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The best reason to live here is the life here.

Stage X-Citement Serenbe Playhouse’s 10th Season Page 4

Halsa

New Restaurant Opens In Mado

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A Neighborhood Collaboration

Outdoor Living

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Bringing Nature Into Your Spaces

LOOKING FORWARD The Future of Serenbe

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hree years ago, it was hard to visualize Steve Nygren’s plans for Serenbe’s future neighborhood, Mado. Flash forward to present day, where 87 homes are not only built but occupied, and more homes and businesses pop up every day, now it’s hard to picture Mado as just forests with potential. Inspired by Steve’s trip to Scandinavia, the wellness-focused neighborhood houses 150 residents, offers an array of new housing choices and amenities and has become a model for wellness real estate developments. Mado has even been featured in national publications and research, such as the recent Global Wellness Research Report, “Build Well To Live Well.” Mado has brought in new retail and services thanks to the 30,000 sq. ft. One Mado commercial building, an eco-friendly showhome – the Naturally, Danny Seo House, a resident-only Swim Club and new culinary offerings sprouting from both the ground – in the medicinal garden – and the kitchen, with Halsa restaurant. And Serenbe continues to grow. In the works are 150 new homes and offices from Selborne and Swann Ridge to Grange and Mado.

Design duo Cecelia Winston and Steve Dray of Serenbe Planning and Design are taking the helm in drafting the streetscapes and many of the homes and live-work units in Mado. Serenbe is enlisting a variety of builders to help craft distinct and healthy homes for the neighborhood. Expect to see French Provencial, modern & minimal, colonial and some Italian hill town homes built by Minerva, 10/23 Construction, South Haven, and McKinney Builders. South Haven also has the 2019 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Showhouse on its roster, that will rise up three houses down from the 2018 Naturally, Danny Seo House in Mado. From new residences, restaurants and boutique shops, there are many reasons for you to start dreaming up your next home or business at Serenbe. To see what’s coming up in all of our neighborhoods, visit serenberealestate.com or schedule an appointment or tour.


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(Cover Photo) The Serenbe Swim Club opened in Summer 2018, with memberships available to Serenbe residents. (Opposite, Clockwise) Aerial shows Serenbe Swim Club, One Mado and Mado neighborhood progress in 2018, while Cindy Cox’s artist rendering shows future attached cottages in Swann Ridge. Only one of six Scandinavian Row Houses is left in the Mado neighborhood. Mado’s four Manor Homes are all available and surround a cobblestone square with concrete cubes that were inspired by the interior courtyard of the Palais Royal in Paris, France. (Above) One Mado construction progress in 2018.View of the Manor Home archway from Anders Walk. Photos by Richie Gill Photography; aerial and rendering provided by Serenbe. SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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(Above) Serenbe Playhouse’s Season X will tell the story of America’s history. (Opposite) Serenbe Playhouse performed HAIR during the 2014 season, Miss Saigon starring Niki Badua in 2016 and Cabaret starring Brian Clowdus himself in 2017. Photos by BreeAnne Clowdus Photography. Serenbe Playhouse continues its tradition of star-studded casts in 2019 with Taylor Hicks and Rachel Potter in Shenandoah. 4

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STAGE X-CITEMENT

Serenbe Playhouse’s 10th Season Goes Back To Their – and America’s – Roots

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rian Clowdus first came to Serenbe with his sister’s family to celebrate the 4th of July and was instantly hooked on “the most magical place [He’d] ever seen.” He was in graduate school at South Carolina after feeling burnt out in New York, and Serenbe revitalized his theatrical dreams. “I got a feeling in my gut and emailed a Serenbe representative about starting a theatre, who then connected me to John Graham, then board chair of the Serenbe Institute,” said Brian. “He said there was no actual theatre space, so on a lark I said, ‘well let’s just try it outside.’ If you’d told me 12 years ago that I’d be doing [site-specific theatre outside] I’d think you’re crazy. Now it’s what I prefer doing.” And he’s quite successful at it. Serenbe Playhouse, like the community it “resides” within, is a pioneer within their field, earning awards such as the American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company grant in 2015 and accolades such as being named one of the “Top 20 Regional Theatres in the Nation” by Playbill in 2018 and one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” in 2019 by Fast Company. Brian took a minuscule budget and turned it into more than a million annually, still managing to surprise audiences over and over each year with exciting new approaches to many classic shows. That’s not to say it all happened easily and overnight. “Early on it felt like every decision, every show would make or break us,” said Brian. “The Playhouse has become

