Feature Friday: The HGTV Smart Home in Nashville, TN

HGTV has done it again and they are giving away another beautiful home, but this time it’s the brand new HGTV Smart home, a stunning Tudor style home located in the heart of Nashville, TN.  What makes a smart Home?  Technology at its best makes this the smartest home ever featured on HGTV. I had the privilege to be invited to tour this fabulous home last week in Nashville, along with some other bloggers and we had so much fun checking out all the really cool features in the Smart Home.   Features that give homeowners control over climate, security, TV’s, and more.  There were more televisions in the smart home than I’ve ever seen in a house, most of them tucked away and unobtrusive.

Most of us have heard about homes running on technology, but this ones has brains to spare, from a remote controlled shower app on your phone that turns on the shower and adjusts the temperature automatically for you before you jump out of bed in the morning, to raising and lowering the blinds in the master bedroom at the touch of an ipad.  Now, that’s smart!  Like having your very own robot maid ready to do your every bidding.

Located in the exclusive Duncanwood Reserve neighborhood, this English cottage style home has 3 bedrooms 4 1/2 baths, features technology that controls climate, lighting, security and much more.  Built by Carbine & Associates, the home was a delight to tour.   And yes, some lucky person will win this home! The HGTV Smart Home is part of a grand prize package valued at over $1 million that will be awarded this summer. In addition to the home and all furnishings, the prize package includes a 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and $100,000 courtesy of Quicken Loans.  The HGTV Smart Home 2014 Giveaway opens for entries at 9 a.m. ET on April 15 and runs through June 9.

For more information on the home, see the HGTV press release.

Wouldn’t you like to win?  Yeah, me too!  Come along for a tour, they let us take all the pics we wanted.  We met up with the charming Jack Thomasson, professional house planner who has planned and developed all the HGTV homes for many years.  Interior designer in this home was Linda Woodruff, who has also designed many of the HGTV homes.  She always does a fantastic job with design details.

HGTV smart home nashville

The  very eye-catching English cottage Tudor exterior.

dining room

Dining room in red.

dining room hutch

dining room windows (2)

living room

The living room was done in beautiful shades of blues and greens.  I loved the pop of green in the painting over the fireplace.

living room ceiling

Unique chandelier in the living room.

chair pillows

Pillows for a pop.


Don’t miss the nailhead trim on those pretty blue chests flanking the fireplace.

living room drapes

Soothing blues are always a good call.

dog bed

Laundry room with pullout doggie feeding trays.

master bedroom

The master bedroom was awe-inspiring with the rug and graphic details on the Roman shades.

master bed

Serene bedding in the master.

master bedding

Linen details and headboard details are very pretty.

remote controlled shades

Another smart feature is the remote controlled shades that raise and lower on a whim, blocking out the sun.

sitting area

Master seating with another smart TV hanging on the wall.

master sitting ottoman

bedroom to bath

Looking towards the master bath.

master bath

Lots of smart features in this space too, with an app that controls the shower temperature.

master closet

The master closet was impressive.

downstairs music room
Downstairs in the basement, a rec room complete with music stage makes entertaining a breeze.


Loved the TUNE over this beverage console. Lots of picking and grinning going on in this room.

basement rec room

Beautiful rec space for entertaining.


Back upstairs and off the living room, the kitchen was painted in a beautiful shade of blue, Indigo Batik by Sherwin Williams.

kitchen island

It’s hard to tell here, but the color isn’t quite this dark navy.

built in hutch

Color is somewhere between the bottom shade and the top, it was hard to capture the true color, but we all really liked it. Very dramatic, the blue!

drawers in kitchen hutch

Pull out drawers in the coffee station.


Marble basketweave tile was beautiful on the backsplash and this high-end Jenn-Air range was the bomb.

kitchen island 2

Island accessories.

sitting room

Upstairs, a TV seating area holds a comfy sofa and paneled walls also painted the same blue as the kitchen. We all loved this space, so striking!


Pretty pillows.

side table

Side table in silver.

kids room

The kids room had a fun wall treatment, using boards and paint for a striped treatment that was 3D.

window seat

Instead of a window seat, how about an extra twin bed space for those overnight guests?  So cute with the built-ins on either end.

kids bath

Pretty tiled bathroom in the kids area.

guest room

Guest room was soothing and serene.

group shot

And, the group shot of all of us who toured that day, from bloggers, to media folks, to the HGTV people who planned the house.  It was a very fun day getting a sneak peek of this gorgeous house in person and I loved how it turned out.

I hope you’ll go over to HGTV and sign up to win, some lucky person will win this beauty! It was a pleasure to see it all in person.  For more details and lots more pics of each room, go to HGTV and click on each individual room.  It opens up with Product information for each room, including paint colors.

- Rhoda


  1. Lots of bold color throughout the house! I love the drapes in the living room and the pullout doggie feeding trays are brilliant–no more tripping over bowls! Since my forsythia STILL is not blooming, I think I may pick up some silk stems at the craft store and place them in vases with coffee beans (?) as shown in a couple of the rooms. Thanks for the tour!

  2. Manette Gutterman says

    That basement has my husband and I written all over it! I love the bedroom too!

  3. This house is gorgeous, but please tell me that is NOT a big screen TV in the dining room!!!
    The horror!
    Can’t we just eat and have a conversation?
    But hey, if they knock on my door with the keys to the house, I’ll still take it!

  4. Rhoda, I loved your recap. You did a beautiful job of explaining and showcasing the home. It was so fun hanging out. Hope we get to do it again soon this summer 🙂

  5. Lovely home and really neat design features; however, the huge flat screen tv in the dining room is definitely a big NO in my book!! I can’t imagine a design feature like this and the purpose behind it in a dining room. While the home is a little too sterile for me as I prefer warmer color combinations, the blue in the kitchen was pretty. Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Yep, I’m sure many will agree with no TV in the dining room. Totally not necessary, so not sure what the thought behind that was.

    • Rhoda,
      One of the designers told me they wanted the dining room to be a “flex” space where you could office and even have a conference, which is why the big television screen is there. Thankfully, it has a mechanism where it disappears into the console below it 🙂

  6. I will never understand the idea of hidden dog bowls!! The dog has to have water at all times, so there has to be a bowl out anyway…as if you can just put that stuff away ?

  7. What a great place! I love the dog pictures in the laundry room and the pull-out bowls. Wonder if they come in threes. 😉

  8. Does anyone know if there is a source list available on the home? I’d love to know some of the paint colors and where some of the furnishings were purchased.

  9. Just not my style. Enjoyed looking at the pictures though.

  10. I’ve admired Linda Woodruff’s work for many years. She always does a phenomenal job, very classic, livable designs.

  11. I love the layout of the home, as well as the double-decker porch with the gorgeous nature views. I can easily envision having my coffee and reading the newspaper there. Thanks for the tip on the source lists – paint colors, tile and flooring are wonderful.

  12. Dianne Hall says

    Loved the house! I could live there easily! However, my husband is interested in the boot shop… any information on that segment would be most helpful! We missed the name of this shop. 😉
    Thanks so much!

    • Dianne I’m looking for the name of the boot shop as well. I don’t think you missed it. I didn’t here them say the name of it.
      On an other note this house is absolutely gorgeous I can’t complain about one thing. It’s totally my style and perfect for two little boys I know, plus it’ll bring us closer to my husbands office. Therefore I must win it. lol. Thanks for the beautiful pictures, Rhoda!



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