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Tour historic homes in the Overlook neighborhood while listening to the beautiful music of Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music. Tickets can be purchased Sunday at the Wynn House or any of the Tour Homes.
"Since 1988, the National Trust has used its list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places to raise awareness about the threats facing some of the nation's greatest treasures. 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the program, which has become one of the most effective tools to save our country's irreplaceable architectural, cultural, and natural heritage" www.preservationnation.org
To read the full article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Come to Historic Columbus' warehouse sale from 10am-4pm this Friday (members only) and Saturday. Items to be sold include buffets, dressers, mirrors, paintings, chairs, tables, china, vases, Victorian bed, rugs, and more! Click the pictures for more details...
Visit one of Georgia's most innovative communities on Monday,April 22nd with the Coalition for Sound Growth and Historic Columbus.
Click HERE to sign up for the trip!
The land planning of Serenbe is developed not only according to sustainability principles, protecting the wetlands and preserving over 70 percent of the land as green space, but also with respect for the cultural history of the land, which is largely agricultural. The ruins of an early farm settlement have been protected, as have some Native American archaeological sites.
The master plan for the settlement calls for three hamlets, both based on sacred geometry principles with buildings clustered along a serpentine-like omega form fitted to the undulations of the land. The result is that the omega form creates a closer relationship between the community and the surrounding natural beauty of the land. These methods of arranging the community require minimal land grading and land disturbances, and also allow the community to reserve large areas of undeveloped green space. In fact, Serenbe is the first development to be approved since the Fulton County Board of Commissioners officially adopted the Chattahoochee Land Use Plan, which calls for green space preservation utilizing historic village and hamlet development patterns.
Unlike typical suburban forms of development, Serenbe uses an innovative density plan that fosters architectural diversity and undomesticated stretches of nature.
The three distinct hamlets are named Selborne, Grange and Mado. Selborne is the center for arts (performing, visual and culinary), and is currently home to about 100 residents, the Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop, StudioSwan Art Gallery, Goode’s For the Home, Gloriosa Style, and The Hil restaurant. Here, you’ll find stunning attention to artistic detail, from the glowing streetlamps created by an artist especially for the Selborne hamlet to the iron bike racks, benches and even trash cans. Grange, currently under construction, is the farm hamlet, given its proximity to the Serenbe Organic Farms and Serenbe Stables. With hilly terrain and sweeping views of 50 miles of greenspace, the lake, and preserved forestland, homes here will feel as though they’re nestled in a mountain retreat. Grange will also be home to a barbecue restaurant, a tack store, feed and seed shop, and arts and crafts studios. The third community, which is in the planning stages, is Mado—named for the Creek-Indian word meaning “things in balance.” Here, you’ll find the destination spa, an upscale boutique hotel, vegetarian restaurant, juice bar, traditional and holistic medical services, assisted living, and more.
One of the most pleasing aspects of Serenbe is the architectural diversity of the community. Some building materials and styles are inspired and shaped by local historic dwellings, and also sometimes implemented with a contemporary approach. Each home is certified to EarthCraft Homes “green” standards.
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Dean Wood, lead archaeologist at Southern Research was part of the team assisting in the removal of the dams and the analysis of the historic riverbed and findings. Come hear this interesting discussion of how they went about their work and what was found. To make a reservation, contact Historic Columbus, 706-322-0756.