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1511, 2017

Voice of the Land

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Building & Development, Feature|

Voce´ community honors the deep-rooted legacy of Nashville crooner Eddy Arnold Story by Nancy Henderson Photography by Reed Brown and Garett Buell Clover the rescued Australian cattle dog excitedly watches squirrels from the cargo space as Shannon Pollard’s four-wheel-drive Ford Explorer hugs the curved roads of Voce´. Driving through the new Brentwood neighborhood he’s developing near Radnor Lake, past

711, 2017

Builder Spotlight: Seth Argo with Focus Builders

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Building & Development, Green Building, People|

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

311, 2017

Hidden Treasures

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture & Design, Blog, Building & Development, Tips & Trends|

Boutique neighborhoods offer privacy in prime locations Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Peyton Hoge and Sam Carbine A large, private lot in one of Middle Tennessee’s hottest neighborhoods may sound too good to be true, but a new trend in home building offers just that to hungry homebuyers holding out for a near impossibility these days. Boutique neighborhoods are

311, 2017

Picture-Window Perfect

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture & Design, Building & Development, Building Materials, Doors & Windows|

Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Rachel Tenpenny When Dr. Stephen Fesik first tackled a remodel on his 1989-built traditional Forest Hills home about five years ago, he completely renovated the inside, swapping out brass chandeliers, dated knobs and flowery wallpaper for a cleaner, more modern design. One thing he didn’t include in the project was new windows and doors,

3010, 2017

Creative Collaboration

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Building & Development, Events|

The O’More Show House will be open to the public through Nov. 12, 2017. Show hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Show House will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for private groups. Tickets are $20. All proceeds from the event will benefit O’More College of Design.

501, 2012

Castle Homes – Green Building

By |January 5th, 2012|Categories: Architecture & Design, Green Building, Videos|Tags: , , , |

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

3012, 2011

Exterior Doors

By |December 30th, 2011|Categories: Building Materials, Doors & Windows|

Exterior doors have three main functions; security, style and insulation. And unlike interior doors, they have to stand up to the ravages of sun damage, extremes of heat and cold, wind, and swings in humidity without warping, shrinking or swelling. They also have the added challenge of having one half subjected to exterior conditions while the other half is exposed

3012, 2011

Window Materials

By |December 30th, 2011|Categories: Building Materials, Doors & Windows|

Wood and Clad Wood The most common material for windows is wood, either alone or clad. One of the great advantages to wood besides the incomparable beauty, is that it can be milled into virtually any custom shape. If you don’t want a standard window, wood is for you. Also on the pro-side, it has great insulation value and if

3012, 2011

Anatomy of an NFRC Label for Windows

By |December 30th, 2011|Categories: Building Materials, Doors & Windows|

The US Department of Energy partnering with the National Fenestration Rating Council have developed the NFRC label. It summarizes all of the main points that are important in deciding which windows will work for your home and your climate. These ratings apply to the whole window, not just the component parts. NFRC labels gauge energy performance and provide a way

3012, 2011

Insulation Materials

By |December 30th, 2011|Categories: Building Materials, Green Building|

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