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The best reason to live here is the life here.

School Gardens Teaching a new generation of gardeners

By Design

Rebecca Cartwright opens design studio

In Season Brian Moll joins the Farmhouse

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MIND YOUR MANOR The Fourth-Annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Takes Over Mado

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hen most people travel, they bring back photos and mementos. When Steve and Marie Nygren traveled to Sweden, they brought back a vision. That vision became Mado, home to the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse, running September 14 through October 8. “This is the fourth showhouse Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles has partnered with Serenbe, and we are pleased to unveil not one but two fully designed units in the community’s newest enclave, Mado, with the beautiful brick Manor townhouses,” said Elizabeth Ralls, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. “The Manor boasts the best of all possible worlds: a cobblestone square as a front courtyard that’s also surrounded by gardens and the woods; efficiently designed

living spaces neighbored by spacious single-family lots; and a European village feel with plenty of privacy thanks to design elements like pocket porches.” Benefitting Serenbe’s Art Farm, the showhouse has white painted brick walls, dark gray casement windows and imported red clay tile roofs. “These materials were chosen to reinforce the Scandinavian inspiration of the whole project, and are very indicative of materials and finishes historically used there,” said Eddie Rhinehart, who, with Robert Pulliam, designed the The Manor and much of Mado. “Despite the simple material palette, the colors themselves are bold. Pure white for the brick and a strong red tile roof — it makes a statement,” Pulliam said. “In bright Southern light, the buildings will be a lantern that

will mark the place as special. “Lighting is also a key part of the design. The vaults inside the sidewalk arches will be illuminated with graceful but playful lighting, making these special places literal lanterns in the evenings.” Inside the The Manor, 12+ of Atlanta’s top interior designers have given their time and talent to 5,000 square feet of space, including two kitchens, three living rooms and five bedrooms. Jena Salmon, an ASID interior designer and the lead designer on the project, made all the selections for the flooring, doors, tile, lighting, paint, cabinetry and appliances. “The whole Mado hamlet feels like a European

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village, so I wanted to keep that feel and connect it with this unique community outside Atlanta,” she said. “Since we are showcasing two townhomes, I wanted them to be different. One has a pure European look and the other has a sleeker modern look, with a nod to the European.” The clean lines of the Scandinavian structures, a reflection of the health and wellness focus of Mado, blend in with the style of Serenbe’s other hamlets, Grange and

Selborne — and that’s by design. “Often in conventional development, design takes a back seat to other development practices. Many developers might say, ‘Why reinvent the wheel? Do the easy thing — the thing that we know works,’” Rhinehart said. “Unfortunately, this has led to very depressing neighborhoods all across the country, but that is not the mantra at Serenbe.” “Ballet dancers make it look easy. That’s part of their

art,” Pulliam adds. “Making places like Mado look natural — that’s part of our art. Making it look and feel like it’s the only thing that could ever have been in this place — that’s hard. As designers, Eddie and I don’t want to do the easy thing. We want to rise to the challenge that Steve Nygren has laid out before us and that the residents and visitors of Serenbe expect. This is the most rewarding thing and, put simply, the most fun.”

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SHOWHOUSE PREVIEW PARTY SEPTEMBER 14TH Serenbe and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles will celebrate the opening of the designer showhouse with a Preview Party on Thursday, September 14th at 7pm, where guests can meet the designers and be the first to tour The Manor. Preview party guests will also witness ART + DESIGN CHAIRS, an outdoor exhibition coordinated by Art Farm. Ten simple, wooden dining chairs, donated by West Elm, will be transformed into works of art by well-known Atlanta artists and designers including Tom Swanston, BlackCatTips, Kiki Slaughter, Blayne MacCauley, Khalilah Birdsong, Beth Lacefield, and Amy Wikman. Completed chairs will be featured at ADAC in August, then auctioned off at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse Preview Party. Preview Party tickets, $75, are available online or at the door. Public tours of the designer showhouse are September 15th-October 8th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.You can also book a private tour MondayWednesday for your group. Proceeds benefits Serenbe’s Art Farm, a growing artist and residency complex that supports visiting and permanent artists. Public tour tickets, $20, are available online or at the door. For a private group tour, reserve your tickets in advance by contacting quinn@serenbe.com. Visit serenbeshowhouse.com for a complete list of designers and all Showhouse events.

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In addition to bringing educators onto the farm, Serenbe Farms also directly teaches students from local schools about planting, using a high tunnel and harvesting.

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FROM SEED TO FEED

Educational School Garden Series Teaches New Generation

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erenbe Farms has always been committed to growing new farmers whether through their annual apprenticeship program, public farm tours or teaching the next generation of children from The Children’s School at Serenbe about seasonality and the food they eat. Farmers Matt Clayton and Kali Foley are eagerly taking their education programs one step further by securing vendor approval from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to teach educators, from teachers to administrators, how to build and maintain an educational school garden. “Our hope is that by empowering local schools to build their own educational gardens, more young people will have the opportunity to learn about where their food comes from,” said Kali. Feeling empowered means having a firm grasp on a task, and Kali feels that the Educational School Garden Series will give educators all the tools they need. The entire Serenbe Farms crew will spend two days teaching educators what they’ve done with produce on the farm at Serenbe, then will spend a third day on-site at schools to help make specific recommendations. According to their website, Atlanta Public Schools’ goal is to help young people establish healthy lifestyle behaviors and choices to increase health and wellbeing and reduce disease. They define school health as an integration of wellness, safety, growth, learning and development in the lives of students within the context of their school and in conjunction with their families. “We agree with Atlanta Public Schools that total health includes not only general wellness, but also ongoing learning and growth,” said Matt. “Serenbe Farms is excited to bring a new level of education to local Atlanta schools.”

EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL GARDEN SERIES Educators are given the option to choose up to seven courses from these 12 offerings: Propagation – greenhouse seed starting, seedling management and simple infrastructure needs. Direct Seeding – General spacing, depth and soil temperature. Plant Pruning – An overview of methods used on a small production farm or garden to increase yield and decrease loss. Plant Support – How to trellis plants to prevent entanglements. Irrigation – Includes the basics of setting up drip and overhead systems. Site Assessment and Selection – The best place for your garden based on your space. Pest Control and Habitat Management – Garden pest identification plus the use of beneficial insects. Harvest, Pack & Store – Everything you need to know from soil to storage including washing and transporting. Composting – What can be composted and why it’s important. Pasture Poultry – An introduction into raising chickens. Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation – Log inoculation, selection, management and harvest. GAP Practices Overview includes good agricultural practices to keep children safe from contamination.

Learn more about the Educational School Garden Series by visiting serenbefarms.com/education or emailing kali@serenbefarms.com.

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BY DESIGN

Rebecca Cartwright Moves to Serenbe and Builds Her Business

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he first time Rebecca Cartwright heard about Serenbe, it was just a word on a text message. Her son, Casey, and then future daughter-in-law, Alex, had moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta so she could work on a TV show. “They visited Serenbe and my son texted me, ‘Mom, you have to check this place out,’” she said. The couple got married and Rebecca went house shopping with Alex while Casey, who’s a musician, was overseas.“My husband and I came down after they closed to help them hang TVs,” Rebecca said. “We started walking through open houses and thinking about making Serenbe our long-term plan.” Serenbe checked all their boxes: It’s close to family, a warmer climate than their native Iowa and near a major airport with easy flights to Des Moines, where Rebecca has her interior design business, R. Cartwright Design, and where their other son Spencer, who has Down’s Syndrome, lives independently.They purchased a 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom Belgian white brick townhome with a solarium and garage in Grange, just five doors up the hill from Alex, Casey and their first grandchild, Jack. Rebecca, who calls her design style “soulful, peaceful, classic and layered,” looked for functional antiques for her new home to reflect her surroundings at Serenbe. She filled glassed-in cabinets in the kitchen with vintage Belgian beer bottles, hung original paintings of horses throughout and complemented those with antique books about birds and wildlife. The upstairs guest room is wallpapered with black and white clouds blowing in the wind and a big rug grounds the great room downstairs with a large format plaid design in black, white, cream and gray. In a way, she’s her own first client. After driving past the Textile Lofts on her way in and

out of Grange and just up the street from her townhome, Rebecca noticed an open retail space and got an idea. “There didn’t seem to be an outlet for Serenbe residents to buy a lamp, art or furniture that was accessible,” she said. “Since I’ve owned an interior design studio for 23 years, I thought I’d make a Serenbe location part of my business and a part of our longterm plan as well.” Rebecca loves the walkable commute to her Serenbe design studio, where she offers lighting, artwork, rugs, wall coverings, accessories, pillows, furniture, plus antique and collected pieces mixed in with newer upholstery.Working with residents on both new builds and remodels, Rebecca meets clients during the week for appointments and opens the studio on the weekends for retail hours. Though she currently splits her time between Chattahoochee Hills and Des Moines, Rebecca plans to make Serenbe her permanent home in the future. “We believe we were meant to be here,” she said.We thought about moving to California because Casey was in LA for so long, but we couldn’t see it. The people at Serenbe are so friendly and welcoming that we felt we could re-establish ourselves in a fairly short period of time with a community.We also like the walkability, the focus on nature, the organic farm and amenities like the theater, music and cooking classes — it appealed to us on artistic and creative levels, too. Serenbe offers a pretty unique community and it was the primary factor that brought us here.” R. Cartwright Design Studio is open 11am-5pm Friday-Sunday, and she already has 7 Serenbe clients. Rebecca intends to host regular music events, beginning with their Grand Opening on Saturday, September 16th.

Rebecca’s retail store looks out over the Grange neighborhood from the Textile Lofts and is within walking distance to her home, which was her first Serenbe project.

