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On her Douglasville farm, Rodgers Greens and Roots, Ashley Rodgers is completely in her element, wearing khaki shorts, a baggy t-shirt, rubber boots, and covered in manure.
Nicolas Bour set the direction for the Farmhouse at Serenbe more than 10 years ago. Now, the chef is returning to Serenbe to give the existing restaurants a leg up—and open two new ones.
From Vickery Village in Cumming to pastoral Serenbe, Lew Oliver has been metro Atlanta’s New Urbanist trailblazer for more than a quarter century. But the versatile housing designer—who now master-plans full communities—calls a massive undertaking in Fayetteville, Pinewood Forrest, his most inspiring project yet.
This interior design couple never stopped dreaming about Chattahoochee Hills. “One of our weekend pastimes was checking out Serenbe real estate online,” admits Meghan Sharp. Seeing this house for sale helped set them on a course back to Georgia, inspiring them to return and start their own business.
The European-style home near Serenbe invites owners to embrace their natural surroundings.
Last year at the Serenbe Playhouse, a 6,000-pound helicopter landed on stage each night for Miss Saigon. This spring the playhouse’s founder built an entire drive-in theater.
The Lynch house is surrounded by rolling farmland that looks like a Hollywood set, but is part of the bucolic Serenbe neighborhood south of the city. After honing their expertise for decades as “serial builders” (her words), Dana and Bill tapped into her love of sophisticated farmhouse style for this new family home.
In the master bathroom, a modern farmhouse aesthetic took an industrial bent with brick walls, a concrete shower floor, and metal windows—the latter providing a view of horses.