Discovering Nashville With the Listed Sisters
Find out what Lex and Alana love most about their lives in Nashville, including one surprising activity you definitely wouldn't guess!
Twin sisters Lex and Alana LeBlanc (Lex is oldest by only two minutes!) are two of HGTV’s freshest faces, working hard to give their clients the home of their dreams while simultaneously giving their current home a facelift in hopes of selling for top dollar. We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with this talented Nashville-based duo to find out what life in the Music City is all about.
What do you love most about living in Nashville?
Lex: I’m very lucky, because I actually live right next to a grocery store. That sounds crazy, but I get to walk. And moving from New York, I used to love to walk everywhere. So, I love our little neighborhood. It’s just a nice, tight little community.
Do you guys get to see each other very often when you aren’t working?
Alana: Every single day. I live like a mile from her, so I’m always like, "Hey sis, what are you doing? I’m coming over."
Lex: And we both have kids, so they play: playdates, sleepovers, et cetera.
Alana: But she never comes to my house! Ever.
Lex: My house is cute, and yours is so small. There’s only one bathroom!
What Nashville food is a must try?
Lex: If we weren’t vegetarians, we would say hot chicken! But I’d say Rolf & Daughters is my favorite restaurant right now.
Alana: My favorite is Chauhan Ale & Masala. It’s amazing!
What’s your favorite Nashville hotspot?
Lex: I don’t even know. I’m a mom, so we don’t go anywhere except for the park. But Alana is always out and about and on the town. She actually likes to go honky tonkin’!
Alana: Okay…honestly, I do love going down to the honky tonks. Robert’s Western World is my favorite, but I like Tootsie's, too. I only go during the week, because the weekend is too chaotic. And I don’t go like every day…
Lex: It’s strange going to Tootsie's when you’re a local, but Robert’s is great for locals.
Alana: We actually bring our kids down during the day, and we do some dancing. It’s day time, so no one’s down there being crazy yet. The kids are so cute. I’m like, "Where are we going, kiddos?" And they’ll say, "We’re going to the honky tonks! We’re honky tonkin’!"
Tiny Bungalow Transformed
HGTV's "Listed Sisters" Lex and Alana helped a Nashville family turn a cramped and ragged 1250-square-foot home into this highly desirable showplace that's fully market-ready. The renovation is the first phase of a well orchestrated plan to help move a family of six into their perfect dream home.
Meet the Blaney Family
Alana and Lex's clients, Chris and Jen, moved to Nashville where Chris could pursue his music career. They bought a tiny fixer-upper with the intent of flipping it, but somehow life just kept getting in the way. Now, with four growing kids, they're more than eager to move out of their 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 1250-square-foot home and into something better suited to a family of six.
Front Room, BEFORE
Lex and Alana recognized quickly that the Blaney house, though far too small for a family of six, offered plenty to work with. It came with high ceilings, hardwood floors and a classic and inviting front room. But, with the dining area just inside the front door, the current layout was slightly awkward.
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