When Harbor Club on Lake Oconee was hand-picked as a Southern Living Inspired Community earlier this year, the award-winning lake and golf community embarked on an ambitious partnership with the publication that culminated in October with the grand opening of the beautifully-conceived Southern Living Inspired Home.
Framed by the 11th hole of the Harbor Club golf course, the Southern Living Inspired Home is open to public for tours every weekend through December, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Harbor Club general manager, Brandon Matney, points to the community’s quarter century legacy with Southern Living. “Many of the very earliest houses at Harbor Club were Southern Living Houseplans,” says Matney. “Today, Harbor Club and Southern Living continue down the path of embracing the extraordinary virtues, culture, and sense of lifestyle common only to the South.”
There is no charge to tour the Southern Living Inspired model home, although a $10 donation is suggested which will fully benefit the Greensboro-based Circle of Love Center. The center provides direct and support services to domestic violence victims and their children in Greene, Morgan, Putnam, Baldwin, and Hancock counties (www.colinc.org).
The Southern Living Inspired Home is a 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath plan called The Woodmere, with a modern farmhouse décor with southern chic. The home was built by the community’s in-house homebuilding company, Patriot Builders, and offers a flexible plan on the main floor featuring a great room with fireplace, open concept eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room. Three bedrooms and two full baths flank the central living area with a split bedroom design.
Shiplap and other details adorn the public areas and master bedroom. A cathedral ceiling in the main living space is accented with true re-claimed timber frame beams. The spacious kitchen is offset but open to the living area, and features Woodmode cabinetry, quartz counter tops and professional grade appliances. The luxurious master bath features the same southern chic flair with a European bath twist. Additional second-level finished rooms offer more living space and/or guest bedroom accommodations.
An open-air outdoor living space comes complete with a central fire pit, oscillating fans and a grilling station, while bringing the impeccably groomed golf course into perfect view.
The Southern Living Inspired Home at Harbor Club incorporates the latest products and services of Southern Living national program sponsors; Pella Windows and Doors, Lennox Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, and James Hardie Siding and Trim.
Southern Living Inspired Communities is a collection of residential developments featuring members across five Southern states (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) that exemplify the Southern Living lifestyle. The neighborhoods are marked by charm, taste, and Southern spirit that embody a distinctive pride of place. They embrace the natural beauty of the Southern landscape, display the best of Southern Living inspired architecture and contain environments that foster communal gatherings.
For more information on the Southern Living Inspired Home call 706-453-7855 or visit www.harborclub.com/southern-living.
- Photographed by Steve Cole