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The best reason to live here is the life here.

Art & Crafting

Quilting Q&A with Janice Barton

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Feeling Festive Join us this holiday season

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Recipe For Authenticity

What’s on Your Wall?

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Architecture is a key ingredient

An inside look at Serenbe art collections

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN The 5th Annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Opens In Selborne

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erenbe Designer Showhouses have featured Swann Ridge, Grange and even the Mado neighborhood, and this year the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Showhouse will be in the place where Serenbe began - Selborne. “This is the fifth showhouse Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles has partnered with Serenbe, and we are excited to be back in the neighborhood that started it all – Selborne,” says editor-in-chief Elizabeth Ralls. Designed by L. Mitchell Ginn and built by McKinney Builders, the Selborne Estate Home is a modern take on the classic farmhouse cottage with board and batten siding, a metal roof and stone terrace and chimney. “I’m drawn to traditional styles indigenous to our region, so this rustic cottage design is a throw-back to the pioneer home builders of west-central Georgia, who used the materials they could readily find,” said Mitch Ginn. “Large covered porches are also a must.” The Selborne Estate Home features 12 of Atlanta’s best interior designers; including Meredith McBrearty, Anna-Wooten Loggins, Melissa Galt, Janie Hirsch, Anna-Louise

Wolfe, Gretchen Edwards, Buffy Ferguson, David Frazier, Julie Holloway, Kate Light, Rebecca Cartwright, Robin Lamonte and Stefan Alexander; whose talents will transform almost 5,000 sq.ft. of indoor and outdoor space. Meredith McBrearty is the lead designer on the project and made all selections for the finishes, as well as collaborating with Bell Cabinetry to design the kitchen. “I always try to select materials and finishes that will last the test of time,” said Meredith, whose choices were “inspired by Serenbe itself.” “The idea of a country house that is passed down for generations led me to choose crisp, clean finishes like white countertops, beams in the high-vaulted ceiling, white shiplap walls and neutral tones for tile. I stuck with these classic finishes knowing that designers would be able to easily incorporate them into their own vision.” The showhouse is only around for a short time, don’t miss out on touring this modern farmhouse before some lucky homeowners make it their own.


THE 2018 DESIGNERS

Anna-Louise Wolfe Gretchen Edwards Melissa Galt Meredith McBrearty

Floralis Buffy Ferguson & David Frazier Kate Light Julie Holloway Janie Hirsch Stefan Alexander Rebecca Cartwright Robin LaMonte

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CELEBRATE THE SHOWHOUSE OPENING AT THE PREVIEW PARTY – SEPTEMBER 13TH The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse opens for public tours on Friday, September 14th, be the first to see the Selborne Estate Home in its entirety, meet the Editor and interior designers at the Showhouse Preview Party on Thursday, September 13th at 7pm. Preview Party tickets, $75, are available online at 2018serenbepreviewparty.eventbrite.com. Tours of the designer showhouse available four days a week, September 14th - October 7th, Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can also book a tour for your group of 10+ guests Tuesday-Wednesday. Tickets, $20, are available online at 2018serenbeshowhousetours.eventbrite.com or at the door. Private group tours should be reserved in advance by contacting showhouse@serenbe.com. Visit serenbeshowhouse.com for a complete list of all Showhouse events and designer details. Proceeds from the 5th Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse benefit The Art Farm at Serenbe, a growing artist and residency complex with programming that supports visiting and permanent artists. Learn more at artfarmatserenbe.com. The stairs of The Manor Homes include custom steel work by Serenbe retailer Gault Designs. Teri Duffy’s design for the Master Bathroom in Unit B combined three tile designs and varying shades of blue to create an airy, spa oasis. The Master Bedroom in Unit A, designed by Chris Holt, looks out over the Anders Square Cottages and Medicinal Garden. Guests and press mingled with the featured interior designers at the Preview Party for the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse.

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ARTS & CRAFTING Quilting Q&A with Janice Barton

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anice Barton has been a lifelong lover of the arts, yet “corporate responsibilities left little time to pursue my art.” (She was VP of Marketing for a leading carpet manufacturer before founding her own company). While Janice had taken a few drawing classes over the years, when she retired in 2016 she felt the “challenge now was to find my own creative voice.” She discovered the John C. Campbell Folk School, explored other textile art classes and found her creative outlet in quilting. This drove her to convert her Serenbe above-garage guest suite into a serious quilting studio. How did you decide on quilting? My mother and grandmother were both talented seamstresses and were always doing handwork, but neither quilted. I’ve always loved fabrics but had no interest in making clothes — and when I was working I really didn’t have the time. To me quilting is all encompassing — design, color, texture, technique. I’m particularly intrigued with modern and art quilts. Folks think if you have a sewing machine (I have several) you can perhaps do something useful like hem a pair of pants. I don’t know how to do that. What projects are you working on right now? There are always at least three quilts in the making — the one I’m actually quilting, the one I’m cutting and piecing and the one I’m thinking about. Then I have “My Serenbe Story” quilt — which is a project that will take hundreds of hours so it’s slow going – and a small art quilt inspired by the work of Annie Albers. I also knit because I can do that late in the evening when my brain is too tired to do the math required for quilting.

What other media do you enjoy? I’ve tried just about everything and struggle to focus my energies. But for now, it’s quilting, doing fine embroidery work and drawing. How does living in Serenbe foster your craft? There are so many talented people in this community — writers, potters, visual artists, photographers and yes, other quilters. This creates a powerful creative energy field and such good karma for artists — continually inspiring and challenging.We support one another and try to remember that the real joy is in the making. Many of these local artists are now part of the Chatt Hills Gallery where we display our work. Tell me more about your “Serenbe Story” quilt and how it differs from your other projects. “My Serenbe Story” quilt is worked primarily in wool — applique and embroidery — and all by hand. Most of my other quilts are cotton and I use the longarm machine to hand guide the quilting. The story quilt will be composed of 30 6”x 6” blocks requiring about 1,000 hours of hand work to complete. Each block documents life here — what I see and experience every day. It depicts the nature that surrounds me. My house, some neighborhood creatures and other notable items are all anchored by a path structure and the beautiful street lights along Selborne. I’m hopeful this one day become a family heirloom.

