Outdoor Spaces of the Southern Living 2015 Idea House

For my last post of the Southern Living Idea House, I decided to show the outdoor spaces

which are my favorite.

While the interiors were beautiful, I think it definitely appealed to a certain segment

of the population, leaning more toward a very traditional yet updated style.

Which also lended to the feel of the area that the home was located.

I will start off with one of my favorite things that was outdoors in the breezeway between

the house and the garage.

Potting Bench-2015 Southern Living Idea House-Housepitality Designs

The potting sink is made of Alberene Soapstone on a custom metal stand.

2015 Southern Living Idea House Potting Bench

Breezeway/Southern Living Idea House-Housepitality Designs

This porch area is just outside the dining room area.

Southern Living Idea House Porch-Housepitality Designs

This is the largest of the screen porch areas.

Has a great space to accommodate a large gathering.

Southern Living Idea House Porch-Housepitality Designs

Southern Living Idea House Porch-Housepitality Designs

This photo was taken from the master bedroom hallway window

looking onto the lower level open deck and  the larger of the  screened porches.

Southern Living Idea House Deck-Housepitality Designs

I think I could sit out here for hours at a time looking at this beautiful view from the deck

Southern Living Idea House Deck-Housepitality Designs

A rear view of the patio/deck that is situated between the two screened porches.

Southern Living Idea House Deck Area-Housepitality Designs

If you ask me what I love the best about this home,

I would say the great floor plan, architectural details and the most magnificent views.

Southern Living Idea House View-Housepitality Designs

Southern Living Idea House View-Housepitality Designs

Wouldn’t you agree?

Southern Living Idea House-Housepitality Designs


Have a great weekend doing what you love.

Making your own kind of music and singing your own special song!

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  1. I have enjoyed this tour so much, Shirley. I appreciate your work on these posts. I love the soapstone sink! Gorgeous outdoor spaces!
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  2. Debra@shoppeno5 says

    I love the sink. The view is incredible and it is one of those houses I could easily bring my clothes and my pets and be content.

  3. I sure DO agree, the house is gorgeous and the views are TDF!!! I would be sitting right there with you on that magnificent patio and when it got too hot we could sit on the screened porch!!! What a DREAM home. I think there is a tin roof, right? Joe always wanted one, I was just afraid it would be noisy in the rain:) LOVE the breezeway area. All the copper outdoor lighting is beautiful. I’ll have to check and see if you mentioned where it is from. I wonder if it is coated or will turn color. LOVE this home!!!!
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  4. Such a beautiful home and the views are amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us!
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  5. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Linda miller says

    It’s all about the view!

  7. Yes, Shirley, I would definitely agree! Love that potting sink…is that fabulous or what?! Those porches and deck! That view! Wow. I’ve been catching up this week since I was gone last week – this is definitely my favorite of the home tour. Hope you’re having a good week.
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  8. So beautiful….love the potting sink!!!!! I could spend all day out there too…..
    Have a great weekend!!!
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  9. So charming Shirley and those views!!!! Oh how beautiful. Happy Friday and have a wonderful week end.
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  10. Great outdoor spaces and fantastic views.
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  11. Oh, yes, those outdoor spaces are amazing! You can never have too many porches and patios!
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  12. Donnamae says

    I agree…those outdoor spaces are great. Those views wonderful! Have a fantastic weekend! 😉

  13. What a treat to be able to tour the idea house -they are so much fun. I think my favorite here is the sink in the breezeway. And those views need no additional comment!
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  14. rattlebridge farm says

    I’ve really loved this series. As much as I adored the interior, the outdoor spaces of this house are just as beautiful, and they are so practical. Thanks for bringing it to life with your words and photography.

  15. Thanks for sharing the Idea House, Shirley! The outdoor spaces with the incredible views are my favorite also. Have a fun weekend!

  16. Wow, I could sit on the porches and view that all day. So nice and love that sink for potting…..wish my potting sink was that nice. Have a Great weekend!

  17. Wow, what a beautiful outdoor space! I love the potting bench/sink! Thanks for sharing, I need to go back and see the rest of your posts on the home! ~Have a great weekend! ~Rhonda
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  18. With that view, can’t you just see yourself sitting outside for hours taking in the sights and sounds of nature?
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  19. Shirley, thank you again for this lovely tour of the “idea house”! I have to say the outdoor spaces are my favorite and I love the soapstone potting sink…it would come in handy at my house! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!!!
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  20. Hi Shirley, yes I agree. The home and the exterior is gorgeous. Those views are spectacular.
    Thank you for sharing. This was so inspiring to view this week.
    Have a great weekend. Hugs, cm
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  21. Wow Shirley…the outside is as beautiful as the inside and the view is to die for. Thanks so much for sharing this tour. Hope your weekend is great.
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  22. Oh that potting sink…be still my heart! Beautiful outdoor spaces and porch Shirley!
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  23. That, is gorgeous!!! I love the outside of that home with that view! Wow!
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  24. Yes, I absolutely agree Shirley!

    That view alone has me sold tenfold.

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  25. I ready to move right in!!! Oh this is just up my alley!!! Thanks for all the gorgeous outdoor views!
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  26. Shirley, I think my favorite party of this lovely home is the patios. Beautiful. Jo
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  27. That is a beautiful space…

  28. Shirley, the views from this home are stunning! What a lovely home and setting! The potting area is fantastic- I had no idea the sink was soapstone. I don’t think I would ever leave here. What a fun area! Thanks for sharing your tour with us!
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  29. Oh those are lovely spaces, Shirley! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Heidi
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  30. Wow! Gorgeous outdoor spaces and those views are amazing!
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  31. Shanda Sleater says

    Where can I get that outdoor potting sink? I’m IN LOVE with it!!!

  32. Can you please tell me where to obtain a potting sink like that?
    Janette Keating

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