by TJ AndersonThis prediction from Dwell magazine, from late last year, just made its way into my Facebook feed: “Step Aside, Subway Tile — Penny Tile Is the New Classic.” Penny tile,
Nashville Homes For Sale That Celebrate The Hues Of Red White And Blue
by TJ Anderson
I’m getting ready to catch some Nashville fireworks tonight with the family, but getting in a few hours of searching Nashville home listings today, too. On Independence Day, if I manage to help one of our buyers on the road to gaining independence from renting, I’ll consider it a fully festive Fourth.
Looking back through some photos of new-construction Nashville home projects we took on over the past few years (see above, from the TJ Anderson Homes Instagram), I got a little inspiration, too. Along with being grade-A flag colors, I'd say red, white and blue make excellent exterior paint colors.
They each evoke a different personality, but in the right contexts (again, see above), they’re each their own version of classic cool.
Related, and in celebration of Independence day, here are a few homes on the market in Nashville now that I’d say make spot-on use of our all-American hues.
POP OF RED IN HISTORIC WAVERLY
820 Benton Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
When we did our little red schoolhouse pictured up top, I knew it was a bold choice — but I also knew it’d make the home really stand out in a charming, fun way. For every 500 Nashville home listings you look at, maybe one is a big red (and not red brick). There’s good reason for that: You need the right house in the right neighborhood to really make a bright red exterior work. I rarely go that big with it, and rarely recommend it to a homeowner freshening up as they’re looking to sell a Nashville home. When it works, it really works, but more often than not, less is more with bright red. Nine times out of 10 I’d lean like these homeowners did in Historic Waverly: Bring in a bold, bright red as an accent for a pop of lively energy and adventurousness. It works especially well with historic homes like this one — most of the home is tame, color-wise, but that original door, in a firecracker red, grabs your eye and stops you as your clicking through listings.
WOOED BY WHITE IN WOODBINE
310 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
This is one of ours, and I’m overwhelmingly proud on so many fronts. It already had a lot of built-in pluses — Woodbine is one of our favorite Nashville neighborhoods, and 1939 Craftsman bones are easy to love. But I think our overhaul really brought the best out of every inch of this 4-bed, 3-bath, 2202-square-foot home. In the kitchen, we brought in classic white Shaker cabinets, topped those and the bold black island with sleek white countertops, and brought a twist to classic subway tile with an eye-grabbing (and on-trend) herringbone pattern. That center of the home, I think, is emblematic of the design approach throughout: timeless with a twist. Don’t miss the custom tile in the bathrooms; showstoppers, all of them. Same sensibility on the exterior, too: Beautiful bright white overall, with a pop of yellow on the front door and a little soft sage on the fishscales. Let me know if you want to see this one in person — gorgeous as these photos are, they still can’t do justice to what a beauty this rehab is.
KIND OF BLUE IN WEDGEWOOD-HOUSTON
421 A Moore Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
More blocky, modern architecture has really become the order of the day in Wedgewood-Houston — it feels like buyers, developers and builders have consistently shown an appetite for that aesthetic in the Nashville neighborhood, and it’s really reshaped the vibe as construction’s hummed along. It’s not to everyone’s taste, but buyers who love clean lines and roof decks have a lot to choose from in Wedgewood-Houston, like this brand new attached home. Inside, it has all the modern-buyer favorites (hardwoods, stainless, etc.). And I have to give it up for this soft blue choice on the exterior — brings in a little more fun and approachability.
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC, except where noted.
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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