Janice uses her two Bernina domestic sewing machines and an INNOVA longarm machine to create quilts.

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Gifts | Crafts | Jewelry | Art | Clothing | Food

date and location December 1 2018 10 AM to 5 PM Inn Pavilion

workshops and activities

Choose Serenbe for your holiday celebrations with delicious farm-to-table cuisine, beautifully decorated event spaces & much more.

Ornament & Craft Making Wreath Making Workshops Calligraphy Card Marking Pictures with Santa Shop local for all your holiday needs.

Book Your Holiday Par ty Today The Inn at Serenbe | 770.463.2610 | events@serenbe.com | serenbeinn.com

SERENBE FARMERS MARKET Local and sustainable growers, artisans and craftsmen.

Come shop the market on the green. April - November Saturday 9am to 1pm serenbefarmersmark e t . c o m

Sign up now for Serenbe Farms CSA Program. Serenbe Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, allows members to purchase local and seasonal produce directly from our CertiďŹ ed Organic farm each week.

Full Shares Available 6-12 Items per Week Only $37.50 per Week

Pick up Saturdays at Serenbe Farms | Add on Meats & Eggs from White Oaks Pastures Learn More at SerenbeFarms.com/CSA

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(Above, Clockwise) Serenbe residents celebrated 10 years of community with a potluck in the Wildflower Meadow in May 2015. After knitting tree huggies for trees throughout the Serenbe woods, a group of women celebrated with a seasonal meal on the Guest House Lawn at The Inn at Serenbe. Children’s book author Sam Winston & illustrator Oliver Jeffers visited Serenbe Farmers Market and gave local children the opportunity to create their own stories.The Nygren’s host new residents twice a year at their Selborne home to welcome them to the community. (Above) The Blue Eyed Daisy, Serenbe’s first shop, is a central meeting place for residents and guests.

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BUILDING COMMUNITY Placemaking + Setting Intentions Make an Abundant Community

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teve Nygren knew as soon as he saw bulldozers clearing land near his rural paradise in the Chattahoochee Hills woods that suburban sprawl was heading this way. Developers would uproot the trees and flatten the rolling hills, build cookie-cutter homes at the top of wasteful lawns with street facing garages for people to directly pull into ensuring they never have to talk to those living right next door. If you think that sounds like a nightmare, Steve Nygren would agree. So, he set out to fix it and offer another choice for homebuyers. The streets of Serenbe are winding and follow the natural hills and valleys of the landscape. Each home is a different architectural style than the one next to it, and all homes are pulled close to the street with porches for neighborly conversation. Most don’t have garages, and none have individual mailboxes, so residents connect with each other walking along sidewalks or at the centralized mail houses. And all of this was done with intention; Steve Nygren calls it placemaking. “If you’re going to build a community, you have to be intentional about it,” says Tom Reed, Serenbe resident and also mayor of Chattahoochee Hills. “You have to ask yourself, ‘what do you want the community to be and how does that look for the built environment,’ then go from there.” The design was in place, but community is also created through the people in a neighborhood, not just how the neighborhood is laid out. Dr. David Brain, a professor of sociology and environmental studies, was invited by The Serenbe Institute in 2007 to visit and evaluate Serenbe’s degree of civility. His research focuses on the connections among placemaking, community-building and civic engagement, and he “recognized a high degree of civility here in the residents’ willingness to live close to people with differing beliefs and values while still maintaining a sense of neighborly obligation to support and take care of one another,” notes John Graham, Serenbe resident and Serenbe Institute Founding Board Chair.

“David has done this work in several places and he’s good at getting people past the posturing and into meaningful conversation,” says Tom. “It feels important to be thoughtful about building community, otherwise it can become just another banal/commonplace development.” Serenbe Life, a committee within The Serenbe Institute, has united members of the Serenbe community as a response to David Brain’s visits. They came together to build events and promote conversation about what makes a community thrive and are hosting a community read, similar to a book club, of The Abundant Community by John McKnight and Peter Block, based on David’s recommendation. According to the book’s website, the authors’ offer practical ways to discover the gifts and talents each member of a neighborhood has and how to utilize those to create a robust and sustainable community. “It speaks to many of the reasons residents choose to live in Serenbe in the first place – a connection with each other through nature, the arts and integrated wellness,” says Deborah Griffin, Serenbe Life Committee Chair. “We’ve invited Howard Lawrence, who’s worked alongside the author John McKnight for 30 years, to speak this fall and share his insights on how to continue community building as the neighborhood grows.” Howard is currently spearheading Edmonton, Alberta’s Abundant Communities Initiative. He has observed many other places attempt to build community and recognizes something very special in Serenbe. The Abundant Communities Initiative encourages everyone to read the book and invites them to participate in conversation during Howard’s time here for a better understanding of what community building is all about. “Experiences from The Abundant Community Initiative with Howard Lawrence,” hosted by Serenbe Life and Serenbe Fellows, is Saturday, November 3rd from 4-6 pm. The talk is free and open to the public with RSVP at serenbe.com/events.

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Things To Do When You Stay at The Inn at Serenbe serenbeinn.com

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AFTERNOON TEA Included in your stay as an Inn guest is an afternoon Southern-style tea, set in the Main House daily, 4 – 5pm.

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YOGA CLASSES Choose from a range of yoga practices and floor pilates at the studio located in the community. Outdoor yoga options, including goat yoga. serenbeyoga.com

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S E R E N B E FA R M S Take a 1 hour tour of Serenbe Farms on Saturdays at 1:30pm for $10 per person. For reservations or to schedule private group tours, please contact tour@serenbefarms.com

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LABYRINTH Walk the stone labyrinth by the lake – complimentary during your stay.

