They have had people walking around their yard and that was not the intent of this story. Kindness!
The window for holiday shopping might be closing but there is still a chance to snag perhaps the most unique gift opportunity in Franklin – a 9x9-foot, three-tiered, outdoor fountain.
Jen and Mike Krzmarzick are looking to rehome the one in the front yard of their Liberty Street house.
“Dear Santa, All we want for Christmas is for this fountain to disappear. XOXO. The Krzmarzicks,” the couple posted on a sign near their large, white lawn decoration.
The Krzmarzicks moved from Georgia to Franklin earlier this year after falling in love with the city during a quick stop at the Blues & Barbeque Festival in 2022.
They had been looking for a new place to call home during the trip and were drawn to a large Victorian along the city’s most notable street.
But for all the things they loved about the home, the notable marble fountain was not one of them.
“These fountains are meant for city squares or palatial mansions,” Jen Krzmarzick said. She estimates the original owner at least $50,000 to purchase, ship and install the Italian fountain.
The Krzmarzicks are looking to gift the fountain to any person, group or business able to pay the cost of relocating it. Unfortunately, moving it will be no easy feat.
Read more about the Krmarzicks in the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce's Why Franklin series online.
The couple have disconnected the fountain, but it is otherwise in very good shape and fully functioning. It just needs a better place, where it blends better into the surroundings.
Then the Krzmarzicks can complete their vision for their new home, in their new city.
“I dream of planting a period-appropriate Victorian garden in the spring, but... no luck yet,” she said.
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