Southern Living Idea House Opens
Through October 2, Escondido Golf & Lake Club is hosting tours of the Southern Living Idea House. The house is open Wednesdays through Saturdays 11AM to 5PM, and 1 to 5PM Sundays through October 2. Escondido Golf & Lake Club is approximately 50 miles northwest of Austin and 80 miles north of San Antonio. The Idea House is expected to draw thousands of visitors from across the country. The home is featured in the September 2011 issue of Southern Living magazine. It features 101 design ideas drawn from the Idea House. The publication is on newsstands now.
“With European leanings, the home’s design principles embody the timeless charm, classic architecture and authentic details befitting a historic Mediterranean villa. Native building materials reflect the Texas landscape and harmonize with the Southern locale,” said Kristen Payne, Executive Director of the Southern Living Homes Group.
The living area of the main house is 4662 square feet, with a total living area of 5222 square feet including a detached casita and cabana. The home rambles around a series of terraces and courtyards, making the most of outdoor living.
The 2011 Idea Home was built by David Mitchell of Casa Highland Construction, Horseshoe Bay, TX. Michael G. Imber Architects from San Antonio designed the home and Mohon-Imber Interiors of Austin furnished the inside of the main house and casita. Garden Design Studio with offices in Austin and Dallas planned the landscape features for the Idea House.
Tickets to tour the Southern Living Idea House are $10 and may be purchased on site. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation.
Media Note: Interviews with principals of the 2011 Southern Living Idea House project may be arranged. Contact: Ann Thacker, The Thacker Group, 830-596-1949 – office; 713-702-5528 cell; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Living, published 12 times a year by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, is the nation’s seventh-largest monthly consumer magazine, reaching nearly 15 million readers each month. Southern Living offers today’s busy Southern woman achievable ideas for cultivating her individual Southern style. Each month in the magazine and on southernliving.com, readers find ideas for cooking, gardening, gracious entertaining, decorating, regional travel and locally-made products.
Escondido Golf & Lake Club is nestled on 550 acres of gentle rolling hills in a private luxury community with space for 580 residences, including custom and lavishly-furnished homes. The landscape is bisected by Pecan Creek and is peppered with classic Live Oak and Pecan trees. The architecture includes rustic-stone walls, accented with roughhewn wooden beams and hand-wrought iron with a subtle mix of Tuscan and Spanish influences.
Scott & White Healthcare is a nonprofit collaborative health care system established in 1897 in Temple, TX. Among the leading health care systems encompassing one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practices, Scott & White provides personalized, comprehensive and the highest quality health care enhanced by medical education and research.