Deborah Allen Book Signing

Wonderful southern living is all about beautiful homes, yummy food, and great books! Just in time for Christmas, multi million selling, award winning, Grammy nominated songwriter, producer and performer Deborah Allen taps into her poetic gift with words in her new holiday classic “The Loneliest Christmas Tree.” Deborah will be signing her book at Nashville’s

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Ultimate Southern Cookie Contest Has Yummy Bake-off

Nashville’s only Southern Living Showcase Home, opening this Friday, October 21, sponsored a search for the Ultimate Southern Cookie Contest and four finalists have been named. Miss Daisy King, WTVF Talk of the Town regular and cooking expert, was kind enough to sort through the entries to determine the finalists who will earn the newly released

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Castle Homes’ Search for the Ultimate Southern Living Cookie

The search for the Ultimate Southern Living Cookie is being held by the Southern Living Showcase Home team with the new KitchenAid mixer as the grand prize, currently available at Williams-Sonoma for $549.00. “Get out your favorite cookie recipe and be sure it has a yummy southern flair or fall festivity to it,” says the

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Castle Homes News

Castle Homes came away a big winner in Nashville Lifestyles’ Home Awards

Castle Homes came away a big winner in Nashville Lifestyles’ Home Awards announced this month. The collection of awards garnered by Castle Homes included Best New Kitchen, Best New Bathroom and Runner Up for both Best New Home and Best Builder. “The Nashville home market keeps getting hotter, and the competition for Nashville Lifestyles’ Home


How to Fight Escalating Lumber Prices

How to Fight Escalating Lumber Prices The essential skill of value engineering Lumber continues to be THE big issue in homebuilding. As we write this in May 2021, costs for framing lumber and plywood are three times what they were a year ago. That’s right—they’ve tripled. It’s insane. They might go even higher. An April


Keeping the Authorities Happy

Your home builder needs to navigate a maze of government regulations—homeowners can help make the process easier A successful new-home build is a predictable one, with no unpleasant surprises. Predictability comes from good planning, as well-planned projects tend to stay on budget and on schedule. Good planning includes making sure the home will meet all


Is the Customer Always Right?

The short answer is no, and here’s why that’s a good thing Some builders are what one might call ‘order takers.’ They do anything the homeowners want within the constraints of budget, timetable, and zoning or code regulations. That’s understandable: everyone wants happy customers and positive reviews. But the best builders understand that an anything-you-want


StyleBlueprint: Stunning Homes with Stunning Views

As published on May 4, 2021, StyleBlueprint.com by JENNA BRATCHER From the Love Circle vista point and the pedestrian bridge overlook to the lush landscape and equestrian barns of Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Middle Tennessee offers its share of stunning scenery to admire. We may not always have an opportunity to enjoy them, but there are plenty of


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