Scott Sohr: Tennessee History Preserved Through Giving

Scott Sohr NashvilleMiddle Tennessee real estate developer Scott Sohr is known for his modern homes set amidst cozy hybrid urban-rural settings. With properties including Arrington and Courtside at Southern Woods to his credit, Scott Sohr is a man who obviously knows how to integrate the best of Tennessee into his residential developments. Today, Scott Sohr opens up about two points of inspiration for his work and says that Tennessee’s historic landmarks are at the mercy of the giving spirit.

AGatheringofExperts.com: Thanks for joining us this evening.

Scott Sohr: My pleasure.

AGatheringofExperts.com: Today our topic is historic homes in Nashville. Which ones are worth a visit?

Scott Sohr: My two favorites are the Belle Mead Planation and Belmont Mansion.

AGatheringofExperts.com: Tell us about them?

Scott Sohr: Belle Mead Plantation is a former equine breeding and horseracing grounds. It was built in 1807 by John Harding, whose name is familiar to anyone who’s driven through Nashville.

AGatheringofExperts.com: And Belmont?

Scott Sohr: Belmont is today known for the college that bares its name. But the Belmont mansion has a history that goes well beyond education.

AGatheringofExperts.com: Yes, it’s notable for military occupation as well, correct?

Scott Sohr: Before the Battle of Nashville, Gen. Thomas J. Wood and his troops occupied the home. Remarkably, the residence wasn’t damaged.

AGatheringofExperts.com: Are these two homes still open for tours?

Scott Sohr: They are, and both are constantly undergoing renovations.

AGatheringofExperts.com: Who funds these preservation efforts?

Scott Sohr: The reconstruction and archaeological projects are mostly paid for by private donation, tour fees, and memberships fees for their respective societies.

AGatheringofExperts.com: How can visitors help?

Scott Sohr: The Belmont Mansion Association offers a number of membership options. These include a $25 individual membership all the way up to a $1,500 lifetime membership.

AGatheringofExperts.com: What do members receive?

Scott Sohr: Free admission and gift shop discounts along with a subscription to the Mansion’s newsletter and invitations to special events not available to the public. Most of all, members get the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped secure the past for their children and their children’s children.

AGatheringofExperts.com: What about Belle Meade Plantation?

Scott Sohr: This landmark has a similarly structured membership program.

AGatheringofExperts.com: You mentioned archeological projects at these sites. Can you explain?

Scott Sohr: Most recently, at Belmont, the school was getting ready to erect a new pharmacy school on the grounds. It was discovered that there was more evidence of the former zoo than previously thought.

AGatheringofExperts.com: So, the area is being observed before construction?

Scott Sohr: Yes. The area around the bear pit will be surveyed, documented, and photographed before the school continues.

AGatheringofExperts.com: Before we close, can you tell our readers how they can connect with Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation?

Scott Sohr: The easiest is online at belmontmansion.com and bellemeadeplantation.com.

 

 

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Scott T. Sohr Interview: Courtside at Southern Woods

 

Scott T. Sohr

Scott T. Sohr

Scott T. Sohr is a land developer and serial entrepreneur who is the driving force behind Courtside at Southern Woods in Williamson County near Nashville, Tennessee. Scott T. Sohr grew up in Middle Tennessee, and is graduate of Franklin High School. Courtside at Southern Woods is one of the many successful projects that Scott T. Sohr has spearheaded in the last decade.

Gathering of Experts: Thanks for speaking with us today, Scott T. Sohr. Where is Courtside at Southern Woods located?

Scott T Sohr: Courtside at Southern Woods is in the beautiful community of Brentwood, Tennessee. It’s located in the northern part of Williamson County, which is among the most blessed counties in the entire United States. The recent influx of money and economic prosperity in this area has led to the city experiencing massive growth in recent years—which has paved the way for upscale developments like Courtside at Southern Woods.

Gathering of Experts: Tell us, what are some of the perks of life in Brentwood?

Scott T Sohr: Well, simply put, Brentwood is an amazing city in which to live. It’s close to Nashville, but it also has a very strong identity of its own. National companies have been moving here in recent years, and so families have been relocating here as well. For homeowners with children, one of the best parts of Brentwood and all of Williamson County is the school system. The schools here are recognized as being some of the best in the State of Tennessee as well as the entire nation.

Gathering of Experts: What else does Brentwood have to offer?