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BEYOND BEAUTY

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Reconnecting Through Mindfulness at The Inn

ife doesn’t always work out the way you’d imagined, and yet can somehow be exactly what you needed. Lena Franklin knew at an early age she wanted to help others through authentic connection. Her parents gave her an informal education on the delicate balance of Eastern and Western culture – with a Georgia father raising her with Presbyterian ideals and Vietnamese mother introducing her to Buddhist meditation. This led to a formal education in psychology and social work at University of Georgia where she was driven by a spiritual need to help others. Yet while Lena was in graduate school her mother died suddenly, and she began to reincorporate the Buddhist teachings from her childhood into her professional studies and eventually her psychotherapy practice. “I needed to understand living. With mindfulness, even when I was sad there was an inner space where I knew I was still ok,” said Lena. “I graduated from school and into meditation, and my mother is still my spiritual guide. She’s an integral part of the process.” So, when Lena’s husband Buzz brought her to the Inn at Serenbe for Valentine’s Day and she felt immediately connected, she knew that the universe had guided them here. “I thought, ‘what is this place? It’s magical!’” Lena went to work conceptualizing a mindfulness retreat at Serenbe. That was a full weekend in October 2015, and 15 women attended. “Seeing the reaction of the women there, I knew I’d found the right atmosphere to create presence and mindfulness,” said Lena. “You feel like you’re a world away. We walk the labyrinth, meditate in open fields, then finish the retreat with a bonfire releasing ceremony.”

For the next two years, she continued hosting successful retreats, but Lena realized she was tired of driving back to Atlanta after spending three days immersed in serene landscapes. “It felt like my energy had begun to grow roots here,” she said. Fate in the form of Serenbe intervened again. Lena and her husband had talked about moving to Serenbe for some time; they even knew which neighborhood they wanted. But it was important for them to be patient and wait for the right space, somewhere they could relax and where Lena could lead more intimate meditation sessions. Such a space came available this year and Lena and Buzz made it official in Spring 2017. “Being here allows me to pour energy into the community. I can also cultivate a more settled and grounded energy when I’m teaching,” said Lena. This fall, Lena returns to Vietnam to host a 14-day Wellness Tour, her first time taking her mindfulness retreat international. “I needed to go back,” she said. “I feel it will help my healing.” “A Buddhist monk once said, ‘We’re all here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.’ That resonated with me. We all suffer, and yet life is beyond beautiful.” Although Lena’s Vietnam retreat is Sold Out, you can join her next immersion retreat at Serenbe, “Abundant Living” October 6-7, 2017. For more information and tickets, visit abundantlivingserenbe. eventbrite.com or email lena@lenafranklin.com.

From Serenbe Labyrinth to the Inn Pool to the Animal Village, Lena Franklin’s Mindfulness Retreats at Serenbe offer relaxation for the body and rejuvenation for the soul though meditation in nature. Photos by Chelsea Patricia Photography

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HOT AND SOLD

Serenbe’s Newest Neighborhood Makes A Big Impression

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hough it’s existed in Serenbe co-founder Steve Nygren’s mind and heart for years, Mado, the community’s third hamlet, broke ground in 2016. A Creek Indian word for “life in balance,” Mado’s focus is health and wellness, with a look and feel all its own. “It’s an incredibly vibrant part of Serenbe,” said Raina Newell, a 12-year Serenbe resident and member of Serenbe Real Estate’s team since 2006. “It’s unique from the other hamlets, finds great inspiration in Scandinavian architecture with unexpected pops of color throughout and will be the most prominent neighborhood.” The commercial components of Mado will include a destination spa and hotel, swim club, fitness center and multiple restaurants. The first commercial building, breaking ground this fall, will house yoga/pilates, a gym, barre and cycling classes plus ground floor retail and the newest restaurant concept from Serenbe Hospitality. “It promises to be packed with wonderful ways to promote wellbeing,” Raina said. “It’s bordered by some of the most exquisite greenspace in Serenbe. The trails, creek and nearby waterfall are inspiring in their own right, and serve as the ideal backdrop to anyone looking to live well.” The living options are just as diverse as the amenities, ranging from 900-square-foot single-family “shot-gun” homes to attached two-bedroom cottage units, plus other homes for larger families or multi-generational living. “As with all development in Serenbe, Mado was very carefully planned before implementation,” Raina said. “What you see happening today deviates only minimally from that original plan. For example, we are now developing freestanding one-bedroom,

900-square-foot homes with a generous side yard. Many people are looking to downsize significantly from their current home and realize that much about living in Serenbe is about the outdoors, not the indoors. They’re willing to trade square footage for permanently protected greenspace. For them, even our two-bedroom options were just too big.” More than fifty Mado homes and lots have already been sold and, according to Raina, most of what’s coming out of the ground has been spoken for. “Mado is literally being transformed by the minute,” she said. “There are beautiful architecturally significant details at every turn. It reminds me very much of the early days at Serenbe. The excitement was palpable because you knew something special was taking shape.” Stacy Simmonds, director of retail options for Little Barn Apothecary, located in Selborne, feels that excitement. She and her husband, Jason, bought a 2-bedroom/2-bathroom attached cottage in Mado with a brick fireplace, side yard and back porch that faces the sunset. “My husband became interested in smaller living spaces over the past 10 years,” she said. “Having less stuff and less space to clean just makes sense to us. Our attached cottage seemed like a perfect chance for us to start living smaller.” The couple purchased their first home and moved to Serenbe on their five-year wedding anniversary. “Being a Mado pioneer, we knew we’d get to experience all the energy and growth, but we’ve enjoyed seeing it transform and we’ve loved being a part of this neighborhood from the beginning,” she said. “It’s peaceful and relaxing. We love knowing our neighbors and having the sense that everyone is looking out for each other.” See what’s coming up in Mado by visiting serenberealestate.com or book an appointment. Home pricing ranges from $359,000-$749,000 for up to 5 bedrooms.

