(FRANKLIN, Tenn.) January 7, 2014 – The next phase of residential lots at Berry Farms in Franklin, Tennessee, known as Warren Place, are now available. There are a total of 66 lots in Warren Place; 15 will be townhomes and 51 will be single family homes. Builders include Celebration Homes, Ford Custom Classic Homes, Legend Homes, Regent Homes, and Stonegate Homes.
Berry Farms is a highly sought-after, master planned community flush with amenities like swimming pools, pocket parks and walkability to office and retail shops. The luxury homes in Warren Place will range from $250-$380’s for townhomes and low $400’s to low $800’s for single family homes.
“We are building from our Heritage collection, with new designs from 3,500 to 4,500 square feet,” says President of Celebration Homes, Randall Smith. “Homes will continue with the Berry Farms classic Federal styling but with new additional innovative features such as:
- Relaxing outdoor areas for entertaining
- Expansive covered outdoor living areas for seasonal enjoyment
- Outdoor kitchens for fun family gatherings
- Separate carriage house living areas above garages
- Creative owners retreats with expansive spa baths
- An abundance of light
- Side entry garage courts in addition to the established alley style
- Interior designer finishes like brick walls, painted brick, niches, stained and distressed beams
- Custom panel details, coffered ceilings, stacked cabinetry
- Innovative tech wired homes for maximum enjoyment of sound, safety and convenience
Berry Farms is the trifecta of Luxury, Lifestyle and Location. Residents get all the benefits of an urban lifestyle with the added benefits of a suburban location in Franklin; a walkable community where they can live, work, shop and play, right in the heart of Williamson County. Master builders deliver stunning homes featuring classic, Federal style architecture. And all in a location that can’t be matched, with convenient access to I-65 and 840.
“There’s a story unfolding at Berry Farms,” reveals Phil Fawcett, Managing Partner at Boyle Nashville. “As families move in and join the community, the tree-lined sidewalks and welcoming front porches beckon neighbors to become lifelong friends. Our residents are building their futures here, together. Much like the long term residents of the beloved historical neighborhoods from year’s past.”
The luxury of Berry Farms parlays the legacy of the land. A legacy that began when the land was first settled in the early 1800’s and continues with each passing generation. While every generation has a story to tell, some of the most notable tales come from the three Civil War skirmishes that were fought on the property.
Warren Place sits within the part of Berry Farms where the first Civil War skirmish in Franklin took place on April 10, 1863. The historical marker on the property recounts this story:
On Friday, mid-afternoon, April 10, 1863, Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest with a force of his skilled cavalrymen, was in the vicinity of the Harpeth River west of Hughes Ford, when he learned that his artillery battery had just been ambushed by the 4th US Cavalry near Douglass Church on the John Hughes Place at Rural Plains, being the northwest corner of Lewisburg Pike and Old Peytonsville Road. Gen. Forrest’s response was, “Give me 5 minutes and I will be in their rear,” as he wheeled his troops 180 degrees and made a mad dash of approximately 1 ½ miles ride south and, with total surprise, furiously hit and scattered the Federals, recapturing all 4 cannons, and proceeding on Lewisburg Pike to Confederate Hqs. at Spring Hill. Capt. Freeman, the sole fatality of this first battle of Franklin (Douglass Church), was deeply mourned by his friend and leader, Gen. Forrest and his comrades in arms.
The land now known as Berry Farms, was first settled by Colonel “Buck” Martin in the early 1800’s. The original homestead was built sometime between 1806 and 1812, prior to Colonel Martin’s departure to fight in the War of 1812. After serving on Andrew Jackson’s staff in New Orleans, he returned to his Middle Tennessee home, lovingly referred to as “Rural Plains,” and convinced his sister, Sally Hughes, and her husband, John Hughes, to leave Virginia and make a home for themselves on the property. The Hughes family built a Federal style brick home at Berry Farms in 1830. Today, this Rural Plains home stands as a landmark of preservation and one of Williamson County’s great historic homes, having been beautifully restored by Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Berry who are direct descendants of the Hughes family.
Warren Place was named for the Warren family, who inherited the home in 1884. The John Hughes farm passed to Dr. Sam Henderson and his wife Rachel Jane Hughes Henderson. At the death of Dr. Samuel Henderson in 1884, the farm passed to Mary Jane Henderson Warren, wife of Rev. William R. Warren.
The 602 acres that comprise Berry Farms are rich not only in the Berry family history, but the history of the city of Franklin as well. Much of the surrounding land bore witness to the Civil War firsthand. At least three Civil War skirmishes were fought on the property.
To this day, Berry Farms is a union of past and present. It stands as a testament to the strength and resiliency of the families in the community and the heritage of Franklin. Its history connects residents with the land and with one another. This is a place to plant roots and make memories for generations to come.
“I want those who move to Berry Farms to know the deep history of the land, and to love and enjoy living out there as much as I did,” declares Berry family member and steward of the family legacy, Avalyn Berry Swain. “There is no more special place than Rural Plains, for living, making memories, and building a future.”
Everything in the Berry Farms development is designed to connect residents to the legacy of the land. The well thought-out street design, walkways and bike paths connect the neighborhoods within Berry Farms and the surrounding community, uniting neighbors and creating a strong sense of place.
“We’re really excited about Berry Farms,” says Chad Gore, VP of Architecture for Ford Custom Classic Homes. “We believe that the combination of its location, the architecture, all the amenities, and the community feel; there’s not going to be anything like it in the area. We’re really proud to be a part of it.”
Model homes for Celebration Homes, Ford Custom Classic Homes and Regent Homes are open daily. Visit www.BerryFarmsTN.com/residential for a list of builders and to schedule an appointment.
About Berry Farms
Berry Farms is a unique master planned community located in Franklin, Tennessee, in the heart of one of the nation’s fastest growing, most affluent counties. Conveniently located at the Interstate 65 / Peytonsville Road (Goose Creek Bypass) interchange, Berry Farms is strategically situated for easy access and growth. Berry Farms represents a new, classic way of living, working and playing that not only changes how a community looks, but how it feels. And with a preserved history that dates back to the early 1800’s, the property has a compelling story to tell. www.BerryFarmsTN.com
About Boyle Nashville
Boyle Investment Company is committed to creating engaging, sustainable mixed-use communities with a conservative approach and commitment to quality. Boyle provides leasing, management, and development services at Berry Farms. www.boyle.com