known as experience and spectacle, but for me that’s a vehicle to tell the story. Without walls and a ceiling my imagination has been able to explode.” In fact, the vast Serenbe environment and being able to change location based on a show’s needs is part of what inspires Brian to choose each season.The other part is what’s going on in the world, and that’s particularly evident in the 2019 season, which Serenbe Playhouse has dubbed Season X: America, Past + Present + Future. The season begins with Shenandoah, set on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, a musical story of one family’s struggle during the American Civil War and of a father desperately trying to remain neutral and protect his family that is split on either side. Expect a full battleground setting with hundreds of actors in Civil War regalia. Cast in the leads are Alabama native Taylor Hicks, winner of American Idol’s season 5, and Rachel Potter, Broadway veteran and finalist on season 3 of The X Factor. “Shenandoah was actually the first show I ever did,” said Brian. “I was raised by a single parent, so that storyline resonated and it’s a story I’ve always wanted to tell. It’s heartbreaking. It feels like real life.” Next up is Ragtime, a Tony Award-winning musical based on the novel that tells the diverse stories of African Americans, immigrants and the elite upper class, with a mix of real-life historical figures, as the country entered the Twentieth Century.

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Serenbe Playhouse will also adapt Pocahontas this season, with a new version brought to life by Native American playwright Kara Morrison that honors the true story of America’s original heroine. The 2019 season rounds out with a revival of their 2013 production of Hair in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock this summer and will include tributes and their very own Woodstock-style music festival over one weekend in August. Expect glamping options, cover bands and unique experiences all set in the most appropriate Wildflower Meadow. After 10 years, Brian believes choosing shows and sites has gotten easier and looks forward to the many future seasons Serenbe Playhouse has in store. “Even though our audience has grown to 50,000, Serenbe residents are still majority donors and attend all of our events because they see the value of art instilled into community. “Serenbe’s support has given me the creative freedom to do what I want, which is fortunate because as humans we constantly want to reinvent ourselves and I have much more in store for myself and Serenbe Playhouse.” Season & Individual Tickets are available at serenbeplayhouse.com, and be sure to sign up to be the first to know about additional casting, the “Woodstock in the Woods” weekend and upcoming exciting press announcements.

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SERENBE IN THE NEWS Fast Company

Dwell

The Most Promising Health and Wellness Trends for 2019. “Wellness communities are a rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar real estate trend. In North America alone, the market is work $52.5 billion and is growing by 6.4% annually.”

A Chic Georgia Abode Focuses on Nature and Wellness. “Designed to be a center for quiet living for creatives and their families, the newest development, Mado, wants to focus on bringing the outdoors in, but in a modern setting. This is exactly the vibe that designer Rebecca Cartwright achieved with The Naturally House.”

TIME Can Where You Live Change Your Life? “None of this is complicated... It’s all pretty much how we lived 80 years ago. In those days, eating local was the norm. So was walking or riding a bicycle to the store or to school.”

The Architect’s Newspaper

Departures The Wellness Communities Taking Healthy Living to the Next Level. “We’ve gotten so far away from simple, basic things, from architecture to how we heat and cool our homes to what we plant outside them” – Steve Nygren

Atlanta’s nature-filled Serenbe community allows residential architecture to pop. “What’s most curious about Serenbe are the various building types packed within each hamlet. From straight-laced Southern homes to metal-clad boxes and Scandinavian-inspired apartment complexes, Serenbe’s architecture is an education in the field of residential design itself.”

Naturally, Danny Seo

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There’s No Place Like Home. “Serenbe is a living, breathing community that would literally be me if I was reincarnated into a living, breathing community.” -Danny Seo.

15 Small Towns Near Atlanta You Need to Visit Right Now. “Let’s face it: Sitting in traffic jams and dealing with road rage (either your own or that of fellow drivers) can wear on ITP folks. Sure, we choose to live here – just look at the selection of restaurants, shopping, cultural destinations, etc. – but not surprisingly, lots of small towns offer the same.”

AJC Hotelie Magazine To Save Their Back Yard, They Built a Town. “As Nygren looks to the future, she hopes Serenbe becomes a model ‘for how we can build better places and, in so doing, create quality of life and community for people, while connecting them to healthier food systems.”

Cooking Farm-fresh with Chef Nicolas Bour of the Farmhouse at Serenbe. “Coming back here was a natural thing. I want to raise my daughter in a safe place. I want to be around like-minded, artistic people, and Serenbe is full of those.” – Nicolas Bour

Good Morning America

The Perfect Wellness Getaway is just Outside of Atlanta. “If you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably whiz right by on your way to something far less exciting. This hybrid of close-tothe-city-but-remote is what makes visiting and staying at Serenbe so utterly unique.”

