16 Days Until the Grand Opening

For the first time in the history of the Southern Living Idea House program, the magazine is featuring an attached, townhouse-style residence.  The Senoia Idea House, dubbed Abercorn Place,  is the end unit of a row of brownstones.   While construction continues INSIDE the other units, the construction crews are scrambling to have the exteriors complete for the Grand Opening  so that visitors can experience a taste of what The Gin Property will become.  It’s amazing to see the how the recently-installed iron work, cast “stone” steps and street trees frame the brick sidewalk.  Can’t wait to take a stroll when the street’s complete!

Street of Brownstones


Senoia, Georgia's "Small Town Urban" Streetscape

64 Days Until Grand Opening

Abercorn Place marks several “firsts” for Southern Living.  In addition to being the first townhouse in the history of the Idea House program, this is also Southern Living’s first foray into what we at Historical Concepts call “small town urban” living.  What does that mean?

Well, if you’ve never been to Senoia, Georgia, it is the quintessential small town.  Located about an hour south of Atlanta, Senoia’s historic main street district is now lined with charming shops and restaurants and its quiet neighborhoods are full of some of the finest examples of turn-of-the-last century southern architecture.  The Idea House is located within a new development called The Gin Property, which has been sympathetically planned and designed to extend Senoia’s historic district.  Just a short stroll to Main Street and everything that Senoia has to offer, Abercorn Place offers a walkable, urban lifestyle within a small town setting, hence….”small town urban”!