Local Builder Doug Majors and Realtor Lisa Culp Taylor Team up on Stream Dance in Brentwood.
Imagine working with a custom home builder to design and create your dream home right here in Williamson County.
Maybe it’s situated on several wooded acres in a prime location in Brentwood. You are zoned for the top Williamson County schools. Your interior living space includes an open-concept kitchen as well as a working kitchen, so meal prep doesn’t clutter your entertaining.
Sound too good to be true? This dream is about to become reality at the new three-lot neighborhood on Edmondson Pike called Stream Dance.
Doug Majors, local builder and owner of Majors Construction, purchased the roughly 7.5 acres a year ago and has subdivided it into three 2-plus acre lots. He has partnered with Realtor Lisa Culp Taylor to bring the project to life and to market and sell the lots.
The micro neighborhood, named after Majors’ favorite fly fishing rod, has locked in approvals from the City of Brentwood, infrastructure is in and paving the shared road that will feed each lot’s private driveway is the next project on the books. Majors said he hoped to be under construction with a spec home on lot #1 by March.
“This first home has generational architecture,” Majors said. “Designed by architect Michael Katsaitas of MK Studio, this house will feel like it has always been there. It is visible from Edmondson and is going to make a pretty cool impression.”
Although he’s been building custom homes for years, Stream Dance marks Majors’ first foray into development, which is something he said he has always wanted to do.
“When we found this property it just spoke to us,” he said. “There aren’t many lots like this left in Brentwood. My background is on the civil side from before I started home building, so this always felt like something my home building business would evolve into.”
Taylor said what makes this property so special is that you get the best of both worlds.
“One lot has trees on the perimeter, but a somewhat level yard,” she said. “The other two lots are nestled in the trees, so the houses back there will feel like you are living in a tree house. The lots are just so pretty.”
She added that these home sites have hardwood trees, streams and plenty of tranquility, combined with convenience. “You have nature, but you are still close to everything. The interstate is right there, you are close to Cool Springs and Brentwood and you have great schools.” This area is zoned for Edmondson Elementary, Brentwood Middle and Brentwood High.
Majors has already designed the spec home, but for the other two lots, he says the sky is the limit. While he is planning to work with buyers to build custom homes on the other lots, he would consider other options.
“I am the architectural review committee,” Majors said with a laugh. “We have architectural guidelines, but they are purposefully not very specific. We are custom builders, so we didn’t want to limit the potential with an overall theme. Because each lot is private, the architecture can vary between the three houses.”
After working with Taylor for years on various real estate projects, Majors said he knew he needed her input to elevate this project to its full potential. What has he learned from her throughout the process?
“She has taught me that cool costs money,” he said. “Seriously, though, she has been instrumental in the strategy of setting this thing up.”
Taylor added that it’s not simply her experience or opinions she is able to bring to the table, but the knowledge of what she is hearing from potential buyers in Williamson County.
“I have been involved in all of the architecture meetings and love working with builders who want you to be involved in that process,” she said. “I am out talking with all of these people shopping for homes who say ‘I want this’ or ‘I want that’, so I am able to pass along that real-life input.”
So what are the highly desired features for multi-million-dollar homes these days? Taylor said more and more people want swimming pools, bolstered outdoor entertaining spaces and working kitchens as well as flex space and ample storage.
“Everyone will say their ideal home will have a great kitchen,” she said. “The plan we are starting first has a large kitchen that’s open to the family room, but also has a working kitchen. If you are entertaining, the mess and clutter can stay in the working kitchen. It gives you extra prep space or a great space for a caterer.”
She said they also made every effort to take outdoor space into account as homes are situated on each lot. This way, the potential of having a pool has already been accounted for if a buyer were interested in that.
“Overall, I think Doug is a really thoughtful builder in that he has looked at everything from the standpoint of how he and his family would interact in a home,” Taylor said. “He has put an emphasis on the functionality and this first house will have a functional, livable floorplan that has some great flex spaces.”
For more information on Stream Dance, contact Lisa Culp Taylor at 615-775-3830.