So where were we? Oh yes…I remember now. We were at the Southern Living Idea Farmhouse in Senoia, looking out across the pond that is bordered with landscaping.
I told you we would talk about the house over on the other side of the pond…this house:
It’s the one on the far right, the one with the white porch, that I want us to chat about today.
That Idea House was a brownstone that Southern Living built for their 2010 Idea House. Yep, the Farmhouse Idea House is literally “across the pond” from it.Do you remember reading about the brownstone back in 2010?
It was modeled after the style of townhomes you would find in historic places like Savannah and Charleston. It was designed by my favorite firm, Historical Concepts, and the interiors were decorated by Newnan resident, Jamie McPherson. I loved the historic feel that they were able to bring to the rooms (even though it was new construction.)
The wallpaper, the blue and green color scheme, the floral fabrics, and the blue ceilings all conveyed that “old South” feel.
And the light fixtures! Oh my gooooooodness!! Just gorgeous.
How about a long hot soak in that bathtub? (But I think I would close the curtains before I stood up in front of those three windows…especially now that there are neighbors in the area!)
You can see more of the rooms decorated as they were for the Idea House tours on the Southern Living site here. I mentioned in our last post that the 2012 Idea Farmhouse has been sold and a family is residing in it, but what has become of this brownstone in charming Senoia?
Take a look…
There’s our beautiful foyer with her hardwood floors, pretty wallpaper, and period perfect lights just waiting for someone to move in. Yes, the Idea House is for sale. With 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and almost 5,000 sq. feet of living area, the listing price is $999,000.
Here is the living room today. Just look at all the architectural features, and they even left the drapes for you.
The kitchen looks much larger in this photograph than it did in the magazine feature. Doesn’t it to you?
The master bedroom still has its drapes as well (and those fabulous transom windows.)
And your bath is still waiting on you. You can see the farmhouse through the windows there, but this must be an old photo because there are homes now built around it.
Well are you ready to make this your dream home? Maybe I need to show you around the town of Senoia to convince you. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, and it was relatively quiet that day.
Doesn’t it look like just the perfect old fashioned small town?I really wanted to go in this store, but unfortunately it was not open on Sunday.
Here is a closer look at those flowers in front of the shop window, since I know you want to see them.
I was able to get a photo of the items in one of the windows.
This shop with the clever words was open though.
It was filled to the brim with all sorts of things for your home.
Across the street from it is a large brick building that holds the offices for Southern Living’s Hotel Collection. I don’t think you can see this very well, but there is a fudge and sweet shop on the bottom floor. Above that is a sign for a dentist’s office. I laughed out loud when I read that! Too funny.
There was one shop I had read about before we left home, and I really wanted to go in it. Dummy me forgot to check the hours it was open, and after spending too long in The Main Street Fudge Shop…
We arrived 5 minutes after closing at Beyond the Door. (They really were closed. This photo is from their facebook page.)
You need to check them out because it looks like a very unusual shop with a million things you won’t find anywhere else. I was very disappointed they weren’t open (so I ate a praline from the fudge shop.)
The old fashioned appeal of downtown Senoia is so convincing that many movies have had scenes filmed there – Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy, and the 2011 version of Footloose – to name just a few. Parts of season 3 and 4 from the AMC series, The Walking Dead were filmed there (with shop windows blackened out for zombie walking scenes!) One of the old brick buildings now houses The Official Walking Dead Store – a fun place for fans of the series.
And look what other shop they have… It was hard for me to resist everything there!
If that doesn’t convince you, I have one more thing that might (and if you were my mom it would definitely make your heart beat faster!)
They are having a citywide yard sale in a couple of weeks! If you are addicted to yard sales you won’t want to miss it. I am sure there will be a lot of great bargains.
So now are you ready to buy the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia?
We’ll all be sure to come visit.