Leon Russell, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 74, owned an otherworldly home in Nashville that's currently up for sale priced at $1,399,900. The first words written on the Tennessee abode's listing on Zillow are "whimsical/magical," and it's immediately evident why.
The house was built in 1992 as one can see etched in the archway leading up to the welcoming, rounded front door.
A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Russell penned incredible tracks like "A Song For You" (famously covered by Ray Charles and Cher), "Delta Lady," and "Hummingbird." In the '70s, Russell bought a Tulsa church where he recorded music called The Church Studio. Clearly, the church style had an influence on Russell as his old Tennessee home has a sacred feel to it.
This four bedroom, six bathroom home covers 6,120 square feet. The property spans 8.34 acres in the Hermitage neighborhood at the end of a cul de sac surrounded by a wooded area.
An elevator can take you up to the second story, or you can climb the stairs with its own incredible adornments.
As if the house wasn't magical enough already, the custom globe in the library illuminates.
The listing says the recording studio Russell had installed in the home was left as-is.
And if you're somehow still not convinced that Russell's old house is nothing short of breathtaking, take a look at its surroundings.
The late legend Leon Russell was well-known for his work as a solo artist and his influence on pop, rock, blues and folk music with collaborations alongside Elton John, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys. But this Oklahoma native also had a deep appreciation for country music. In the '70s he released bluegrass and honky-tonk standards under the name Hank Wilson and unveiled an album called One for the Road with his close pal, Willie Nelson. Rolling Stone even says that Russell was the first person to sign Willie's famous guitar, "Trigger."