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SHARP MAKEOVER Bosch Becomes Grange Hall

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hat was once Bosch Experience Center is now Grange Hall, a culinary hub and the newest addition to The Inn at Serenbe’s conference and event space. A major multi-tasker, Grange Hall plays host to everything from Matt and Paddy Adolfi’s Right Off The Farm cooking classes in the demonstration kitchen to conferences, panels, rehearsal dinners, weddings and other special events. Along with the new name comes a new look thanks to Meghan and Patrick Sharp, Serenbe residents and owners of Mister + Mrs. Sharp, an interior design firm at Serenbe. “We call ourselves ‘home editors’ because we like the idea of working with what’s already there and editing the space to be the best it can be,” Patrick said. “We’re passionate about clean, beautiful and functional environments.” As so often happens at Serenbe, Patrick and Meghan came upon this project by bumping into Steve Nygren on the sidewalk. They took it from there. “It’s already a great space,” Patrick said. “We wanted to help keep the functionality of the Hall while adding a little beauty and even more versatility. It will feel familiar to those who’ve enjoyed the space, but also perhaps a new and fresh canvas that can change for each event.” Patrick and Meghan kept the industrial chic concrete floors and interior white walls to preserve the versatility of the space. “Each event can have its own look and feel if we keep the space as neutral as possible,” said Patrick. Though the cutting-edge culinary appliances stay, the Bosch branding was removed and the Sharp’s added gray linen interior curtains to conceal the kitchen when it’s not being used for an event. Other upgrades include a new blue/gray color scheme on the exterior doors and windows, plus thoughtful touches like a new chandelier at the entrance. Now both front garage doors can open, creating another way to host events beyond Grange Hall’s four walls. “Flanking the actual front doors of Grange Hall are two completely functional garage doors, I don’t know if anyone ever even noticed,” Patrick said. “With the garage doors open and multiple French doors, we love the idea of using the space in a way that people will spill out into the street.” To book Grange Hall for your next conference or event, email events@serenbe.com or call 770463-2610. Chefs Matt and Paddy Adolfi lead the popular Right Off The Farm Seasonal Cooking Class at Grange Hall each month and are available for private cooking classes. For more information visit serenbe.com/events.

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REASON FOR THE SEASONALITY

New Farmhouse Chef Brings Passion For Produce

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hen Brian Moll graduated from Penn State University with a degree in nutritional sciences, he wasn’t quite sure where he wanted his career to go. One thing he did know – “We are undernourished as a society because we’re making food faster and less nutritous, and I wanted to do something to change that.” He moved to Atlanta to study at Le Cordon Bleu, spent seven years with Fifth Group Restaurants where he worked his way up from line cook to executive chef at La Tavola and in August joined The Farmhouse Restaurant team as executive chef. “Once I found out about Serenbe, I fell in love,” said Moll. “I wanted to have enough land for a big culinary garden with the freshest produce and to get my hands in the dirt. Serenbe offers that and more.” He didn’t even wait until he had the job. According to Brandon Blanchard, CEO of Serenbe Hospitality, Brian met with Serenbe Farms Manager Matt Clayton before his interview so he could prepare a meal with whatever was coming out of the ground that day. “I immediately recognized Brian’s passion,” said Brandon. “The dishes he chose were based around what he picked from the farm, and he used so much of the produce in his dish that only a fragment of a turnip leaf was left for compost.”

Brandon has his own passion for sustainable and seasonal food. Since joining the Serenbe team last October, he has worked to successfully further the community’s composting initiatives and increase the percentage of food made from local produce of Serenbe Farms and The Farmhouse kitchen garden by 40 percent. His next goal is to work with Moll to develop a menu where seasonal ingredients are the focus of each main dish. “The kitchen garden was one of my favorite things about The Farmhouse,” said Brian. “I see farmer Matt as my partner and I want to base each day’s menu on his latest harvest. ’Farm-to-table’ has become a buzzword, but chefs don’t always fill the gap in between what’s growing on the farm and what’s going on the table. Farmhouse guests will be able to look out the window and see the food they’re enjoying.” Ultimately, Brian wants to bring “honesty and thoughtfulness behind every dish. I want to tell the story of Serenbe’s food from farm to kitchen and servers to guests.” The Farmhouse at Serenbe is open for supper Wednesday-Sunday, 5pm-9pm and for lunch Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-3pm. The Bar is open 7 days a week 5-9 pm. Visit serenbefarmhouse.com or call 770-463-2622 to make a reservation.

SAUTÉED SHIITAKE & CARROTS, WITH THYME & PECANS With last summer’s rain, Serenbe Farms’ Shiitake Mushroom logs are already to harvest, and Georgia Pecans are at the beginning of their season, so now is the perfect time for this recipe. It makes a great side or main dish with plenty to share! I also enjoy cooking with nutritional yeast – a seasoning not many are familiar with, but can bring so much to our food in a healthy way, with cream, cheese and nutty notes.

2# Shiitake, de-stemmed, ¼” sliced 1 # Carrots, ¼” sliced 5 ea Thyme sprigs 3 oz Pecans, halved 2 T Olive oil T Nutritional yeast 2t Sea salt

Method: De-stem and slice all mushrooms. Carrots can be done in 1/4” slices or batons. In a hot large sauté or braising pot, add 1T olive oil, add the carrots, sprigs of Thyme and a pinch of salt. As you add ingredients, continue adding small amounts of salt. Sauté the carrots until fork tender, then remove them from the pan and reserve in a bowl. Add 1T olive oil to original pan and add mushrooms, pecans, and pinch of salt. Cook over high heat, looking for some color and tenderness on the mushrooms. Add the carrots back into the pan and toss together with the T of nutritional yeast, and any additional salt. Keep tasting as you cook and finish with a little bit of olive oil if you want to boost some fruity notes. Remove sprigs of Thyme before serving. Enjoy! The umami with this dish could pair well with a great champagne or even an earthy pinot noir.

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TERMINUS

Modern Ballet Theatre Dances Into The Serenbe Institute

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very artist remembers their first experience with their chosen medium. the moment they were inspired to follow a passion. For Tara Lee, who danced with Atlanta Ballet for 21 years, it was when the ballerina looked up at her as she watched from the theatre balcony of her first balletperformance. She felt connected to something beautiful, something significant. She felt that beauty and significance again when the opportunity presented itself to be a part of a new dance company with fellow Atlanta Ballet performers John Welker, Christian Clark, Heath Gill and Rachel Van Buskirk. Collectively, they’d been with Atlanta Ballet more than 70 years – John, 22; Christian, 15; Heath, 7; and Rachel, 15 – but all were at the end of their contracts and seeking something new. “We felt compelled to extend our creative reach as dancers and choreographers. To have creative freedom,” said Tara. “The goal is to be freer and unapologetically truthful as performers.” And with that,Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre (TMBT) was formed. John was elected to be the company’s director, with Tara and Heath as choreographers. All that was left was to find funding and a place to perform. Enter, The Serenbe Institute. Lee Foster, a member of The Serenbe Institute board, was working with the Atlanta Ballet on Carmina Real, their final performance of the season, when she learned that Heath Gil wasn’t renewing his contract. She immediately thought of the Institute and invited Heath and John Welker to Serenbe to discuss opportunities with other board members. “The Serenbe Institute is committed to becoming a robust steward of a thriving and sustainable arts, culture and environmentally-conscious community,” said Institute Chair Dianne Cohen. “We are thrilled to have the level of art that AIR Serenbe, Serenbe Playhouse and Serenbe Film bring to this mission, but we’ve always known that dance was a missing element.” According to Christian Clark, an Atlanta native, Serenbe Institute’s reputations for

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artistic excellence and risk-taking had interested them for some time, so this was, in John’s words, another “beautifully significant moment,” and a catalyst in forming a relationship between TMBT and The Serenbe Institute. “What was so wonderful about Serenbe was that our attraction was based primarily on a human level, and still is,” said John. “Serenbe Institute is here to facilitate our artistic growth and help us achieve our goals.” The Terminus dancers were also introduced to the owner of Westside Cultural Arts Center, who generously offered to provide space where TMBT could rehearse, perform indoors and hold professional education classes. Westside was a natural fit and complement to what Terminus is doing and fits with the arts center’s goal of becoming a cultural hub of West Midtown. “We wanted Atlanta to be a creative hotbed that the dance world looks upon as the trendsetter,” said John. “It would be hard to over-exaggerate how wonderfully unique the Serenbe Institute is in the world of the arts and how that will help us reach our goals.” Those goals aren’t small, but now they will have the additional backing of being presented by The Serenbe Institute in cooperation with Westside Cultural Arts Center.With more than 80 years of professional dance experience among them, TMBT looks forward to finding an artistic voice that moves the ballet art form into the present.Their hope is, through a mix of traditional and non-traditional performances, they will reach new dance audiences and raise the profile of dance so when a student, dancer or choreographer is looking for inspiration, no matter where they are in the world they will think of Atlanta, Serenbe and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre will perform their Serenbe World Premier November 17th-19th in the Wildflower Meadow at Serenbe. For more information and tickets, visit serenbe.com/events.To learn more about TMBT visit terminus-serenbe.com and The Serenbe Institute, visit serenbeinstitute.com.

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Opposite: Heath Gill, Tara Lee, John Welker, Rachel Van Buskirk and Christian Clark stand with Atlanta’s railroads behind them. Terminus was one of the city’s original names because Atlanta grew around the terminus point of a railroad linking Georgia with the Midwest. That history spoke to the founding company members, so they adopted it as their name.

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SERENBE IN THE NEWS ArtsATL The inside story of Terminus, the new dance company by five ex-Atlanta Ballet dancers, “Serenbe changed our entire conversation, and it bolstered our confidence that what we’re doing is right.” – John Welker.

Curbed Atlanta Serenbe’s modern shotgun homes take shape, promising ‘Live Well in 900 Square Feet’, Modeled after the classic Southern vernacular for spaceconscious living, a row of six “modern shotguns,” is rising in Serenbe’s new mixed-use Mado [hamlet], where plans call for offices, restaurants, apartments and a destination hotel and spa.

