Show House Devoted to Wellness and Better Living Through Design

Williamson County builders Castle Homes recently announced a partnership with House Beautiful for the publication’s second annual Whole Home Concept House to be built in Belle Meade. Devoted to designs and ideas to create a home that promotes wellness and better living, the home will be open for tour to the public in October.


“At House Beautiful we believe your home should be a refuge that helps you recharge and unplug from your busy external lives—and that if you design it well, you will live well,” said Carisha Swanson, Director, House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House. “This year, we will work with designers to get their ‘design prescription’ for making homes happier, healthier, and smarter… and as always, beautiful. This house will illustrate these concepts through layout, product, and inspiration, each providing actionable ideas that readers and visitors can implement in their own homes”

The almost 6,000-square-foot home will be in the English Arts and Crafts style and sit on a ¾ acre lot. This will be a design-build project for Castle Homes who collaborated with architect Kevin Coffey of C. Kevin Coffey Dwellings and Design. The team was inspired by early 20th century architect C. F. A. Voysey, who embraced the simplicity of the Arts and Crafts movement.

This is the second year House Beautiful has produced the Whole Home Concept House. The inaugural house in Atlanta, in 2018, showcased concepts of living more fully and happily throughout.


“It is a strong economic indicator and reflection of the Nashville housing market that House Beautiful magazine wants to partner on a home of this caliber,” said Alan Looney, president, Castle Homes. “With our years of experience in producing nationally recognized home projects, we are excited to expand into this Whole Home Concept House. In addition to being pioneers of the guaranteed custom home build price, we also embrace progressive and new ways in which to build from low-maintenance to quality of living which Wellness Within Your Walls affords.”

New for 2019 is the partnership with Wellness Within Your Walls, an education and advocacy organization which supports reducing toxins in interior environments. They offer a large range of educational opportunities focusing on learning how to make responsible decisions before, during and after the design and build process.

“We know that thoughtful decisions about your home can lead to a happier, healthier life. It’s so important for us to tell the story of this incredible project across every platform—the amazing transformations, the detailed installations, the anecdotes from design experts. Those are the details that make the Whole Home Concept House a resource for wellness-inspired design solutions,” said Joanna Saltz, Editorial Director of House Beautiful.

The House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House will be open to the public from Friday, October 18th through November 3rd, and proceeds will benefit the Nashville Symphony.