A history with Serenbe led Scott and Morgan Lindsey to move their family there.

The Lindseys wed at the serene community south of Atlanta. Years later, while their kids attended a summer camp there, they started looking at homesites in its Mado hamlet.

“We’ve been in love with the place for a long time and we’d always thought maybe we’d get to live here some day, and then it just worked out,” said Morgan Lindsey.

Their Cape Dutch home features a white stucco exterior and parapet walls mixed with Scandinavian features, such as horizontal cedar siding, that tie into the village’s architecture. Natural wood is a key element, along with personal touches, such as handcrafted tiles made by Morgan.

“They truly make the house ours,” she said.

Scott and Morgan Lindsey, with their children, Beckett, 8, and Vivienne, 6, moved into their custom Dutch Cape home in 2018. Morgan, a designer, said she was diagnosed with breast cancer when they were designing the 4,300-square-foot home in Serenbe. The timing influenced many of her decisions, she said, about what the home would mean for her family's lifelong wellness, including physically, socially and with a connection to nature.
Photo: Text by Kat Khoury/Photos by Reynolds Rogers

Snapshot

Residents: Scott and Morgan Lindsey, and their son, Beckett, 8, and daughter Vivienne, 6. Scott is a construction development consultant and Morgan is a designer (professionally she goes by her maiden name, Morgan Boszilkov).

Location: Serenbe neighborhood, Palmetto

Size: 4,300 square feet, seven bedrooms and four bathrooms

Year built/bought: 2018

Architect: Winston-Dray Designs

Builder: Bobby Webb, BCC Builders

Architectural style: Cape Dutch

Favorite architectural elements: White stucco, arched gables, parapet walls and cedar siding

Interior design style: Modern farmhouse

Favorite interior design elements: Morgan received a breast cancer diagnosis in the final phases of the design, and she said elements, such as the natural materials, sauna in the master bathroom, placement of windows and outdoor living spaces spoke to her desire for physical wellness, socialization and a connection to nature. “The timing of the diagnosis aligned with the interior spaces and influenced many of my decisions,” she said. “I looked at the interior of the home not only for what it would be for our family but how it would benefit our lifelong wellness.”

Favorite outdoor feature: A NanaWall that opens from the living room and kitchen onto the patio, which has a plunge pool by Maliblue Pools and a gas fireplace with handmade tile hearth.

Decor tip: Use supplier remnants or leftover materials to save money. For example, the Lindseys used pieces of slabs to make the countertops in the bathrooms, as well as the cafe table in the fireplace sitting room.

Resources: Furniture from Scott Antique Market, West Elm, Pottery Barn and RH. Lighting and fans from RH, Pottery Barn, Haiku, West Elm, Schoolhouse Electric and Rejuvenation. Built-in coffee maker by Miele, appliances by Thermador, and Carrera marble backsplash and countertops from Effective Granite. Master bath tub from Mirabelle. Exterior paint is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and the trim is Wrought Iron.

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