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Southern Living unveils ‘Idea House’ in Johns Island

Jason Thomas //May 14, 2024//

Kiawah River, a waterfront community and the region’s first agrihood, has been selected location for the 2024 Southern Living Idea House. (Photo/Kiawah River)

Kiawah River, a waterfront community and the region’s first agrihood, has been selected location for the 2024 Southern Living Idea House. (Photo/Kiawah River)

Kiawah River, a waterfront community and the region’s first agrihood, has been selected location for the 2024 Southern Living Idea House. (Photo/Kiawah River)

Kiawah River, a waterfront community and the region’s first agrihood, has been selected location for the 2024 Southern Living Idea House. (Photo/Kiawah River)

Southern Living unveils ‘Idea House’ in Johns Island

Jason Thomas //May 14, 2024//

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Kiawah River, a waterfront community and the region’s first “agrihood,” has been selected for the location for the 2024 Southern Living Idea House.

The Idea House at Kiawah River is a new 4,400 square-foot farmhouse that embodies the landscape of the Lowcountry, featuring outdoor living spaces with water views serving as the backdrop, according to a news release.

The home will incorporate the work of many local creatives, like Charleston-based Andrea Cayetano-Jefferson of Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets and textile designer Rebecca Atwood.

“Southern Living is one of the South’s most iconic magazines, and we are honored to have been chosen as the location for this cherished tradition,” Chris Drury, broker-in-charge at Kiawah River, said in the release. “From its expansive waterfront views to its embrace of outdoor living, this year’s Idea House will exemplify all that Kiawah River is known for, and we are looking forward to welcoming residents and guests into the home and our community beginning this August.”

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The Southern Living Idea House program has long served as a source of inspiration, from decor and design ideas to product recommendations, the release stated. This year’s home will feature new shoppable experiences to allow visitors and readers to seamlessly incorporate a piece of the Lowcountry charm into their own homes.

Additional partners that have been chosen for this project include builder Dillard-Jones, architect MHK Architecture, interior designer Allison Elebash Interiors and landscape architect DesignWorks, according to the release.

This year’s home will be open for public tours from August to December 2024 and tickets go on sale in June. The home will be featured on Southern Living.com and in the September 2024 issue of Southern Living, which will be available on newsstands Aug. 23.

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