Thrive Homes has now broken ground on two new houses in the pocket neighborhood Ledgelawn on West Main Street in downtown Franklin. Anchored by the Ca. 1904 Dozier Home, which is being restored, the three-acre site will include seven residences for sale.

“The restoration of the Dozier House is well underway, and the six new homes have been carefully designed to complement the historic neighborhood,” stated Thrive Homes CEO Chris Rudd, a Franklin native.

“With the help of the city’s Historic Zoning Commission and taking cues from the diverse architecture found today on West Main Street, these houses reflect influences from styles like Victorian, Craftsman, Tudor, American Four Square and more. Our reputation has been built on infill in landmark neighborhoods like this one, and we’re excited to be a part of the Franklin community.”

Construction started in July on the Dozier House, and the magnificent historical structure will be featured in Traditional Home magazine’s national show house tour next spring. The 2nd Annual O’More Designer Show House will feature O’More alumni, Nashville’s leading interior designers from April 3-27th in 2014. The six other homes range from about 3,500 to 5,000 square feet in size.

Site preparation, foundation work and framing are currently underway on two lots.

Lot 5: “The Belle”-
This lot is a Craftsman-style home featuring four bedrooms and four and a half baths at 3,750 square feet. The open floor plan includes an exceptional master suite, Craftsman interior details and an attached two-car garage.

Lot 7: “The Tennie”-
This lot is a bungalow that just under 3,600 square feet, and includes five bedrooms and five and a half baths. The large kitchen with custom cabinetry, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances opens up to the great room, and a private rear porch is located off the master suite. The main level features 10-foot ceilings, and an attached two-car garage is accessed through a mudroom designed with a family in mind.

“We encourage people to make an appointment to visit our on-site sales center, where they can explore elevations, floor plans and finish options, including things like flooring, countertops, appliances, plumbing fixtures and lighting,” noted Rudd.

“At this point there’s still an opportunity to customize finishes, but we are confident that these homes will sell quickly.”

To learn more about the Ledgelawn neighborhood, please visit To make an appointment to visit the Sales Center, please call Bob Parks Realty at (615) 628-7403.