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.
LOCATION: Senoia, GA
STYLE: 19th century farmhouse
DESIGNER: Historical Concepts/ Tracery Interiors
PRODUCT: Motorized retractable screens
The design team needed to source a screen solution for the back porch that would enable future homeowners to create a secluded outdoor-living area where to relax and dine in comfort. It was important to find a screen that provides insect protection and offers relief from the afternoon sun, plus blends with existing architecture and the period style of the house.
They selected Phantom’s motorized screens that were surface mounted to the exterior of the building structure, creating a comfortable and elegant outdoor sitting area perfect for both entertaining and quiet relaxing. The porch opens to backyard equipped with a quaint fire pit and the Adirondack chairs ready for backyard parties. Only there when needed, the screens appear at the touch of a button, offering uninterrupted views to the outside, shade from the sun and protection from pesky bugs.
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!