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TRAIL RIDES Experience Serenbe on Horseback. Our skilled staff and gentle horses ensures you to have a comfortable and relaxed ride, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful scenery at Serenbe. serenbetrailriding.com

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Hayrides and Animal Feeds are offered daily at 10am for Inn guests. Appointments may be scheduled on the weekends for hayrides at 1pm or 2pm.

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The Spa at Serenbe offers a range of services including massages, facials, peels, reflexology, manicures, pedicures, and make up consultations. The spa specializes in offering a comprehensive whole person approach to care. 770.463.0880 | spaatserenbe.com

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B I K E & G O L F C A R T R E N TA L S The Inn offers bicycles and golf carts to rent per day for Inn guests. Reserve at Guest Services. Rentals are based on a first come, first serve basis.

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BONFIRE Our fully stocked bonfire is located near the Lake Pavilion, complimentary for Inn guests. S’more packets are available for purchase at Guest Services.

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D I N E AT T H E FA R M H O U S E Join us for lunch or dinner at the critically acclaimed Farmhouse Restaurant and enjoy seasonal cuisine of locally grown ingredients. Plus enjoy Happy Hour from 4 – 6 Daily. 770.463.2622 | serenbefarmhouse.com

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FEEDING THE ANIMALS Animal Feed is available in Guest Services for Purchase.

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W E E K E N D WA L K I N G TO U R O F THE COMMUNIT Y Saturdays 10:30am. Check Serenbe Events Calendar for location.

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SERENBE IN THE NEWS Food52

Naturally, Danny Seo

“The charming 27-room hotel sits amidst 36-acres and attracts a crowd looking for delicious down home Southern style hospitality – and not to mention the food. Anyone would be remiss not to try the freshly foraged goods served on site.”

“Here’s a Naturally guarantee: You can walk into the village of Serenbe all stressed out and honked off at everyone, and before you can say, “Is that a real llama?” you’re way chill.”/ “Looking to make – or buy – a peck of pickled….ANYTHING? You’ll want to catch the brother act of Matt and Paddy Adolfi, culinary geniuses who whip up fresh, local, and often fermented far at Serenbe, a farm-fresh utopia just south of Atlanta.

Philadelphia Wedding “Your honeymoon days will move at a leisurely pace. Sip ginger and lemon juices at The Blue Eyed Daisy, shop chic boutiques in town, and have a romantic night out at the farm-to-table restaurant The Farmhouse.”

Travel + Leisure

ACVB: ATL Insider “See a play, take a walk, enroll in a culinary workshop, take in a festival, shop, treat yourself to a spa visit. Serenbe is all about peace and relaxation.”

“At the current projection, by 2050, if we don’t change, health care will occupy almost 50 percent of our GNP. We can’t keep kicking the can down the road. Places like Serenbe are demonstrating how the built environment can help with asthma and diabetes.”

Fathom (World’s 15 Best Foodie Escapes) “It’s the South, so you shouldn’t go home without trying the Farmhouse friend chicken, Carolina Gold rice risotto, and bourbon pecan pie.

Spa Business Magazine “Our expansive preserved land and trails at Serenbe, and the surrounding Chattahoochee Hills, is Atlanta’s antidote to loneliness and depression.The wonder of the natural land draws people outside to explore nature, where they run across other guests.”

South Magazine “Surrounded by miles of idyllic landscape that harmoniously integrates with the local community, it’s easy to understand how Serenbe is as much a state of mind as a geographical location.”

TravelChannel “Art Over Dinner at Serenbe brings together artists and art organizations for intimate outdoor dinners utilizing ingredients sourced from local farmers and growers and prepared by guest chefs.”

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Distinctively Southern “Pastoral. Artsy. Exceptional. These are just a few of the words to describe the community of Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hill Country.”

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT A Gabion Bridge

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In order to construct the Selborne Lane gabion bridge, its path was cleared with edging placed around the border and a weed mat positioned to keep weeds out. Builders then began stacking the wire boxes filled with rocks. Rock placement is as important as the box material, with the flat side facing outward and corners positioned inside. Cement blocks were used for the middle portion, and there are vertical diaphragms used to keep the bridge intact and hinder internal movement of materials within the boxes. This ensures plants and water can flow in between the materials and help us build with nature not against it. “Serenbe was designed to be a part of nature, and the best part of the gabion bridge is that it accomplishes that by becoming one with nature over time,” says Steve. “Silt and vegetation collect within the rocks to form a naturally imperishable structure, which strengthens the environment.” Take a walk along one of the two gabion bridges.We just built a second one to connect Grange to the Mado neighborhood across another natural ravine and stream crossing.

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f you’re driving or taking a stroll on Serenbe Lane in Grange past the Textile Lofts, you may have looked out into the woods and noticed the earth seems to just drop off past the road. It looks like a bridge, and yet it also looks like the road is just an extension of the land. This is because it’s not your average bridge, but a bridge with a Serenbe twist – it’s called a gabion bridge and it’s inspired by engineers in South America. The roads in Serenbe are curved to follow the natural ridge lines of the land. When it came time to continue Serenbe Lane into Grange it needed a curve – difficult to do in our straight, pipe-filled bridge world. A gabion, however, infuses recycled materials – rocks, concrete, etc. – inside multiple stacked coated, galvanized or stainless-steel cages, cylinders or boxes, which nurture the shape of the bridge structure and ensure its lifespan. “Building a traditional bridge through this area would have required razing nearly 70 feet of land and trees from each side,” says Serenbe CEO Steve Nygren. “We found the gabion model to be a better and more environmentally-friendly way to handle stream crossings.”

