Southern Living Idea House 2023: The Home That Has It All

Tennessee is known for its soulful country music, sipping sweet tea on the wraparound porch, and the scent of Nashville hot chicken. Add a touch of Tennessee Whiskey, and you’ll have a good time. These things make up the Southern charm. Just add a sweet Southern belle calling you “hun,” and you’ve completed the whole picture. 

The Southern Living Idea House 2023 captures all the Southern charm, and our partnership with the magazine lets the homeowners take on anything the Tennessee weather throws at them. The bug-free retreat will inspire and awe Southern Living’s 19 million monthly readers. They’re pros at it, they’ve been doing it for almost 60 years. 

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The home couldn’t have been completed without its builders. Meet Patrick and Mary of
Hatcliff Construction, they’re renowned for crafting dream homes for over 30 years. Their dedication and hard work have earned them a 15-year spot in the Southern Living Custom Builder Program.

This custom Hatcliff home sits upon a 60-acre paradise showcasing the beauty that Williamson County has to offer, seamlessly integrating home and nature. No square inch is wasted with this thoughtful design, which offers panoramic views and tranquility.

This sustainable smart home features 12 Phantom retractable motorized screens blending indoor and outdoor living, keeping pests, debris, and pollen out. The screens are mounted to the lower-level sleeper porch space and lower patio off the billiards room and on the home’s top terrace. This allows the homeowners to expand their indoor/outdoor living while creating a functional and comfortable entertaining outdoor space for year-round use.

Get ready for an unforgettable journey into Southern comfort. The 2023 Southern Living Idea House in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, welcomes Southerners and comfort seekers alike to experience the South’s soul.

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