best website builder 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 partnering with Southern Living magazine and LP Building Products in presenting the $1.2 million, French Country style home. Alan Looney, president of Castle Homes, said the designers will be bringing an incredible infusion of new design ideas while helping the worthy children’s charity.

“We are very pleased tour visitors will get to see the latest in design inspiration while helping Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving care in Nashville area hospitals,” Looney said.  “The Southern Living Showcase Home will have two, adorable children’s rooms highlighting environmentally sensitive paints and materials. This select team of designers has been chosen for their incredible commitment to excellence in home design as well as their creative and cutting edge interior design work.”

The design team, headed by Castle Homes’ designers and Heather Looney, includes: Dana Goodman, ASID, Dana Goodman Interiors; Kippie Leland, ASID, Leland Interiors, LLC; Jennifer Jones, Allied ASID, Jennifer Jones, Inc; Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors; Lee Shacklock, Lee Shacklock Interior Design; Kristen Finney, Allied ASID, Finney Interiors; Beth Jones, ASID, The Interior Collection; Amanda Burdge, Allied ASID, AB HOME Interiors, INC; Treesa Hudson, Allied ASID and Candyce Havenstrite, Bradford’s Interiors.

Castle Homes has selected the Middle Tennessee area’s top designers for the Southern Living Showcase Home Design Team. Pictured left to right, front row, Ande Crenshaw, Alan Looney, Jennifer Jones, Kippie Leland. second row, Jerome Farris, Caroline Weigel, Lee Shacklock, Beth Jones. third row, Heather Looney, Dana Goodman, Treesa Hudson. back row, Kristen Finney, Dana and Brooks Tucker, Candyce Havenstrite. (not pictured, Amanda Burdge)

An exciting addition to the design team are two decorative finish artisans, Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes and Mojo Faux, selected to create unique powder baths.

The Southern Living Showcase Home takes place October 22 through November 6 in the new Dorset Park neighborhood off Granny White Pike near Old Hickory Boulevard. Looney said previously the ‘Idea House’ was held in the Governors Club neighborhood over ten years ago.

“A Southern Living Showcase Home has the latitude to present the latest in our region’s best products with a great Nashville flair and excellent home design,” Looney said. “The excitement is really building for a Southern Living home which reflects the charming lifestyle and entertaining ideas seen monthly in the United States’ sixth largest monthly consumer magazine. We are translating this inspiration into our own version of unique Tennessee living that will be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

Each year, Southern Living carefully selects members based on their reputation among local businesses and consumers according to Kristen Payne, executive director of the Southern Living Homes Group. Castle Homes was selected for their strength of presence in their respective market, superior quality, attention-to-detail and innovative style.

With a well-earned reputation as a green certified builder, Castle Homes will be premiering building products as well as featuring new paint colors, interior finishes, bath and kitchen products in the approximately 4,460 square foot home which will be green certified.

Looney said the entire building process will be chronicled through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube videos available via the Castle Homes website at

The Southern Living Showcase home will also highlight innovative,  LP building products, including LP SolidStart® I-Joists and LSL, LP SmartSide® and LP TechShield® radiant barrier sheathing.  Rick Olszewski, LP Building Products executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, said the project is a great opportunity to build on a long-term partnership and highlight the progressive ideas used by Castle Homes and LP Products.

“With Castle’s commitment to producing green certified homes, LP Building Products is very proud to present this great example of fine, custom home building while giving visitors the chance to see the latest in energy efficient technology for better, greener living,” Olszewski said.

An award-winning custom builder, Castle Homes was founded in 1992 as a design-build company producing heirloom quality homes with a guaranteed price – unique to the Middle Tennessee building industry. For more information, (615) 309-8200 or visit

The Southern Living Showcase Home will be the first house completed in Dorset Park neighborhood located off Granny White Pike in Nashville. Developed by Landmark Realty Services Corporation, it is one of the last remaining opportunities to build in a new community in the Green Hills/Forest Hills/Oak Hill area of Nashville. An exclusive neighborhood of only sixteen home sites, Dorset Park offers a beautiful, peaceful location in the heart of town, with stately old trees and gentle topography.

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