A new attraction planned for Nashville is expected to draw thousands from across the Southeast.
Southern Living magazine has announced plans to build an "idea house" in White's Creek.
The name sort of speaks for itself - it's a home full of ideas, from how to decorate, design or build.
And while this isn't the first idea house to be built in Nashville, developers promise it will be unlike any other.
In about eight months, what is now an empty field in Whites Creek on the Fontanel property will be a fully decked out home expected to draw some 100,000 visitors.
"People will plan their trips around these idea houses," said Frank Craige, with Southern Living Homes. "I've known people to travel as far as from Canada."
The popular homes are go-to spots for many seeking southern design trends.
"We can really bring quite a bit of people through these houses that are looking to seek these design ideas, and we always like to trend forward," Craige said.
The new house will be about 7,000 square feet and farm style on the outside with a modern flare inside.
And unlike the roughly 50 other idea houses built across the United States, this one will be different, because it will not eventually be sold to someone to live in. Instead, it will stay a permanent attraction.
"To have a home that not only can you tour, view and look at, but to actually get in and have your hands on, look at things and eventually get to stay in it - that's just off the charts," said Fontanel manager JP Dansereau
Developers said they will break ground in about two weeks and expect to finish the project by June 2013.
Previous local idea houses where built in the Opryland and Governor's Club areas, but those were temporary structures.
The Whites Creek house will also be featured in the August issue of the magazine, giving even more exposure to their estimated 16 million readers.
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