Whole Home Concept House Announced for Nashville

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House Beautiful recently announced its second annual Whole Home Concept House is being built in Nashville in partnership with Castle Homes.  This show house—scheduled for tours from October 18-November 3— will be devoted to designs and ideas to create a home that promotes wellness and better living. Wellness Within Your Walls, which promotes health and sustainability in home design, will also participate in the project. The home is being built in Belle Meade and proceeds will benefit the Nashville Symphony.

“At House Beautiful we believe your home should be a refuge that helps you recharge and unplug from your busy external lives—and that if you design it well, you will live well. This year, we will work with designers to get their ‘design prescription’ for making homes happier, healthier, and smarter…and as always, beautiful. This house will illustrate these concepts through layout, product, and inspiration, each providing actionable ideas that readers and visitors can implement in their own homes,” says Carisha Swanson, director, House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House.

According to Joanna Saltz, editorial director of House Beautiful, “We know that thoughtful decisions about your home can lead to a happier, healthier life. It’s so important for us to tell the story of this incredible project across every platform—the amazing transformations, the detailed installations, the anecdotes from design experts. Those are the details that make the Whole Home Concept House a resource for wellness-inspired design solutions.”

“It is a strong economic indicator and reflection of the Nashville housing market that House Beautiful magazine wants to partner on a home of this caliber.  With our years of experience in producing nationally recognized home projects, we are excited to expand into this Whole Home Concept House. In addition to being pioneers of the guaranteed custom home build price, we also embrace progressive and new ways in which to build from low-maintenance to quality of living which Wellness Within Your Walls affords,” says Alan Looney, president of Castle Homes.

The almost 6,000 square foot home, will be in the English Arts and Crafts style and sit on a pretty ¾ acre home site. This will be a design-build project for Castle Homes who collaborated with architect Kevin Coffey, C. Kevin Coffey Dwellings and Design. The team was inspired by early 20th century architect C. F. A. Voysey, who embraced the simplicity of the Arts and Crafts movement.

This is the second year House Beautiful has produced the Whole Home Concept House. The inaugural house in Atlanta, in 2018, showcased concepts of living more fully and happily throughout.

Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio was the kitchen and bath designer of the first edition and will once again design these rooms in 2019. “In the 2018 Whole Home Concept House, we introduced new design concepts, spaces, and products focused on celebrating healthier and happier cooking and living. Every decision in the home, large and small, was made with the goal of  wellness of body, mind, and family.” says Quinn. “In my personal brand of kitchen and bath design I always consider how the space functions best and how we can incorporate products and innovations that ease and simplify everyday life. It is a thrill and an honor to again create a new Whole Home Concept House with House Beautiful in the next Atlanta of the South, Nashville, and in the company of this accomplished group of professionals and dedicated top-tier sponsors.”

New for 2019 is the partnership with Wellness Within Your Walls, an education and advocacy organization which supports reducing toxins in interior environments. They offer a large range of educational opportunities focusing on learning how to make responsible decisions before, during and after the design and build process.

“We are honored to partner with House Beautiful, Castle Homes, and Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio in the design/build of the Whole Home Concept House,” says Jillian Pritchard Cooke, founder of Wellness Within Your Walls.  “Our goal is to create a legacy of health and wellness by applying the WWYW protocols of The Healthy Living System™ to the living environment.  The Whole Home Concept House will be a national model for the consumer to use as a template to explore and maintain a non-toxic interior and a wellness laboratory for the latest in healthy and sustainable products.”

Confirmed sponsors to date include Signature Kitchen Suite appliances; Circa Lighting; Caesarstone; Architectural Grille; Rocky Mountain Hardware; and Stressless furniture.

According to Alan Valentine, president and CEO of the Nashville Symphony, “The first Nashville Symphony show house project proved to be an overwhelming success, and we are excited to be embarking on another unique initiative that will support all of the Symphony’s ongoing work throughout Middle Tennessee. I am proud to call Castle Homes and House Beautiful partners in our efforts to enrich and inspire individuals throughout the community.”

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