Southern Living chooses Virginia for this year’s Idea House

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Southern Living magazine is constructing its 2015 Idea House in central Virginia.

The 4,500-square-foot house south of Charlottesville in Albemarle County will be featured in the magazine’s August issue.

The modern interpretation of a classic Virginia farmhouse will be clad in stone with a metal roof. It is being built at Bundoran Farm, a preservation development.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the fully decorated house will open to the public June 27 until December and is expected to draw 20,000 visitors.

The Idea House program brings together teams to build and renovate houses with the goal of providing ideas and inspiration for building and updating homes.

It’s the first time the magazine is choosing Virginia for the home in at least five years.

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