Historical Beat: We're Headed For Adventure
Drum roll please... guess who will be designing the interior of Homestead Manor—from top to bottom!—over the next few months? That’s right... US! Excited is an understatement (insert scream here).
This gorgeous property in Thompson’s Station was built from bricks made on-site in 1819 and was recently purchased by restauranteur Andy Marshall, owner of Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant and GRAY'S on Main. Homestead Manor will become the site for his newest restaurant, which will include an orchard and a rustic 6,000 square-foot event barn.
Each room will be decorated in an antebellum-modern style and will feature unique collections. We're still trying to wrap our minds around decorating a space that has so much historical value. In case you’re not familiar with Homestead, here’s a quick refresher:
On March 5, 1863, the Civil War Battle of Thompson’s Station took place on the property as Confederate troops led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest clashed with Federalist forces. There were 1,400 casualties on the Federalist side and 400 on the Confederate side. During the battle, 17 year-old Alice Thompson and other women from the community watched from Homestead Manor’s cellar window as the Confederate flag bearer was shot down. Young Alice Thompson bolted from the cellar, took up the flag and rallied the Rebel troops (one of the rooms in the house will be dedicated to young Alice's bravery).
Today, this picturesque home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. My mind is bursting with ideas and I’m almost breathless with anticipation to get started... check back for updates soon!