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Mixed Development Offers Opportunity To Live + Work at Serenbe

 

The best reason to live here is the life here, and that includes the ability to work where you live. There are the obvious benefits of no commute - meaning found time for that morning run - and the intangible reasons like seeing the woods from your desk or enjoyed a lunch fresh from your neighborhood farm.

 
The rooftop patio is outfitted with a kitchen and grill; perfect for evening cookouts while enjoying uninterrupted views of Serenbe woods.    Photo by J.Ashley Photography   .

The rooftop patio is outfitted with a kitchen and grill; perfect for evening cookouts while enjoying uninterrupted views of Serenbe woods. Photo by J.Ashley Photography.

The SEI interiors, designed to echo the color of the raw concrete flooring, feature furniture made to the specificity of the civil engineering firm. Photo by    J.Ashley Photography   .

The SEI interiors, designed to echo the color of the raw concrete flooring, feature furniture made to the specificity of the civil engineering firm. Photo by J.Ashley Photography.

 

Chad and Teresa Epple and Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) are no strangers to the life here at Serenbe. They’ve been the civil engineers for Serenbe for the last 10 years doing all the site plans, land grading and topography. So when they decided to move SEI’s main office to Serenbe, the intangibles took hold and they built a two-story home above it.

 
Custom features include metal and glass bi-fold doors to the master bedroom. Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

Custom features include metal and glass bi-fold doors to the master bedroom. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

The residential portion is a 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath “split level” floor plan with interiors by Smith Hanes Studio. Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

The residential portion is a 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath “split level” floor plan with interiors by Smith Hanes Studio. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

 

Located in the Selborne neighborhood, the SEI Live/Work was designed and built by friends of The Epples. The building, the first modern structure for both architect Michael Landry and builder Stonecrest Homes, is a glass and powder coated metal panel box “system.” Imposing yet warm, the structure exudes a dramatic intimacy. All the overhangs are clad in natural cypress, adding a soft warm aspect when viewed from below.

 
Custom bunk beds in the kids’ room.    Photo by J. Ashley Photography   .

Custom bunk beds in the kids’ room. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

 

There’s a level of service that can be provided when you’re living close to where you work, and a sense of place when you live and work somewhere like Serenbe. These two views encompass exactly what Serenbe is: the intersection between the tranquility of nature and the science of developing the land in a mindful way.

 
Custom kitchen pantry made of steel and glass walls. Photo by    J. Ashley Photography   .

Custom kitchen pantry made of steel and glass walls. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

Stairs lead to the rooftop, which has an expansive private patio.    Photo by J. Ashley Photography   .

Stairs lead to the rooftop, which has an expansive private patio. Photo by J. Ashley Photography.

 

Serenbe’s latest Live/Work offerings are adjacent to One Mado, Serenbe’s - and Chattahoochee Hills’ - first commercial building. The 10 units have 1-to-2 bedroom apartments above street facing office or retail space, with designs connected during Phill Tabb’s Texas A&M student semester away charrette and have been refined by Smith Hanes Studio under the creative direction of Serenbe Planning & Design. For more information on how you can live and work at Serenbe, contact Serenbe Real Estate.