Southern Living Idea House

About the home

For more than 20 years, Southern Living magazine has built an annual “Idea House” on lakes, beaches and in quaint towns across the South, and each year anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 people travel to see the location. The magazine chose Senoia, Georgia for the renovation of a 1830s pre-Civil War farmhouse. Older than the town where it resides, the house was in shambles in the beginning of the project, yet still possessed beautiful character and potential. The goal for both the designers, builders and the architectural team was not an historical preservation but a creation of a modern farmhouse that would blend the old with the new.

STYLE: 19th century farmhouse
DESIGNER: Historical Concepts/ Tracery Interiors
PRODUCT: Motorized retractable screens

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What makes this project special

This house was the first ever “renovation” idea home done by Southern Living. As part of the renovation, the house was lifted off its foundation and re-settled just a few yards away to create more privacy and space around the building!


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