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Inaugural House For Hope Designer Show House March 4-12, 2017
Latest In Home Design, Decorating & Building Innovation
Southeast Tastemakers and Design Influencers
Goal Of $100,000 For Area Children’s Charities
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 3, 2017)— A Modern Farmhouse in the new, Franklin neighborhood, Southern Preserve, opens March 4-12 as the first House for Hope Designer Show House showcases over a dozen Southeastern design tastemakers partnering with builders, Carbine & Associates. With the sale of the home, the premier home tour will be donating over $100,000 to area children’s charities.
Carbine president, James Carbine, said the designers from a four-state region are creating stunning interiors with fresh design ideas, new building products, appliances and three porches packed with inspiration.
“From GE’s slate appliance finish and refrigerator with a Wi-Fi, built-in Keurig coffee machine to showcasing Aurea’s stone product throughout the home, tour visitors will be inspired by a ton of new ideas for kitchen, bathrooms and home decorating,” Carbine said. “This rock star team of design influencers have created clever spaces including a kids’ play room and adjacent game porch as well as a family game room with life size board games. Inspiring colors for the home, created with help from The Decorologist, are included in a tour lookbook or resource guide.”
The House for Hope Foundation was begun in 1993 by Carbine, his brother, the late Denzel Carbine, and the Carbine team. Daryl Walny, Carbine’s vice president of operations, said the impact has been significant and this year over a dozen area children’s charities will benefit upon the sale of the home.
“Over the years, numerous subcontractors and vendors have joined Carbine in building beautiful homes with 100% of the proceeds helping area children’s charities. To date, with multiple builders participating, the House for Hope 501c3 Foundation has donated almost $600,000. This will be the first time a building team has partnered with multiple interior design creatives,” Walny said.
This year’s charitable organizations which will benefit from the House For Hope Designer Show House include: Young Life Capernaum – Williamson County; Camp Will – WMCO Recreation Center; Special Olympics WMCO; Special Olympics Tennessee; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee; Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville; Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home; Boys & Girls Club –WMCO; Boys & Girls Club – Davidson County; Saddle Up; AGAPE; GraceWorks; My Friend’s House; Narrow Gate Lodge; Waves – Early Learning; High Hopes; Make-A-Wish Foundation Middle Tennessee; Bridges Domestic Violence Center – Williamson County; Franktown Open Hearts.
Builders of the 2013 O’More Traditional Home magazine and the HGTV Smart Home® in Nashville, Carbine and Associates’ design team includes: Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist, Nashville, TN; Kara Blalock, Lauren Elder, ReFresh Home, Franklin, TN; Amanda Carlson, Amanda Carlson Interiors, Nashville, TN; Julie Couch, Julie Couch Interiors, Nashville, TN; Lucy Farmer, Lucy’s Inspired, Birmingham, AL; Angie Forte, Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors, Murfreesboro, TN; Chad James, Chad James Group, Nashville, TN; Gina Julian, Gina Julian, Franklin, TN; Colleen Locke, Trot Home, Nashville, TN; Jamin and Ashley Mills, The Handmade Home, Franklin, TN; Mitzi Maynard, Redo Home + Design Team, Nashville, TN; Karrie Seaton, Stephanie Handley, J & K Design Studios, Brentwood, TN; Rhoda Vickers, Southern Hospitality, Atlanta, GA; Joanna Teplin, Clea Shearer, The Home Edit, Nashville, TN; KariAnne Wood, Thistlewood Farms, Kentucky.
The House For Hope Designer Show House is open daily March 4-12 from noon to 5:00 p.m. in Southern Preserve neighborhood, 2045 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064. Tickets are $15 per person and available via CarbineAndAssociates.com. Realtors presenting a business card are free.
About Carbine & Associates: Using transparent cost control, superior project organization and attention-to-detail, Carbine and Associates was the builder of the 2014 HGTV’s Smart Home® in Green Hills and the 2013 Traditional Home/O’More Show House. Giving back to their community, they are celebrating over 30 years in building with the House For Hope Designer Show House and donated building services for a mortgage-free house in Kings’ Chapel in partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME, a non-profit that provides custom-homes for wounded, disabled veterans and their widows. They are members in good standing with the local, state and national Home Builders Associations and NAHB Green Certified Builders. Carbine & Associates holds the distinction of unlimited residential and commercial building licenses. More info at www.CarbineAndAssociates.com.
