Southern Living Magazine Selects Bald Head Island as the Location for its 2017 Idea House

Southern Living Midea-house-renderingagazine, Bald Head Island Limited, LLC, and Whitney Blair Custom Homes are excited to announce that Cape Fear Station on Bald Head Island will be the location of the 2017 Southern Living Idea House.

Southern Living loves Bald Head Island. As a founding member of the Southern Living Inspired Communities program, the island has been an incredible partner with us,” said Misty Chandler, Southern Living Marketing Manager. “As we looked at our partnership, we thought it would be great to expand it even further by bringing the Idea House to the island.”

The home, which is designed to provide creative ideas and inspiration for prospective and current homeowners, will open for public tours beginning in June 2017 and will be featured in the August issue of Southern Living. The Idea House will remain open throughout the summer and on select weekends in the fall, with a portion of all house tour ticket sales benefitting the nonprofit Old Baldy Foundation. Old Baldy Lighthouse celebrates its 200th birthday in 2017.

“Every year we create an idyllic house that inspires Southern Living readers with design and decorating ideas they can steal for themselves,” said Southern Living Editor-in-Chief Sid Evans. “Using the South’s best architects, builders, designers and landscapers, we reimagine the ultimate Southern home and bring it to life in the magazine, on southernliving.com, and on our social platforms. No franchise is more eagerly anticipated by our audience than the Southern Living Idea House.”

Along with developer Bald Head Island Limited and builder Whitney Blair Custom Homes, the talented design partners chosen by Southern Living for the project include residential designer Eric Moser of Moser Design Group in Beaufort, S.C., and interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper, who is originally from Cartersville, Ga., and whose studio is based in New York City.

“The team has been talking long-distance, but this past weekend was the first opportunity we’ve had to sit down for a face-to-face meeting on Bald Head Island to collaborate on the design,” said Whitney Blair Custom Homes Founder/President Jeff Sanderson, whose company was recently named the 2016  Custom Builder of the Year. “The chemistry among the designers was absolutely terrific, and we couldn’t be more excited about their ideas for the home.”

“The Southern Living Idea House is an important marker in the island’s development,” said Charles A. Paul, III, CEO for Bald Head Island Limited. “It will bring great exposure to the island, but most importantly is consistent with the Mitchell Family’s legacy of sensitive land planning and architectural design in harmony with nature.”

Located on a wooded homesite bordering The Common in Cape Fear Station, the Idea House is just a short walk from the island’s distinctive Southern Living Inspired Community, which offers homes for sale through Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales. Download a brochure describing the community’s land planning and architecture, along with homes currently for sale, or stop by the Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales office at 4 Marina Wynd to pick up a hard copy. If you’d like to schedule a personalized tour of Southern Living homes for sale or tour any of the island’s outstanding resale listings, email or call 800-888-3707.