7 02, 2018

Strengthening the City’s Core

2018-02-07T09:27:07+00:00

Mark Deutschmann cares about Nashville. That much is obvious to anyone who has known the Village Real Estate founder a long time, or has just met him through the course of their day. In Nashville real estate since the late 1980s, the trained zoologist actually used to work with killer whales in British Columbia before moving into a house on

Strengthening the City’s Core2018-02-07T09:27:07+00:00
7 11, 2017

Builder Spotlight: Seth Argo with Focus Builders

2017-11-07T17:26:33+00:00

By Hollie Deese Photography by Nick McGuinn, Garett Buell and Paige Rumore Nashville has changed just a little bit since Seth Argo moved here from Memphis in 2003. He was in commercial development for 12 years before he made the switch to residential, a shift that has helped him appreciate all the moving pieces and personal touches that go into

Builder Spotlight: Seth Argo with Focus Builders2017-11-07T17:26:33+00:00
5 01, 2012

Castle Homes – Green Building

2017-10-27T07:52:28+00:00

While every home we craft is as unique as its owner, some things come standard with all Castle projects: superior architectural integrity, professional project management, attentive client service and adherence to strict budgets and timelines. Castle Homes has been Nashville and Middle Tennessee's preferred custom builder and home renovator for more than 15 years because of these unwavering standards of

Castle Homes – Green Building2017-10-27T07:52:28+00:00
30 12, 2011

Insulation Materials

2017-10-27T07:52:32+00:00

You mean there’s something other than the PINK stuff? For years, the standard material for insulation has been fiberglass batt. Think Pink Panther. And while fiberglass batt may be the right insulation for either part or all of your project, it’s worth taking a look at newer materials that are transforming the way we insulate.   Fiberglass Fiberglass insulation is

Insulation Materials2017-10-27T07:52:32+00:00
28 11, 2011

R-Value and Low-E Explained

2017-10-27T07:52:33+00:00

R-Value and Low-E are two terms that you will hear constantly when discussing many materials used in constructing your home. We’ll take a look first at why these values are important and how they affect your material selections.   Poorly insulated homes are more expensive to heat because the heat that you’re producing doesn’t stay in your home for very

R-Value and Low-E Explained2017-10-27T07:52:33+00:00
19 09, 2011

5 Basics of Green Building

2017-10-27T07:52:33+00:00

1. Site Selection Green building begins with the site that you choose.  Building on land that is in a developed area, connected to main roads and electrical and water systems impacts the environment less than developing pristine land. The way you position your home on the lot also makes a huge impact on the performance of your home.  By minimizing

5 Basics of Green Building2017-10-27T07:52:33+00:00