English Country Home: Nashville Parade of Homes


Happy Friday, my friends!  Glad the weekend is here again and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your friends and family.  I love this time of year and am looking forward to cooler temps and milder weather.  It’s still been pretty warm here in Georgia, so I’m more than ready!  Mark’s dad is turning 90 this weekend, so we have a family birthday party to go to!  We are blessed to still have both our parents.

Last weekend, Mark and I took a quick trip up to Nashville to visit the Parade of Homes that’s going on right now.  Open through October 22nd, if you’re in the area, you should go!  Wow, it was inspiring and we loved touring all these houses.  I took so many pictures, so I’ll be sharing one house every Friday for the next 5 weeks.  These are huge houses, definitely not normal size to most folks I know.  It’s hard to imagine living in a house this big, but it sure is fun to look. They were all professionally designed by some top designers and there were so many ideas to glean from the beauty.  I hope you enjoy this one.

Built by Castle Homes, the English Country home is just stunning. At 7,771 s.f. and priced at $2.25 million, it’s a magnificent home. Designed by the in-house design team, led by Joy Huber, in partnership with Roxanne Jackson Interiors, styling with interior decorator Ginny Garrett and interior architect Katy Austin, you’ll love seeing this house.

All furnishings, draperies, decor from The Iron Gate in Franklin, TN.

Porch Furnishings:  Summer Classics

Architect:  Kevin Coffey, C. Kevin, Coffey Dwellings and Design

Landscape Architect:  Gavin Duke, Page|Duke Landscape Architects

All photos:  Reed Brown Photography, used by permission from Castle Homes.  We were invited to tour the home during the opening day.

I’ve got lots of source details, so if you have questions, just leave them in the comments and I’ll try to answer them.  I will add the paint colors of each room, as provided by the builder.


Main level paint color:  SW Zurich White

I fell in love with that painting over the fireplace by local artist Charlotte Terrell.  Maybe I can buy a small giclee print of hers to add to our house.  It’s just the sort of painting that speaks to me.

Here’s a closeup shot of the fireplace that I took of the painting.  I’ve looked her up online and checked out her website.  This painting isn’t listed on there, but there are several with a similar feel.

Those are Rasmussen Fireballs in the fireplace, an alternative to gas logs.  That’s pretty neat!

The kitchen was all open and just stunning.

Loved this banquette area by the windows and those builtin cabinets on either side.

There was even a back kitchen/prep area to keep the main kitchen clutter free.

Wouldn’t you die for a pantry like this??

And a laundry room this big??

Guest Bedroom

Paint color:  SW Drift of Mist walls

Master Bedroom:  SW Reserved White walls, ceiling, and trim

Master Bath


Study:  SW Silverplate walls, SW Snowbound ceiling and trim.

Covered porch

Casual Den:  SW Zurich White walls, ceiling and trim.

Girl’s Bedroom:  SW Crushed Ice walls, SW Snowbound ceiling/trim.

Boy’s Bedroom:  SW Reserved White walls, SW Snowbound ceiling/trim.

Downstairs family entertainment area.

Well, wasn’t that a fun one?  It is always inspiring to go through a beautiful house like this, even though it’s out of my realm.  We can always get inspired and glean lots of ideas to take home with us and even incorporate a bit of innovative details in our own homes.  Mark and I love to get ideas from touring houses and we end up with lots of inspiration swirling in our heads and this trip was no exception.

I’ll have 5 more houses to share with you all every Friday for a few weeks, so stayed tuned for more.  I love getting invitations to these beautiful Parade of Homes.  Atlanta used to do Street of Dreams every year, but we haven’t had one of those in SO long, not sure what happened to that but I haven’t heard anything about one for a long, long time.

Hope you enjoyed and got inspired too!  If you are local to Nashville area, you must go and visit by October 22nd!








- Rhoda


  1. Jean Anderson says:

    I enjoyed the tour. Love those sconces!
    It looks so lovely.
    I’m going to enjoy this tour. I love to tour homes, seems that we get so busy I don’t get it in the
    schedule as much as I should.
    We moved from our huge home to a smaller home in a retirement community built around a
    golf course here in Oregon. Homes were built in the 70’s and baby boomers are snapping them up and
    gutting them. Amazing to see what they do. There is another community a few blocks away that was built in the 60’s. They just did a fund raiser by opening remodeled homes over there. It is amazing what people do and the ideas that they have. Stunning remodels. The patios were a big deal. It helped us keep chugging along with our redos here.
    There is always something that catches your eye when you do these tours, even on a budget.
    Looking forward to the next few weeks. You and Mark are having so much fun!

  2. Thanks for sharing the tour. I think there were many beautiful and inspiring pieces to the house but overall it didn’t seem to show a lot of inspiration. Of course we only get to see pieces of the house so maybe the impression in much different when you are looking at it as a whole. I am just getting tired of gray and white. I did love the brick walled outdoor room.

  3. Thanks for this tour of homes,looking forward to the next few weeks. I miss Street of Dreams also.entirely out of my price range, but fun to look and dream. Franklin is a pretty town.

  4. Wow I love it. I get jittery with too much clutter. I wish I could keep mine as clean as this looks. Time to talk to fly lady and get my inspiration.

  5. I just revisited your blog that I’ve enjoyed since you began blogging. This time I wasn’t repeatedly annoyed by ads that bleeped me off the site! Don’t know what you did but thank you!!

    • HI Leila, I didn’t do anything different that I know of but ad network does a good job of controlling my ads so maybe it’s working well. Thanks for coming back!

  6. I think the thing that throws me off with this house is that it is warm and inviting on the outside- English Country, but too minimalist inside. English Country should be inside too with rich dark woods, warm colors, and just more stuff.

  7. I just read this post and thought this might be something fun to do for a date with hubby. I looked it up and it seems the homes aren’t in Nashville, but in Brentwood. Is this correct?

  8. So pretty and thank you for sharing!

  9. I love the exterior of this home! I am building my house now… although nothing so grand as this. Would you happen to know details on the brick and siding (type, color?)

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