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FEELING FESTIVE

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Spend Your Holiday Season at Serenbe

THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT FALL + WINTER AT SERENBE. (Clockwise) The weather starts to cool, the leaves turn bright, beautiful colors and an enchanting ambiance fills the air. From fall festivals to family gatherings to New Year’s celebrations, there’s not better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of year than with Serenbe. Serenbe Farms will host events the entire season including mushrooms log classes and new sunset beer tours, their annual fall festival and holiday tree sales in December. Kids and dogs compete for the honor of Cutest, Scariest & Most Original Costume on October 27

at Serenbe Farmers Market. Whether you’re traveling to Tarrytown in The Sleepy Hollow Experience or wandering through the wintry Serenbe woods with The Snow Queen, Serenbe Playhouse’s performances are a seasonal favorite. Dine with friends and family at The Farmhouse or The Hill Restaurants, they’ll have seatings for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Tis’ the season to make your own holiday wreath or custom card, take a picture with Santa and shop local at the Holiday Bazaar on December 1st.

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RECIPE FOR AUTHENTICITY Architecture Is A Key Ingredient

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s you drive through Serenbe, it seems as though the community has been there forever. Winding country roads lead from open fields and preserved forest to retail and restaurants, with the homes in between nestled perfectly among the trees as if they too grew out of the ground. Architecture is the key ingredient to building an authentic town, and Serenbe set high standards from the very beginning. According to Garnie Nygren, Serenbe COO, each home must follow one architectural style and exercise restraint by using one main material with one-to-two accents. Most Serenbe homes are built smaller, encouraging efficiency and eliminating unnecessary space, and all are constructed using sustainable materials to enhance the local environment and promote greener living. In fact, the latter has earned Serenbe the honor of being an EarthCraft community, a certification program created by Southface. Buildings and communities in the Southeast must meet strict criteria for saving energy and water, ensuring high indoor air quality and protecting the land and natural resources. To maintain the Serenbe aesthetic, there is a Design Review Board (DRB) that oversees all home projects. They come into the building process with new residents from the very beginning and are involved in each stage. “The list [of what we consider] is very long, but it starts with basic architectural concepts – massing, proportion and rhythm – then moves into roofline flow and finish-floor elevation,” says Steve Dray, a Serenbe resident and member of the DRB. But what does all of that mean? And how does it make a community feel authentic?

The roads through each neighborhood – Selborne, Grange and Mado – are an omega, with the center of the omega sitting at a higher elevation than the outside of the omega. The rooflines follow that increase from outside to in so gradually and naturally that it’s not even noticeable until mentioned. Buildings themselves don’t necessarily increase in height, though. Architects look at the topography of the land and may start at a lower elevation. They pay attention to how the land changes to determine where porches should sit in height and how far back the home is set from the road, then design accordingly rather than leveling a lot. These subtle details are then combined with the specific design of the home. Whether a homeowner chooses a traditional or modern design, the architect must execute that style to the authenticity of its form by adhering to specific rules. According to Steve, the “rules include details like home width, window size, trim and colors.” “These are not isolated homes, they make up our community and must relate to one another,” says Steve. “Authenticity in architecture doesn’t mean an aged structure but rather a well-detailed building that is constructed to last a long time. When we try to create a timeless design featuring a balanced facade with well-proportioned windows and operable shutters that could actually cover the opening, it creates an authenticity that people recognize, even if they don’t know it. It’s real. That’s why small details on a home are just as important as the master plan of the community.”

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THE GROWING SEASON Brings Food & New Farmers

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empowering to share and realize how much we’ve learned.” This newly created apprentice position allows Sarah to go one step further, spending 50% of her time as a server at The Farmhouse Restaurant sharing with guests how what she grows ends up on their table. “I get to say things like, ‘oh yeah, I picked that zucchini yesterday’. Or if someone doesn’t know what something is, I’ll go grab it from the cooler, show them and explain what good, healthy food looks like.” Apprentice Paige Duckworth agrees. She’d previously interned with Global Growers at Stone Mountain then worked for a farm in Florida, but Serenbe offered as especially personal touch with its program. “It’s cool to go to The Hill or The Farmhouse and see people eating the collards you picked.” The Serenbe Farms apprentices come from a variety of backgrounds – from other farms to collegiate nutrition programs – and each has a different vision for their future. Sarah wants to continue sharing what she’s learned through education and what it means to be organic. Lance likes the idea of the education route as well, and he, Paige and Lindsey have all talked about wanting to have their own farms. There is a consensus, however, about why they chose Serenbe Farms to learn the craft: it offers the unique opportunity to work a full season, see crops from seed to harvest, feed people through a certified organic CSA program and really be part of the larger Serenbe community. 2019 CSA Shares available now with White Oak Pastures meat and egg shares available to addons. Sign up at serenbefarms.com/csa/sign-up. The Serenbe Farms apprenticeship program runs February-November, with off-season work in December and options to stay on and continue working across multiple agriculture and culinary businesses. More information about the farms apprentice program and how to apply for the 2019 season can be found at serenbefarms.com/education/apprentice.

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erenbe Farms produces over 300 varieties of vegetables, harvests over 60,000 pounds of produce a year and grows young people into new farmers. Yes, you read that right – they grow farmers. This fall marks the completion of Serenbe Farms’ 13th growing season with over 50 apprentices to date working and learning alongside the Farm Manager, and the program is at the core of their history and philosophy. Serenbe Farms receives dozens of applications each year for the competitive program of 4 seasonal apprentice spots, and they choose those who have a serious interest in farming as a lifestyle and livelihood. Why would those be the most important qualities? Because the program is designed to give apprentices all the tools they’ll need to leave Serenbe Farms to run or start their own farm. Take apprentice Lance Gebel for example.While he was interested in food and nutrition, he began school assuming those interests would lead to medical school. “I always thought about farming, but everyone told me that’s not a real job. That it’s not the thing to do.” He decided to try his hand at it anyway. “Now I’m able to do a little bit of everything – irrigation, installation work, composting. We get to work a full season and witness the changing of crops from start to finish.” Lindsey Brush knew her plant science degree would lead to farming, especially after taking organic agriculture classes that focused on food sustainability. She interned briefly in Wisconsin but came to Serenbe Farms for warmer weather and crops she’d never seen before. “I didn’t even know what bok choy was before I started here!” In addition to field work, Serenbe Farms apprentices manage the weekly CommunitySupported Agriculture (CSA) pickups, work Farmers Markets and lead Farm Tours. These interactions allow them to get to know their customers, neighbors and share nourishment and knowledge. “Being around food and the farm, we forget about the gap between what we know and what our customers know,” says the farm’s Farm-to-Table Liaison Sarah Rucker. “It’s

