What is Plein Air?

The plein air painter’s movement started in France in the 1800’s. Artists emphasized outdoor painting to capture the beauty and simplicity of nature as it was meant to be seen. The light at different times of the day. The shadows in the winter. Simple canvas and easel. Portable. It is with that spirit in mind that we introduce Plein Air—the neighborhood.

Plein Air is an old fashioned traditional southern neighborhood with a vibrant town square. The way it used to be before the automobiles came to dominate our lives. Houses close together with front porches that encourage interaction with your neighbor. Sidewalks that make it easy to walk to dinner, the art gallery, a movie, a concert on the square. A place where kids can roam free and you call them home before supper. You know—the way it used to be

 

 

 

A southern traditional neighborhood

The houses at Plein Air are best described as "traditional Southern vernacular." An emphasis on front porches, rocking chairs, tall ceilings, and real wood burning fireplaces. Our houses are built on solid, traditional, steel-reinforced concrete foundation, many have tin roofs, and all have rear loaded parking. Kitchens that are modern in function, but traditional in look and feel. Granite countertops, large master suites with spacious walk-in hand built tiled showers. Plein Air has its own sewer system, buried utility lines, master planned and maintained landscape system, and an active home owners association.

We frequently hear the comment, "oh - this neighborhood reminds me of Seaside or Watercolor." We are all built under the tnd (traditional neighborhood development) coda of promoting walkability, communing with your neighbors, and mixed use of residential and commercial. Step back in time. Enjoy the homes of Plein Air.

 

 

Lots start at $51,000
Finished homes start at $225,000

Phase III of Plein Air Received Final Plat Approval.
Phase III consists of eight lots on Easel Street, facing north towards the Southern Living Idea House.

The lots are priced between $51,000 and $58,000. For further information please call 662.234.3151.