Brentwood’s Southern Living Showcase Home Features the Best in Area Home Design

Williamson Herald
By Andrew Smith, Staff Writer


Old World charm, use of open space and iPad technology remotely controlling HVAC/media/lighting/security, are just a few of the innovative features at this year’s only Southern Living Showcase Home. Located at Granny White Pike and Old Hickory Blvd in Brentwood, the 4,926-square-foot, two-story home is the first of 16 houses to be completed in the Dorset Park neighborhood.

The 11-day home tour will start Friday, Oct. 21 and then run Thursdays through Sunday until Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance online at or $14 at the gate. Children 12 and younger are free. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Nashville.

castle_SLHOME_diningThe showcase home is the creative work of Williamson County residents Alan and Heather Looney who have been building and designing custom homes for the past 18 years. Their business, Castle Homes, is known for award-winning quality and guaranteed pricing through determining the cost before construction and strictly adhering to it.

Inspired by Southern Living Magazine’s ‘Southern sophistication’ in the latest home design, the $1.2 million French Country home emphasizes new ideas in building and green living. At the home, the public can expect to find a number of creative ideas not only from the builder but also from more than a dozen of the area’s best in interior designers and decorative designers who contributed.

The feature home’s European look is evident from its use of textured finish on the outside clay-fired brick and the interior use of chandeliers, oyster white trim and soothing colors such as vintage pink. When you enter the home, you walk through an 8-foot, knotty alder wood front door with seeded glass. This leads to a foyer with triple groin vault, wrought iron and faux-shaded glass lanterns and 4-inch oak wood floors.

castle_SLHOME_outdoorThe open floor plan creates space and simultaneously ties the foyer to the living room, modern kitchen and dining room. Accordion glass doors – a NanaWall – marries the inside with the outdoors to a fiberglass screened outdoor living room.

Quality workmanship is featured throughout the home. In the showcase home, Castle Homes offers a cutaway in a second floor room, showing the Louisiana-Pacific Building materials used in the construction. This room is named in honor of the title sponsor.

Representing some of the top designers in the Middle Tennessee area, the showcase home team, headed by Castle Homes’ in-house designers and Heather Looney, includes: Dana Goodman, ASID, Dana Goodman Interiors; Lee Shacklock, Lee Shacklock Interior Design; Kippie Leland, ASID, Leland Interiors, LLC; Jennifer Jones, Allied ASID, Jennifer Jones, Inc.; Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors; Kristen Finney, Allied ASID, Finney Interiors; Beth Jones, ASID, The Interior Collection; Amanda Burdge, Allied ASID, AB Home Interiors, INC.; Treesa Hudson, Allied ASID, Bradford’s Interiors; and decorative artisans Mojo Faux and Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes with York & Friends Fine Art Gallery.

For information on Castle Homes and the featured Southern Living Showcase Home in Dorset Park and its design team, visit or call 615-309-8200.

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