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Have you checked out the HGTV Green Home yet? I’m in love with the Atlanta-area home’s modern farmhouse vibe. Sure, it has huge windows, an amazing space for outdoor entertaining and a luxurious master suite. Sure, you can enter to win it. But I’m most impressed by the little details that designer Linda Woodrum added to make the house feel like home (okay, and the windows).  Here are some of my favorites.

Green Home Exterior
The amazing details start outdoors with traditional stacked sandstone accents paired with contemporary touches, like stick-straight windows and a cantilevered porch. The rustic-and-modern look continues in the entryway, where Woodrum uses large and small nailheads to create a beautiful grid effect from afar and great texture up close. The artwork nods to the community’s farming roots

Decorative Nailheads
The materials and textures in the home’s modern kitchen create interest, no bold hues needed. The custom countertops are made from seashells, glass and other materials combined with concrete and polished to create a high-gloss shine, and the walls feature an interesting mix of travertine and glass tiles. Floating shelves house earth-toned pottery that’s both stylish and functional.

Bowls on Shelves
How amazing is this sleek-yet-primitive dining table? It’s made from recycled wood pallets, and the varying shades create a subtle graphic accent in this dining room. Lamps created from machine parts reference the home’s location in prime farmland.

HGTV Green Home 2012 Dining Room
The home’s locale also inspired Woodrum’s color choices in the main living area.  This painting pays homage to the area’s great biking trails, and the chartreuse hue adds a young, fresh vibe to the living room. Lots of interesting textures, from the throw pillows to the painted cypress planks on the walls, make the space feel like home. (And it could be your home…so don’t forget to enter twice a day to win it!)

Living Room
What’s your favorite part of the 2012 HGTV Green Home? Tell us in the comments below.


Green Home

34 Responses

  1. Shrimpie1962 says:

    I love the Outside Area of this home. Formally from Fulton County when my Mother started working for the Airlines, I would love to move back to Georgia.
    I have family in College Park, Roswell, and my cousin Diana is married to the Mayor of Fayetteville, GA. I am looking forward to having many Dinner parties with my new friends and family members when I win this home. Now living in Virginia Beach, VA, I can rent out my Condo and move to Serenbe, Looks like a wonderful country living space to start over. Wish me Luck and say a prayer that I win. I have my toes and fingers crossed. Smooches!!!!

  2. Shrimpie1962 says:

    Oh my GOD!!! I forgot about that nice Car I am going to win. I need that. I want to give my old car to my nephew. Poor thing he is 21 years old and has to borrow everybody elses cars to go anywhere. I feel bad for him, so when I win I will give him my car. Its a 2004 Toyota Solara in good condition. It only has 46,000 miles on it since I bought it , So when I win the house and the car, I can immediately give him my car. I know he is saying a prayer for me that I win, because he really wants my car. Can't blame him.

  3. peter_nyc says:

    Some might criticize a neutral color pallete or inaccessibility issues, but I think the design is timeless and successful, given the limitations of a steeply graded lot. The home is dreamy to me. I love the concept of a contemporary farmhouse for this location. It may be "only" 2,300 square feet but it feels considerably larger because the glass walls, windows and doors carry your line of sight to the dimensions of the outdoor spaces. And the indoor/conditioned rooms are versatile: you can convert the retreat into a home office or a formal dining room or it functions as a secluded sitting room and guest quarters. The first floor includes ample storage space and flexibility to add a 3rd full bath, 4th bedroom, hobby room, media room, man cave or gym. This year's HGTV Green Home manages to be both modern and timeless. It's efficiently- and beautifully-designed. Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win it!

    • Nebraska says:

      The only ting I don't like design wise is the powder room. It might be tough accessibility wise to get in and out. Actually it would be ideal for me- a first floor master with indoor outdoor space, plus expandibility for family visits.

      • peter_nyc says:

        'expandable' perfectly described this home because you can live on one, two or three floors with the three zone HVAC system. I confess to a bit of a green fetish. I don't mind the 'wasabi' tiled bath at all. I love the flavor of wasabi and someone once told me people who pick green as their favorite color are attracted to love. So that's not so bad, right? Plus green is Kermit's color and he's adorable. Yeah, I like the powder room!

        • Nebraska says:

          Hum I learned – pink crystals are associated with love- green is for wealth, brown for success, blue for calm, white for sorrow. I forget the rest. I like blue powder rooms!

          • peter_nyc says:

            Powder blue is a classic and ever popular color. Reminds me of the Mad Men 60s and the White House in any decade. Good choice!

  4. Yvonne says:

    Oh my goodness…no signs…no direction…no information! What a disappointment!!! We visited Serenby today. There were absolutely no signs. We finally asked in a massage salon where the house was and they said it is somewhere near the stables. Having no horses on the property we did find the stables but still no signs aboout the house. We passed it 2 x and finally asked again, a tourist, who said they only knew because they had seen it on tv. No signage in front, no welcome. We kept going…it wasn't worth stopping someplace that obviously wanted no visitors!

  5. Denice Lantz says:

    This home is simply Beautiful!!! . I Love the kitchen. I can see myshelf cooking lots of good food for my family.
    Love the yard space too. Good luck to every one.

    Denice Lantz

  6. sammiday says:

    Why did you put the garage up hill from the house? Bringing groceries to the house from the car a bit too much. Also, is that only a one car garage?

  7. LUCRECIA says:

    Is beatiful house but ,I 'm not sure about the stairs of bedroom, the rest is very nice.

  8. My favorite has got to be the dining area. Who knew a country-themed table would look so good in a modern home?

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