2012 HGTV Green Home Giveaway moves south to Serenbe
The next HGTV Green Home Giveaway will be located in the idyllic setting of Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga., a rural, eco-friendly community located near Atlanta.
Serenbe is a 1,000-acre development featuring homes as well as unique shops and award-winning restaurants. Serenbe merges sustainability principles with the design philosophies of walking neighborhoods. Viewers can enter for a chance to win the approximately 2,300-square-foot home in Serenbe when the HGTV Green Home Giveaway opens for entries next year.
"The 2012 HGTV Green Home will demonstrate a new dimension of green living that we haven't showcased with our previous homes," said Jack Thomasson, HGTV House Planner, in a press release. "We'll show how you can live harmoniously with nature, in a more rural and organic setting, but still have a connection to contemporary architecture and the latest in eco-friendly products and practices. It's a farm-to-table environment with all ofthe modern conveniences you'd ever want. Quite literally, it's the best of both worlds."
Designed by Kemp Hall Studio and built by FrontPorch Builders, the home is a modern family farmhouse with a design inspired by southeastern culture and regional architecture. The material palette for the three bedroom, 2.5 bath family home is derived from historic precedent — perfectly showcasing a nostalgic connection while exemplifying a timeless style that is a seamless blend of old and new.
"My family and all of our neighbors always want to shout from the green rooftops about how Serenbe is the ultimate balanced community — healthy, stylish, culture-rich, nature-rich, friendly, in the country on the edge of the city," said Serenbe founder Steve Nygren in the release. "We are delighted that HGTV shares in our excitement over this great place and we can't wait to welcome the HGTV Green Home to Serenbe."
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