Creativity is at the core of what makes Nashville so special, and when it comes to home design and construction, there's no shortage of talented professionals to draw from. We chatted with five local experts, who specialize in architecture, interior design and landscapes, about their inspira…

“It’s like a well-tailored jacket.” Anthony Tinghitella lands on this phrase while describing 109 Westhampton Place, the house he designed and owns, and there’s really no better way to express what makes it feel so good. “You can dress it up, dress it down,” he adds. “It can be traditional; …

In This Issue

Stepping into 5026 Franklin Pike will, quite literally, take your breath away. Soaring ceilings, luxurious finishes, statement architectural choices and a spectacular pool deck make this home magnificent, from top to bottom and inside to out.

If you’re looking for modern, stylish living in a quiet neighborhood close to the city, then 5323 Stanford Drive might be perfect for you. This high-end contemporary, two-story, 3,417-square-foot home sits on nearly 2 acres in Forest Hills.

Aptly named Aerie, this two-story penthouse in 505, Nashville’s tallest residential high-rise, offers exceptional views of the city from an unrivaled perspective. In fact, the only time you won’t have a breathtaking vista at Lisa and Tony Giarratana’s condominium is the moment before you wal…

Sitting on a little over 11 rolling acres in Goodlettsville, Thistletop Inn epitomizes the signature style of its legendary builder, Braxton Dixon. In every room, every nook and cranny, every architectural detail, there’s a story. The home is constructed from native stone from Old Hickory La…

Framed by maple trees, boxwoods and stone columns, an intricately designed iron gate opens to a winding private drive leading to a spectacular retreat on more than 200 acres in Williamson County. Located between Thompson Station and Spring Hill, with easy access to I-840, Rolling Hills Retre…

The opportunity to own such an exceptional property as Walnut Hill very rarely comes along. The Greek Revival home, built in 1858, sits on 66 verdant acres in northwest Williamson County and effortlessly combines the architectural magnificence of the past with the best of modern living. It m…

    While most businesses and industries have taken a hit in one way or another throughout the past year, Nashville’s real estate market is hotter than ever. Homes — even ones in the multimillion-dollar price range — are selling so quickly that it was challenging to find properties to highlight …

    Third-generation architect Nick Dryden comes by his talents naturally, and his father and grandfather have always been his greatest sources of practical and intellectual inspiration. Dryden Architecture + Design (Dryden), his in-demand, award-winning firm, is known for thoughtfully balancing…

    Good design has always been important to Amhad Freeman, from his personal wardrobe to the homes he creates for others. Growing up in Alabama, he found his passion for design as he watched his grandmother build houses for his family, but he decided to pursue a career in finance until his call…

    Roger Higgins may have grown up in a “tiny, one-horse town” in East Tennessee, but his career as an interior designer has taken him all over the country and beyond. Growing up, Roger’s family owned a funeral home. After attending Tennessee Wesleyan University, he decided to forgo the family …

    When Anne Daigh started her career in landscape architecture, she trained under the very best. Fresh out of college at the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design, Anne worked for Ben Page, whom she refers to as “the father of landscape architecture in Nashville.” Honing her cra…

    From running a candle shop to designing interiors, Rozanne Jackson has made a name for herself through her timeless spaces and impeccable design sensibilities, which are influenced by everything from Parisian to classic Southern styles. In 1996, she opened her first retail shop, The Iron Gat…

    Pam and Steve Taylor can walk out onto the terrace of their newly built house perched on the side of a mountain in Sewanee and see a herd of buffalo, belonging to a neighbor, roaming the pasture below. Stella, the couple’s golden retriever, and William Blaze, their Welsh corgi, can often be …

    Ballard Designs, the Atlanta-based retailer known primarily for its home furnishings and décor catalog, has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Green Hills, in the former Pier 1 location on Hillsboro Pike. This is the company’s 15th location, and Nashville was chosen because of its already-lo…

    Hannah Crowell was destined to follow a creative path. Although she comes from country music royalty — her parents are Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell, and her grandfather was Johnny Cash — the Nashville native first pursued an acting career before moving into interior design. Her parents ma…

      Amity Home throw blanket in indigo; Quartz cluster on stand; Skeem Design match cloche; XL found glass demijohn; Oudh Noir three-wick candle; 22-inch vintage pillow; Large and small modern jacks in gold; Magnifying paperweight; Teak stool; Framed feather on linen; Venta glass bottle; Botanic…

        Every spring, Nfocus takes you inside some of the most stunning, jaw-dropping and magnificent homes on the market in our annual Homes of Distinction issue. This year is no exception. From a 124-year-old Queen Anne Victorian home in historic Franklin to a sprawling Oak Hill estate to a belove…

        Anyone wanting to live in the lap of luxury need look no further than 874 S. Curtiswood Lane. The 5-acre estate in Oak Hill offers the best modern conveniences and a comfortable lifestyle in a remarkable historic home. Plus, it has a park-like backyard that's to die for.

