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Showhouses Show Off Designer Talents & Beauty of Serenbe Surroundings

In just a few short months, the 6th Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse will open to the public for a month of tours. This annual event is an opportunity for the best interior designers in Atlanta to showcase their talents, and for guests to feel inspired in decorating their own homes and spaces.

Planning for the upcoming Showhouses always reminds us of the beauty of past homes and the wonderful partnership with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine.

 
The Swann Ridge pedestrian footbridge, a work of art itself by York Bridge Concepts, links Swann Ridge to Grange.  Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

The Swann Ridge pedestrian footbridge, a work of art itself by York Bridge Concepts, links Swann Ridge to Grange. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

2014 Showhouse Living Room, designed by Melanie Millner of The Design Atelier.  Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

2014 Showhouse Living Room, designed by Melanie Millner of The Design Atelier. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

 

The first Showhouse, designed by Robert Pulliam and Eddy Rhinehart of Rhinehart Pulliam & Company and built by John Bynum of Bynum Homes, was in Swann Ridge, a pocket neighborhood that had just completed its early homes when the Showhouse opened for tours in September 2014. It was a magical setting, with homes nestled under a canopy of trees and next to winding, cobblestone streets that harken back to the English village of Bibury, which was the design inspiration.

 
2015 Showhouse Outdoor Terrace by Stuart Pliner Design offered a gorgeous and cozy place to relax while looking out onto woods and Grange Lake.  Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

2015 Showhouse Outdoor Terrace by Stuart Pliner Design offered a gorgeous and cozy place to relax while looking out onto woods and Grange Lake. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

2015 Showhouse designed by architect J.P. Curran and built by Monte Hewett Homes.

2015 Showhouse designed by architect J.P. Curran and built by Monte Hewett Homes.

Preview Party for the 2015 Showhouse.  Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

Preview Party for the 2015 Showhouse. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

 
 

One of the best parts of opening an Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse are the celebratory Preview Parties, held the night before the home is open to the public for tours. One of our favorite preview parties HAS to be the one for the 2015 Serenbe Showhouse. Che Marshalls’ second line brass band led guests down the street in a New Orleans style procession to a high-top tent with twinkling lights, cozy seating and delicious small bites by Chef Matt Adolfi.

 

The 2016 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse took on a different kind of project. Designers transformed the penthouse apartment of Serenbe’s Textile Lofts, brand new at the time and modeled after a turn-of-the-century textile mill.

 
2016 Showhouse includes 16-foot Roman arched windows providing unparalleled birds-eye views of Serenbe Stables, Serenbe Farms and Grange Lake.  Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

2016 Showhouse includes 16-foot Roman arched windows providing unparalleled birds-eye views of Serenbe Stables, Serenbe Farms and Grange Lake. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

Wallpaper in the 2016 Showhouse hallway, by Tami Ramsey & Krista Nye Schwartz of Cloth & Kind, looked like a painted mural.  Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

Wallpaper in the 2016 Showhouse hallway, by Tami Ramsey & Krista Nye Schwartz of Cloth & Kind, looked like a painted mural. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

Private outdoor space of the 2016 Showhouse designed by Bjork Studio with Sunbrella.  Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

Private outdoor space of the 2016 Showhouse designed by Bjork Studio with Sunbrella. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

 

Not to be outdone by previous years, the 2017 Showhouse also showcased the varied offerings found at Serenbe with The Manor Townhomes. Designers split across TWO white brick townhouses in the Mado neighborhood.

 
2017 Showhouse Unit A Master Bedroom by Chris Holt looks out over Anders Square Cottages and the Medicinal Garden.  Photo by    Ali Harper Photography   .

2017 Showhouse Unit A Master Bedroom by Chris Holt looks out over Anders Square Cottages and the Medicinal Garden. Photo by Ali Harper Photography.

The stairs of The Manor Homes include custom steel work by Serenbe retailer Gault Designs. Photo by  Ali Harper Photography .

The stairs of The Manor Homes include custom steel work by Serenbe retailer Gault Designs. Photo by Ali Harper Photography.

 

A rare opportunity came for the 2019 Showhouse - a new build in Selborne, Serenbe’s original neighborhood that is almost completely built out. Designer Mitch Ginn of L. Mitchell Ginn and McKinney Builders created a modern take on the classic farmhouse cottage with board and batten siding, a metal roof and stone terrace and chimney.

 
2018 Showhouse Master Bedroom & Bath by Gretchen Edwards, Gilstrap Edwards Interior Design.  Photo by    Ali Harper Photography   .

2018 Showhouse Master Bedroom & Bath by Gretchen Edwards, Gilstrap Edwards Interior Design. Photo by Ali Harper Photography.

2018 Showhouse Family Room by Janie K. Hirsch, J. Hirsch Interior Design.  Photo by    Ali Harper Photography   .

2018 Showhouse Family Room by Janie K. Hirsch, J. Hirsch Interior Design. Photo by Ali Harper Photography.

2018 Showhouse Foyer & Stairway by Anna-Wooten Loggins, A Wooten Interiors.  Photo by    Ali Harper Photography   .

2018 Showhouse Foyer & Stairway by Anna-Wooten Loggins, A Wooten Interiors. Photo by Ali Harper Photography.

2018 Showhouse Bedroom/Bathroom 2 by  R. Cartwright Design .  Photo by    Ali Harper Photography   .

2018 Showhouse Bedroom/Bathroom 2 by R. Cartwright Design. Photo by Ali Harper Photography.

 

This year’s Showhouse is back in the Mado neighborhood. The 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom 3-story home is designed by Serenbe Planning & Design and built by South Haven and has gorgeous views of the preserved woods. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine has not yet announced the 2019 interior designers, but they will be led by Anna-Wooten Loggins of A Wooten Interiors.

The 2019 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse opens with the Preview Party on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The open is open for tours Thursday-Sunday, 10am-5pm September 20-October 13, 2019. Visit serenbeshowhouse.com for more information and tickets to all Showhouse events.