Atlanta Business Chronicle New urban development growing on the Southside, Begun in 2004 and

Eater Brian Moll is IN at The Farmhouse at Serenbe, Moll is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, and he also holds a nutritional sciences degree from Penn State. Prior to his new gig, he spent seven years at Fifth Group’s Ecco and La Tavola restaurants.

continually building ever since, Serenbe has perhaps adopted New Urbanism’s principles of sustainability and efficiency more enthusiastically than any other community. Now, Serenbe is seen as a model of New Urbanism, not just on the south side but across the country. “People in California, they talk about this place in Georgia called Serenbe,” said Jay Kallos, vice president of architecture for real estate developer Ashton Woods. Other developers are following in the footsteps of Serenbe, which is often selling homes as fast as they can be built. Serenbe has also shown the potential the Southside possesses as a market, as the community has the same value as developments across the north side.

Good Grit On The Road with Laura, Spread before me was the picturesque view of an incredible barn with horses grazing in fields of green. I was constantly drawn to the vast contrast that exists within this utopia – what appears to be a historic home is nestled beside a modern home with clean lines, and the community is abundant with skylines that follow the ebb and flow of the natural landscape.

Garden & Gun The South’s Most Spectacular Pools, A bluestone deck, a cedar picket fence, and an arbor engulfed by heritage New Dawn roses lend the space old-fashioned charm. The pastoral pool at the Serenbe Inn makes for a peaceful escape.

Money Inc One of the Most Unique Destinations in American Is Hidden in the Georgia Woods, Although Serenbe, Georgia, is merely 35 miles Southwest of Atlanta, the community feels worlds apart. Unlike anything else in the country, this is a place that seamlessly melds quaint, small-town charm with the progressive mindset and artistic approach of a big city, all with the lush Georgia woods and Chattahoochee Hills as a backdrop.

Veranda Natural State: The Luxury of Land, Serenbe utilizes a model that turns urban sprawl on its head: Four walkable neighborhoods recall villages in the English countryside, with amenities and an abundance of outdoor activities.

Okra Defending Southern Food, Okra Kevin Gillespie defends Southern cuisine while tasting a fresh tomato from Serenbe Farms.

The Dirt Serenbe’s New Wellness District Features a Food Forest, Alfie Vick said his vision was of a “edible ecosystem, an intentional system for human food production.” Using the natural Piedmont ecosystem as the base, Vick is creating a designer ecosystem of edible or medicinal plants, with a ground layer, understory, and canopy that also incorporates plants with cultural meaning and a legacy of use by indigenous American Indian tribes.

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The New York Times Chefs struggle over whether to serve up politics, A group of chefs gather at Serenbe, a farming and residential community south of Atlanta, for the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change.

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A GOOD SIGN Serenbe’s Mission Statement

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hen Marie Nygren was walking one morning, she passed the sign by the wildflower meadow on her way from the Inn into the community. She had passed it thousands of times over the years, but when she looked at it again that day, she thought about its words, written by A.J. Downing, and intent.

All beauty is an outward expression of inward good, and so closely are the beautiful and true allied, that we shall find, if we become sincere loves of the grace, the harmony and loveliness, with which rural homes and rural life are capable of being invested, that we are silently opening our hearts to an influence which is higher and deeper than the mere symbol. —A. J. Downing

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AJ (or Andrew Jackson) Downing was born in the early 1800s and died in a fire when was he was 36. But in that short time, he accomplished quite a bit as a landscape designer, horticulturist and magazine editor. He’s considered the founder of American landscape architecture. When Steve and Marie Nygren were in the process of creating Serenbe, Ryan Gainey, a notable landscape designer in his own right who also died tragically in a house fire last year, found that quote in a book. He brought it to them, laid it down and said, “Here’s your mission statement.” It felt right immediately, and they knew they wanted it to be the words that set the tone for Serenbe. The Nygrens commissioned a sculptural piece and installed it in the wildflower meadow, along the path from the Inn to the entrance of the community, to share why they had built Serenbe and why it was important. They knew how rural life had changed their family and wanted to do that for others. They had talked about it so often, but there it was in one succinct, beautiful paragraph.  When something is spoken truly and deeply from the heart, it’s primal wisdom. It’s like wedding vows — a statement that carries real weight. At Serenbe, the Nygrens made a vow to the land. Those who visit Serenbe and make it their home are influenced by that intention.

