Southern Living Idea House


  Gorgeous vistas, expansive porches, soaring ceilings with antique barn wood beams, and clerestory windows caught our eye during the first visit to the nation’s only 2013 Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel. It’s open for a tour from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through December 29. In our second look, great design elements which can be easily adapted grabbed our attention. With 2,800 square feet of porches, project builder Nashville-based Castle Homes used all-weather decking material and cable railing to make sure the view of the beautiful gardens, designed by Page|Duke Landscape Architects, remained unobstructed. Designer Phoebe Howard, …

July/August 2013


About the Cover Open to visitors is this year’s only Southern Living Idea House, built by Nashville builder Castle Homes. Unusual in its design, the relaxed farmhouse-style home features low-maintenance products designed to make living easy. Open from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through December 30. (Photo by Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living).  Like us on facebook!  Click here

Nov/Dec 2011


About the Cover The welcoming entry of the Southern Living Showcase Home, built by Castle Homes, has been transformed with holiday magic by Gabriel’s Garden in Brentwood with splashes of vivid apple green and red striped ribbons with oversized ornaments and plush garland. The French Country style home has added touches of whimsy with bright green twig trees. For more images of the home, visit the article. More info at and Like us on facebook!  Click here