Together they bring a mix of new and traditional inspiration to the home. And, for the first time ever, the show house will be in Nashville instead of Williamson County. Located in the Você neighborhood on Granny White Pike, the property is that of the late country music star Eddy Arnold, who insisted that anything constructed on his tree-filled land be sustainable.
The new neighborhood’s practices of “dark sky” lighting, recycling construction waste and using native materials carried over to the show house.
“We tried to move away from the normal rules in helping to create Você,” says Smith, chief manager of Land Innovations. “This touches more of our creative spirit, where we define ourselves just as much as artists and the builders and developers, because we really are inspired by architects and nature.”
In contrast to the trend in recent years to paint houses all white, the show house will be completely black. At 4,000 square feet, it provides solutions to the emerging desire among homebuyers to live in a more intimate space, while also having ample room to spread out and entertain.
“It takes kooks like us to not follow rules and not do a status quo, and that’s what Você is,” Smith says. “I think Você gets better with every house. Every architect, every builder, every customer brings something that they’ve not been able to express in other areas of Nashville.”
Among the house’s must-see features will be the treetop master bedroom. Located on the second floor and accessible by an elevator, its location created more space downstairs for everyday living.
“Most of the real estate rules today would say you can’t put your master upstairs because everybody wants living on the main level,” Smith says. “But if you had a smaller lot and having more living space was valuable, I’m willing to go upstairs.”
Other additions, including a coffee station and library, point to the extensive detail incorporated into every inch of the house. And with so many hands involved, it really was all about the details, which the house has in spades.
“It takes a lot of energy because you’re creating art,” Smith says. “That’s what this show house is, it’s art in a house. Everything about it, the way it sits on the lot, the way it engages the other two houses that are within the same area. And the inspiration is really drawn from the architects and the beauty of the site.”