Southern Living Idea House Builder Launches Premier Home Tour
Benefiting Nashville Symphony
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Online Media Room: Visit the online media room for the event at Castle Homes to download photos and additional information. Note, if you are a member of the media or home/garden blogger and would like to cover this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be an invitation-only sneak peek on Wednesday, June 10.
Cutline Info – Rendering: The elegance and charm of a Southern Contemporary Folk style home will showcase the latest home interior design and building in a new signature home event, Nashville Symphony Show House, being presented in June by Castle Homes, builder of the 2013 national Southern Living Idea House. (Rendering by Wade Weissmann Architecture)
Nashville, Tenn. (March 18, 2015)—The elegance and charm of a Southern Contemporary Folk style home with the latest interior design and building ideas will be showcased in a new signature event, the Nashville Symphony Show House, open for tour June 12-28 in the beautiful Forest Hills area south of downtown Nashville.
Being built by Castle Homes in partnership with noted architecture firm, Wade Weissmann Architecture, Inc., the event is slated to be Nashville’s top home tour of the year drawing visitors from across the Southeast while helping support the Nashville Symphony says Castle Homes President Alan Looney, builder of the national 2013 Southern Living Idea House.
“This premier home tour will be packed with fresh building and architectural inspiration with decorating ideas from some of the area’s top designers while helping support one of our city’s greatest treasures, the Nashville Symphony,” Looney said.
Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan D. Valentine said his organization is honored by the partnership.
“We are both extremely thrilled and grateful to be a part of this unique initiative, which will provide valuable support for the Nashville Symphony’s ongoing work throughout Middle Tennessee,” said Valentine. “Partnerships such as these are a perfect example of the outstanding community spirit that makes Nashville so special, and I am looking forward to an exciting series of events this June at the Castle Homes’ show house benefiting the Nashville Symphony.”
A custom build, the home is located in the bucolic Hillsboro Road area of southern Davidson County on two acres in the Hunterdon neighborhood. The home is over 5,000 square feet with multiple porches showcasing fine southern living. The home will be open for tour daily June 12-28 with a variety of tour events including a patron’s party and a garden party for regional home lifestyle industry bloggers. To follow the build and ticket information, visit www.castlehomes.com.
About Castle Homes: Castle Homes earned the coveted 2012 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year for their exceptional home building. Founded in 1992, Castle Homes is a top Nashville-based design-build company producing impeccable homes with a guaranteed price. Known for superior attention-to-detail, green building and proven craftsmanship, Castle Homes’ staff includes construction degreed project managers and an experienced interior design staff who work to create a stunning spectrum of homes throughout the Middle Tennessee area from low-maintenance farmhouses in Leipers Fork to historically inspired English Country style homes. For more information, www.castlehomes.com.
About Wade Weissmann Architecture: Wade Weissmann Architecture is a nationally recognized, full service architecture firm with projects spanning the U.S. and abroad. From small-scale renovations to master planning estates and residential enclaves, exceptional design has been the hallmark of the firm since its inception in 1996. Recently, Nashville became the home to WWA’s new studio serving the Southeast United States. To learn more, visit www.wadeweissmannarchitecture.com.
About Nashville Symphony: The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 22 recordings on Naxos, which have received 15 GRAMMY® nominations and seven GRAMMY® Awards, making NSO one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs will reach more than 100,000 children and adults this year.
