If you didn’t already hear the great news earlier this year, we were one of the fortunate few to be chosen as a Southern Living Inspired Community. Considering how competitive the housing market currently is, this accolade is quite an honor and one that we are very proud to achieve.

Now, we’ve got even better news to share. We’ve just completed the final touches on our latest new Southern Living inspired model home in our prized Lake Oconee community -- and we invite you to enjoy this beautifully decorated house with tours in October. Here are all the details:

Tour dates and times: the Southern Living Inspired Home will be open to public tours on October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29; Saturdays 10am - 5pm, and Sundays 12pm - 5pm. (Note: a private grand opening event for Harbor Club residents and special guests will be held Friday evening, October 6).

Grand-opening activities:

Saturday, October 7

11:30am - Kathryn Lott with Southern Living will be doing a live demo for those want to learn how to create the perfect Southern Living Bloody Mary.
2:30pm - Delicious appetizers will be prepared and shared, with all recipes made straight from the pages of Southern Living magazine.

Sunday, October 15
1-3pm - A “Family Block Party” will feature a variety of delectable food offerings, gourmet ice pops from the famous ‘King of Pops,’ and a fun bounce house for the kids. 

About the house: The Southern Living Inspired Home is a 3,500-square-foot, four bedroom, four bath plan called The Woodmere. The main floor features a great room with fireplace, open concept eat-in kitchen that is open to the living area, and a formal dining room. Three bedrooms and two full baths flank the central living area with a split bedroom design. Additional second-level finished rooms offer more living space and guest bedroom accommodations. And an outdoor living space comes complete with a central fire pit, oscillating fans, and a grilling station -- all with a beautiful view of the golf course. The model home was built by our highly experienced in-house homebuilding company, Patriot Builders.

About the decor: Think modern farmhouse décor fused with southern chic. Inside the home, you’ll find shiplap and other details that adorn the public areas and master bedroom. A cathedral ceiling in the main living space is accented with real reclaimed timber frame beams. The spacious kitchen features Woodmode cabinetry, quartz countertops, and professional grade appliances. The luxurious master bath features the same southern chic flair but with an elegant European twist. 

Cost: There is no charge to tour our newest Southern Living Inspired model home. However, a $10 donation is suggested. Donations will fully benefit the Greensboro-based Circle of Love Center which provides support services to domestic violence victims and their children in Greene, Morgan, Putnam, Baldwin, and Hancock counties (www.colinc.org).

Location: The model home is located near the main entrance of the community and is framed by the 11th hole of our award-winning golf course. 

So mark your calendars! We’d love for you to tour The Woodmere model home and see why Harbor Club was hand-picked as a Southern Living Inspired Community. And if you can’t make it for one of the weekend tours in October, contact us for an alternate arrangement. We look forward to showing you some of the best new homes in and around Lake Oconee.