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The 2020 Idea House

Southern Living is excited to announce that our 2020 Idea House will be located in Asheville, North Carolina.

2020 Idea House Rendering in Asheville, NC

The Team:

We called on a Southern dream team to bring our mountain-house vision to life: Interior Designer Lauren Liess, Architect Beau Clowney, and Buchanan Construction.

2020 Idea House in Asheville, NC Progress Shot Exterior
Credit: Nicole Hendrick
2020 Idea House in Asheville, NC Interior Progress Shot
Credit: Nicole Hendrick

The Location and House:

“Each Southern Living Idea House starts with a great location, and this year we’re headed to the mountains, just outside downtown Asheville, North Carolina,” said Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living. “Few places have such a rich combination of natural beauty, creative energy, and thoughtful design, and we’re excited to build a house that reflects all that.”

Created in a modern farmhouse style, the 2020 Idea House is located in The Ramble community in Biltmore Forest and will feature the latest in innovative design and architecture. At 3,500 square feet in size, the house will have expansive porches and outdoor living space.

 The Southern Living Idea House serves as a valuable source for design and décor solutions.

The Tours:

We would love for you to come visit when tours become available! For updates on tours, visit buchananconstruction.com.

A special thanks to our 2020 Idea House sponsors: