Revitalizing Macon with a Downtown Loft Show House

Macon, GA is currently undergoing a bit of a revitalization. Like many historic downtown areas in the Southeast, Macon is readying itself for a resurgence of small businesses and residents in their classic main street neighborhood. Located a little over an hour southeast of Atlanta, Macon offers a picturesque downtown that’s positively captivating. As a way to support the revitalization of Macon, a Design-Wine-Dine event has been established, and this year’s second annual event, taking place this month, features a fabulous show house in the heart of downtown Macon, showcasing loft living.

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Supporting the Historic Macon Foundation, the goal of this event is to establish a core of homeowners in downtown Macon and to entice private developers to produce owner-occupied housing for the long-term stability of downtown revitalization.

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Macon is full of older homes, just waiting for a face-lift and family to bring them back to their former glory…

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The Historic Macon Foundation is on its way to breathing new life into many of the old homes.

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The loft project will be open for the public tour during Design, Wine & Dine event through March 15, and will serve as the event’s Design House. Designers from Middle Georgia will decorate each of the spaces and a gift shop for the event will reside in the commercial storefront.

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steve mckenzie’s friend, Andrea Crawford, of Couture House Interiors, is one of the show house designers. She’s putting her touch on the home’s nursery, which featured a Sika Design outdoor egg chair – how fantastic is that?!? Be sure to keep an eye out for this unique piece.

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And if you do find yourself in Macon, enjoying all this sweet city has to offer, be sure you stop by the Rookery, a fantastic restaurant that’s been a Macon tradition since 1976!

Here’s to making the most out of our historic towns and cities, one wonderful event at a time!

One thought on “Revitalizing Macon with a Downtown Loft Show House

  1. Thanks for the coverage of Design, Wine and Dine, Steve! This year’s festival will take place June 23-30, 2016 and will feature our Design House at 1388 Calhoun Street, another rehabilitation project of Historic Macon. All the info can be found at http://www.designwinedine.org/.

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