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COOKING FOR A CAUSE Chefs Come To Serenbe To Give Back

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he Nygrens like to say that Serenbe was formed at the table. The dinner table, that is. They had a vision that meant big changes for the rural land now known as Chattahoochee Hills but needed multiple stakeholders to find common ground to support a larger vision of land conservation. That meant gathering neighbors to build consensus around home-cooked meals; what better common ground is there than nourishment? “As a hospitality family, it was natural to host any meeting with food,” says Steve Nygren, Founder and CEO of Serenbe. “Some early meetings to create protected land in Chattahoochee Hills were contentious, so when I called to encourage people to return to the next meeting they asked whether we were having peach cobbler or bourbon pecan pie. For two years, Marie would bake and I would call meetings and here we are today.” Over the years, not much has changed. Serenbe is still gathering neighbors, guests and changemakers around the table to influence progress not only with home cooked meals but with nationally-recognized chefs gathering at Serenbe to give back. The James Beard Foundation has brought their Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change to Serenbe since 2017, to provide 30+ chefs with policy advocacy training while educating them on important challenges and opportunities facing the food world. “Serenbe’s commitment to embracing and sustaining the natural environment and fostering a sense of community amongst its residents is completely in line with the goals of our boot camp,” said Kris Moon,Vice President of James Beard Foundation. Serenbe also hosts three high-profile culinary events this fall, all featuring Atlanta top chefs and all existing to raise awareness and funds to give back to people and the environment. The 9th Annual Southern Chefs Potluck on Sunday, September 16 is a not-to-be-missed event supporting Wholesome Wave GA (WWG), which strives to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally-grown food for all Georgians. Each year, the Chefs Potluck comes to The Inn at Serenbe and, with it, some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs who bring their best dishes to be

shared buffet-style under the Lake Pavilion. Chef VIP tables are available as well as general admission tickets. While WWG gives back to those unable to put fresh food on their table, The Giving Kitchen gives back to the restaurant community by providing emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of resources. On October 28 they’re bringing the Fifth Group Restaurants team – South City Kitchen, The Original El Taco, Ecco, Alma Cocina, Lure, La Tavola and Bold Catering & Design – to Serenbe to serve guests at their annual Sunday Supper. Each Executive Chef creates a tasting station to highlight their unique culinary styles alongside craft cocktails created by in-house mixologists. This intimate dinner party is an evening under the stars with a maximum of 200 guests. RayDay may not be known as a chef event, but each year this zero-food waste event brings in sustainable food trucks and beverage vendors to support the festival-like atmosphere that celebrates the life and legacy of Ray C. Anderson. During the event they collect and sourceseparate more than 1,200 lbs of food waste and service-ware for on-site composting. RayDay celebrates bringing people together, encourages conversations and connections and continues to spread the word about sustainability. Come celebrate the life and legacy of Ray C. Anderson at this unique experience designed to help create a brighter world for tomorrow’s child on October 14 (with RSVP). Tickets to each of these events can be found at serenbe.com/events.

MAPLE-ROASTED ACORN SQUASH WITH PECANS AND ROSEMARY “Starchier and less sweet than other fall squashes, acorn squash needs some assertive partners to overcome its blandness. fresh rosemary, maple syrup and buttery pecans do the trick.The recipe is so filling and satisfying that it could be served as a main vegetarian entree.” -Steven Satterfield in his cookbook Root To Leaf, and a typical Wholesome Wave potluck dish. 1 large acorn squash 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 cup maple syrup Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup chopped pecans Heat the oven to 375°F. Place the squash stem side up on cutting board. Using a large, sharp knife, cut the squash in half through the stem. Cut each half again, leaving four quarters. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin. If any skin remains in the crevices, remove it with a paring knife.

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Place the squash quarters in a baking dish, hollow side up, and add 1/4 inch water to the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the rosemary leaves over each quarter. Drizzle with the maple syrup, taking care to completely cover the squash surface. Season generously with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, until the squash is tender, about 1 hour.The water should evaporate by the end of the cooking time. But if it does so too quickly, the squash might scorch on the bottom. To prevent this, check halfway through the cooking time and add water as needed. Top each quarter with 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon pecans. return to the oven and cook until the butter is melted and the pecans are golden, about 10 more minutes.

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WEDDINGS

The historic Inn at Serenbe has been a memorable wedding backdrop for more than 18 years, and we are sharing a few of our favorite images of those priceless moments. Our first wedding was even featured in Martha Stewart Weddings.

