Five homes take prizes this year. Some started from scratch, some were rescued from ruin--and all are full of great ideas just waiting to inspire you.
We wish these pages could ring with applause. Here are our picks of the best in Southern design. Check out why each house nabbed
an award. And if you feel like clapping, go ahead.
Resort Style at Home
With these incredible views, you think Hollywood hills or a seaside spa. Not so fast. It's actually a cool, contemporary pool house in the Lower South.
Second Chance To Shine
It took a lot for this living room to look so posh. Before the owners renovated its interiors, this row house was a rundown rental.
After the Redo
This bungalow never got noticed. But adding a second story and flip-flopping rooms changed all that.
Smart Moves for More Space
Can you tell this family room is part of an old farmhouse? No, and that's the point. New rooms on the back of the house are open and airy, filling the home with comfort and light.
You can't help but stop and stare at this house. Classic design ensures it fits beautifully into an established neighborhood; modern flair gives it unique style. No detail was overlooked in this stellar home.
This article is from the October 2005 issue of Southern Living.