The 14 Most Romantic and Secluded Hotels in the U.S. “ The four-pearl Inn at Serenbe is a charming retreat surrounded by expansive farms and hiking trails in Georgia’s countryside. The 27 spacious rooms include a mix of quaint, original units, more contemporary annex rooms, and stand-alone cottages.”

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HALSA

Clean Food & Drink

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erenbe’s newest restaurant is officially open for business. Halsa, a polished casual concept, anchors the One Mado building and is influenced by Swedish design and culture. The translation is “health” in Swedish which fits perfectly into the vision and intent of the Mado neighborhood. Step inside the modern interiors, conceived by Smith Hanes, who channeled the vision of an airy Swedish café with subtle pink accents contrasted with geometric black and white tiles. Multiple seating abounds including a shared central table, intimate booths and an expansive patio. Chef Nicolas Bour designed the menu to take advantage of the abundance of organic produce coming off Serenbe Farms. The vegetable forward menu showcases Swedish

specialties, along with a build your own bowl, BYOB, offering with a variety of grains, greens, vegetables and proteins. His main focus was to bring in dishes that would be healthy and enjoyable at each meal of the day. “I’m so excited for Halsa to arrive because it will allow us to once again broaden the dining choices of our residents and guests and will provide a health-focused option for the wellness community of Mado. ” Chef Nic is already teasing one of his favorite dishes for lunch, and if the rest of the menu looks even close, consider this our lifetime reservation. Halsa serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar and is located within the One Mado building.

HALSA GRAVLAX 1 side wild salmon, skin on, about 4 lbs 1 cup kosher salt 2 cups raw sugar 1/2 cup chopped dill  1/2 cup chopped fennel fronds  1/2 tablespoon pink peppercorns  1/4 cup Aquavit or lemon vodka Brush the salmon’s flesh with the spirits and refrigerate for ten minutes. In a food processor, blend the rest of the ingredients. Place salmon in large dish with skin side down and place mix on top. Wrap tightly in cling wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours. Unwrap and slice thin, serve with rye bread or potato pancakes with sour cream and caviar.

(Above) Halsa interior rendering. (Left) Inspiration board with materials and textures from Smith Hanes Studio. SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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(Above) The Natural Playground in Grange sits among the trees near the Acton Academy at Serenbe. (Opposite) Serenbe Farms’ high tunnel allows them to grow produce throughout the year. Bioswales found throughout Serenbe slow and filter stormwater and are vegetated with plants that can withstand both heavy watering and drought. Gabion Bridges used stacked natural materials to allow a bridge to form a curve. Children and adults enjoy picking blueberries off bushes near Grange sidewalks.The Acton Academy building features a rainwater barrel connected to gutters, which can fill dog bowls from the spout at the bottom. All photos by Ali Harper Photography. 8

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WALK THE WALK

Building Biophilic, A Solution To Environmental Problems

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ne of the largest discussions in the U.S. today is about the effect climate change is having on our world and how we as humans can help. At Serenbe, Steve Nygren was working on the solution before we understood the full scope of the problems. “Seeing a bulldozer disrupt our rural paradise in the early 2000s made me realize urban sprawl was heading our way,” said Steve. “Developing Serenbe was a way to show how a neighborhood could – and should – be built, but it was also selfish in that I wanted to protect my family’s backyard.” That may seem overzealous, but a recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change points out that large-scale agriculture, deforestation and industrialization has caused greenhouse gases to rise, increasingly warming the earth. Serenbe combats this by building densely around an organic and regenerative farm, not over-clearing trees when building those homes or structures, maintaining streams and creeks natural ways and using bioswales and creating one of the first natural wastewater treatment systems in the Southeast United States. All this rolls up into the mission to preserve of 70% of Serenbe’s – and the larger Chattahoochee Hills’ – acres of green space. Top it off with Earthcraft certified buildings, geothermal heating and cooling and recycling and composting from households to restaurants and you have a Biophilic ModelTM of building that Serenbe has pioneered. “[Society] has been building places that remove us from [nature and community] for the last several decades” said Steve in a recent Fast Company article. “We’re building a place that celebrates the human connection to each other and nature” Learn more about the Biophilic Model and movement at The Biophilic Leadership Summit, April 7-10, 2019. Register at biophilicsummit.com.

