Officially Open: NOVEL Harpeth Heights by Crescent Communities
NASHVILLE, TN (July 5, 2023) – Crescent Communities celebrated the official grand opening of their most recent multifamily community in Nashville’s Bellevue neighborhood, NOVEL Harpeth Heights, on Thursday, June 22. Constructed in partnership with Pearl Street Partners, the community features 322 residences and is located at 615 Old Hickory Boulevard, just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville. Approaching 30% leased, the Grand Opening celebrated the awe-inspiring natural setting that feeds the community’s vision and the “Tennessee Heritage” spirit that guided the community’s design. With locally procured food, libations from neighborhood favorites Belle Meade Bourbon and TailGate Brewery, and live music on the front porch and rear pool patio, NOVEL Harpeth Height’s personality was on full display.
“We are thrilled to commemorate the grand opening of this truly unique community,” said Ben Collins, Executive Managing Director for Crescent Communities. “Nestled in the hills of Bellevue, NOVEL Harpeth Heights celebrates the innate spirit of Tennessee, providing a haven for residents who want a connection to nature, convenience, and a sense of adventure. With Warner Park and the Harpeth and Cumberland Rivers all nearby, residents have endless outdoor adventures at their fingertips. You can swim, camp, mountain bike, ride horses, and hike all in your backyard, then come home for a chef-driven meal and relax poolside. This is really an incredible place to call home.”
Inspired by the rejuvenating power of nature and the rich history and architecture of Middle Tennessee, the design of NOVEL Harpeth Heights revolves around the concept of "Tennessee Heritage" with programming meant to inspire and strengthen the connection with nature. The main clubhouse, surrounded by herb gardens, fruit tree orchards, and beehives, embodies the charm of a country farmhouse with a front porch and rear screened patio, furthering the parallels. Just across the pool and next to the fruit orchard stands the Carriage House, where the community’s spa and fitness center are featured. The community is comprised of four residential buildings, each equipped with elevators and conditioned corridors that offer a variety of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences.
“We’ve incorporated all of our best thinking and lessons learned into the planning and programming of NOVEL Harpeth Heights,” said Khris Pascarella, Principal of Pearl Street Partners. “Our goal is to provide a resort experience and five-star service from our management team, while creating a relaxing setting for residents to enjoy.”
Residents have access to an abundance of amenities, including a library, business center with micro-offices and multimedia conference room, demonstration kitchen with bar and dining lounge in the clubhouse, resort-style pool, lap pool, game room, patio with fire pit, gas grills, swinging chairs, and a standalone fitness center and spa with cardio, weight, massage, and cool down rooms. Additionally, there is a gear lounge with equipment to maintain mountain bikes and wash down outdoor gear, as well as a dog spa and dog park segmented for small and large breeds.
NOVEL Harpeth Heights further distinguishes itself through onsite programming, partnering with local chefs to offer culinary experiences out of its demonstration kitchen and spacious dining room, while also encouraging residents to flex their own culinary skills on the communal pizza oven and Big Green Egg located in the community’s large outdoor kitchen.
Design partners include architecture firms HEDK Architects and 906 Studio Architects, interior designers SJL Design Group and 505 Design, landscape architect EDGE, and civil engineer Barge Civil Associates. The general contractor for NOVEL Harpeth Heights is McShane Construction.
Crescent Communities continues to grow its presence in the Nashville market, where NOVEL Edgehill is also under lease-up, nearing full occupancy. More broadly, Crescent Communities continues to experience significant growth with $7.2 billion of residential and commercial investments and developments currently under construction, operations and planning including 15,300 units of multifamily/single family build-to-rent, 58,000 square feet of complementary retail, and 7.5 million square feet of office, industrial and life-sciences. With a focus on environmental sustainability and wellness, the organization pursues certifications including LEED, NGBS (National Green Building Standard), Fitwel, and WELL.
About Crescent Communities
Crescent Communities is a nationally recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use communities. We create high-quality, differentiated multifamily and commercial communities in many of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Since 1963, our development portfolio has included more than 83 multifamily communities and 24 million square feet of commercial space. Crescent Communities has offices in Charlotte, DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. Our multifamily communities are branded NOVEL, RENDER and HARMON by Crescent Communities, our industrial developments are branded AXIAL by Crescent Communities, and our life science developments are branded THE YIELD by Crescent Communities.
About Pearl Street Partners
Pearl Street was started in 2005 by Khris Pascarella, a development professional with more than 34 years of experience creating communities throughout the southeast United States. Since the company’s beginning, Pearl Street has contributed to the planning, construction and completion of more than one billion dollars of real estate investments in the Nashville metropolitan area.