As the focal point of a New Urbanist landscape located on 1,500 acres near Franklin, Tennessee this period inspired fountain is truly grand in scale. Developer Southern Land Company worked closely with Robinson Iron to design the perfect centerpiece reminiscent of Forsythe Park Fountain in Savannah, Georgia. Their goal of creating a... "true sense of place with a reawakened American hometown spirit"... consists of mixing residential, commercial and civic spaces side by side in the same development.
Standing over twenty feet in height with bowl diameters of five feet and thirteen feet respectively the fountain is one of the largest cast by the foundry. Luke Robinson acted as liaison between the two companies tweaking the conceptual elements until the fountain was complete. "We just kept sketching until we got it right," said Robinson. "It was most important that it expressed everything the client desired." Painted white and installed in a dramatically spacious park set among newly built homes the fountain is a gathering place for afternoon strollers and playing children.
Southern Land Company is presently at work on a new development for McKinney, Texas named Tucker Hill.
|The Park has become a gathering place within the community.|
|As the center of the Park RobinsonÅfs cast iron fountain provides lots of visual interest.|
|The little putti bathe while swans trumpet jets of water.|
|Westhaven photography courtesy of Southern Land Company|