Scott T Sohr: The landscape of Middle Tennessee, especially the Brentwood area, is breathtaking. There’s nothing like a summer morning and seeing the dew rising off the rolling grass and hills.

Gathering of Experts: What is the job market like in Brentwood and Williamson County?

Scott T Sohr: There’s a very healthy job market here. As I mentioned earlier, many companies have made the Brentwood area their national base in recent years. And finally, there’s no lack of entertainment options, as Brentwood has some of the finest shopping and dining experiences around.

Gathering of Experts: Scott T. Sohr, how would you describe the Courtside at Southern Woods neighborhood?

Scott T Sohr: It’s an amazing development that encompasses everything Brentwood is all about. All of the homes have been built from 2002 until the present, so they are constructed with modern amenities and architecture, while keeping a goal of maintaining a very pleasant Southern charm and style.

Gathering of Experts: Can you tell us about the size of the homes?

Scott T. Sohr: The homes vary in size depending on the needs of each buyer, and square footage ranges from 2800 square feet to 4200 square feet. The prices are also very reasonable for families who want to live in Williamson County, ranging from $380,000 to $550,000.

Gathering of Experts: Finally, we must ask, Scott T. Sohr—how are the neighborhood’s amenities?

Scott T Sohr: Great question! We went all out with this development. It offers a huge community pool that is filled with saltwater, which makes it very relaxing and therapeutic. There are also tennis courts, a great playground for children, and several gathering areas to host community events and picnics.

 

Scott T. Sohr earned his MBA at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management in Nashville, Tennessee. There, Scott T. Sohr learned effective time management skills through the necessity of balancing his studies, work obligations, and family life; he was married and the father of two children before he finished his graduate degree. Today, Scott T. Sohr and his family – which now consists of four children – still live in Middle Tennessee where he splits his time between commercial and residential real estate development. 

 

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Scott Sohr Says Winterset Woods Is Ideal for Families

Scott Sohr

Scott Sohr

Developer Scott Sohr has interests in several residential neighborhoods that are ideal for raising a family. Affirming that proximity to award-winning schools, easy access to shopping, and a short commute to work are a priority for most parents today, Scott Sohr has focused on properties that feature all of these things and more, including peaceful, scenic locations and luxurious amenities.

Located near Brentwood, Tennessee, just south of Nashville is a neighborhood jewel named Winterset Woods. According to Scott Sohr, Winterset Woods is located off Nolensville Road in Williamson County. As Scott Sohr explains, Winterset Woods is located on Sunset Road, and is a community of luxury homes priced in the $300s and $400s.

Scott Sohr describes the homes in Winterset Woods as award winning with Drees Homes and Celebration Homes, homebuilders that have been around for more than 85 years. According to Scott Sohr, Drees Homes offers a variety of floor plans so that homebuyers may select the floor plan that works best for their family. Winterset Woods offers seven different floor plans ranging from 2421 to 3302 square feet, each featuring all-brick construction and a two-car garage with a side entry.

When complete, says Scott Sohr, Winterset Woods will offer only 61 home sites, keeping the neighborhood small. Winterset Woods will offer a variety of amenities to help bring the community together, including a clubhouse and several pocket parks. Parents with children will love the playground and Scott Sohr projects that the pool will appeal to residents of all ages. Not only is there an adult pool in the subdivision, there is also a children’s pool that includes a mushroom waterfall, Scott Sohr reveals.

According to Scott Sohr, one of the highlights of the neighborhood is the ornate fountain at the community’s entrance. Beautiful, well-kept landscaping enhances the quality of life in Winterset Woods and commuters will have an easy time getting to work as well, says Scott Sohr, with major interstates only ten minutes away.

In addition to the neighborhood of Winterset Woods, Scott Sohr owns several properties in Middle Tennessee, including several other luxury communities in Brentwood and Franklin. He holds an interest in Courtside at Southern Wood, in addition to the new Arrington Retreat development further south. Scott Sohr also owns commercial, residential, and manufacturing properties in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama.

 

Scott Sohr has a long and varied career with experience in all facets of business development and management. His first successful enterprise was selling engineered thermoplastics to industrial corporations. As a commissioned manufacturing representative, Scott Sohr was free to build a team of customer service and engineering professionals who helped him grow his business very successfully. Sohr sold his interest to A. Schulman in 2010.

Scott Sohr currently uses his entrepreneurial skills in the real estate sector as a developer and investor. He has backed several commercial and residential developments and runs Stonegate Land, which boasts Arrington retreat and Winterset Woods among its many notable communities.

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