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Clopay Doors Add Fun and Fancy to Southern Living Idea House in Nashville

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Aug 2023

For over 30 years, Southern Living has partnered with talented builders, architects, and designers to build custom houses that celebrate the Southern lifestyle and the latest innovations in home design. Clopay is proud to sponsor the 2023 Idea House, located just outside of Nashville, Tenn., and now open for tours. 

Situated on more than 60 acres of rolling country hills, the modern farmhouse is designed to maximize the scenic views with spacious open-air balconies and a backyard party barn primed for entertaining.

Southern Living Idea House

The home’s three-car garage is dressed up with our new Canyon Ridge Chevron doors, custom painted Sherwin Williams “Rushing River” to match the muted green exterior.

Southern Living Idea House

The Canyon Ridge door looks like real wood but is actually a weather-resistant faux wood composite material that won’t rot, warp or crack. The doors can be painted or stained and come in a number of styles: Chevron, Carriage House, Modern and Louver.

There are plenty of features to love on this Idea House but from the comments we’ve seen on social media, the party barn is a hands down favorite.

Southern Living Idea House
Avante door with Bronze aluminum frame and clear insulated glass panels.

Designed to look like a rustic barn with an authentic cupola, the detached structure features two Avante glass garage doors that open up to the pool and patio area. Inside is a mini kitchen, a dining table and a lounge area all situated to enjoy the stunning landscape.

Southern Living Idea House
Siding and Trim on Party Barn: @jameshardie Plank, Hardie® Panel and Hardie® Trim Batten with ColorPlus® Technology Finishes in Dark Greige- 0641; Exterior Paint on Party Barn: @sherwinwilliams – Trim in Adaptive Shade SW7053

Southern Living Idea House

Southern Living assembled a talented crew from across the region to bring the country-place dream house to life: interior designer Laura Hodges of Laura Hodges Studio in Catonsville, Maryland; residential designers Bill Holloway and Luke Sippel of Lake + Land Studio in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; builders Mary and Patrick Hatcliff of Hatcliff Construction in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and landscape designer Butch Hamby of Southern Creations Landscaping, which is also based in Murfreesboro. 

Photo credit: Laurey Glenn for Southern Living.

Here’s a sneak peek of the home. See more in Southern Living’s September issue and online.

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