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House Beautiful Belle-Style

National Team Creates Innovative, Healthy Home Model in Belle Meade

Article by Julie Brown Patton

Photography by Courtesy of Castle Homes

Originally published in Green Hills Lifestyle

House Beautiful’s new 2019 "Whole Home Concept House" created in Belle Meade will be open for tours daily Oct. 18 through Nov. 3. It's the first time this particular set of experts has created a home in the Nashville region.

Tickets for the tours will be available via

The beautiful English Arts and Crafts-style home was constructed to promote happier, healthier and smarter living. It was built by Castle Homes in partnership with 16 designers from across the United States: Amy Berry, Barclay Butera, Joy Huber and Rachel Haag of Castle Homes, Chenault James, Dani Arps, Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters of Forbes+Masters, Kristine Paige Kamenstein of Jackson Paige Interiors, Matthew Quinn and Richard Anuszkiewicz of Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, Lauren Moore, Evan Millard, Betsy Trabue of Modern Remains and Vern Yip. Each of these designers was chosen because they believe in the power of homes to set the tone for people's daily lives.

Proceeds from the house tours benefit the Nashville Symphony. 

The more than 6,000-square-foot home is said to illustrate joyful concepts through layout, product and inspiration, providing actionable ideas that visitors can implement in their own homes. 

Castle Homes launched the Nashville Symphony Show House in 2015, a contemporary folk-style home. The team previously earned the coveted 2012 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year for exceptional home building. Using attention to detail, green building and proven craftsmanship, the Castle Home staff includes construction-degreed project managers and experienced interior design staff who create a spectrum of homes throughout the Middle Tennessee area. 

Castle Homes Founder Alan Looney says it's a natural, valued partnership to be chosen to work with the House Beautiful program. 

As certified green professionals, the Castle team ensures each home with which they're involved earns third-party certification for Energy Star, National Association of Home Builders “NAHB Green” and/or Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) and is in cooperation with the standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Additionally, Castle Homes is known for heirloom-quality craftsmanship with a guaranteed price and proven customer satisfaction in the last 20 years throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Alan says the Castle Homes’ management of the custom building process ensures clients an agreed-upon price before construction begins. By deploying industry-leading standards, Castle Homes takes that process to new levels that reflect clients’ needs and style of life.

Alan says the ambitious Castle team produces one-of-a-kind, custom homes with attentive client service along with award-winning craftsmanship, a trait that leaves customers saying that building their own personal castle is “a surprisingly enjoyable experience while respecting the budget.”

  • The Castle Homes team (from left to right): Rachel Haag; Brett Wright; Joy Huber; Heather Looney; Alan Looney, founder/president of Castle Home
  • New House Beautiful in Belle Meade
  • Friends Garden Entry
  • Front entry to new House Beautiful in Belle Meade