After successfully launching the 2011 Nashville Southern Living Showcase Home, Castle Homes and its company president, Alan Looney, have earned highest honors as Southern Living Custom Builder of The Year.
In a presentation made at their Charleston, South Carolina custom builder meeting, Southern Living Executive Marketing Director Kristen Payne said Looney represents the best their program has to offer.
“It is clear that a lot of care went into every detail of the (Nashville Southern Living Showcase Home) and that’s what earned him the recognition as the top member in the Custom Builder Program. Castle Homes will be featured in our September 2012 issue,” Payne said. “His sincerity as a person and vested interest in providing a customer a great experience are what really make him stand apart.”
French Country in style, the gorgeous Southern Living Showcase Home was built by Castle Homes in the Dorset Park neighborhood of southern Davidson County. The design team, headed by Castle Homes’ in-house designers Caroline Weigel and Heather Looney, included: Amanda Burdge, Allied ASID, AB HOME Interiors, INC.; Dana Goodman, ASID, Dana Goodman Interiors; Lee Shacklock, Lee Shacklock Interior Design; Kippie Leland, ASID, Leland Interiors, LLC; Jennifer Jones, Allied ASID, Jennifer Jones, Inc.; Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors; Kristen Finney, Allied ASID, Finney Interiors; Beth Jones, ASID, The Interior Collection; Treesa Hudson, Allied ASID, Bradford’s Interiors; and decorative artisans Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes, Leigh Ann Agee, Mojo Faux and William Bell.
The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is an invitation-only network of nearly 100 builders across the country. Each member is hand-selected for their outstanding reputation, quality of design and construction, integrity, and stability in the locations they represent.
A member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program since 2010, Castle Homes, a design-build firm with guaranteed pricing, earned the 2012 Builder of the Year award for its hugely popular presentation of the 2011 Southern Living Showcase Home. The Southern Living Showcase Home in Nashville welcomed almost 7,000 visitors with Ronald McDonald House Nashville as the benefiting charity as well as receiving hundreds of donated Books From Birth for families served.
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Here are some highlights of the 2011 Nashville Southern Living Show.
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Southern Living (www.southernliving.com), the premier lifestyle and entertaining magazine of the South and the seventh largest monthly consumer magazine in the U.S. (based on readership), reaches nearly 16 million readers each month and enjoys a circulation of about 2.8 million. Published 13 times a year, Southern Living celebrates the heart of Southern life.
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Wonderful southern living is all about beautiful homes, yummy food, and great books! Just in time for Christmas, multi million selling, award winning, Grammy nominated songwriter, producer and performer Deborah Allen taps into her poetic gift with words in her new holiday classic “The Loneliest Christmas Tree.” Deborah will be signing her book at Nashville’s Southern Living Showcase Home on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. The Memphis born artist penned the new children’s book that is beautifully illustrated by Molly Brooks, daughter of music legend Kix Brooks.
With a limited number of tickets available, there will be an author meet and greet, a limited concert including songs from her newly released “Hear Me Now” CD and a tour the home at the event with tickets sold exclusively, $25 per person, at www.castlehomes.com, which includes an autographed copy of the book as well.
Capturing the charm and beauty of Southern Living magazine, Nashville’s top interior designers have teamed with Castle Homes and LP Building Products in presenting the Southern Living Showcase Home with the latest ideas in home design, green innovation and new building products with Ronald McDonald House Nashville as the benefiting charity. The home is open to the public, select days October 21 through November 6 In Dorset Park neighborhood off Granny White in Brentwood, TN with tickets sold on-line or at the gate, www.castlehomes.com.