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WELL TRAVELED

Inn at Serenbe Offers Wellness Packages & Activities For All Ages

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sk any Serenbe resident and they’ll tell you that living in Serenbe offers endless opportunities to live a well life. Even just walking outside and breathing in the fresh air has benefits that those living in urban areas don’t receive. Not ready to move? You can enjoy a taste of Serenbe wellness when you take a vacation at The Inn at Serenbe. WELLNESS SUNDAYS The Inn partners with Zoetic owner and Serenbe resident Jeny Mathis to host several Wellness Sundays throughout the year. Those who sign up have a relaxing yoga session in the morning, followed by lunch at The Farmhouse and a Bamboo Juices tasting. Take a meditative walk through the Labyrinth in the afternoon and finish the day off with a walk in the woods. OVERNIGHT SPECIALS Whether you’re traveling to cycle the “Silk Sheets” or want to bring your horse for an overnight, The Inn as a package tailored for you. Thinking something in a lower gear? Spa and Yoga packages are available, as well as Luxury Getaway deals. MEETING PACKAGES Traveling “well” isn’t just for personal vacations.The Inn at Serenbe has 6 indoor and outdoor spaces for your conference or meeting and offers a variety of team-building activities and amenities. Add on a Bamboo Juices tasting, group Trail Ride, Art Workshop, Farm Tour, Cooking or Yoga Class. CAMP SERENBE Kids 3-13 have the opportunity to enjoy guided play with Camp Serenbe. As director Kara Nygren Adler says, Camp Serenbe “teaches kids how to make the most of nature.” The lessons come in the form of outdoor activities such as swimming and canoeing, trail hiking and horseback riding. Older campers take on art and engineering camps, while younger campers interact and feed residents of the Animal Village. ADULT CAMPS Serenbe Yoga created three individualized summer yoga camps for adults to enjoy. These two-day camps, which include morning and afternoon workshops plus lunch, are perfect for someone looking to focus their yoga practice AND parents whose child is in Camp Serenbe. Sign up for Mindful Living, Taste of Yoga or Nature Immersive Yoga Camps. Visit serenbeinn.com or call 770-463-2610 to book your stay.

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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 The labyrinth is located by the lake and available any time to enjoy its energy, grace and meditation.

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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 are offered Saturday and Sunday at 10am for Inn guests upon request.

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S PA S E R V I C E S The Spa at Serenbe offers a range of services including massages, facials, peels, reflexology and an infared sauna. The spa specializes in offering a comprehensive whole person approach to care. 770.463.0880 | spaatserenbe.com

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G O L F C A R T R E N TA L S Golf carts are available to rent per day 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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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 From sun up to sun down, you can feed our friends in the Animal Village. Animal Feed is available in Guest Services and complimentary for all Inn Guests.

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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 Check Serenbe Events Calendar for details and to register. serenbe.com/events

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A LIVING LABORATORY Bringing the Classroom to the Trails

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lfie Vick loves making nature his classroom. In fact, the University of Georgia associate professor loves it so much that he brings his students in the College of Environment and Design to Serenbe for field work. He believes these site studies give students the opportunity to work on a real project and demonstrate proficiency across the full scope of a landscape architectural project. “The experience of being immersed in Serenbe, even for a short period of time, inspires the students to see the possibilities of integrating people and nature in creative and functional ways,” said Alfie. “It also reinforces their understanding that every site is unique and deserves

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thoughtful design that is ‘of the place.’” Why Serenbe? According to Alfie, the community inspires and rejuvenates both him and his students. In addition to being a living laboratory for students to learn from, Serenbe is also a “widely-recognized leader of community planning for sustainability, wellness, Biophilia, conservation, agriculture, arts and education.” Alfie’s very first graduate assistant in Serenbe worked with Serenbe Development and The Serenbe Institute to create the baseline environmental assessment of Serenbe’s open space and natural areas for conservation easements (CEs). He also sent an undergraduate student to Serenbe for a summer internship in 2018 to work on landscaping projects with Serenbe Director of Landscape and Natural Areas, Thomas Peters. Finally, Alfie’s latest group of students visited Serenbe for two weeks of trail exploration in Fall 2018 as part of their undergraduate capstone studio. They were charged with mapping Serenbe’s miles of trails to create a comprehensive map and trail network master plan. “My students are able to learn from the success of the community and have the opportunity to be a part of the ongoing planning, design, management and monitoring of Serenbe and associated natural areas. While nobody leaves Serenbe thinking that it can or should be copied exactly, the lessons and patterns that exist here provide a rich set of solutions that can be adapted anywhere,” said Alfie.

