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A design-build project, Castle Homes collaborated with architect Kevin Coffey on the English Arts & Crafts style home located in the historic Belle Meade area and Gavin Duke, Page | Duke Landscape Architects.

Castle Team, Rachel Haag, Brett Wright, Joy Huber, Heather & Alan Looney (Photo by Reed Brown)

Castle’s in-house interior design team helped oversee the creation of the interiors as well as eight areas of the home; downstairs powder room, mudroom, media room bathroom, upstairs powder room, girls bathroom, boys bathroom, upstairs laundry room, home office bathroom.

“Last year, we knew we wanted to create something remarkable for our 25th anniversary while giving back to our community by supporting one of our greatest, creative assets, the Nashville Symphony,” explains company founder/president Alan Looney. “House Beautiful asked us to partner on a home which celebrates beautiful interiors while weaving the concept of a home which promotes healthier, happier, smarter living in partnership with Wellness Within Your Walls. This is the perfect icing on our cake as we celebrate Castle Homes’ quarter of a decade of fine, custom home building and design.”

The home was inspired by English architect Charles Voysey, is 6,201 square feet with five, flexible bedroom spaces and was listed at $3.25 million, now under contract, prior to being featured in House Beautiful.

Inside the home, Atlanta-based designer Vern Yip transformed the foyer and living room by focusing on livability as much as looks, including wipeable wallpaper and fabric that can withstand the toughest stains. Kentucky-based designer Chenault James, together with her husband Ed, of Four Board Woodworks, reinvented the concept of the dining room by crafting a shape-shifting dining table with a removable ping-pong net for game nights. It can also be adjusted to coffee table height and separated into two tables instead of one.

Further inside, expert designer Matthew Quinn’s mission for the kitchen was to create a space that would save the homeowner’s time.  This includes versatile appliances by Signature Kitchen Suite that enable today’s home chefs to prepare food in the best way possible, along with an easy-clean Caesarstone quartz countertop paired with a wood surface that has a charging pad built in to avoid tangled cords.

In the adjacent mudroom designed by Castle Homes, LG Electronics’ Ultimate Laundry Room boasts certification by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and more than a dozen LG appliances can be found throughout the home, further emphasizing the 2019 Whole Home Concept House’s mission of creating a healthy home.

Jackson Paige Interiors aimed to evoke a restorative feeling in the master bedroom, a place for parents to retreat. In the master bath, Richard Anuszkiewicz complimented that feeling with a 12-piece showerhead, rainfall, and body jet system (featuring Bluetooth-enabled music to refresh in the morning and wind down in the evening. For the children’s rooms, Dallas-based designer Amy Berry created an imaginative escape, with a countryside mural bringing the outside in, plus reading nooks and a woodland mosaic that brings playfulness to the shower.

For the media room, Nashville-based Modern Remains didn’t focus solely on the television but instead offered a space to tuck away with a book, gather with the family, or have a movie night. In the home office, Danielle Arps opted for a large working table and a secondary seating area, rather than a traditional desk. Outside, Newport Beach, California designer Barclay Butera chose coral, white, and blue powder-coated finishes for the furniture then layered them with hard-wearing outdoor fabrics in a range of patterns.

Given the home is located in Nashville, affectionately known as Music City, Forbes + Masters transformed the space above the garage into a music room. The 1970’s-inspired decor is complete with sound-dampening wallpaper and a custom storage unit that houses vinyl records. It serves as the perfect place to chill out.

Come Tour October 18 Through November 3

The home is open October 18 through November 3. Tour hours Monday through Saturday are noon to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Realtors are free on Tuesdays with a business card.

Shuttle service is required and is available at Immanuel Baptist Church, 222 Belle Meade Blvd., Nashville, TN.  Click here to purchase tickets.

To see how the home came together—and watch all the chaos and magic unfold—tune into House Beautiful’s first-of-its-kind YouTube Series called Building the Dream. Hosted by House Beautiful market director Carisha Swanson, the ten-episode weekly series will be devoted to showing off each room in the home, from the designer’s process and the lengths they went to in order to create a space that’s relaxing, inspiring, and fits the way we live today. Episode 1 will debut on Thursday, October 17 at 12:00 PM ET.