Custom Built Inspiration

Taking Home Design’s Pulse at the Parade of Homes in Rosebrooke

By Karen Parr-Moody

Photography by Reed Brown and Marty Paoletta

The Private Study in the Sipple Homes contribution to the Parade combines French influences with Southern elegance. Collaborators were LRK and Providence Interiors

The Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee’s 2022 Parade of Homes, sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners, happened 60 years after the first Homearama, a self-guided tour of cutting-edge homes put on by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati in 1962. The tour tradition has continued across America ever since and has been embraced by professional groups such as the HBAMT, whose recent iteration was a showstopper.

The event occurred from Oct. 8 to Oct. 23 in RoseBrooke, Brentwood’s newest luxury residential development, and featured six stylishly decorated and landscaped homes. Located off Sunset Road, the 150-plus picturesque acres became the RoseBrooke community through a partnership between CPS Land and Ford Classic Homes.

With home prices ranging from $2 million to $7 million, RoseBrooke claimed the highest average price per home recorded for the regional Parade of Homes. RoseBrooke is an oasis of tree-lined sidewalks winding through a charming neighborhood plan, and it boasts such amenities as adult and children’s pools, a clubhouse, an event lawn, and walking and biking trails.

Some of Tennessee’s best builders led the homebuilding teams for the six properties: Brian Sipple of Sipple Homes, Thomas Edmondson of Ford Classic Homes, Paul Huff of Stonegate Homes, Keith Schumacher of Schumacher Homes, Andy Ferguson of Legend Homes, and John Zelenak of Aspen Construction.

Stonegate Homes contributed this 10,000-square-foot stunner to the 2022 Parade of Homes, sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners. Collaborators were Julie McCoy Interiors and Southern Land Company
Homes from Aspen Construction and Stonegate Homes were full of unique touches, both inside and outside.
Homes from Aspen Construction and Stonegate Homes were full of unique touches, both inside and outside.

The Pinnacle Financial Partners 2022 Parade of Homes provided visitors with scads of information about renovations and redecorating — perfect for everyone, even if they aren’t seeking a mansion in RoseBrooke’s tree-lined utopia. The event allowed everyone to discover new trends in decorating, construction, appliances, home products and services.

Each RoseBrooke home celebrated the barefoot luxury of enjoying one’s hospitable abode. The houses, decorated to reflect the latest trends, embodied the best in architectural design, finishes, technology and artistry.

Sipple Homes’ five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home features a custom-built curved staircase, a formal dining room with a walk-in wine room, a private study with detailed millwork and the main bedroom suite with a sitting room and separate wardrobe closets.

“It is a classic, timeless design,” Brian Sipple says of his company’s French-European home. “Guests had a real appreciation for the timeless architecture of the home.”

Sipple says the home includes many design ideas homeowners can replicate — precisely, Sipple says, his team’s house features a desirable color palette.

“Guests will likely implement many of the color schemes we had in the home,” he says. “We used warm white colors with warm, soft blues that make our spaces feel elegant and comfortable.”

Interior designers for the event included Julie McCoy for Stonegate House, Autumnflora Miklich of Bella Vita Interiors for Ford Classic Homes, Lisa Biggers of J.J. Ashley’s for Schumacher Homes, Stephanie Handley of Studio 36 Design for Legend Homes, and Julie Brown of Providence Interiors and Alissa Sipple for Sipple Homes.

Chesney Ford, sales manager for Ford Classic Homes, says, “We saw a real appreciation and excitement from this year’s attendees for interior design, space planning and craftsmanship.”

Her company’s elegance-meets-comfort home was voted “Most Livable.” It also won “Best Outdoor Living” for a party-worthy space with a wood-burning fireplace, kitchen with grilling station, inground pool, spa, cabana and firepit area. The home served up several courses of drama, from the great room’s motorized floor-to-ceiling draperies to the bonus room’s glass wall to a floor-to-ceiling fireplace surround made of polished Italian Calacatta marble.

In addition to the Ford Classic Homes’ entry being a showstopper, it struck the right balance, according to its interior designer Autumnflora Miklich of Bella Vita Interiors.

She says, “I received many comments on the slab fireplace wall and modern ceiling details, which can give a home a more modern flair without being over the top.”

Lisa Biggers of J.J. Ashley’s created the interiors for the Schumacher Homes’ estate, the only Contemporary-English Manor style in the event.

“We received endless compliments on the home’s symmetry and how it sits on the lot,” Biggers says. “It’s just like an English manor should be.”

Lisa Bigger of J.J. Ashley's created the interiors for the Schumacher Homes' estate, the only Contemporary-English Manor style in the event. This Schumacher home, priced at $7.2 million, encompasses 8,700 square feet. Collaborators were J.J. Ashley's and Jack Herr Designs.