November/December Cover 2013

                                      Pretty mesh burlap weaves through greenery sprinkled with frosted magnolia blooms on the chevron patterned front door of the Southern Living Idea House decorated by ReCreations Furniture and Interiors for the holidays. Open for tour through December 29, the house was built by Castle Homes at Fontanel. The five-building project also features tree ornaments in the guest house from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Photo by Ethan Pugh. For more information about the Southern Living Idea House see our article here. …

Southern Living Idea House

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  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

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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