it had been blasted. Literally blasted with an explosive. All of the blast caps were along the edge of the blasting area. It made for an interesting steep climb. So, now no one even knows down below the new hill is a driveway leading to an old awesome home. I'm sure the kids will find it as my brothers & I did back in the day. That is if they are the going outside kind.