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Southern Living Showcase Home

The Importance of Structure

Framing details have a big impact on all aspects of a new home. Most people don’t think much about their home’s structural skeleton—unless there’s a problem. Small mistakes made during the framing stage can cause headaches later on that range from annoyances to health issues.

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Case Study: Why Castle Homes Chooses LP Building Products

Why did Castle Homes choose LP to partner for the Southern Living Showcase Home at Dorset Park? Superior engineered wood floor components that build straight and stable floors. “We’re a big believer in using an engineered floor system,” said Brett Wright, project manager for Castle Homes. “All of the pieces of LP’s floor system worked

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Nashville Southern Living Custom Builder to Build Idea House

Southern Living Magazine With the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee as its canvas, the latest in home building, cutting-edge technology and stunning interior design was featured in Nashville’s Southern Living Showcase Home earning Castle Homes the prestigious 2012 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year award. From an intriguing textured exterior finish on the home

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Southern Living Showcase Home Exterior Construction

Old World Texture Transforms Southern Living Showcase Home

Old World texture is transforming the exterior of Nashville’s Southern Living Showcase Home in Dorset Park this week making it the first home in the region to use Sherwin William’s UltraCrete Acrylic Texture Coating. French Country in style, the Southern Living Showcase Home has clay-fired brick as its foundation. With a straight edge, the brick

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Achieving Southern Livability

Livability for all ages is one of the first considerations when trying to bring southern living charm into your own home.  When designing the Southern Living Showcase Home, open for tour October 21-November 6 in Green Hill’s Dorset Park, Heather Looney, Castle Homes Vice President/Build Phase Designer, says a sense of togetherness and family should be at the core of your

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Insulation: A Critical Piece Of The Science Of Home Building

Insulation is something many of us take for granted when building a home, but it is a critical part of the science of building when chosen wisely and installed correctly.  In the Southern Living Showcase Home, being built by Castle Homes in Dorset Park, Guardian UltraFit DS fiberglass insulation has been selected with Nashville Insulation

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Keeping A Lid On Air Conditioning Costs: LP TechShield

Combining the new GAF Camelot lifetime designer shingles with LP TechShield Radiant Barrier is giving the Southern Living Showcase Home, being built in Nashville’s Dorset Park, a great one-two punch in combating home heating and air conditioning bills. As outlined in a previous blog you can find here, Castle Homes is installing the relatively new

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Behind the Drywall: Important Lumber Choices

China rattling, tiles cracking and bumps in the floor make you think of an earthquake, but Castle Homes’ Project Manager Brett Wright warns it can be a direct result of building a home without pre-engineered lumber. “It matters what’s behind those walls,” Wright said. “Building from the LSL SolidStart girders and the engineered LP SolidStart

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Southern Living Showcase Home – Green from the ground up!

Construction is underway for the Southern Living Showcase Home in Dorset Park! As with every Castle Home, green building techniques are being implemented from the start in order to fulfill our goal to reduce environmental impact. Beginning with smart, environmentally conscious design, this new home construction will be utilizing green techniques and durable products to

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Designers and Ronald McDonald House Charities Chosen for Southern Living Showcase Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A team of the Nashville area’s best designers has been chosen to bring the charm and beauty of Southern Living magazine to this fall’s Southern Living Showcase Home being built by Castle Homes in Dorset Park neighborhood in southern Davidson County with the Ronald McDonald House named as the benefiting charity. Castle Homes is

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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