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Check Out 2017 Southern Living Idea House


The highly anticipated 2017 Southern Living Idea House opened to the public on June 16th on Bald Head Island at Cape Fear Station. This year Whitney Blair Custom Homes, winner of the 2016 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year award, was chosen to collaborate with designer Eric Moser of Moser Design Group and interior designer, Lindsey Coral Harper based in New York City to complete the project.



The announcement of the Southern Living Idea Home for 2017 mimics that of a holiday,” says Jeff Leonard, Director of Sales for Bald Head Island Limited. From the amazing architecture and interior design of the home to the latest technology solutions, this year’s Idea House will inspire guests who participate in the home tour.  Furthermore, the completion of the Southern Living Idea Home coincides with the 200th birthday of the Old Baldy Lighthouse.  A portion of the proceeds generated from the Southern Living Idea House tours will go towards the preservation of the Old Baldy Foundation. Tours of the Idea House will be held throughout the summer and on select dates in the fall.  To get your tickets now, click here


This is the first year that the Southern Living Idea House has been built on an island. While there are several things that make this home special, Jeff Sanderson, Founder/President of Whitney Blair Custom Homes expresses that he was most excited about the fact that many of the interior finishes use all natural and reclaimed materials. The Idea House is located on a beautiful wooded lot in Cape Fear Station and sits just a short distance from the Southern Living Inspired Community, which currently has homes for sale.  

Southern Living has been working with teams of talented designers and creative builders for more than twenty years to bring the annual Southern Living Idea House to its readers. The Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living, Sid Evans commented, “Every year we create an idyllic house that inspires Southern Living readers with design and decorating ideas they can steal for themselves.”  The 2017 Southern Living Idea House story will be featured in the August edition of the magazine. However, buzz about this event can be found many places including an article in the Washington Post.  Click here to read it. 

This year is filled with excitement around all that is happening on Bald Head Island. This summer is the perfect time to visit. Between sitting at the beach and dinner at one of the many restaurant options on the island, you can take a tour of the 2017 Southern Living Idea House and the Southern Living Inspired Community.  In addition, you will not want to miss the Old Baldy 200th Birthday events that will be taking place throughout the summer.  

Call the Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales Office at 800-888-3707 to get more details on both the Idea House and the Southern Living Inspired Community.  Visit our website to learn more about the other homes that are available in this beautiful community.

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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