Nestled in the hills of middle Tennessee lies the South's most intriguing English tudor mansion... Shadowbrook, owned and operated by Nelson and Clara Rawlings Davenport.
Shadowbrook was built in 1929 from native stone and massive hand-hewn virgin timbers. Arched doorways, stone rooms, three log-burning fireplaces and the ivy covered tower give the unique structure an aura of country elegance.
A.L. Rawlings, Sr., Clara's father, desgined the rustic mansion patterned after the beautiful castles in the "Highlands of Scotland" that inspired him while attending the University of Edinburgh. The ivy around the estate was actually transplanted from Edinburgh Castle.
Shadowbrook was the original main lodge of the Rawlings. For over eighty years the castle-like estate has been a favoirte place for many private parties catering to Nashville's elite. The estate was divided and since the part built in 1951 is still called The Rawlings, Shadowbrook has taken the name that was used for a few years in the early thirties. It is still owned and operated by family members, Clara, Nelson and their three children Phila, Wynn and Nelson, III.
Shadowbrook offers the Nashville area a unique dining experience. Combining art, elegant food and the "old South's" hospitality. Shadowbrook gives guests a taste of things as they once were... elegant dining with style and grace.