Architectural details of the HGTV Green Home 2012

| by Teena Hammond
Architectural details of the HGTV Green Home 2012

The HGTV Green Home 2012 is a farmhouse-style structure with earthy stonework, a communal floor plan and plenty of private areas. Architect Steve Kemp talks to HGTV about how he designed the home.

“We start with looking at our region, so we look historically at what was built over a period of timehere in the south in Georgia to respond to the hot humid climate. That gave us a great precedent. Also this community is rooted in an agrarian society so farmhouse just seemed to fall right into place,” Kemp said.

The home’s foundation has a rustic appearance due to field stone, and the exterior of the home has siding and cypress that gives a farmhouse flair.

The home is in Serenbe, a 1,000-acre sustainable community near Atlanta. Read Serenbe’s story.

Read more about sustainable communities.

All photos courtesy of HGTV.

Topics: Sustainable Communities

Teena Hammond
Teena Hammond has published more than 2,000 articles in People and W magazines, Women's Wear Daily, and in dozens of newspapers and books. She also wrote a home improvement, remodeling and decor column that ran in Gannett newspapers nationwide. She's interested in all things green and would love to hear from you with your story ideas.

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