Bluffs of Weiss



Southern Living Custom Builder Program

Weiss Lake Property With A Southern Living Connection

The developers of The Bluffs of Weiss are proud members of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program (SLCBP). While participation in this program represents a considerable investment of time and money by the developers of The Bluffs, we feel that it reflects our commitment to quality and excellence that will help insure the long-lasting stability and return on investment that our homeowners demand. Additionally, our participation in SLCBP offers other tangible benefits to the home owners and homesite owners of The Bluffs which we will explain in the following paragraphs. But first, a little background on the SLCBP.

Southern Living Custom Builder Program Background

Southern Living (, the premier lifestyle and entertaining magazine of the South, reaches more than 16 million readers each month and enjoys a circulation of 2.8 million. Published 12 times a year by a subsidiary of Birmingham, Alabama-based Southern Progress Corporation, Southern Living celebrates the heart of Southern life.

The Bluffs of Weiss is one of 100 builder/developers chosen for the eighteenth year of the exclusive Southern Living builder program. Each year, Southern Living carefully selects members based on their reputation among local businesses and consumers; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; innovative style; and other criteria. Builder/Developers also have access to the entire Southern Living House Plans Service collection, which includes an exclusive collection, created by respected architects and designers throughout the nation.


Benefits to Homeowners


Home site owners at The Bluffs are not required to choose a Southern Living plan or use any particular builder.  However, if they do select a Southern Living plan, The Bluffs relationship with Southern Living will entitle them to many benefits, including being able to buy the house plan at 50% of the scheduled price. 


Southern Living Showcase Home at The BluffsHave you seen our billboards announcing the upcoming Southern Living Showcase Home? We are currently building an energy efficient home loaded with the latest and greatest energy conservation features and state of the art Southern Living design concepts. If you are at all interested in a more sustainable life style without giving up all the luxuries, come over to The Bluffs and take a look at how you can build an energy smart and affordable home with incredible lake and mountain views.


Some of the sustainable technologies that are being incorporated in this Southern Living Showcase Home include:


  • Heating and cooling with a geothermal system
  • Hot water heating system using by-product heat from the geothermal system
  • Porches and overhangs designed to minimize summer sun on windows and doors
  • House positioning to minimize summer and optimize winter solar impact
  • 10.5 inch thick walls to allow for latest insulation techniques
  • Use of reclaimed bricks and wood for floors and walls
  • Use of stone from the property for fireplaces, portions of the house and exterior landscaping
  • Use of Hardie’s Artisan product for portions of exterior walls (purpose is to minimize maintenance and improve insulation)
  • Porous drives and parking areas to minimize water runoff ( using river rock gravel)
  • Capture of rain water for irrigation and water feature
  • Use of an open breezeway to separate portions of the house (we call it a “dogtrot”) to harvest cooling breezes off the lake
  • Paint color and roof material and color schemes consistent with heating and cooling efficiency

Be sure and check out the house plans for the Bluffs Southern Living Showcase Home.

The Bluffs is all about "lifestyle". It is a great place to build "green", making the most out of the tremendous lake and mountain views. You won't be alone if you too decide to build "green".