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Steve Nygren Recalls His Relationship With The Late Ryan Gainey When did you meet Ryan Gainey? I’d known Ryan and his work for many years, but the first time we worked together was in 1984 after we bought our house on 17th Street in Ansley Park. What drew you to Ryan professionally? He had a beautiful store and all the gardens he had done previously were slightly magical and on the edge. I’d heard he could be difficult to work with, but found that he understood exactly what I wanted for the gardens and executed it perfectly. What magic did he bring to the Ansley Park garden? We’d designed the garden with a 20-year plan of how it would evolve, thinking our girls would eventually get married there in the back yard. And it didn’t quite turn out like that? No, it didn’t. And Ryan was unhappy when we sold the house and moved to the farm that is now Serenbe. Once Quinn, our youngest, gets married this November, all 3 girls will have celebrated their nuptials on Serenbe grounds. What did Ryan think of Serenbe? After visiting the first time he immediately fell in love with the property. He even thought about buying land of his own in the area. It was only natural for him to design The Inn gardens. Ryan is the one who first had the idea of building houses to show people the way a street should look, with lush greenery and plantings. His vision comes alive in the first section of Selborne. So he inspired Serenbe’s design? In a way, yes. After the bulldozer moment (when Garnie and I were running the trails and I realized Atlanta sprawl could ruin our paradise), I knew if there were going to be houses here I wanted it to be the vision Ryan had, just on a larger scale. He was an integral part in the beginning of Serenbe. Ryan is also the one who brought Robert Rausch to us, who designed all of the street lights, metal work and other pieces created in the beginning.

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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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ROPES COURSE Great for team building activities and wedding parties. Speak with Guest Services for more details about our Serenbe Challenge Course.

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS 16

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Grand Opening Party: R. Cartwright Design Studio 11a-5p, The Textile Lofts

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 10:30a, Meet at Selborne Green Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

Living With Art: A Conversation with ArtsATL 2p, Grange Hall

Floral Workshop TBA, Forage & Flower, $

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms $

3 Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $ Space Time Travelers Concert 4p, Selborne Green, $

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OCTOBER

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Tours 10a-5p, The Manor at Mado, $

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14 Farmers Market: Market + Music 9a-1p, Selborne Green

Sleepy Hollow’s Eve 3p-8p, The Ballog

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Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 10:30a, Meet at Selborne Green

8p Wed-Sun; 10:30p Fri & Sat, Horseman’s Meadow, $

Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 10:30a, Selborne Green

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Farmers Market: Market + Music 9a-1p, Selborne Green

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The Sleepy Hollow Experience

The Ballog Night Market 5p-9p, Lot 71, $

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Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

4th Annual Serenbe Home Tour 1-4p, Swann Ridge & Grange, $

The Giving Kitchen Ford Fry Culinary Event 2-5p, Inn at Serenbe, $

Southern Chefs Potluck 1p, Inn at Serenbe, $

Right Off The Farm Cooking Class 2p, Grange Hall, $

Ray Day 3-5p, Inn at Serenbe

Art Over Dinner with Sally Benedict & Kiki Slaughter 6p, Art Farm, $

Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

Beer Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

Art Over Dinner with WonderRoot 6p, Art Farm, $

The Sleepy Hollow Experience 8p Wed-Sun; 10:30p Fri & Sat, Horseman’s Meadow, $

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Dom Flemons Concert 8p, Art Farm, $

Designer Showhouse Tours 10a-5p, The Manor at Mado, $

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Farmers Market: Market + Music 9a-1p, Selborne Green

Farmers Market: Fall Festival 9a-1p, Selborne Green

Serenbe Trails Tour 10:30a, Meet at Selborne Green

History of Serenbe Tour 10:30a, Meet at Inn Guest Services

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Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms $

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

Designer Showhouse Tours 10a-5p, The Manor at Mado, $

8p, Horseman’s Meadow, $

The Sleepy Hollow Experience 8p Wed-Sun; 10:30p Fri & Sat, Horseman’s Meadow, $

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Preview Party: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse 7p, The Manor at Mado, $

Serenbe Farms Fall Fest 5p-9p, Serenbe Farms, $ Sugarcane Jane Concert 8p, Inn at Serenbe Oak Room, $

6-7 “Abundant Living” Meditation Retreat with Lena Franklin Inn at Serenbe, $

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History of Serenbe Tour 10:30a, Meet at Inn Guest Services

Sunday Wellness 10a-5p, Inn at Serenbe, $

Talk & Tour with Alfie Vick 12p, Grange Hall

Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $ Celebration of Fall Pop-Up Dinner 6:30p, Surprise Location, $

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The Other Night School 6p, Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

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Serenbe Trails Tour 10:30a, Meet at Selborne Green

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Tours 10a-5p, The Manor at Mado, $

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse Tours 10a-5p, The Manor at Mado, $

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The Sleepy Hollow Experience

Floral Workshop TBA, Forage & Flower, $

Farmers Market: Cooking Demo with Marie Nygren 9a-1p, Selborne Green

8p Thurs-Sun; 10:30p Fri & Sat, Horseman’s Meadow, $

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Right Off The Farm Cooking Class 2p, Grange Hall, $

Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 10:30a, Selborne Green

Farmers Market: Hills & Hamlets Story Time 9a-1p, Selborne Green

Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

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Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

22 Sunday Wellness 10a-5p, Inn at Serenbe, $ Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $ Art Over Dinner with Khalilah Birdsong 6p, Art Farm, $ Barnaby Bright Concert 8p, Inn at Serenbe Oak Room, $

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Farmers Market: Hills & Hamlets Story Time + Dogs/ Kids Costume Contest 9a-1p, Selborne Green

Art Over Dinner with Tiny Doors ATL 6p, Art Farm, $

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 10:30a, Meet at Selborne Green Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

10 Jurassic Park I 6p, Blue Eyed Daisy, $

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Farmers Market: Market + Music 9a-1p, Selborne Green