Photo credits: J Ashley Photography Lauren Carnes Photography Four Corners Photography Sarah Joy Photography Our Labor Of Love

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GO WITH THE FLOW Ways You Can Yoga at Serenbe

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magine you’re taking a rejuvenating hike through the preserved woods of Serenbe. After a few miles, you come upon a small, wooden bridge crossing a tranquil creek and decide to remove your shoes and flow through a yoga sequence. No distractions, immersed in nature, completely at peace. This is Heather Ruth’s favorite way to practice yoga at Serenbe, and its experiences like this that she is excited to bring to Serenbe Yoga for residents and visitors alike. “Having a yoga studio in a destination location like Serenbe is completely different than studios in the city,” said Heather. “Locals seek a place to maintain regular practice while visitors want a unique yoga session to add to their Serenbe experience.” Since taking on Serenbe Yoga in January 2018, Heather has hit the ground running – or rather, vinyasa-ing – to provide those unique experiences. She brought Nigerian Dwarf goats to Serenbe for Goat Yoga, created a series of in demand Candlelit Yin Restorative classes and along with Alison Dagostino, another resident and certified instructor, will lead Aerial Yoga classes beginning this Fall. “Aerial is an amazing practice that can feel somewhat euphoric and magical. If you’ve ever dreamed of running away and joining a circus, an Aerial Yoga class will give you the same free and adventurous feeling without the risk,” said Heather. Of course, it’s not all goats, candles and flying. Heather feels that an ongoing practice and small details are important as well, and that is reflected in classes that might be more familiar to the weekday yogi. Classes range from Hot, Power, Flow and Gentle Yoga for beginners as well as Restorative and Pilates. Pilates instructor and chiropractor Julie Lord gears her classes toward a holistic approach, utilizing essential oils, heated lavender eye pillows and other small but significant extras, and Heather also oils, candles and ambient music while incorporating Thai massage techniques into her Restorative Yin classes. A Waterfall Hike to Flow is a weekend opportunity to get out on the trails and do yoga in the woods. “Our backyard is miles of trails through the woods and our community includes an organic farm. This way of living draws people that see the value of these amenities adding to overall wellbeing. That yearn we all have to connect with nature, slow down and get back to basics. I think that yoga draws a similar type of person, and that’s why yoga at Serenbe is so special.” Learn more and sign up for a class at serenbeyoga.com

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Tours: SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 7, 2018 Preview Party: SEPTEMBER 13 The 5th Annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse is the Selborne Estate Home, a 5 Bedroom, 4.5 bath home complete with 3 car garage, gym, rec room, theatre and pool. The Estate will feature some of the top interior designers curated by Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Ralls including Meredith McBrearty as lead designer selecting all finishes. Proceeds benefit the Art Farm with a mission to bring art into everyday life. TICKETS ON SALE NOW SERENBESHOWHOUSE.COM

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LEADING A MOVEMENT

Educating Developers, Policymaker and City Planners agriculture, and even marketing best practices. No stone is left unturned in guiding developers and landowners through the process of creating a sustainable town. Of course, Steve also likes to share the elements that are unique to Serenbe: Residents supporting a growing arts program through a 1% transfer fee as donation upon purchasing a home, creating underground outdoor trashcans – less hassle and visual pollution – and centralized mailbox houses to encourage community interaction. The conference, only four years old, has brought over 55 developers from around the world to Serenbe. Developers who attended past conferences, from as far as New Zealand to neighboring Alabama, have already put Serenbe’s practices to use in their own upcoming projects. “We’re thrilled when anybody goes back and implements our tenants. The more they can implement, the greater good they can do for our planet and to further what

we call the biophilic model of planning,” says Nygren. While the Nygren Placemaking Conference tells you the “how” of building biophilic, the Biophilic Leadership Summit examines the “why.” Attendees learn the benefits of nature on children’s development and wellbeing, city planning with biophilic codes, preserving wildlife when building and the importance of access to nature for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Also peppered among the lectures and keynotes are nature-centered activities around the Serenbe community. Heading into its third year, the 2019 Summit will focus on topics including food policy, urban greening, blue zones and nature’s effect on the brain. To learn more about the next Nygren Placemaking Conference September 17-19, 2018, email Kara at kara@serenbe.com or visit nygrenplacemaking.com. To inquire about the Spring 2019 Biophilic Leadership Summit on April 7-10, contact Denise Pleasant at denise@serenbe.com or biophilicsummit.com.

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dmire Serenbe and want to build a community in its model? While there is only one Serenbe, land planners and developers alike can learn to build biophilic at two annual conferences, Nygren Placemaking and the Biophilic Leadership Summit. “There was only so much time for coffee dates,” says Serenbe Founder and CEO Steve Nygren. “We had the great fortune of having immense interest in Serenbe and the model of how it was built. There was a demand for more conversation and we were encouraged to create Nygren Placemaking – a way for individuals to come and take a deep-dive into all of the details of how we built Serenbe.” Nygren Placemaking attendees tour the community on foot while exploring Serenbe’s topography and omegashaped streetscapes. They enjoy multiple lectures and talks on incorporating wellness and green infrastructure into the built environment, the importance of community-supported

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WHAT’S ON YOUR WALL An Inside Look At Serenbe Art Collections

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hen Steve Nygren envisioned Serenbe, he knew art needed to be incorporated. He created moments of art amongst the preserved forests before the community had even been fully realized, established Arts as a core tenant of Serenbe through The Serenbe Institute for Arts, Culture and the Environment and collected pieces still on display in the family home, now The Inn at Serenbe. As the community grew so did the vision for arts, and you can now find collections both outside and inside many homes and buildings at Serenbe. Stop by The Daisy, General Store or Inn and grab an Art Scavenger Hunt card to help you find outdoor pieces throughout the community. Want to stay indoors? Grange Hall plays host to the Grange Hall Gallery Wall, which features a new artist each month curated by Art Farm Director Megan Schaeffer, and Chatt Hills Gallery in Selborne displays and celebrates the work of numerous Serenbe and Chattahoochee Hills artists. Most of the art in Serenbe isn’t for the public eye, though. It’s housed within the walls of Serenbe’s private homes. In fact, so many Serenbe residents happen to be collectors that some have begun opening their doors as part of the annual Serenbe HOME Tour, benefitting AIR Serenbe, Serenbe Institute’s artist-in-residence unit. “The homes included in the Serenbe HOME Tour give a glimpse into the lives of residents,” says Lorrie Thomas Ross, a resident and AIR Serenbe board member.”The homes on the tour are so different – architecturally and decoratively. What people collect represents

