This past Sunday my mom and I drove an hour south of downtown and spent a lovely afternoon at the Serenbe Designer Showhouse. We toured the house, then took a stroll around one of my favorite built communities. Serenbe was founded by Steve and Marie Nygren, who moved out to the beautiful rolling Chattahoochee Hills with their family in 2004. Serenbe has since grown and expanded to become home to over 400 residents, and is pioneering a model for sustainable living with a thriving community that includes an organic farm, an outdoor theater, and local stores and restaurants. The properties at Serenbe range from townhomes to estates, and though it’s remote, each year brings new additions to the growing community. Every home we walked by was meticulous, and the whole area is connected by beautiful walking trails. The second annual Serenbe showhouse was one of their more traditional home designs, with pale brick and dark green shutters, designed by J.P. Curran.
(Living room: Lauren DeLoach Interiors)
(Dining room: Amy Morris Interiors)
(Master bedroom: Cloth & Kind)
(Guest bedroom: Barbara Heath & Associates)
(Study: SmithBoyd Interiors)
(Bedroom Three: Dillard Pierce Design Associates)
(Terrace: Stuart Pliner Design)
I felt as though some of the rooms in the showhouse didn’t represent Serenbe’s more contemporary style and cutting-edge community, but the neutral palette and natural elements reflected the home’s setting well. I can’t wait to see this showhouse grow and I’m sure I’ll be returning to Serenbe for more weekend visits!