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Idea Houses

Masterfully designed homes, made even more innovative and inviting with Lennox comfort systems.

Idea Houses showcase the very best in residential design, construction and technology. Featured prominently in the pages of Southern Living and Coastal Living magazines, these houses demonstrate that a home’s appeal doesn’t stop at the curb—it also has to do with the way it feels inside.

For each home concept, Lennox provides all interior heating and cooling, customizing solutions so that they save energy while delivering a level of comfort only possible with the most innovative systems available.

Light, Fresh and Livable – Bluffton, South Carolina

Photograph by Laurey W. Glenn, Southern Living

Light, Fresh and Livable – Bluffton, South Carolina

Located in the marshlands of South Carolina, the 2014 Idea House exudes an open-air vibe with light colors, minimal décor and practical design for everyday life. Behind the scenes, a Lennox® heating and cooling system keeps the house feeling as good as it looks.

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Ultimate Southern Farmhouse – Nashville, TN

Photograph by Laurey W. Glenn, Southern Living

Ultimate Southern Farmhouse – Nashville, TN

The ultimate expression of southern refinement, this 2013 Idea House was built on the grounds of Fontanel, former home of country legend Barbara Mandrell. Among the home’s many spectacular features are inviting porches, light-filled living areas, a guest house and bunkies, and advanced Lennox® heating and cooling equipment.

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Renovated Farmhouse – Senoia, Georgia

Photograph by Phil Dillon, Southern Living

Renovated Farmhouse – Senoia, Georgia

The first-ever restoration of a historic home by Southern Living, the 2012 Idea House featured in the magazine’s August issue makes a gracious and welcoming statement with a wraparound porch, a new door made of antique heart of pine, plus a host of authentic details. Inside, an inventive mix of old and new gives the home a timeless character. High-efficiency Lennox® heating and cooling systems add to the light and comfortable feel you get when you tour the home.

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Escondido Idea House – Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Photograph by Laurey W. Glenn, Southern Living

Escondido Idea House – Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Featured in the September issue, the 2011 Southern Living Idea House embodies the timeless charm and classic architecture of a historic Mediterranean villa. Taking a green approach, the home uses a combination of thick walls, a natural stone exterior and a state of the art cooling system from Lennox to tame the Texas heat.

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Abercorn Place Brownstone - Senoia, Georgia

Courtesy of Southern Living*

Abercorn Place Brownstone – Senoia, Georgia

Showcased in the August 2010 issue of Southern Living, this corner brownstone is reminiscent of elegant row houses in Savannah. Modern heating and cooling systems from Lennox add to the relaxed Southern feel of the home.

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Bayou Bend Coastal Cottage - Covington, Louisiana

Courtesy of Southern Living*

Bayou Bend Coastal Cottage – Covington, Louisiana

Another Idea House featured in the August 2010 issue of Southern Living, this cottage is rooted in the traditions of the Deep South, but high-tech amenities like Lennox home comfort systems make the house ideal for a modern family.

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Ultimate Beach House - Seabrook, Washington

Courtesy of Coastal Living*

Ultimate Beach House – Seabrook, Washington

Featured in the October 2010 issue of Coastal Living magazine, this house is comprised of three buildings connected by a walkway. Home comfort and ventilation systems from Lennox make the home feel as relaxing as a Pacific breeze. The highly efficient performance of these systems is in keeping with the development’s focus on sustainability and green building principles.

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* Photography by Tria Giovan

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