Conway Twitty’s Iconic Nashville Mansion at Risk of Demolition


Conway Twitty‘s former home is at risk of demolition, according to a new report. The late country icon’s former estate in the affluent Nashville suburb of Hendersonville is at risk of being destroyed due to plans for a new development.

Twitty’s estate in Hendersonville, Tenn., was also the site of Twitty City, which was a popular Nashville tourist attraction until his death in 1993. According to the Nashville Tennessean, Trinity Broadcasting Network bought the property a year later, and it was most recently being used to film Huckabee before a tornado swept the area in December and directly impacted the structural integrity of the former mansion.

The country legend’s residence was already at risk before the tornado, as the building is old and not very well suited to its current purpose. A proposed construction project would raze the existing structure to make way for TBN’s plan to rezone the area to develop a number of assisted living and independent living facilities, as well as a newly expanded studio.

After the tornado damage, there’s no way to save the building, according to Frank Amedia, president of TBN’s real estate division. He says the “whole building was twisted.”

“We have 100 staff people — production editors — that are all displaced,” Amedia states. “Some are working from home, some are trying to work in a building that’s unsafe right now to be honest with you, were trying to get them out of there quickly.”

Amedia says developers intend to save the famous “Hello Darlin'” sign from the Twitty property, and he’d like to pay tribute to the singer’s legacy in a more fitting way if he could get the rights in order, displaying memorabilia from his career in the new studio.

“I think if we go forward to try and bring forth a revival identity of what Twitty was there, I think that satisfies a lot because right now you have no identity of Twitty there,” Amedia shares. “You can’t see the Twitty bird, the brick wall is there but most people don’t know what it is.”

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Kenny Rogers developed a taste for fine living early in his success. His ultra-lavish mansion in Bel Air, Calif., an estate called Lionsgate, was opulent even by celebrity standards. The 11-bedroom, 17-bathroom home totals 23,988 square feet of space, and it sits on 1.63 acres of some of the most expensive real estate in California.

The lavish interior includes a master suite that encompasses more than 3,000 square feet, three separate living rooms, seven fireplaces, a billiards room, a formal study, a private 12-seat theater with leather seats, a climate-controlled wine room that opens onto a saltwater pool, three steam showers and a large dry sauna. The property also features an outdoor glass elevator that leads to a large ballroom party space with an attached guest suite and a professional-sized gym.

The exterior of the house is just as lavish, including an outdoor living area with heated floors and a fully equipped bar, a tennis court with stadium lighting and a viewing area, a hot tub and extensive landscaping. Realtor.com calls Lionsgate the “most prestigious luxury estate” in Bel Air, boasting “possibly the best views in Los Angeles.”
According to Business Insider, Rogers purchased the estate in the 1970s, and he added the lions to the gate and christened the home Lionsgate. He sold it in 1983 for $5.8 million, according to Variety, and the property most recently sold in 2015 for a staggering $46.25 million.

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