Parade of Homes Returns to Kings’ Chapel In Arrington as
12 Days of Christmas, DIY Blogger Trees, Instagram & Pinterest Fun
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-Below news release is a calendar of the 12 Days of Christmas Events
Arrington, Tenn. (October 23, 2014) Packed with a creative array of building and decorating ideas, the holiday Parade of Homes returns to the beautiful, gated Kings’ Chapel community of Arrington, south of Nashville, December 6-21 and is presented by Reliant Bank and LP Building Products benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
With great design inspiration for kitchen, bath and outdoor living spaces, the Parade homes feature new home ideas like a tobacco stick mansard ceiling, whiskey barrel shelving, shiplap interior siding and detoriation defying screen porch material. Nashville’s premier home tour unleashes the creativity of four of the area’s top builders teamed with incredible designers and popular Do-It-Yourself (DIY) home bloggers.
Kings’ Chapel Developer John Powell said the homes, ranging from French Provincial to English Country, highlight the beauty of Williamson County while providing so many great ideas for visitors.
“Wrapped in 350 acres of green space, the Parade returns to Kings’ Chapel for great home inspiration. We are also hosting 12 Days of Christmas fun events including a Southern Living tablescapes workshop, Pinterest Online Party and a great Instagram contest,” Powell said. “Each of the holiday festive homes has blogger decorated trees based on actual wishes of Make-A-Wish children with themes of the circus, Greece, the Grammys and a model. The trees are also part of a silent auction,” Powell said.
Kings’ Chapel will donate proceeds from Parade events to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. Admission to the parade, an on-going silent auction and the 12 Days of Christmas events will help fund the wishes of several children with life threatening medical conditions. Visit KingsChapelLife for a full listing of special holiday events including the Mother/Daughter High Tea and Grinch That Stole Christmas Brunch. Powell said a check will be presented during the December 28 Titans home game to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, in partnership with Parade sponsor, LP Building Products.
The holiday Parade of Homes, chaired by David Crane, of Crane Builders, includes builder, designer and blogger teams: Arnold Homes LLC with Julie McCoy Interiors and home blogger, The Decorologist; Drees Homes with Design Environments Inc. and home blogger, Rain On A Tin Roof; Gregg & Rains Building Group with ReFresh Home and home blogger, Thistlewood Farms; and, Tennessee Valley Homes building and design with home blogger, Chaotically Creative.
Established in 2007, the gated community of Kings’ Chapel is located in beautiful Arrington, Tennessee, south of Nashville, and is a natural resource community with dedicated green space acres wrapping each home site. Popular for area events, the property has a historic 1800s chapel and the Club at Kings’ Chapel with on-site chef, a 130,000 gallon heated salt-water pool with a full-service cabana.
With gazillions of home building, decorating and holiday ideas, the Parade of Homes returns to the gorgeous, gated community of Kings’ Chapel in Arrington, just south of Nashville. The city’s premier home tour will be open daily from December 6-21 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the last ticket sold at 7 p.m. Presented by Reliant Bank and LP Building Products, the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee event benefits Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. Tickets are available online and at the gate – $12 for entry and ages 12 and under are free. The 16-day home tour also features 12 Days of Christmas Parade of Homes related activities, featuring Deck the Halls with Southern Living Lifestyle Garden Editor Carmen Johnston, a Santa’s Workshop and a cooking demonstration by Kings’ Chapel’s own Chef Brian. The Parade ends with a historical rendition of a Civil War Era Christmas sermon at the onsite chapel which dates back to 1804, and the After The Parade Sale on Monday, December 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For a full schedule of events and ticket information, visit www.KingsChapelLife.com.
PARADE OF HOMES AT KINGS’ CHAPEL
HOLIDAY EVENTS – 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
DEC. 6-21, 2014, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily (last ticket sold at 7 p.m.)
Objective: The 2014 holiday Parade of Homes takes place daily in the gated community of Kings’ Chapel December 6-21 with a portion of the ticket proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. Committed to funding the wishes of multiple Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee children, the development and real estate team of Kings’ Chapel is hosting a variety of additional events to ensure this goal is met and hopefully exceeded. Below is an outline of the 12 Days of Christmas at the Parade of Homes that includes a ticket tour of the four gorgeous, custom homes packed with hundreds of building, design and holiday ideas. When the event costs additionally to the $12 parade ticket, the cost is so indicated and includes the event and a Parade ticket.
