Building on History
Estate community offers natural beauty, classic architecture and exceptional amenities
Photography by Marty Paoletta
Exclusive luxury is the goal of Brentwood’s new Witherspoon development thanks to extraordinary architecture, exquisite attention to detail and lush landscaping. Highlighted by a stately entrance with pond and European-inspired roundabout, miles of paved and natural walking and bike paths even connect homeowners to Brentwood’s Crockett Park.
With 153 sites on 263 acres, Witherspoon is developed by Holt Witherspoon, LLC, which consists of Ford Custom Classic Homes and CPS Land, LLC. Seven custom home builders offer American, English, French and Italian-influenced architecture priced from the $900s to over $2 million.
“Witherspoon sits on a beautiful piece of land with many natural tree lines,” says Keli Ford, vice president of sales and marketing for Ford Homes. “When designing the community, we kept as many trees as possible and a majority of the home sites back up to trees. This is an upscale Brentwood community with a fantastic location, great amenities and a high level of architectural control.”
Once the site of the 1,500-acre Wildwood Plantation, a privately-owned mansion built in 1840 that still remains on the property is a quick visual reminder of what the land once was even as it fills the need of today’s hungry homebuyers.
“The growth of Williamson County and the Nashville area continues to grow the demand for new houses,” Ford says.
Back in the 1800s Wildwood Plantation had more than 100 workers on site, manning the granary, cotton gin or sawmill, and it even had its own church and school on site – a precursor to today’s clubhouse and other amenities meant to create community within the neighborhood.
“We feel having the clubhouse and pool finished so early in the development and prior to any homes being completed will give the homeowners an extra sense of community and a wonderful gathering space,” Ford says.
Other aspects of the original plantation remain too, including rolling landscape, old tree rows and original spring house.
“The location is prime and we take advantage of the walking trails already in place and the many trails we are adding,” Ford says. “We find the close proximity to the schools and park area being within walking distance is a feature so many buyers love.”
Barlow Builders – Austin Pennington
Castle Homes – Alan Looney
Ford Custom Classic Homes – Mike Ford
Legend Homes – Doug Herman
Schumacher Homes, LLC – Keith Schumacher
Stonegate Homes – Paul Huff
Turnberry Homes – Rick Bell