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(Opposite) View of horse paddocks from the top of Tabb Way between Crossroads and Mado. Photo by Richie Gill Photography. Serenbe has more than 15 miles of nature trails, with views of preserved forest, meadows, lakes and farmland. UGA students during the Fall 2018 semester created a 3D trail map to help with wayfinding. (Above) Grange Lake photo by Ali Harper Photography. SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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HOW CAN YOU CSA? Let Us Count The Ways

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here does your food come from? If your answer is “the grocery store,” you may need to be asking more questions.Vegetables lose up to 50% of their nutrients during the trip from the farm to the grocery store, so by the time you purchase your week’s worth of produce from your local Publix, Kroger or Trader Joe’s, it’s more than a week old (yummy). Serenbe Farms has offered shares of their certified-organic veggies, herbs and plants for more than 10 years. Members of their CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture program) receive an abundance of food, recipes and tips on how to use their farm share and the knowledge where their food is grown and who’s doing the growing. Does the idea of fresh, local produce have you hooked? Here are five ways you can CSA with Serenbe Farms.

10 weeks out of the season. You’ll still get the full 9-12 items each week, but you won’t be locked-in to the full 30 weeks.

FULL VEGGIE SHARE Cooking for 4+ people? Love eating lots of veggies? This share was crafted for you. Get 9-12 items each week for 30 weeks from April - November.You also have the option to upgrade to a Full Veggie Share Plus, which gives you free entry to the Fall Farm Party and to farm tours. Serenbe residents are also eligible to add-on Share Delivery to their doorstep.

MEAT & EGG CSA FROM WHITE OAK PASTURES Skip your trips to the grocery store when you add on White Oak Pastures meats and eggs onto your farm share. Serenbe Farms CSA is the only Farm CSA that offers White Oak Pasture’s certified, non-GMO meat cuts and pasture-laid eggs. You’ll enjoy 2-3 different meats each week, ranging from chicken and beef to lamb and pork.

PART-TIME VEGGIE SHARE The part-time share is perfect for out-of-towners or those who can only get to the Farm

Visit serenbefarms.com/what-is-a-csa to learn more about why your health AND wallet can benefit from a CSA Program and to sign up for the Serenbe Farms CSA.

PARTIAL VEGGIE SHARE Not to be confused with the part-time share, the Partial Share allows you to pick up 6-7 items each of the 30 weeks of the Serenbe Farms CSA. This share is great if you’re cooking for 1 to 2.

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MINI SHARE Enjoy three CSA items each week from Serenbe Farms’ bounty across the entire 30 week season. This share let’s you dip your toes into the organic farm soil (so to speak).

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Builder Lucas Barry designed the geometric staircase, which serves as a backdrop for a photographic goat print by Serenbe resident and artist Ali Harper. The Naturally House’s exterior is made of Cypress, with some charred black using a Japanese preservation technique called shou sugi ban. Interior Designer & Naturally House owner Rebecca Cartwright chose an Aronson Woodworks dining table, surrounded by Design Within Reach chairs by Josef Hoffmann. What look like floor to ceiling cabinets behind the dining table are actually doors to a pantry complete with wine fridge. All Serenbe homes have beautiful views of nature, but the Naturally home deck off the master bedroom and Wilsonart quartz is great room gives you the feeling of being in a tree house. also featured in the great room, with two slabs making up the facade of the fireplace. Photos by Ali Harper Photography. Exterior photo provided by Danny Seo.

