Marvin Windows & Doors,  a sponsor of the 2012 Southern Living Idea House, is capturing the restoration of the 19th-century farmhouse on video.   Here’s the first episode in the series, which follows the Idea House architects, builder and interior designers  as they transform the old structure into a 21st century showhouse.


The team at Historical Concepts met with the interior designers from Tracery Interiors this week to walk through the house and establish a game plan for the install, which begins in May.  One point of discussion was the floors.  While the existing wood floors are being salvaged and refinished, the team needed to select a complementary hardwood for the “new” areas of the home.  Together, we landed on Brushed Suede in Sugarcane from Shaw Floors.  They seem to be the perfect marriage between the old and the new.


What does an old farmhouse have in common with the walking dead and a Grammy Award winning country music star?


Fox 5 Atlanta went on location in Senoia, Georgia to find out.  Watch Doug Evans’ report on the 2012 Southern Living Idea House and hear how it’s helping Zombies and Zac Brown.

Fox 5 Atlanta Features Southern Living Idea House

This tired farmhouse is not only being revived, it’s being relocated.  Watch as the soon-to-be 2012 Southern Living Idea House  is lifted off its foundation and re-settled just a few yards away.  Now nestled snugly on its corner lot, the home will have porches added on the front and side that address the sidewalk and street.

It’s official!  Southern Living will be returning to the site of the oh-so-successful 2010 Idea House for its first ever “renovation” Idea House! 

 The team is much the same as the 2010 House, except this time Historical Concepts will  be joined by the talented interior designers at  Tracery Interiors. You can say you heard it here first, but stay tuned for more news soon on our “Farmhouse Revival”. 

Rendering of 2012 Southern Living Idea House - "Farmhouse Revival"

The 2010 Southern Living Idea House may have been closed for almost a year, but interest in Senoia has certainly not waned.  We’ve got GOOD REASON to jump, shout, clap our hands, sing and reincarnate this blog – yes, a good ‘ole, Southern (Living) revival is about to happen.  Stay tuned for the big announcement!

The Idea House is now decorated for the holidays!  There is just one month left of public tours, so stop by to see the holiday finery and do some Christmas shopping with Senoia’s Main Street merchants.Senoia Idea House Holiday Decor