Event Summary: 12 Days of Christmas events happen during the holiday Parade of Homes at Kings’ Chapel neighborhood, Dec. 6-21, helping fund the multiple wishes for Make-A-Wish Middle TN children. From a Deck the Halls with Southern Living Lifestyle Garden Editor Carmen Johnston and Santa’s Workshop to a Mother/Daughter High Tea and cooking demonstration by Kings’ Chapel’s own Chef Brian, the events run throughout Nashville’s premier home tour and end with a historical rendition of a Civil War Era Christmas sermon at the onsite chapel which dates back to 1804. For a full schedule of events, visit KingsChapelLife.com.
***Daily during the Parade at the Kings’ Chapel Clubhouse, Chef Brian Cochrane is serving fresh, light, soup and salad lunch combinations.
1st Day of Christmas – Santa’s Fun Run
On Saturday, December 6, the 12 Days of Christmas at the Parade of Homes kicks off with 8:30 a.m. Santa’s Fun Run throughout the Kings’ Chapel community in Arrington, TN. Fun for all ages, the $15 entry fee supports Make-A-Wish event and includes one Parade of Homes tour ticket. There will be a short course for children with a candy cane at the finish line and 5K Course for adults with the top three finishing runners given prizes.
2nd Day of Christmas – Two Turtle Doves
On Sunday, December 7, all day, visitors at the Parade of Homes will receive Two Turtle Doves!!
3rd Day of Christmas – Virtual Online Pinterest Party
On Monday, December 8, you bring the refreshments and join us online at Kings’ Chapel’s Pinterest page (http://www.pinterest.com/kingschapellife/) as rock star bloggers join NewsChannel 5’s Meryll Rose, the editor & publisher from Greater Nashville House & Home magazine, Nanci Gregg and Lori Fisk-Conners, and pin live some of the top holiday and home images of the Parade of Homes. We will be virtually discussing what’s cool, new and different! Stay tuned to Kings’ Chapel Community’s Facebook, Instagram and website for all the details.
4th Day of Christmas – Reindeer Games Paint Party
On Tuesday, December 9, at 6 p.m., a Reindeer Games Paint Party is at the Clubhouse of Kings’ Chapel. The fun evening includes all materials and painting instruction as well as refreshments. The cost is $50 per person and includes all materials and a ticket to tour the Parade of Homes. Reservations are required. firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Day of Christmas – Five Golden Rings!
On Thursday, December 11, the Parade of Homes at Kings’ Chapel is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the last ticket sold at 7 p.m. Parade visitors will receive five chocolate coins with their ticket!
6th day of Christmas – Deck The Halls With Southern Living’s Carmen Johnston
On Friday, December 12, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Southern Living Lifestyle Garden Editor Carmen Johnston will be presenting a workshop on creating beautiful holiday and New Year’s tablescape with container gardening sharing her tips and secrets with a great assortment of door prizes. The cost is $20 per person and includes a Parade of Homes tour ticket. Limited seating requires a reservation via email@example.com. Johnston will be appearing on NewsChannel 5’s Talk of the Town and creating with show hosts a special tablescape that will be part of an ongoing Parade of Homes Silent Auction benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
7th Day of Christmas –High Tea
On Saturday, December 13, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., there will be three seating times for a High Tea where folks are welcomed including grandmothers, mothers and daughters and your favorite doll! Come experience an old-fashioned high tea, enjoy food and beverage as well as capture the moment in our event photo vignette and tour the Parade of Homes. The cost is $15 per person with seating times at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Day of Christmas – Grinch Who Stole Christmas Brunch
On Sunday, December 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., a Grinch Who Stole Christmas themed brunch is being served at the Clubhouse at Kings’ Chapel and prepared by onsite chef, Brian Cochrane, and includes green eggs and ham, Christmas Pudding, and roast beast! Reservations are requested for seatings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per child, 10 and under, reservations at email@example.com.
9th Day of Christmas – Baby It’s Cold Outside
On December 15, all day at the Parade of Homes, delicious hot chocolate with a splendid assortment of toppings will be available and guests are welcomed to make a donation to the “Wish Bucket” with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
10th Day of Christmas – Christmas Cooking Demo With Kings’ Chapel’s Chef
On December 18, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., a free cooking demonstration is being held in the gourmet kitchen of one of the Parade homes with Kings’ Chapel’s Chef Brian Cochrane will be teaching how to make yummy appetizers. There will be take home recipes and participants are asking to make a donation to the “Wish Bucket” with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
11th Day of Christmas – Santa’s Workshop
On Saturday, December 20, from noon to 2 p.m., geared for children 12 and under, crafts and decorating a “Christmas cookie Parade house” takes place and includes holiday pictures! Tickets are $8 per child.
12th Day of Christmas – Historic Reenactment of Civil War Era Sermon
The 12 Days of Christmas ends with a historic reenactment of a Civil War era sermon by Reverend Alan Corry at the 1804 Kings’ Chapel on site. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, the event includes a carol singing of the period hymns lead by local musicians Randy and Cindy Moore. Cost-free, 6:00 p.m. Alan Corry, 615-945-7500 or more at https://www.facebook.com/TimeCapsuleMinistries/timeline
CARBINE & ASSOCIATES PARTNERS WITH OPERATION FINALLY HOME TO BREAK GROUND ON HOME FOR COMBAT VETERAN
Middle Tennessee Soldier to Receive Home as Part of a Partnership with LP Building Products and American Country Countdown
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ARRINGTON, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Local Nashville builder Carbine & Associates broke ground on a home in Kings’ Chapel Community located in Arrington for Iraq veteran USAF Staff Sgt. Luke VanDorston and his family. Carbine is partnering with non-profit organization Operation FINALLY HOME on the build, scheduled for completion in Spring 2014.
“Building this home for the VanDorston family is a way for Carbine & Associates and our community partners to honor the service and sacrifice that Luke and his family have made for our country,” said James Carbine, president. “This is the right thing to do, and we are proud to be leading this very special build.”
John Powell, developer of Kings’ Chapel community, said it is very fitting for Kings’ Chapel to serve as land sponsor for the Operation Finally Home project.
“In addition to being a very beautiful neighborhood, Kings’ Chapel has an incredible historical tradition with the land originally given to a Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel William Edmondson, for his service. The grounds of Kings’ Chapel were later used by Andrew Jackson as a site for marshaling volunteers organizing for the War of 1812. We are honored to partner with one of our builders, Carbine & Associates, to continue this tradition with Staff Sergeant Van Dorston and his family,” Powell said.
VanDorston is a 33-year-old highly decorated combat veteran with deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Most recently he served at the Interservice Military Free Fall School where he trained over 500 Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and Allied Force special operators. His combat engagements earned him two bronze stars, one with valor for heroism. VanDorston was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011. Married to Abby VanDorston, the couple has a one-year-old son.
LP Building Products is the lead sponsor, donating materials for the project. The home is one of six Operation FINALLY HOME builds LP and American Country Countdown have committed to support in the next two years. Kix Brooks surprised the Van Dorstons with the news about their new home from the Nashville CMA Music Festival in June.
“Our country’s safety and freedoms are protected by soldiers like Luke VanDorston,” said Rick Olszewski, executive vice president for sales and marketing with LP Building Products. “Helping provide a home to protect his family represents the gratitude and respect we have for his service.”
“Operation FINALLY HOME is dedicated to providing custom-built, mortgage free homes to America’s military heroes and widows of the fallen,” said Rusty Carroll, vice president for the organization. “Builders like Carbine make it possible to bring that mission to life.
For more information, including ongoing updates on the build, visit FinallyHomeUSA.com or Facebook.com/FinallyHomeUSA.
About Operation FINALLY HOME
Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a non-partisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide custom-made mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America’s military heroes and their families transition from the battlefront to the home front. To find out more, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.
About Carbine & Associates
Carbine & Associates is a Middle Tennessee construction management team that is focused on producing a product that meets the quality and value expectation of every client. As a team of experienced professionals, the company is intentional about building lasting relationships by keeping clients informed during the construction process. Their established record of transparent cost control, organization, and attention to detail provides a client confidence that is rarely seen within the construction profession. Visit www.carbineandassociates.com for more.
About LP Building Products
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials, including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.
About American Country Countdown
Hosted by superstar Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn, ACC is a countdown of country music’s Top 30 songs. Heard on more than 300 stations nationwide, the program airs on North Carolina radio stations WRHT-FM 96.3 in Morehead City, WKRX-FM 96.7 in Roxboro, WWGP-AM 1050 in Sanford, and WWQQ-FM 101.3 in Wilmington. The show also proudly airs on the American Forces Radio Network. For additional information, visit AmericanCountryCountdown.com.
THE SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE AT FONTANEL
A Series of Buildings Create an Intimate Courtyard, Perfect for Entertaining;
The Many Porches Are Places to Gather and View the Lush Gardens
The Home Will Open for Tours on June 29 and Later Become a Boutique Hotel
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Birmingham, AL – The Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel respects historic tradition and reflects timeless Southern style. The home was inspired by a 150 year-old Middle Tennessee farmhouse in Leipers Fork, and designed with guests in mind, on a cozy, comfortable scale. The décor is inviting with its warm, neutral palette and use of reclaimed wood beams and antiques. The garden is meant to welcome guests, while the “weekend project gardens” help solve common gardening dilemmas. Every year, Southern Living selects a project team to develop one “Idea House” that inspires consumers to experiment in their homes and gardens.
The home will open to the public for tours Saturday, June 29th and will remain open Wed-Sun, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until December 29th. Tickets can be purchased for $12 on site and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The home is located at: 4133 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189 and will be featured in the August issue.
“Our refined farmhouse draws from Tennessee’s rich architectural legacy to look like it has always been there,” said Lindsay Bierman, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living.
Following are the unique elements of this year’s home:
- The farmhouse style home consists of a series of buildings: the main house, a guest house, two “bunkies”—his and her apartments—plus a garage with an apartment. The buildings are arranged in a U shape, creating a private courtyard and perfect place for entertaining.
- The great room and its adjacent porches encourage gatherings by day, yet the “unbundled” design allows guests a sense of separation and privacy at night. All told, the home has 2,800 square feet of porches.
- Windows with 4 over 4 divided lights are often seen on historic farmhouses, so the team carried them throughout each structure for a consistent look.
- Similarly, in lieu of a second story, an open, airy light feel is achieved with a band of clerestory windows, flooding it with sunlight and accentuating the agrarian farmhouse aesthetic.
- Reclaimed lumber is used in the kitchen and main living room. The sliding kitchen doors were harvested from a barn in Louden, TN, built in the 1900s, and the beams in the living room came from a barn near Winchester which once served as livestock and sale barn.
- The Main House features gorgeous chevron patterned 2-inch thick mahogany doors, and in the kitchen, a black walnut counter surrounds a three-bay, stainless steel sink with a bead-blasted finish.
- Cable railings wrap the porches off of every room to allow for clear lines of vision to the stunning gardens below.
- Renowned interior decorator Phoebe Howard chose a neutral palette of creams and soft grays mixed with blues and greens to create a gracious, elegant yet relaxed feel — a fresh take on Southern comfort.
- She pairs unexpected fabrics and trims on window treatments, pillows and upholstery with surprising uses of color on cabinetry, walls and ceilings.
- Artwork from patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will hang in the Resource Center to celebrate the children’s artistic talent and personal expression.
- The gardens create a sense of welcome as visitors enter the property. Plants and shrubs create a sequence of movement through the entry and into the courtyard.
- Plant and flower communities include deciduous magnolias, boxwood and multiple hybrids of hydrangea. Regionally indigenous plants require little upkeep and conserve water.
WEEKEND PROJECT GARDENS:
- To demystify gardening and make it feel achievable, the team created solution-oriented “Weekend Project Gardens” including “Greet Guests with Style” and “Dress Up the Vegetable Garden.”
- These ideas can be executed with affordable plants available at retail for as little as $12.99.
- Mandrell Family roses are planted in the garden as an homage to Country music legend Barbara Mandrell, an avid gardener, and her family, original owners of the Fontanel property.
The Southern Living Idea House project team is:
Developer: Fontanel Properties LLC
Builder: Castle Homes
Architect: Historical Concepts
Interior Design: Phoebe Howard
Landscape Design: Page/Duke Landscape Architects
Charitable Partner: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
SPONSORS of the Southern Living Idea House are: Allstate, AT&T, Ballard Designs, Bevolo, Cesar, Chevrolet, Cottonelle, Lennox, LP Techshield, Mr. & Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture, Nashville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Rinnai, Shaw Floors, Sherwin-Williams, Southern Living Plant Collection, Sunbrella and The Company Store.
The home will remain on the Fontanel property and will reopen as a luxury boutique hotel. For more, go to: www.southernliving.com/2013ideahouse
About Southern Living
Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel. Reaching more than 16 million consumers each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the United States. Time Inc. is a Time Warner company.
Fontanel Mansion, open daily for tours, is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell. The home, situated on the 136-acre property is nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley just 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. With the 2013 Southern Living Idea House open soon for tours, the Woods Amphitheater concert series, events and activities at the Pepsi Studio Gallery, the award winning American/Italian kitchen and wine bar at Cafe Fontanella, family friendly atmosphere, and activities like Music City Zips, the Prodigy Signature Disc Golf Course, and three miles of bike and walking trails, it is easy to see that Fontanel is becoming one of Nashville’s premier destinations. For more information or to book a private event, visit www.fontanelmansion.com or call 615/724-1600.
About Castle Homes
Castle Homes earned the coveted 2012 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year for their exceptional home building. Founded in 1992, Castle Homes is a top Nashville-based design-build company producing impeccable homes with a guaranteed price – unique to the Middle Tennessee building industry. Known for a superior attention-to-detail, green building and proven craftsmanship, Castle Homes’s staff includes construction degreed project managers and an experienced interior design staff who work to create a stunning spectrum of homes throughout the Middle Tennessee area from low-maintenance farmhouses in Leipers Fork to historically inspired English Country homes throughout the Nashville area. For more information, www.castlehomes.com.
About Historical Concepts
For more than 30 years, Historical Concepts has designed residences in classical and Southern vernacular styles, marrying elements of traditional design with floor plans and details that reflect today’s pattern of living. Inspired by architectural precedent and the characteristics of the setting, these houses pay homage to and perpetuate the South’s deep sense of place and are timeless in style and enduring in value. The firm has received multiple awards for architectural excellence, including the 2010 Arthur Ross Award, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s highest accolade for a body of work. The firm has also been featured extensively in publications devoted to architecture and interior design. This widespread recognition confirms Historical Concept’s philosophy of drawing from the past to the design the architecture of today—and tomorrow.
About PAGE|DUKE landscape architects
Guided by our client’s wishes, our mission is to create landscape and garden designs that are thoughtful, beautiful, inspiring, and timeless. We believe that sharing ideas and inspiration are integral to creating living environments that seamlessly enhance the relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces. This approach leads to treasured, long-lasting relationships with our clients based on respect, service, and exceptional design. Our disciplines include landscape architecture and master planning for residential, community, and institutional clients. Projects range from intimate gardens to expansive public spaces. The Page | Duke aesthetic employs classical theory with an emphasis on historical precedent. We seek sustainable solutions that minimize our impact on the environment.
About Phoebe Howard
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Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Earns Kudos For Latest Work
Forest Home Media has been thrilled to assist the Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble with the release of their second CD, “Boiling Point: The Music of Kenji Bunch,” on September 25, 2012 during ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Week in Tennessee. Considered New American by national composer Bunch, with influences of jazz, rock and bluegrass, the music is set to delight fans world-wide. Head over to Amazon or iTunes to grab a copy and be sure and let them know what you think. Here’s a little more info on another uber cool FHM project!
Note: Tuesday, Sept. 25, ALIAS will be performing with national composers Kenji Bunch and Tracy Silverman at the CD release party at approx. 7:15 p.m. The CD release party is from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Country Music Association’s Atrium, One Music Circle South, Nashville, TN (37203) with free parking. Proclamation originals found at ALIAS Chamber Ensembles’ Facebook page.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Next week is ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Week in Tennessee and Tuesday, September 25, ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Day, as the Grammy-nominated group releases their second CD “Boiling Point: The Music of Kenji Bunch” already garnering a great response and trending strong in pre-sales on Amazon and iTunes.
State Senator Thelma Harper declared September 23-29, ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Week, on behalf of the Tennessee General Assembly, and Metro Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has declared Tuesday, September 25 as ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Day in Nashville honoring the work of one of the nation’s only, all-volunteer ensemble of professional musicians who donate 100% of concert proceeds to area nonprofits while producing a creative blend of eclectic and engaging music according to the group’s board chairman Stacy Widelitz.
“Next week, as we celebrate the new work of this award-winning group, everyone should check out and purchase the latest release from ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, ‘Boiling Point: The Music of Kenji Bunch,’ available on Amazon and iTunes. Share it with a friend, write a review and support this very special gem in Nashville’s burgeoning classical music scene,” Widelitz said. “In addition to the support of the Tennessee General Assembly and the mayor, another Nashville gem, Pied Piper Creamery, has introduced ‘Sweet Tea Sorbet,’ a delicious tribute to the CD’s title work. That composition by Bunch, brilliantly performed by ALIAS, actually weaves in the sound of a teakettle coming to a boil!”
With music described by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts as “…among the most touching, beautiful and genuine of any music being written today,” Bunch, a prolific composer, concert violist and bluegrass musician, describes the new CD as some of his favorite and most personal chamber music of the last decade.
“Boiling Point has led me to define my approach as a composer of what I like to call New American music. Just as we see a culinary movement that incorporates locally sourced ingredients and unexpected creative flourishes into traditional forms to re-imagine classic American dishes, I draw from regional vernacular musical elements, infuse them with avant-garde improvisation, Romantic lyricism, and classical forms, and humbly offer my idea of chamber music for the 21st century. There couldn’t be a more ideal group than ALIAS Chamber Ensemble to represent this vision, while adding their own passionate, unique voice,” said Bunch.
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, which earned a GRAMMY-nomination in 2011 for its first CD “Hilos,” is one of the nation’s only all-volunteer chamber ensembles which donates 100% of its concert proceeds to area nonprofits. The ensemble follows up their award-winning work with “Boiling Point: Music of Kenji Bunch”. The works on the CD draw on a variety of popular American styles, notes Zeneba Bowers, violinist and artistic director of ALIAS.
“ALIAS is committed to new music, and in particular new American music. Kenji’s compositions, especially the ones on ‘Boiling Point’, are quintessentially American. The pieces draw on popular American styles like rock, jazz and bluegrass, but at the same time they are finely crafted works. Kenji is defining a distinct American sound for the 21st century the same way Copland did for the 1900s. And, maybe most importantly, his music is fun to play and even more fun to hear,” Bowers said.
Pushing the boundaries with an eclectic and wide ranging repertoire, Grammy-nominated ALIAS gives back to their community with “no strings attached.” Founded in 2002, the Nashville-based, volunteer ensemble of 12 professional musicians and composers has to date performed dozens of concerts and released their first CD, “Hilos,” featuring the work of composer Gabriela Lena Frank earning a Grammy nomination for “Best Small Ensemble Performance” in 2011. For more information on the upcoming 2012-2013 season, which will include three world premieres and a partnership with the Nashville Opera and the Nashville Ballet, visit www.aliasmusic.org.
Kenji Bunch has emerged as one of the most engaging, influential, and prolific American composers of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as “A Composer to Watch” and cited by Alex Ross in his seminal book “The Rest Is Noise,” Mr. Bunch’s unique blend of wit, exuberance, lyricism, unpredictable stylistic infusions, and exquisite craftsmanship has brought acclaim from audiences, performers, and critics alike. Bunch also maintains an active career as a violist and is widely recognized for performing his own compositions for viola.
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