Can you believe it’s finally here? After months of waiting, the location for HGTV Smart Home 2014 has finally been announced. The high-tech home will be nestled in Duncanwood Reserve in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tenn.
Be sure to keep up with its progress as the Tudor-style home comes to life! And don’t forget, starting in April 2014, viewers can enter for a chance to win the three bedroom home in Music City, U.S.A.
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British modernist Basil Bunting once said, “To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.” This reflection could easily be the personal mantra of Nashville-based architect Eric Stengel. Stengel, a Renaissance man schooled in the disciplines of fine arts, decorative arts and, of course, architecture, keeps the work of the masters at the core of his designs while embracing modern conveniences and materials.
Eric’s classically-designed and meticulously executed luxurious estates inspire awe, because they are breathtakingly gorgeous, as well as academically correct and technically perfect. An ideal marriage of beauty and brains, if you will. Eric engages us in Classical ideology in this week’s tour of a Tennessee mansion he built in the 18th-century Georgian style. He offers an enlightening explanation of the three most important aspects of the Classical language in architectural design: its story-telling ability, its ability to evolve and compliment modern times, along with its meaning and worth to those who live in and work on this tradition.
Get Schooled in the Classics
It’s the last Friday of the month – time for another Freebie! Post a comment with a valid email address before 12/11c, Monday, March 1 (Can you believe it’s March already?) to be entered for a chance to win.
This week’s Freebie comes from friends right down the road in Nashville, TN. After running the online boutique, Knobstoppers, for a few years, Robbie and Angie decided they need to expand beyond vintage bottle-stoppers and include a wider range of items – enter Cake Vintage. They’ve taken the retro style of Knobstoppers and applied it to the whole house, with charming place mats, an eclectic silverware collection and custom lighting fixtures made from salvaged silverware and door plates.
Up this week is a pack of items from their Kitchen & Home collection: two notepad sets (their Cake set, which includes a vintage butter knife, and their Kitchen Notes with a vintage spoon). On top of that, you’ll get both of their paper place mat pads, perfect for spring teas or casual suppers.
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