Clopay® Doors Bring a Warm Southern Welcome to 2019 Amelia Island Idea House

Jul 19, 2019

Southern Living Idea Home

CINCINNATI (July 19, 2019) – Clopay Canyon Ridge® Collection Limited Edition Series doors are front and center on the Southern Living 2019 Idea House, a grand, “new-old house” set in a stand of oak trees and palmettos along the Intracoastal Waterway in Amelia Island, Florida.

The 2019 Idea House combines the best of Southern architecture – stacked porches, stately columns, and large windows to take in the breathtaking water views.

Project architect Clay Rokicki wanted an old-fashioned wood-look carriage house garage door to fit the home’s historic style, but knew it required a high-performance material that could meet the demands of Florida’s coastal environment.

With plenty of design options, a moisture-resistant composite construction, authentic woodgrain texture, and built-in WindCode® reinforcement, Clopay’s Canyon Ridge Collection was the obvious choice. Clopay Master Authorized Dealer, D and D Garage Doors in Jacksonville, Fla., managed the installation.

Rokicki selected Design 11 with a single row of vertical windows that mimic the shape of those seen elsewhere on the house.

The design/build team was happy to learn that Clopay could also custom build a small overhead door in the same design and material as the main garage doors to house the owner’s golf cart.

The 2019 Idea House is featured in the August issue of Southern Living magazine, and is open for public tours now through December 8. The finished house plans, Crane Island River House, Plan #2010, can be purchased online at

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