N’Focus: Fresh Air vs. Times Square. City living hits a high note in Nashville.

080109 NFocus - Fresh air versus Times Square1Red Hot at Terrazzo. Imagine leaving your car parked at home and walking to a local restaurant, a sporting event or a live concert in the park. No hassles. No worries. No stress. From brownstones to hi-rises, from studios to penthouses, Nashville’s urban scene offers something for all ages and all lifestyles.

For 30 years, David “Boone” and Kathi Gregory, both commercial architects, commuted from their 40-acre farm in Sumner County down into Nashville 45 minutes each way. They’d always talked about moving into the city and when they learned Terrazzo would be the first LEED certified residential hi-rise, they put their money down on a three-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit on the 15th floor. Two years later, the couple was some of the first owners to move in. Kathi admits that city living was an adjustment, not only for the couple, but for their two dogs and 20-year old cat…..”We love it,” she said.

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