New Franklin boutique neighborhoods, Southern Preserve and Water Leaf, were highlighted by the Tennessean as homeowners express the desire for fewer neighbors and more privacy.

Southern Preserve Acre-Plus Home Sites


The first home of only 20 in Southern Preserve is a pretty Contemporary Farmhouse.

Developed by Carbine & Associates with acre-plus home sites, Southern Preserve provides a bucolic lifestyle moments from a bustling 840 exchange off Lewisburg Pike in Franklin. Surrounded by the rolling Middle Tennessee hills and four-board fencing outlining the 35-acre neighborhood, a quarter of this space is dedicated to wooded open space with just 20 acre-plus home sites available.

Daryl Walny-Carbine-And-Associates

A Michigan State University construction management grad, Daryl Walny is vice president of operations for Carbine & Associates and also holds a commercial building license.

“A lot of people prefer pocket neighborhoods,” Carbine Vice President Daryl Walny shared. “ In other neighborhoods, there’s less privacy and no space to play for kids. Our neighborhoods offer a peaceful alternative.”

Southern Preserve appeals to home buyers seeking the privacy of a large yard with true, one-acre-plus lots and it provides a fresh, alternative as home sites have been getting smaller in Williamson County with the price of home-building sites soaring.

Homes in Southern Preserve begin in the mid-$700,000s. The House for Hope Designer Show House, a Modern Farmhouse, was the first home completed in 2017, with over $100,000 donated from the tour and home sale to Middle Tennessee children’s charities in honor of Carbine’s 30th anniversary.

Water Leaf Peaceful Alternative


Located in Franklin, Tennessee off Gosey Hill Road, Water Leaf has just 26, acre-plus home sites offering privacy with easy access to shopping, schools and entertainment. Click here for homesite options. 

Similar in style to the Southern Preserve neighborhood, this new community is near Graystone Quarry  and has large home sites with a quarter of the neighborhood property also dedicated to green space. The community has easy access to I-840 and is zoned for Page High and Middle Schools as well as Oak View Elementary. Here’s a video tour:


Farmhouse First Water Leaf Home

Carbine is building in the neighborhood on 11 home sites and has already begun a popular farmhouse, Federal and Tennessee country style home.  The neighborhood home prices will range from mid-$800,000s to over $1 million.

Land on which to build is hard to find particularly on acre-plus home sites. With a dimensioning supply and a population increasing daily, Water Leaf balances the desire for privacy with acre-plus home sites, great Williamson County schools and access to shopping and the interstate.


Over 5,000 square feet, this beautiful farmhouse is being built in Water Leaf neighborhood of Williamson County and will be priced at over $1 million. Contact Carbine Realty Broker Beth Sturm for more info at 615-351-0039. (Rendering by Ben Johnson)

The first homes are slated for completion by the end of 2017. Contact Carbine Realty Broker Beth Sturm for more information at 615-351-0039.