Serenbe House

Palmetto, Georgia
  • Palmetto, Georgia
  • This project page was created by community member Turkel Design

    The settlement of Serenbe is a new community where all aspects of its design are based on the principles of environmental sustainability. The house is built to EarthCraft House Program standards, which include energy efficiency, water conservation and resource-efficient building materials and systems. In order to harvest rainwater for onsite irrigation, an inclined butterfly roof drains water through a central scupper along a 14’ cantilevered trough which spills into a retention pond below the home. During rainfall, the trough creates a plume of falling water, resulting in an experiential event.

    As required by local covenant, the home is situated only 25 feet from the street, and includes a deep porch from which the inhabitants interact with their neighbors. The porch is reached by an elevated footbridge that both draws in visitors yet maintains a form of separation for the home.

    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
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    Turkel Design
    Since 2005, Joel Turkel and Turkel Design have been Dwell’s leading architectural partners in creating prefabricated homes that reflect the brand’s vision for modern design. In recognition of the partnership's tenth year, Dwell and Turkel Design launched an exclusive collaboration: Dwell Prefab featuring the Axiom Series. Turkel Design is a residential design practice that is redefining what is possible in procuring a new home. Using a clear menu of fixed-fee services to guide our clients through a simple interactive design process, we leverage the predictability of pre-fabrication to control cost, quality and timing. Our unique systematized method assures the delivery of a high-quality home and beautiful contemporary design to our clients, wherever they are. For more information, please visit us at or give us a call at (617) 868 - 1867
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