        There’s something romantic about Leiper’s Fork, with its picturesque surroundings and charming village. It holds the promise of getting away from it all without really having to, thanks to its reputation for good music, food and shopping. Now, there’s a chance to enjoy this sought-after life…

        There are many historic homes in the Nashville area, but few are as well preserved or have as much personality as 932 W. Main St. in downtown Franklin. Named The Green House, this Queen Anne Victorian home still retains most of its original features, from the leather wallpaper in the stairca…

        Nestled between Belle Meade and Green Hills, this stunning property on Trimble Road offers a secluded refuge right in the heart of town. From the moment you enter the driveway, crossing a small bridge over a babbling creek, life instantly feels less harried. With the house situated farther b…

        There is hardly a nonprofit in the community that hasn’t been touched by Ellen Martin’s benevolence. For arts, social services and preservation organizations, she has generously provided funding through the Martin Foundation, served as a board member, chaired fundraisers and opened her home …

        The word spectacular doesn’t even begin to adequately describe this Oak Hill treasure. Situated on 7 acres on the corner of Franklin Pike and Harding Place and encompassing more than 12,500 square feet across multiple structures, this property is a spectacle to behold, without feeling ostent…

        Seven years ago, Kathryn and David Brown moved into a true Nashville gem. Completed in 1965, the French Regency manse was designed by Edwin Keeble, the well-known architect responsible for dozens of notable homes, as well as downtown’s iconic L&C Tower. As anyone who is lucky enough to o…

        Why would a nationally acclaimed contemporary architecture firm want to move into a midcentury Metro building in disrepair that had been sitting vacant for most of two decades? In the case of Hastings Architecture’s latest project, it was a combination of nostalgia and the love of a good challenge.

          Nfocus is now accepting applications for our annual Homes of Distinction issue. Every May, we highlight some of the most spectacular homes for sale in Nashville and the surrounding areas. We're looking for houses currently on the market for $1,000,000 or more. If you're a real estate profess…

          Nashville has always been a city full of style, so it’s no surprise that the homes here are as tasteful and diverse as the residents. For our annual Interiors Issue, we’re taking you inside four sleek and chic private residences around the city and bringing you the story behind the stunning …

          Kathy and Bob Olsen’s Tudor-inspired home on a quiet street in Green Hills could appropriately be dubbed the Art House. The moniker in this case doesn’t refer to film but rather another visual art: Bob’s extensive collection of paintings. After living in the home almost five years, the coupl…

          For Denise Hopmayer, an in-demand real-estate agent, and husband Jeff, an entrepreneur in the wine and spirits industry, building a house wasn’t something they’d thought much about. That is until they found a wonderful lot in the Richland-West End Historic District and realized they wanted t…

          To say that Andrea and John Crist’s Elmington home was move-in ready is an understatement. When the couple arrived to their new house after relocating to Nashville from Tampa, Tanya Hembree of Onyx & Alabaster had the home painted, furnished and ready for the family of four to settle sea…

          As the fall season approaches, let us turn your attention indoors with our annual Nfocus Interiors issue. Each October, we highlight residential spaces that have been designed with supreme style and detail, whether a new build or renovation. These homes don't have to be on the market to be f…

          Lisa Manning’s love of gardening began as a seed planted by her grandfather, when she was a young child. “My grandfather had a huge working garden,” she says, wistfully. “I remember sitting under a tree with him and eating pomegranate fresh and getting red all over my clothes, and it didn't …

          “Well, it’s the old adage, ‘my grandmother taught me,’ " says Steve Sirls when asked where his love of gardening comes from. As a little boy, he accompanied her to the State Capitol while she removed and later replanted irises when the limestone was restored. Those early experiences not only…

          The home at 1150 Travelers Ridge Drive cannot be done justice by images or words alone. One must drive up the climbing ridge and walk across the entrance bridge to properly experience the jaw-dropper. With the front and back of the house comprised of floor-to-ceiling windows — and from its p…

          Stepping into 3728 West End, past the Ionic columns and through the double doors, feels like stepping into Nashville’s past. It’s a trip back a century in time, when the busy thoroughfare was a meandering road traversed by electric streetcars and dotted with stately mansions. Built in 1910, …

          Hidden in plain sight, 404 Lynnwood Blvd. is a stunning Belle Meade home reminiscent of a European chalet. Sitting on just over an acre, its true stucco exterior and cedar shake roof are accented by copper gutters and dark green accents. Guests are welcomed by 19th-century antique double fre…

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