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SEP-OCT 2018

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G R E AT E R N A S H V I L L E H O U S E & H O M E & G A R D E N ™ 26 Y o u will find a slice of hilltop living or lakeside luxury as part of the Charity Tour of Homes with 6 stunning houses s tretching across Middle Tennessee from a cou- ple of lake area homes in Sumner County to a lodge style home on eight acres. One cket will admit visitors to all six homes over a three day period. Homes will be open from noon-5 p.m. Friday – Sunday, September 28-30. Presented by the Master Custom Builders Council of TN, the tour includes homes built for customers at a substan,al savings and are fully furnished. A single ,cket allows visitors to sam- ple a variety of home styles, loca,ons, builders, architects, designers, and more according to Bob Shaw, of McPherson- Shaw, Inc., member of the Master Custom Builders Council. "If you are considering building or even pain,ng a room, you'll want to check out the interes,ng variety of styles from French Coun- try to tradi,onal," Shaw says. "You'll see ex- posed beams and great examples of popular outdoor living spaces." In the French country home built by David Pa-on Construc,on LLC, visitors will find a pleasing combina,on of brick and stonework. An imposing foyer and living area greet guests. A round space shelters the dining room which has views to the backyard which slopes gently to the lakeshore. The kitchen features grey painted cabinetry in two tones, professional appliances, quartz c ountertops, and textural mosaic backsplashes. A screened porch is accessible from several rooms and wide walkways around the home's u pper level feature decora,ve iron railings and a view of the pool. Panoramic views are fea- tured from numerous rooms. An upholstered wall in the master bedroom is reflec,ve of the contemporary taste found throughout the home Numerous graceful arches adorn openings off the entry areas and graceful wrought iron railings are part of the circular stairway that leads to the lower level. Downstairs, a second kitchen and entertainment areas sit on pol- ished concrete floors. A home theater room and game table are also included. Aptly named "The Nest" by the homeown- ers, the custom modern farmhouse built by R. Thomas Construc,on is located high atop a beau,ful ridge. It is approximately 7,200 square feet and offers 4 bedrooms (with the op,on of a 5th) and 5 full and 2 half baths. Twelve-foot ceilings on the main floor and 10-. ceilings on the 2nd floor create large open living and entertaining spaces while whitewashed oak beam ceilings and character grade wide white oak flooring and shiplap walls provide warmth and character. "His" and "Hers" bathrooms and a morning bar create a quiet and relaxing master bed- room suite. The upstairs—"The Barn" as the homeowners call it—was planned and built for fun with grandchildren and guests. It's a huge space over the garage that has been trans- formed into a rus,c, fun place for kids and adults to play games and socialize. Walls are finished with random thickness wood and the ceiling is covered in corrugated ,n. Shaw's two homes range from a 6,700 square foot home in Fairview Planta,on to a 4,900 square foot lodge-style home built to take advantage of its eight-acre se.ng. Features in the Shaw homes include a televi- sion that automa,cally folds down from a rear terrace ceiling, automa,c screens on an out- door terrace, and an ar,st-painted dome in a master bedroom. Both Shaw homes feature geo-thermal heat- ing and cooling, while one home includes a vaulted groined ceiling in the dining room. Builders par,cipa,ng in this year's tour in- clude: David Pa-on Construc,on, Hughes Ed- wards Builders, McPherson-Shaw, Inc., and R. Thomas Construc,on. Addi,onal members of MCBC of TN include: Hilton Design/Build, Hughes-Edwards Builders, Kingdom Builders, and WaterMark Homes. The Master Custom Builders Council of Ten- nessee is an elite group of the finest custom home builders in the mid-state sharing a deep passion for their cra and for providing their clients the latest in custom, residen,al con- struc,on. Originally brought together to leverage their buying power and cost savings for clients, the group established the Charity Tour of Homes in 2010. MCBC of TN builder clients who par,ci- pate in the Charity Tour of Homes receive huge building savings. All of the ,cket proceeds will benefit ABC (Aer Breast Cancer), a program for survivors of breast cancer that provides educa,on and healing. Tickets are $15 (which includes admi-ance on all three days). Tickets may be purchased at the door of any of the homes or at www.mas- tercustombuilder.com. For more informa,on about the homes, the builders, and the tour itself, visit www.mastercustombuilder.com. ◆ charity tour of homes Charity Tour of Homes locaon: Greater Nashville Area dates: September 28-30 noon-5 p.m. Daily admission: $15 in advance or at the door for informaon: www.mastercustombuilders.com

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