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Why Builders Must Be Learners

Continuing education is no longer optional. What do today’s best builders have in common? Although the answer includes many items, there’s a common thread running through each of them: a commitment to ongoing learning. The know-how needed to build high-performance, durable homes is evolving faster than ever.

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The Value of Trusted Associations

You can tell a lot about someone by his or her associates, and that’s as true for businesses as it is for individuals. Every successful business understands the value of ongoing trust-based relationships with other industry professionals. Take the example of builder trade partnerships.

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What Makes a Project a Success?

It’s as much about the experience as the result. Some homeowners have asked: How does a builder know when a project has been a success? Well, there’s good news—the answer to this question is one of the things that defines a great builder. To a pro, every successful project crosses the finish line with three outcomes.

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Building Capital: Your Home as Asset

There are a lot of reasons people buy houses. It might be a combination of location, the home’s feel, or floor plan. Or perhaps it’s to accommodate a certain lifestyle or household dynamic, such as children or multiple generations living under one roof.

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The Technologically Connected Home

New technologies put the smart home within reach of any homebuyer. Connected home technology in the early 2000s was a costly proposition. In most cases, high-priced “structured wiring” linked a central server to the devices it managed and also to proprietary, hardwired keypads and control screens.

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Nashville Symphony Show House: Luxurious Baths

The Nashville Symphony Show House is classic, clean, and steeped in luxury. No area of the home quite personifies that like the master and guest suite baths.   His and Hers Guest Suites comprise the second floor of the home, each with adjoining baths. Details like the Traditions in Tile designed mosaic floors of Arabescato

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Meet The Nashville Symphony Show House Designers

The Nashville Symphony Show House has been called a “paradigm of original architecture, quality craftsmanship and innovative design” and “a visual masterpiece” by the region’s top bloggers and style reporters. Such accolades are the result of months of hard work and vision by the Show House’s distinguished team of design and building professionals. Alan Looney, President, Castle Homes Castle Homes Founder/President Alan

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Nashville Symphony Show House: Exterior and Architectural Elements

Architecturally reminiscent of homes built in the late 1800s, the Nashville Symphony Show House evokes a nostalgic, yet timeless feeling. The home has a parapet clad entrance and deep reveal lap siding, making it a perfect example of Southern Contemporary Folk design. Though traditional in appearance, the home is constructed using the most up-to-date and

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Outdoor Living at the Nashville Symphony Show House

  Tennessee is known for its pleasant climate with mild to cool Winters with a comfortable Spring and Fall. Even Summer sees its mild days, making outdoor living an integral part of life in Nashville. The Nashville Symphony Show House seamlessly bridges the gap between outdoor and indoor when you step through the Pella French

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Enter the Williams-Sonoma Hashtag Contest

Enter to WIN! Post your photos of The Nashville Symphony Show House to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest using the hashtag #NashSymphonyHouse and be entered to win our Williams-Sonoma giveaway! One lucky Winner will be announced by June 28th. Good luck! Proceeds from The Nashville Symphony Show House benefit The Nashville Symphony. Please mention & follow Castle Homes on

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Join The Live Pin Event June 15 at 7p CST

We’re kicking off the Nashville Symphony Show House festivities with a Bloggers Garden Party featuring special guests Southern Living Contributing Garden Editor, Carmen Johnston, PBS Volunteer Gardener Troy Marden, & Miss Daisy King of Miss Daisy Kings Kitchen. Southern regional design & food Bloggers will reveal their favorite architectural and interior design elements during a

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Magic Behind The Build

In a few short days, some of the city’s top designers will be transforming the interiors of Nashville’s newest signature home event, the Nashville Symphony Show House, with beautiful, inspiring designs in each room of the over 5,000 square foot custom build which opens for tour daily June 12-28. This project has so many layers

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Castle Homes News

Who You Gonna Trust?

This is an important question for everyone involved in a new home project The internet will tell you to be skeptical when searching for a builder. That’s good advice: skepticism is wise at the beginning of your search, just as it is when comparing surgeons, car dealers or other service providers. But remember that the

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What Type of Client Are You?

Successful builders are choosy about the people they work with. Here’s why. The best business relationships are those where everyone has high standards, both for themselves and for the other parties. This is certainly the case when building a new custom home—a complex, expensive and emotion-laden effort in which the homeowner and builder must collaborate

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Celebrating 25 Years Of Design Build – Castle Homes’ House Beautiful Project

Celebrating 25 years of home building, Castle Homes marks the occasion with the official unveiling of the national House Beautiful, Whole Home Concept House, powered by LG. The stunning Belle Meade home is open daily for tour November 3, with proceeds benefiting the Nashville Symphony.   Here’s more on this incredible project, – the top home

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Down the Hatch: Castle Homes featured in The Wall Street Journal

  As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Friday, October 18, 2019. More photos from this amazing Castle Homes project

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House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House Features Latest In Home Building And Interior Inspiration

Latest In Home Building And Interior Inspiration Packed with inspiration from 15 interior designers from across the United States, visitors will see the latest in beautiful color, wallpaper with Sure Strip technology, durable yet chic furnishings, new technology, and creative kitchen and tile products. A design-build project, Castle Homes collaborated with architect Kevin Coffey on

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