29 12, 2019

Builder Spotlight: DeFatta Custom Homes

2019-12-29T06:51:40-07:00

Father, sons work together to build family homebuilder business By Hollie Deese Joe DeFatta began building homes 35 years ago, and in 2007 he and his son David, a Middle Tennessee State University graduate with a degree in residential construction and land development, decided to start their own business – right before the recession hit. But that only made

Builder Spotlight: DeFatta Custom Homes2019-12-29T06:51:40-07:00
12 12, 2019

Builder Spotlight: Legend Homes

2019-12-12T04:19:15-07:00

By Hollie Deese Photography by Solomon Davis Doug Herman bounced around various forms of construction work back when he was in high school, so by the time he got to college he had already gained marketable skills in construction and remodeling. He got a master’s degree at Bowling Green State University in Ohio in construction technology, then he worked

Builder Spotlight: Legend Homes2019-12-12T04:19:15-07:00
2 12, 2019

Builder Spotlight: Celebration Homes

2019-12-02T06:41:50-07:00

By Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith When Randall Smith and Corey Craig came together to form Celebration Homes in 2001 they each came to the table with decades of experience that dated back to high school – Smith was 13 years old when he began working on survey and footing crews, while Craig had formed his own company

Builder Spotlight: Celebration Homes2019-12-02T06:41:50-07:00
11 11, 2019

A Full House in Franklin

2019-11-11T04:48:35-07:00

Historic downtown home is renovated for a family of 11 By Hollie Deese Photography by Chuck Plante Wayne DeVeydt and Michelle Jackson had a few very specific considerations when they were house hunting in Franklin after his health-care job relocated to the area. Well, nine to be exact – the couple are parents of nine children in a beautiful

A Full House in Franklin2019-11-11T04:48:35-07:00
7 11, 2019

A Natural Development

2019-11-07T07:49:47-07:00

Nature, community and a small-town lifestyle are growing organically at Stephens Valley By Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith Sometimes you need to make a change, to switch things up and choose a different way of living. Paula Durham, 70, and her husband, Fred, have been in Stephens Valley since November 2018. Self-proclaimed empty-nesters, they were ready to downsize

A Natural Development2019-11-07T07:49:47-07:00
13 03, 2019

Future Farmhouses

2019-03-13T05:28:33-07:00

New neighborhood brings large lots minutes from downtown Franklin Renderings by Ben Johnson As land to develop keeps getting harder and harder to come by, a new boutique neighborhood near downtown Franklin was announced by Carbine & Associates at the end of 2018, with construction to begin immediately. Home prices will begin in the $800,000s. With 16 acres of

Future Farmhouses2019-03-13T05:28:33-07:00
18 01, 2019

A Lifestyle Leap in Leiper’s Fork

2019-01-18T05:32:20-07:00

Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Jay Winter Portrait by Anthony Scarlati It’s your typical story of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy and girl move to a place they pinned on a map. Or something like that. Samantha and Eric Coghlan met at gemology school in San Diego 14 years ago, and their connection was instant and

A Lifestyle Leap in Leiper’s Fork2019-01-18T05:32:20-07:00