Harry Norman, Realtors® Presents the Southern Living Idea House

Posted by Marianna Barton — May 18, 2010

Atlanta, GA – May 18, 2010, Southern Living magazine has been highlighting unique off-the-beaten path southern towns for decades. For more than 20 years, Southern Living has built its Idea Houses on the lake, on the beach and in town to cover the many interests of its more than 16 million readers. Enter Senoia, a small Georgia town with family-oriented, walk-able communities and a lifestyle committed to simple, yet modern living. The charm of Senoia has been the backdrop for more than 24 film and television productions over the last 20 years, including “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “Sweet Home Alabama.”The owners of Riverwood Studios, Inc. located in the heart of Senoia, are also the developers of The Gin Property, home of the Idea House. Riverwood Studios, Inc. has ensured that planning and design for the historic infill project will make Senoia even more conducive to serving up its brand of Southern charm for future projects as well.Exclusively marketed by Harry Norman, Realtors sales associates, Dorrie Marsh and Patty Tarver, the Southern Living Idea house and the Gin Property are bringing exciting growth and development to this historic town with eco-friendly construction. “The construction of the Idea House and its impending opening is causing quite a buzz around town. You can feel the excitement in the air when you walk down the street. By the time this year is over, people will know where Senoia, Georgia is on the map,” said Dorrie Marsh.The home in Senoia will be the first ever Southern Living brownstone project. It will be designed by the noted team of architects at Historical Concepts from the neighboring town of Peachtree City. Senoia will feature one of two Southern Living Idea Houses to be built in 2010. The house will open for tours in early June 2010 with ticket proceeds benefitting The American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball 2010.Jamie Elliott McPherson, CKD, Allied ASID and principal of Hearth and Home Interiors was selected by Southern Living as the interior designer for the project. Jamie’s own home was featured in the November 2009 issue showcasing his nod to comfort, style and a “southern feel.” His sophisticated style and unique ability to blend antiques with urban style is simply innate. Jamie’s work as a noted kitchen designer has earned him recognition both locally and nationally.Completing the team is John Bynum Custom Homes, Inc., one of the Atlanta area’s premier custom home builders.About Harry Norman, Realtors®Founded in 1930, Harry Norman, Realtors is Atlanta’s oldest and largest residential real estate firm with 15 sales offices, various franchise and satellite offices, and more than 1,300 real estate professionals. Harry Norman, Realtors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices is the second-largest full-service independent residential real estate brokerage firm in the U.S. with 20,000 sales associates spanning 19 states. Harry Norman, Realtors is the exclusive Atlanta affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates and achieves additional international exposure through membership in such exclusive real estate networks as Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM the largest network of independent residential real estate firms, with 650 members representing 4,700 offices and 120,000 associates across the U.S. and in more than 20 countries. More information is available at www.harrynorman.com.About HomeServices of AmericaHomeServices of America, Inc. (www.homeservices.com), based in Minneapolis, Minn., is the second-largest homeownership service provider and the most financially sound real estate company in the United States. Owned by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. HomeServices operates in 20 states under the following residential real estate brand names: Carol Jones REALTORS; CBSHOME Real Estate; Champion Realty Inc.; Edina Realty; EWM REALTORS; Harry Norman, REALTORS; HOME Real Estate; Huff Realty; Iowa Realty; Koenig & Strey Real Living; Long Companies; Prudential California Realty; Prudential Carolinas Realty; Prudential First Realty; Prudential York Simpson Underwood; RealtySouth; Rector-Hayden REALTORS; Reece & Nichols; Roberts Brothers Inc.; Semonin REALTORS and Woods Bros. Realty. Information about HomeServices and the locations of its subsidiary companies is available at www.homeservices.com.About Southern LivingSouthern Living (www.southernliving.com), the premier lifestyle and entertaining magazine of the South and the sixth largest monthly consumer magazine in the U.S. (based on readership), reaches more than 16 million readers each month and enjoys a circulation of about 2.8 million. Published 12 times a year, Southern Living celebrates the heart of Southern life.About SenoiaThe Historic Senoia Project (www.historicsenoia.com) is a downtown redevelopment initiative within the Historic District of the City of Senoia, Georgia, undertaken by the principals of Riverwood Studios Inc.  It is located just south of Atlanta.  “25 miles and 100 years from Atlanta” is the official mantra by residents and revivalists. The Historic Senoia Project is an in-town urban living, dining, and cultural experience that includes shopping, attractions and ambience.For more information, contact Harry Norman, Realtors® sales associates, Patty Tarver or Dorrie Marsh at 770-599-1975.About Historical ConceptsHistorical Concepts is a multi-discipline firm recognized for its traditionalist approach to architecture, land planning and design. The firm strives to create new homes and communities that pay homage to existing historical precedent. With clients across the nation, the firm’s work has been featured in many national publications, and its traditional design philosophy and commitment to quality has also resulted in numerous awards for design excellence, including multiple Southern Home Awards from Southern Living magazine.Founded in 1982, and with offices in Atlanta and Peachtree City, Georgia, Historical Concepts is led by Jim Strickland and partners Terry Pylant, Aaron Daily, Andrew Cogar and Todd Strickland. More information on the firm can be found at www.historicalconcepts.com.

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