Nostalgic, comfortable, practical yet beautiful: all qualities of the home style taking current trends by storm, and for good reason. The classic American farmhouse beckons back to simpler days where the home centered around hard work, yes, but also conversation, great food made from scratch, and much time spent living in community with neighbors. Thus, the nostalgic pull. As the busyness of American life continues to increase at rapid speed, there’s an ever growing draw to homes that embody a slower, simpler lifestyle.
While a myriad of home styles can fall into the category of farmhouse, the low country design of Southern Living’s 2012 Idea House: Farmhouse Revival has risen to one of the most popular styles, cementing its design characteristics as an enduring historical image of its type.
The Farmhouse Revival project was the collaborative work of Southern Living and the Architecture & Planning Firm, Historical Concepts, transforming an 1830’s home in Senoia, GA into a modern farmhouse. While each year Southern Living pulls together highly talented teams to envision and build an Idea House, 2012 was the first year the magazine’s Idea House was a renovation (click to read about the project and view before and after pictures).
The project’s plan went on to be built across the country after being made available for purchase through Southern Living, and in 2017, it will come to life in Winston Salem’s Village at Brookberry Farm as a custom build by Sonoma. The home is an ideal fit for the Village section which features homes with classic low country design. It’s sure to be a beautiful landmark on its prominent corner in the community. We are excited to bring you updates as the project takes shape over the coming months.
Photography Source: Southern Living