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ere at Serenbe, we appreciate a good showhouse or two or three. And a good showhouse doesn’t just mean installing pretty fixtures and finishes. Showhouses are all about finding the right partnership and getting to collaborate with your talented neighbors. So, when an opportunity to partner with Naturally, Danny Seo to build the first ever Naturally House came about, no one could resist. Not even Danny himself. “Serenbe is a living, breathing community that would literally be me if I was reincarnated into a living, breathing community,” Danny stated in the Winter issue of his quarterly print magazine, Naturally, Danny Seo. Partnering with Danny was an easy decision to make on both ends, as he has been a longtime friend of Serenbe and heavily values sustainability, green living, and all things natural. There was no doubt that this partnership would further elevate Serenbe’s mission to create beautiful spaces which value nature, people and connectivity. So how exactly does the Naturally House exemplify sustainable building and living? The contemporary yet modern A-frame home is EarthCraft certified, which means there is a tedious step-by-step process to ensure everything is energy-efficient from the ground up including geothermal heating and cooling, both of which save big on energy bills. Danny also lined up his favorite echo-friendly manufacturers for windows, fixtures and appliances to take everything to a whole new level. Design also comes in to play here. Interior designer, Rebecca Cartwright, chose furniture with natural fabrics and textures while keeping a clean, neutral color pallet that invites in natural light and views of Serenbe woods. “It’s quiet and nature-inspired – that organic sensibility creates a place where nothing is too precious, and people can come in, breathe a little easier, and feel instantly at home,” said Rebecca in Naturally, Danny Seo. Each element was chosen with great consideration and can be found either in nature or around shops and galleries throughout Serenbe. Rebecca incorporated porcelain pottery by artist Rachel Garceau and stunning photography by Ali Harper, both residents. Did we mention the home was designed by Cecilia Winston and Steve Dray of Serenbe Planning and Design, and built by Serenbe resident Lucas Barry? If this house doesn’t totally encompass Serenbe, we don’t know what will. You can find the Naturally House in the Winter 2019 issue of Naturally, Danny Seo, and watch for Serenbe as the set backdrop for this season’s TV episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, along with featured coverage throughout the year. Follow us on social @Serenbe for episode details or check serenbe.com/press for mentions.

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TR A IL R ACE STEP OFF THE TREADMILL OF LIFE The Inn at Serenbe The Inn offers complimentary country breakfast, afternoon tea and evening sweets for all guests. While staying, you can enjoy miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, evening bonfires, feeding our farm animals, a hayride or a farm tour, along with spa services and shopping in the Serenbe community.

Live Music, Breakfast Burritos, T-Shirts, Water Bottle, Prizes & Beer!

Visit The Inn’s on-site restaurant, The Farmhouse, for lunch or dinner and enjoy cocktails on the distinctly southern wrap-around porch. The Farmhouse is open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday and it’s famous fried chicken lunch every Saturday and Sunday.

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Accommodations at the Inn at Serenbe Includes a Full Country Breakfast Sunday - Friday: $895

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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: Komich Photography Alexis June Weddings Justin DeMutiis Photography

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OUTDOOR LIVING Among The Trees

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alking through Serenbe you find that every home blends in with its surroundings and the site placement encourages residents to interact with nature on a daily basis. Residents can walk directly from their homes into the preserved forests that existed long before the neighborhood was built. Keeping that in mind, each home has been built around another consideration for the environment, taking the appropriate measures to become Earthcraft certified, the sustainable certification from Southface. Ron Simblist explains, “We tried to build the house into the environment as opposed to imposing on the environment.” Simblist’s home, which was included in the 2018 MA Modern Architecture Tour, has entire walls made up of windows to give him and his wife panoramic views of the trees and Grange Lake out his backyard. “We can see and feel the outdoors from anywhere in the house.The entire main level of the living room opens to the outdoors so that the outside and inside are one.” Simblist is not figuratively speaking here; the living space has an expansive folding glass wall that transforms the room into the back deck. Serenbe resident and Zoetic founder, Jeny Mathis, designed every aspect of her home to

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allow the family of four to have a dialogue with nature on a daily basis. An outdoor dining space, meditation pool, and walking labyrinth are just a few of the home’s amenities that exemplify outdoor living. Master Gardener Wendy Murray has also made the most of her outdoor spaces, with a quaint garden designed from a fairy tale that includes a bespoke fence with a trellis design for “friendly privacy,” covered with Jasmine vines, camellias, magnolias and evergreens to name a few. “Though it is a quiet and rather secluded space, with all the birds, butterflies, hummingbirds and more coming to the flowers, it is a very busy and alive place to be.” Garnie Nygren and Matt Adolfi’s open living space extends into their backyard with an outdoor entertaining area, complete with a dining table and lounging space centered under a crepe mrytle. The family collaborated with design duo, Mister and Mrs. Sharp, to choose contemporary stark white and concrete furniture as the blank canvas against the bright green colors in the natural landscape. The busy couple designed the area to be to be as low maintenance as possible so that during their time off, they can sit in the peaceful space and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.

