Southern Living Showcase Home

If you have passed through Rome, Ga. recently you may have noticed our new billboard for The Bluffs.  This kicks off our Summer Awareness program for the Bluffs by announcing our even tighter relationship with Southern Living through our partnership with the  Southern Living Custom Builder Program.  The added exposure for The Bluffs will only increase the value of each of our homesites and homes in The Bluffs.

Southern Living Showcase Home Billboard

Southern Living Showcase Home Billboard

Be sure and arrange a tour of the Showcase home that is being constructed now.  We are using some of the latest “green” construction techniques and technologies, including:

  • 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
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