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Farmhouse Revival

Senoia, Georgia

IN 2012, HISTORICAL CONCEPTS collaborated with Southern Living magazine and the town of Senoia, Georgia to design the magazine‚Äôs first historic renovation Idea House. The project included the relocation and transformation of a circa 1830 home into a charming, modern farmhouse. Multiple renovations by past generations had masked the historic character, and the restoration peeled away those changes; salvaging what remained of the original materials, retaining heart pine floors and hand planed wall boards. The design team then added to the home, remaining sympathetic to the initial style and massing. The resulting design marries simplicity and charm with technology and convenience, updating the home for the twenty-first century while staying true to the home’s architectural heritage and rural roots.

Interior Design: Tracery Interiors ~ Landscape Architecture: Rob Martin, Get More Curb Appeal ~ Builder: John Bynum Custom Homes
Photography: Laurey W. Glenn, courtesy of Southern Living

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS reveal the transformation of this 1830s farmhouse which had suffered from a sympathetic additions and renovations over the years. Our goal was to restore its original charm and historic character and update it for modern living.

A wide, central hallway connects the welcoming front porch to the screened porch at the rear.

A SOFT, NEUTRAL PALETTE flows through the home
and an open layout functions for today.

The Dining Room

MANY INTERESTING NOOKS create inviting and cozy places to sit and relax.

Warm wood and traditional details give the primary bath historic charm.

Transitional decor marries well with the simple beauty of the original hand planed wood walls.

Inviting porches surround this house, multiplying the living space.