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Nashville Area Homes That Beam Style Right From The Front Door
by TJ Anderson
I’m a home-design fanatic — if you follow TJ Anderson Homes on Instagram, that much is probably clear, since I’m constantly posting everything from kitchen cabinets and tiles to door knobs that get my creative inspiration going.
Recently, as we’ve been putting the finishing touches on our latest build in Woodbine, 2510 Foster Ave., I tapped the social-media hive-mind to get some feedback on one part of the process that seems small, but that I find really important: front door color.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, right? And while all-around curb appeal is a broad focus, from the landscaping to the lighting, I tend to think of the front door as a pretty sizable part of the initial “hello,” and the color as a big component in the mood of that hello. (I wrote a whole thing in 2015 about what your front door color says about you.)
We landed on a deep, stoic blue for our red Woodbine cottage — pictured above — and I could’t be happier with the results. What’s your take?
Our 2510 Foster listing is set to hit the market next week, so I’ll share more about that one soon (feel free to call us at TJ Anderson Homes if you want to know more). But with that on my mind, I focused this week’s Open House roundup on front doors that do things right.
First, the broader picture:
Then my picks:
2916 Glenmeade Dr
Nashville, TN 37216
Cute Inglewood tudor with red arched door, you had me at hello. The spectacular vaulted ceiling detail in the main living area makes me want to stay a while. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
101 S Graycroft Ave
Madison, TN 37115
Madison continues to come up, but you can still find great bang for your home-buying buck there — this fully renovated mid-century ranch has almost 2700 square feet of living space, 3 beds and 3 baths, with almost three-quarters of an acre of property. No need to lift a finger inside, and that turquoise door plays off the light brick in a really fun way. Open Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
1713 Litton Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
Another Inglewood home for sale, but this one’s brand new — and the architecture is a great fit with the historic homes in the area. The grey stone and blue siding are subdued and stylish, and that red door adds the right heat. Bright, open and high-end inside, plus two large covered porches. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
1715 A 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
Historic Germantown has the kind of vibe that inspires getting really get creative with color, and the pop of canary yellow with that cadet-blue siding is a great example. This renovated 1920 cottage couldn’t be more charming. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
6000 Belle Rive Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
I love a grand entrance. And this estate in Belle Rive delivers — the double doors, with intricate woodwork, open up to a winding staircase that’s impressively elegant, a vibe that follows throughout the nearly 7000-square-foot home. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Are you starting your house hunt in the Nashville area? I’d love to help you find your dream home — give me a call or send me an email, and tell me about what you’re looking for.
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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