Nashville Symphony Show House


Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM – Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM


The bucolic Hillsboro Road area is accented with deep black, Kentucky four-board fencing and the beautiful rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. Opening for tour June 12, the new Nashville Symphony Show House embraces and reflects this vernacular with a gorgeous Southern Contemporary Folk style home built by the award-winning, Brentwood-based Castle Homes teaming for the first time with noted architect Wade Weissmann.

IMG_0078Situated on two picturesque acres, you’ll want to take plenty of design notes on the inspiring house which is Music City’s newest signature home event benefiting one of our greatest treasures the Nashville Symphony.

Alan Looney, president of Castle Homes, said the non-profit performing arts organization is the perfect partner and benefactor for the home event already being called “music to the eyes.” Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan D. Valentine said his organization is honored by the partnership.

“We are both extremely thrilled and grateful to be a part of this unique initiative,
which will provide valuable support for the Nashville Symphony’s ongoing work throughout Middle Tennessee,” said Valentine. “Partnerships such as these are a perfect example of the outstanding community spirit that makes Nashville so special, and I am looking forward to an exciting series of events this June at the Castle Homes’ show house benefiting the Nashville Symphony.”

Castle Homes, which earned Southern Living’s 2012 Custom Builder of the Year Award, collaborated with Weissmann in creating a modern riff on a quintessential southern home.

NSSH Main Porch 1“From the standing seam metal roof with a baked finish to the deep, fiber cement siding, we have recreated an old folk style home but with all the luxury and amenities of modern day,” Looney said. “Our talented designers, along with Castle’s in-house design team, have embraced the tone and tenor of the home’s style through fresh choices in color palettes, textiles, original art and accessories.”

Showcasing the latest in building, architecture and interior décor, Mark Simmons Interiors, Julie Couch Interiors and Rozanne Jackson Interiors for The Iron Gate are taking multiple rooms of the home and dressing them with
their unique flair resulting in a cornucopia of creative ideas. And, meticulous detailing was taken in recreating a historic, low-maintenance exterior.

“You may need to blink twice to realize the home hasn’t always been there. We build an incredible variety of homes throughout the area from English Country to traditional but farmhouse has become a favorite, also the style of the Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel,” Looney said. “While we love recreating these historic home styles, we are also known for low-maintenance exteriors and are always looking for new ways to achieve this.”

The Nashville Symphony Show House is a virtual how-to on recreating a low-maintenance, historically inspired home including: weather-worn brick pavers on the porches; sand-blasted, aged finish driveway; Nichiha fiber cement siding with a heavier profile for a deeper shadow line; 50+ year guaranteed standing seam metal roof with extra insulation to soften residual sound.

The architectural show stopper of the home is the sculptural staircase designed by Weissmann. It also helps divide living spaces and creates a cozy library alcove adjacent to the master bedroom.

NSSH Violin Marden BookWeissmann’s design also weaves main level hardwood floors into the master bath. Vanities are placed in front of windows lending a feel of repurposing a sunroom into a bathroom as might have been done in a 1800s home.

Prior to the tour opening, Castle Homes is hosting a garden party for area home, garden and food bloggers and media with garden lifestyle expert and Southern Living Magazine Contributing Garden Editor Carmen Johnston along with the iconic Miss Daisy King and PBS Volunteer Gardener Troy Marden, author of “Southern Gardener’s Handbook.” Marden will also have a book signing during the tour on Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. where visitors can meet the prolific writer and gardener.

With a convenient area shuttle at Congregation Micah, 2001 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN (37027), the home will be open for tour daily, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., June 12-28. On Tuesdays during the tour, REALTORS® presenting a business card can tour the home for free. There will be an After The Tour Sale on Monday, June 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. where visitors can enter the site to can purchase home furniture, art and accessories. To follow the build and purchase $15 per person general admission tickets, visit

NSSH Team photo. #1jpgThe building and design team pictured left to right:
Wade Weissmann – Wade Weissmann Architecture
Alan D. Valentine – Nashville Symphony President/CEO
Julie Couch – Julie Couch Interiors
Rozanne Jackson – The Iron Gate
Deb Tallent – Mark Simmons Interiors
Alan Looney – president of Castle Homes


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