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their travels, personal style and life experiences.” The Nygren family knew it was integral to include art in the creation of Serenbe. Step inside and see what’s on our walls this fall. 5TH ANNUAL SERENBE HOME TOUR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1-5PM See the unique designs of select Serenbe homes and learn more about the people and collections that bring them to life. Six homes in the Grange and Swann Ridge neighborhood – and one artist studio in The Textile Lofts – will be on display, and each home will include tablescapes created by top Atlanta interior designers including Kim Schoone, Kim Schoone Interior; Keith G. Robinson; Anna Lisa Collins and Janet Newman, Collins and Newman Designs; Lauren Davenport, Davenport Designs and Serenbe’s own Meghan and Patrick Sharp, Mister and Mrs. Sharp and Rebecca Cartwright, R. Cartwright Designs, whose retail Design Studio is at The Textile Lofts. After you tour the homes and studio, join the tablescape designers and AIR Serenbe in Grange Hall for a panel discussion moderated by Steve McKenzie of McKenzie Designs.The panel will discuss style trends, investment pieces, tips for entertaining and more. Tickets for the Serenbe HOME TOUR are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. VIP tickets, $100, includes early access to homes on the tour, complimentary cocktails and a pre-tour lunch in the VIP Lounge prepared by Lisa Roiret of Lisa’s Crêperie. Purchase tickets at serenbehometour.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS SEPTEMBER

Weekly Shop Serenbe Happy Hour FRI 4pm-6pm, Serenbe Retailers Farmers Market SAT 9am-1pm, Selborne Green Goat Yoga SAT 9:15am or SUN 9:15am & 11:15am, Animal Village, $

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Tours 10am-5pm, Selborne Estate Home, $

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Tours 10am-5pm, Selborne Estate Home, $

Naturally, Danny Seo House Tours 10am-5pm, Mado, $

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History of Serenbe Tour 9:30am, The Inn Guest Services

Trails Walking Tour 9:30am, Selborne Green

Mushroom Log Inoculation Class 11:30am, Serenbe Farms, $

Mushroom Log Inoculation Class 11:30am, Serenbe Farms, $

Gallery Opening – Ali Harper, Photographer 5-8pm, Grange Hall Gallery

Sunset Beer Tour 6pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Wine Tasting SAT 4pm, General Store, $

Trails Walking Tour 9:30am, Selborne Green

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Shop Serenbe Happy Hour FRI 4pm-6pm, Serenbe Retailers

RayDay 3-7pm, The Inn, $

Farmers Market SAT 9am-1pm, Selborne Green

Art Over Dinner: NPR’s City Lights with Lois Reitzes 6pm, Art Farm, $

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Farm Tour SAT 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

False-Hearted Lovers + Roland Alston Concert and Labor Day Celebration 4pm, Selborne Green, $

Art Over Dinner: Atlanta Contemporary + Atlanta Opera with Jayme Alilaw 6pm, Art Farm, $

Wine Tasting SAT 4pm, General Store, $

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Here Say: Spoken Word Performance 8pm, The Inn Pavilion, $

The Seagull 8pm, Grange Lake Hideaway, $

3-7 The Sleepy Hollow Experience Times Vary, Horseman’s Meadow, $

17-21 The Sleepy Hollow Experience Times Vary, Horseman’s Meadow, $

20 Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 10:30am, Selborne Green Succulent Garden Workshop 11am, Forage & Flower, $ Fall Farm Party 5-8pm, Serenbe Farms, $

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The Seagull – Opening Weekend 8pm, Grange Lake Hideaway, $

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Tours 10am-5pm, Selborne Estate Home, $

Wellness Sunday with Zoetic 10am, The Inn, $

8 Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 9:30am, Selborne Green Dried Flower Workshop 11am, Forage & Flower, $ Sofia Talvik Concert 8pm, Grange Hall, $

12-16 The Seagull 8pm, Grange Lake Hideaway, $

Serenbe Fellows: The Interplay of Fashion & Culture with Claire Chataigner 4pm, Community Center

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The Sleepy Hollow Experience 8pm, Horseman’s Meadow, $

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 9:30am, Selborne Green

The Other Night School: War and the Ethics of Killing 6pm, The Inn Hawthorne Room

VIP Preview Party – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse 7pm, Selborne Estate Home, $

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AH&L Designer Showhouse Event: Author Talk + Book Signing with Marshall Watson 4pm, Selborne Estate Home, $

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Nora Jane Struthers Band Concert 8pm, Art Farm, $

Serenbe HOME Tour 1-4pm, Grange & Swann Ridge, $

Goat Yoga SAT 9:15am or SUN 9:15am & 11:15am, Animal Village, $

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Sunset Beer Tour 5:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

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Sunset Beer Tour 6pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Farm Tour SAT 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

13 Mushroom Log Inoculation Class 11:30am, Serenbe Farms, $

27 4 Naturally, Danny Seo House Party 7pm, Mado, $

4-7 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Tours – Closing Weekend 10am-5pm, Selborne Estate Home, $

5-7 Naturally, Danny Seo House Tours 10am-5pm, Mado, $ Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre’s fall•en 8pm, Deer Hollow, $

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The Seagull 8pm, Grange Lake Hideaway, $

The Sleepy Hollow Experience Times Vary, Horseman’s Meadow, $

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The Sleepy Hollow Experience – Opening Weekend Times Vary, Horseman’s Meadow, $

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre’s fall•en 8pm, Deer Hollow, $

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Kids & Dogs Costume Contest 9am-1pm, Selborne Green Trails Walking Tour 10:30am, Selborne Green Mushroom Log Inoculation Class 11:30am, Serenbe Farms, $ Sunset Beer Tour 5:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $ Liz Longley Concert 8pm, Art Farm, $


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The Giving Kitchen’s Sunday Supper 4pm, The Inn, $