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The Nightmare Before Christmas 6p, The Daisy

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The Snow Queen 8p, Grange, $

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $ Callaghan Concert 8p, Inn at Serenbe Oak Room, $

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Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

Holiday Bazaar 10a-5p, Inn at Serenbe Pavilion

Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

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The Other Night School 6p, Hills & Hamlets

6p & 8p, Grange, $

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Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre World Premiere 8p Fri & Sat; 6p Sun, TBA, $

Christmas Eve Supper 5-9p, The Farmhouse, $

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Serenbe Trails Tour 10:30a, Meet at Blue Eyed Daisy

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Pictures with Santa Claus 1p-4p, Holiday Bazaar, $

Harvest Farmers Market: Hills & Hamlets Story Time 9a-1p, Selborne Green

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

History of Serenbe Tour 10:30a, Meet at Inn Guest Services

Calligraphy Workshop 2p & 3:30p, Holiday Bazaar, $

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Lunch with Santa Claus 11a-1p, The Farmhouse, $

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The Snow Queen 8p Wed-Sun; 6p Sat & Sun, Grange, $

Mini Farmers Market 9a-12p, Selborne Green

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Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $

Thanksgiving Day Lunch & Supper 11:30a-3p; 5p-9p, The Farmhouse Restaurant, $

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Right Off The Farm Cooking Class 2p, Grange Hall, $ Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

The Snow Queen 6p & 8p, Grange, $

Wreath Making Workshop 10:30a & 12p, Holiday Bazaar $

Author Talk & Book Signing with Judith Dupré 4p, TBA

Jazz Night with Joe Grandsden & Kenny Banks 8pm, Selborne Home, $

Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $ Randall Bramblett Acoustic Concert 8p, Grange Hall, $

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Speaking of Making with Brendan Wenzel 6:30p, Grange Hall

16 History of Serenbe Tour 10:30a, Meet at Inn Guest Services

8p Fri-Sun; 6p Sat & Sun, Grange, $

The Witch, Serenbe Film Fright Night 8p, Serenbe Woods, $

The Sleepy Hollow Experience 8p Wed-Sun; 10:30p Fri & Sat, Horseman’s Meadow, $

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Sunday Wellness 10a-5p, Inn at Serenbe, $

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Lunch with Santa Claus 11a-1p, The Farmhouse, $ Wine Tasting 3:30p, General Store, $

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25 SHOP LOCAL: Small Business Saturday 11a-7p, Serenbe Shops Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 10:30a, Meet at Blue Eyed Daisy, $

9 Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 10:30a, Meet at Blue Eyed Daisy Farm Tour 1:30p, Serenbe Farms, $ Candlelight Shopping: Music + Refreshments 4p-8p, The Ballog

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31 New Year’s Eve Pop-Up Dinner 6:30p, Surprise Location, $

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SERENBE REAL ESTATE Make Your Dream of Living at Serenbe a Reality

L315, 11261 Serenbe Lane $459,900

L317, 11273 Serenbe Lane $629,900

L336, 272 Mado Lane $689,900

This charming 2-bedroom, 2-bath home. Single-level living provides a level of efficiency, allowing residents to make the most of Serenbe’s vibrant, active lifestyle. Flowing, open floor plan with lots of bright windows leading you to the rear porch and private courtyard. Master on main features double vanities, walk-in showers and walk-in closets.

Scandinavian inspired townhome provides sophisticated urban living in the center of Mado, located steps from the resort-style pool opening May 2018. The home features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an unfinished basement and a private back deck.

This home is designed to impress with a grand entry and beautiful bay window views at every turn. Get ready to entertain in your formal dining room. The adjacent study can also be used as a practical flex guest space with private bath. Retreat upstairs to an expansive master suite and two additional bedrooms. Plus a 2-car garage.

L356, 154 Mado Lane $359,000

L409, Anders South $465,000

L386, 11250 Serenbe Lane $679,000

The Modern Shotgun House at Serenbe is modeled after the classic Southern vernacular for efficient, smart living. The homes offer an open floor plan with 1 bedroom on the second story and a 400 sq. ft. side yard. This modern twist on a traditional architectural style will lower the cost of utilities by leveraging passive climate strategies. Only 6 Modern Shotgun Homes available, offered with three different floor plan options.

The Anders Garden Cottages are designed to integrate progressive and thoughtful design features into every home. This 2-bedroom, 2.5- bath home is centered on a garden walking path and a plaza courtyard connecting to an expansive community trail system. Each home has rear parking and a private courtyard.

This 3BR/3.5Ba cottage boasts simple Scandinavian architectural detail. A handsome stucco exterior with standing seam metal roof diminishes maintenance allowing the homeowner more time to explore the extensive trail system right outside the door. Customizable expansion is possible in the terrace level adjacent a 2 car drive under garage. The master on main is a true retreat with access to a large covered porch. Each bedroom has it’s own full bath and walk-in closet. An additional upstairs loft area is the perfect spot for homework or working from home. This charmer has all the efficiencies expected by a modern day environmentalist.

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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. 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.

Serenbe Hamlet: Fall 2017  
Serenbe Hamlet: Fall 2017  
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