O’More Alumnae McClain Holloway Franks and Kristen Vaughn Featured in Parade of Homes

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O’More Alumnae McClain Holloway Franks and Kristen Vaughn Featured in Parade of Homes

You don’t have to own a home in Williamson County’s newest golf community to experience what it would be like to live there. All you need is a ticket to this month’s Parade of Homes.

Seven custom-built luxury homes in the Hideaway at Arrington will be open for public tours Oct. 8-23. All are built alongside the fairways and greens of the Hideaway’s 7,080-yard golf course, designed by award-winning architects von Hagge, Smelek & Baril.

In addition to views of the golf course, those attending will see the latest ideas in home construction presented by some of Middle Tennessee’s top home builders and designers. The owners of the homes — two have been purchased already and the remaining five are on the market for prices averaging a bit over $1 million — will enjoy numerous upgrades.

“Every detail of every Parade home is meticulously thought over and planned. From the floor plan to the finished product, you not only have an experienced builder constructing the home, you also have a top notch designer to pull everything together while trying new ideas,” said McClain Holloway Franks.

She is the principal broker for Battle Ground Realty and designer for Tennessee Valley Homes Battle Ground Realty, LLC, which is presenting a modern farmhouse that mixes rustic and contemporary elements.

A 15-foot vaulted ceiling spans the great room and the kitchen in the home, which offers one-level living with three of its bedrooms on the main floor.

The hardwood floors have a lighter, “more-gray” stain than has been done before, said Franks, whose family owns the company.

“We then hand rubbed a white finish on the floors, before the last coat of poly, to really bring out the wood grain and give the floors some texture and depth. The end result is really beautiful and we are excited to show it off,” she said.

Jason Bradshaw and Bob Deal, who designed the interior of the French-inspired home presented by Legend Homes, said in an e-mail that everyone working on Parade homes “brings their ‘A’ game, new and fresh ideas.”

New in the Parade home are walls and granite in white and pale colors. They are also offering champagne bronze hardware in place of the stainless or nickel that has been popular recently.

They own Bob & Jason Design, located at 93 Valley Forge in Nashville, TN.

In the Tuscan villa-inspired home presented by Heritage Homes, interior designer Dana Dashiell is offering something new.

“The upholstered wall behind the bed in the master bedroom is something I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t. I designed this button tufted panel to follow the angle of the ceiling. It is the full width of the bed and extends 10 feet up the wall. It adds a touch of drama and romance to the master suite.”

Other special features include whitewashed, exposed cedar joists for the ceiling, knotty alder cabinets, a 10-foot island with a limestone countertop, a chimney-style limestone hood and a handmade tile backsplash.

Dashiell operates Dana Dashiell Interiors in Franklin, TN.

The modern farmhouse presented by Woodridge Homes is designed with livability in mind, said designer Amber Pratt.

“We are excited to offer a design in which the homeowner feels right at home. The open floor plan of this home combined with high ceilings and adding color, texture, pattern and character to each room of the house allows for instant livability,” she said.

Pratt, who is a principal in Woodridge Homes, is the home’s lead designer. Completing the Woodridge team are Kristen Vaughn and Jennifer Early. Vaughn is a graduate of O’More College of Design and is a registered interior designer. Early, a graduate of MTSU, has been with Woodridge Homes since 2009.

The interior of the farmhouse-inspired home presented by Wiesner Homes has walnut flooring throughout the main level. The home also features a poplar wood study with a coffered ceiling and fireplace, said designer Tina Daniel.

“The master bedroom wood ceiling has large rustic beams and a soft suede finish and furnishings that are gorgeous. The bed is a must see. The powder bath is unique with a Jack Daniel whiskey barrel and a copper sink with a wall faucet as the vanity with a leathered treatment on the walls. The screened porch is all cedar with a fireplace overlooking a large patio with a golf course view,” said Daniel, who operates Interiors by Tina in Brentwood.

The European French country-inspired home presented by Arthur Rutenberg Homes has a vaulted ceiling with stained box beam detail, said Kim LaQuire, the company’s model home designer.

“I wanted to keep it light and airy feeling, but still rich and upscale,” she said.

The sliding door to the den is a modernized barn door with glass panels. The third bedroom is staged as an arts and crafts room, “showing that it can be used in many ways,” said LaQuire.

The elegant cottage-style home presented by Britt Development Group has a two-story open entry and dining area, metal mesh in the built-ins, a bunk room and sliding mirrors in the master bath. The interior was designed by Sarah Britt, Tiffany Webb and Catherine Rector.

“I think Parade homes are also an opportunity for designers and builders to go the extra mile to include creative details that make the homes interesting beyond what a spec house would be,” said Brian Layton, the home’s builder. “They can push the envelope, so to speak.”

If you go

What: The 2016 James Hardie Parade of Homes

When: Oct. 8-23, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. each day. Last ticket sales at 7 p.m.

Where: The Hideaway at Arrington, 7526 Trident Ridge Road, College Grove 37046 (two miles from Arrington Vineyards)

Tickets: $12 at the gate; children 12 and under free

Original article published in The Tennessean.

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