Art Over Dinner: Atlanta Celebrates Photography 6pm, Art Farm, $

Holiday Bazaar 10am-5pm, The Inn Pavilion

31-November 4 The Sleepy Hollow Experience Times Vary, Horseman’s Meadow, $

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Weekly

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 10:30am, Selborne Green

Shop Serenbe Happy Hour FRI 4pm-6pm, Serenbe Retailers Farmers Market SAT 9am-1pm, Selborne Green Farm Tour SAT 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $ Wine Tasting SAT 4pm, General Store, $

Ornament Making with The Art Farm 11am-3pm, The Inn Pavilion

Mushroom Log Inoculation Class 11:30am, Serenbe Farms, $

Santa Pictures 1pm-4pm, Holiday Bazaar, $

Sunset Beer Tour 4pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

18 22 Thanksgiving Supper Seatings at The Farmhouse & The Hill Times Vary, $

24-25 Santa Pictures 11am-2pm, The Farmhouse Porch, $ 24 Small Business Saturday 11am-6pm, Serenbe Shops

Mini Farmers Market 9-11:30am, Selborne Green Mushroom Log Inoculation Class 11:30am, Serenbe Farms, $ Serenbe Fellows: Experiences from the Abundant Community with Howard Lawrence 4pm, Grange Hall

The Snow Queen – Opening Weekend Times Vary, Grange Playground, $

10 History of Serenbe Tour 10:30am, The Inn

24-25 Christmas Eve & Day Seatings at The Farmhouse & The Hill Times Vary, $

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1 Serenbe Fellows: Diversity, Why Is It So Difficult? With Gail Evans 4pm, Community Center

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Art Over Dinner: Artist Jubliee 6pm, Art Farm, $

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New Year’s Eve Seatings at The Farmhouse & The Hill Times Vary, $

The Other Night School: Hip Hop & Martin Luther King, Jr. 6pm, The Inn Hawthorne Room

New Year’s Eve Party 9pm-1am, The Inn Oak Room, $

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New Year’s Day Brunch The Farmhouse: The Hill: Times Vary, $

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Weekly

Phil Madiera Concert, 8pm, Grange Hall, $

Shop Serenbe Happy Hour FRI 4pm-6pm, Serenbe Retailers

14 Valentine’s Day Concert 8pm, Serenbe Home, $

Farm Tour SAT 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

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Wine Tasting SAT 4pm, General Store, $

Event listings accurate as of printing. For up-to-date listings, tickets or to RSVP, visit serenbe.com/events

Sunset Beer Tour 4pm, Serenbe Farms, $ Michelle Lewis Concert 8pm, Art Farm, $

The Snow Queen Times Vary, Grange Playground, $

Winter Wonderland Workshop 11am, Forage & Flower, $

The Snow Queen Times Vary, Grange Playground, $

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Magnolia Wreath Making Workshop 2pm & 3:30pm, The Inn Pavilion, $

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Trails Walking Tour 10:30am, The Daisy

Fall Trail Race 5K/15K 9am, Selborne Green, $

1 Calligraphy Holiday Card Workshop 10:30am & 12pm, The Inn Pavilion, $

Low & Lush Centerpiece Workshop 11am, Forage & Flower, $

Wellness Sunday with Zoetic 10am, The Inn, $

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AJ Ghent Concert 8pm, The Inn Pavilion, $

9 Wellness Sunday with Zoetic

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Gallery Opening – Anne Beidler, Printmaker 5-8pm, Grange Hall

The Snow Queen Times Vary, Grange Playground, $

Jarred & Amber with Adam Whipple Concert 7:30pm, The Inn Oak Room, $

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 10:30am, The Daisy

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SERENBE REAL ESTATE

L186, 10500 Serenbe Lane $1,799,900

The Modern Scandinavian-style Farmhouse is steps away from trails connecting you to the waterfall and other gorgeous views of the preserved forest. Spend summer days on the expansive front porch and summer nights entertaining in the open kitchen, dining and living area. The home has a ‌. Exterior and 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms.

Luxurious limestone home features a two story window wall at entry with expansive views from each level including a double back porch with views of Grange Lake. Master on main with office, laundry and open plan living room and kitchen. Three more bedrooms and baths are on on the second floor with dormer windows on the front and back of the home. The 1,400 sq.ft. terrace level can be finished to custom specifications and includes french doors opening out to the backyard and miles of nature trails.

Enjoy urban living in the country when you invest in a Mado Live/ Work. Steps away from One Mado - a 30,000 sqft. commercial center with health and wellness offerings and Halsa restaurant - Mado Live/Works include ground floor, street facing retail space with two separate one-bedroom apartments on the upper levels.

L387, 11260 Serenbe Lane $699,900

L378, 11170 Serenbe Lane $749,000

L296, 11159 Serenbe Lane $449,000

Walk through the quintessential Southern front porch and enter into a spacious living, dining and kitchen space on your right and the master-on-main to your left. Entertain guests indoors and outdoors on the open deck off the kitchen, or access the deck without ever having to leave your large, light-filled master suite. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.

A luxurious 4-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom with master on the main floor. Enjoy outdoor living with porches on the front and back of the house. Amazing views of the woods, nestled right amongst the tree tops with direct access to the nature trails out your back door.

This modern Scandinavian Row House plays on the traditional vernacular with the addition of interior courtyards. Enjoy the geothermal home with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms and large, light-filled living spaces located in Mado. Steps from the new Swim Club, Food Forest and One Mado commercial building filled with wellness services.

L342, 246 Mado Lane $619,900

L430, Serenbe Lane $665,000

Make Your Dream of Living at Serenbe a Reality Whether you are in the market for a weekend retreat or year-round home, Serenbe offers single-family homes, townhouses, live-works, condos and apartments. Or choose a wooded lot and build your dream home. Explore architectural floor plans and pick your finishes or choose a move-in-ready home today. All homes are EarthCraft certified for sustainability with geothermal technology for heating and cooling. For a complete listing of all Serenbe properties visit SerenbeRealEstate.com, call 770.463.9997 or stop in the office located at 9055 Selborne Lane, just up the street from the Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop. *All prices and plans are subject to change.

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