The Southern Living 2020 Idea House Is In Asheville, North Carolina

We're building a mountain house, y'all!

Asheville, NC Skyline During the Day
Cameron Reynolds

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

A special thanks to our 2020 Idea House sponsors:

Marvin Windows & Doors

Zuri Premium Decking by Royal

James Hardie Building Products

Sherwin Williams Paint

Southern Living Exclusively at Dillard's

Southern Living Plant Collection

Wellborn Cabinetry

The Home Depot

Crossville, Inc



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