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Garnie Nygren and Matt Adolfi worked with Mister and Mrs. Sharp to transform their back courtyard into an entertainers dream. Photo by Meghan Sharp. Ron and Sandra Simblist’s home was featured in the 2018 MA! Modern Architecture Tour and feels like an ultra-modern tree house with its expansive views of forest. Photo provided by Ron Simblist. Meghan and Patrick Sharp’s outdoor seating area in front of a lush green backdrop. Photo by J. Ashley Photography. Jeny and Gil Mathis’s beautiful terrace-level seating area looks out past a calming labyrinth on their deck to the preserved woods of Mado. Photo Provided by Legima Events. All the homes in Swann Ridge include private gardens overlooking their European cobblestone streets. Photos by Ali Harper Photography. Wendy Murray chose to plant Lonicera vines, herbs and gardenias in an area close to her neighbors so she and they can enjoy the scents of the season. Photos by J. Ashley Photography.

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UPCOMING EVENTS MARCH

Weekly Events Shop Serenbe Happy Hour Fridays, 4pm-6pm at Serenbe Retailers Farm Tour Saturdays, 1:30pm at Serenbe Farms, $ Wine Tasting Saturdays, 4:00pm at The General Store

2 History of Serenbe Tour 10:30am at The Inn

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Weekly Events

Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 10:30am at The Daisy

Spring Trail Race 5K/15K 9:00am at The Selborne Green, $

Farm Tour Saturdays, 1:30pm at Serenbe Farms, $

Mini Farmers Market 9am-12pm at The Selborne Green

Wine Tasting Saturdays, 4:00pm at The General Store, $

Ceramics Workshop #2 1:30pm at Art Farm Studio, $ Wine Dinner with Sleight of Hand Cellars 6:00pm at The Inn Oak Room, $

Teralyn Reiter, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

Serenbe Playhouse’s Shenandoah 8:00pm at Prom Field, $

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Farmers Market 9am-1pm at The Selborne Green

History of Serenbe Tour 10:30am at The Inn Heather Maloney Concert 8:00pm in Selborne, $

3-31 5 Author Talk with Robert Turner 6:00pm at Gainey Hall

9 13-17 Serenbe Playhouse’s Shenandoah 8:00pm at Prom Field, $

14 Vision Board Workshop 5:30pm at Art Farm Studio, $

16 Trails Tour 10:30am at The Daisy

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Isa Borgeson, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

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

Book Signing with Florence Williams 2:00pm at Gainey Hall

Trails Tour 10:30am at The Selborne Green Serenbe Playhouse Gala 6:00pm, Location TBA $

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Lori Nichols, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

May Day Festival 12-5pm in Selborne, $

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5-June 2

Mark Schoon, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

Tali Weinberg, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

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9-June 2

Farmers Market 9am-1pm at The Selborne Green

Serenbe Playhouse’s Ragtime 8pm at The Inn, $

Shop Serenbe Happy Hour Fridays, 4pm-6pm at Serenbe Retailers

Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 10:30am at The Selborne Green

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

Farm Tour Saturdays, 1:30pm at Serenbe Farms, $

Plant Sale 1pm-4pm at Serenbe Farms

Wine Tasting Saturdays, 1:30pm at The General Store, $

Freddy & Francine Concert 8:00pm at Deer Hollow Serenbe, $

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Serenbe Playhouse’s Ragtime 8:00pm at The Inn, $

Robbie Q. Telfer, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

Art Over Dinner: Alexi Torres with Mason Fine Art 5:00pm at Art Farm, $

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Weekly Events

2 TONS: Reading Behind The Lines (and Spaces) 6:00pm at The Inn

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Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 10:30am at The Selborne Green

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Kantara Souffrant, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

Serenbe Playhouse’s Shenandoah 8:00pm at Prom Field, $

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Serenbe Nature Journaling 4:30pm with Art Farm Studio, $

Biophilic Leadership Summit All Day at The Inn, $

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

Master Your Smartphone Class with Billy Newman 1:00pm at Art Farm Studio, $

Nathan Evans Fox Concert with Heather Styka 8:00pm in Selborne, $

13-20 Josh Byrd, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

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Jeffrey Zamostny, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

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Nedra Roberts, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

Serenbe Playhouse’s Shenandoah 8:00pm at Prom Field, $

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4 History of Serenbe Tour 10:30am at The Inn

7-14 Florence Williams, Author-inResidence Biophilic Institute

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Weekly Events Shop Serenbe Happy Hour Fridays, 4pm-6pm at Serenbe Retailers Farmers Market Saturdays, 9am-1pm at The Selborne Green

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29-June 2 Serenbe Playhouse’s Ragtime 8:00pm at The Inn, $

JUNE

Weekly Events Camp Serenbe Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm at The Inn, $


UPCOMING EVENTS Weekly Events

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Shop Serenbe Happy Hour Fridays, 4pm-6pm at Serenbe Retailers

Camp Serenbe 9am-3pm at The Inn, $

Farmers Market Saturdays, 9am-1pm at The Selborne Green

Trails Tour 9:30am at The Selborne Green

Farm Tour Saturdays, 1:30pm at Serenbe Farms, $

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The Bones of J.R. Jones Concert 8pm in Grange, $

Camp Serenbe 9am-3pm at The Inn, $

Wine Tasting Saturdays, 4:00pm at The General Store, $

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Serenbe Playhouse’s Pocahontas Thurs-Sat 11:00am & Sun 2:00pm, $

History of Serenbe Tour 9:30am at The Inn

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Adult Camp: Yoga The Inn, $

Serenbe Playhouse’s HAIR 8:00pm in The Wildflower Meadow, $

Art Over Dinner: Flux Projects 5:00pm at Art Farm, $

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Serenbe Playhouse’s Pocahontas Thurs-Sat 11:00am & Sun 2:00pm, $

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 9:30am at The Selborne Green

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Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 9:30am at The Selborne Green

Adult Camp: Yoga The Inn, $

Krists Auznieks, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

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Weekly Events 5-9 Serenbe Playhouse’s Ragtime 8:00pm at The Inn, $

8 Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 9:30am at The Selborne Green Brian Dunne Concert 8:00pm at Art Farm, $

10-23 Edgar L. Page, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

11-12 Adult Camp: Yoga The Inn, $

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Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 9:30am at The Selborne Green

Serenbe Playhouse’s HAIR 8:00pm in The Wildflower Meadow, $

15-August 15

Shop Serenbe Happy Hour Fridays, 4pm-6pm at Serenbe Retailers

AUGUST

Serenbe Playhouse’s HAIR Wed-Sun, 8:00pm in The Wildflower Meadow, $

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Shop Serenbe Happy Hour Fridays, 4pm-6pm at Serenbe Retailers

Trails Tour 9:30am at The Selborne Green

Serenbe Playhouse’s Pocahontas Thurs-Sat 11:00am & Sun 2:00pm, $ Farmers Market Saturdays, 9am-1pm at The Selborne Green Farm Tour Saturdays, 1:30pm at Serenbe Farms, $ Wine Tasting Saturdays, 4:00pm at The General Store, $

1-31 Jon Goode, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

Farmers Market Saturdays, 9am-1pm at The Selborne Green

Jessica Ingram, Artist-in-Residence AIR Serenbe

18 Art Over Dinner: Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre 8pm at Art Farm, $

Farm Tour Saturdays, 1:30pm at Serenbe Farms, $

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Wine Tasting Saturdays, 4:00pm at The General Store, $

Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 9:30am at The Selborne Green

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Serenbe Playhouse’s HAIR 8:00pm in the Wildflower Meadow, $

History of Serenbe Tour 9:30am at The Inn

Serenbe Playhouse’s Pocahontas Thurs-Sat 11:00am & Sun 2:00pm, $

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4th of July Parade 10:00am in Selborne

History of Serenbe Tour 9:30am at The Inn

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

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8-12 Camp Serenbe 9am-3pm at The Inn, $

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Serenbe Playhouse’s Pocahontas Thurs-Sat 11:00am & Sun 2:00pm, $

Adult Camp: Yoga The Inn, $

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Trails Tour 9:30am at The Selborne Green

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 9:30am at The Selborne Green

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SERENBE REAL ESTATE

Manor Homes in Mado are 3-4 bedrooms and start at $749,900

L253, 116 Gainey Lane $529,900

L342, 246 Mado Lane $619,900

L392, 11300 Serenbe Lane $769,000

This Swann Ridge attached cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and includes an English courtyard and parking for 2 cars.

Spend summer days on the expansive front porch or cooler evenings entertaining in the open kitchen, dining and living area of the Modern Scandinavian-style Farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Walk to Mado’s newest wellness offerings when you live in this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home with optional fourth bedroom on the terrace level and master on main.

L299, 11173 Serenbe Lane $474,000

L429, 11126 Serenbe Lane $649,000

L409, 430 Anders South $459,000

The Scandinavian Row Homes play on the traditional vernacular with the addition of interior courtyards. These geothermal homes feature 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large, light-filled spaces.

Live above your own small business in one of two 2-bedroom apartments (or rent them out!) when you purchase a Mado Live/Work, a few doors down from the One Mado building.

Anders Garden Cottages are centered on a garden walking path and plaza courtyard, connecting to the expansive community trail system. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has rear parking and a private courtyard.

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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