Creating your own oasis

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 1:00am

The trendy courtyards nestled between neo-traditional style homes in booming Nashville suburbs are a tremendous source of peace for their owners and a sizable business opportunity for landscape designers.

One such design team, Artscapes Inc. of Franklin, is coming into its second year as an independent business after breaking away from residential developer Main Street Homes.

Owners Jessica Chastain and Cathy Thomas spent six years in a division of Main Street helping it sell rear-alley, front-loaded homes by custom designing a personal oasis for each owner between his house and the neighbor

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