One of the great pleasures we have as Nashvillians is sharing our city with a lot of really famous people like Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman; and of course, too many country stars to name. If you’ve lived here long enough, you may even have your own story about one of them (yes, that’s your cue to leave them in the comments.)
But we often forget about Al Gore, of Nobel Prize and vice presidential fame. That’s why we had to laugh when we were digging through Rotten Neighbor and found his Belle Meade mansion flagged red for “rotten” by a user who had this to say:
This is one of the many homes of Al â€œCharlatanâ€ Gore. Not the largest house in Nashville, but according to public records, the top consumer of electricity [of] any other residence. Perhaps itâ€™s the more than 12,000 square feet of living space for he and Tipper. Perhaps itâ€™s the heated outdoor pool. Or perhaps itâ€™s the ice maker that works overtime to make all the little cubes that he plans to take with him to hell for architecting the greatest lie of all times, man-induced global warming.
At the rate things are going, John Rich may soon be joining Gore on the map if he follows through with the plans for the “Villa Rich” monstrosity mansion on Love Circle. Though the building group has yanked the renderings “at the request of the client,” we still managed to find this drawing of what the home is supposed to look like that completely explains why the neighbors are upset.