Building your dream home in the mountains should be an enriching experience. At The Georgian Highlands we have picked architechtural styles from a comprehensive list of homes that are appropriate for the north Georgia Mountains. We have also built model homes which show case these styles. When you are ready to build, we will take you to tour these homes so you can get a feel for the ACC recommendations and at the same time determine which style appeals to you most.
If you are going to build a distinctive home we will work with you to show case your home. Next comes the choice of builders. We have interviewed over 20 builders and picked 4 of the best mountain builders. These builders have been building in the neighborhood for over two decades and have a proven track record and credibility established over several years. Our model homes and spec homes are fine examples of what you can do with your high elevation property. Landscaping on these homes highlights natural feautes of the land and has beeen set on - koi ponds and deer streams. You are also free to choose your own builder.
Your builder has to meet the requirements of the ACC guidelines for approved builders. This is a simple process. Most experienced builders with a good track record and financially sound business practice will qualify. Please refer to builder approval application under homeowmners for more details or call us at 1 888 925 9888. Typical homes in the Georgian Highlands are around 3000 sq.ft. and the covenants require you to have a minimum of 2000 sq.ft under HVAC (Phase 1, 2, 3.) and 2000 sq. ft. on the main in Phase 4. Buuilding costs vary from $ 125 per square feet to $ 300 per sq.ft. depending upon how detailed the homes are.
Mountain Laurel Model Home
This craftsman style cottage is aptly called ÔMountain LaurelÕ. Set in The Georgian Highlands, a gated 3500 acre North Georgia Mountain community where nature is preserved and covenants come together to blend beautiful custom homes with its natural surroundings, Mountain Laurel is the realization of the developersÕ vision of elegant mountain living in a home that is full of warmth.
The exterior of the home incorporates several architectural elements that blends this home with the pristine hardwood forest that surround this 3 acre home site at an elevation of 2600 feet. Copper accents on the stack stone chimney, roof, window returns and a rooster weather vane are combined with stack stone siding and field stone front porch. Mountain LaurelÕs interiors spell casual elegance with a stack stone fireplace, granite counter tops and cherry wood cabinets.
Thermador appliances and hardwood floors make for a gourmet kitchen. Master on the main, an office and media room are just a few conveniences in this house with spectacular views. Pella windows bring the Rich Mountain Wilderness and the Blue Ridge Mountains right into the living rooms and master bedroom. Terrace level offers bedrooms, workshop, family areas that cater to your life style in the mountains.
Unique to this house is its woodland garden landscape by landscape artist Cynthia Hendry, who has designed and installed a transition garden between the home and the hardwood forest. Gentle flowing streams and cascading waterfalls flow into a koi pond. The sound of the whispering winds, the gurgling stream and the calling birds make you want to stay in the delightful and relaxing wrap around spacious deck a little longer. Terraces around the streams lead to a walking traily--our own private botanic garden that will delight you in every season.
Spec. Home at the Georgian Highlands
The Georgian Highlands spec. home is an artisan style home with intricate stack stone siding and copper accents on the window returns. The spectacular view off the deck is of the local mountains and the amicalola range, making this a true mountain retreat home. While the exterior architectural elements are designed to blend into the woods, the interior finishes have been carefully chosen to take advantage of the views and compliment the mountain life style.
Stack stone fire place in the great room opens into high ceiling windows, and an open plan kitchen with Thermador appliances and maple wood cabinets complete this elegant home. Master and guest on the main with a semi finished basement allows the new home owner to further personalize this home to suit his needs.
Choosing the Home Site
At The Georgian Highlands, we are committed to helping you get the most out of your mountain property. We will work with you to find a lot that feels like home - whether for its views, its streams, its access or its location, our lots are made to fit. Some of the features we consider on each lot are...
Access to established roadways
Build site's relation to the lot's geography
Views from the build site as well as the surrounding land
Streams and waterfalls that interact with the property
Special trees on the site and their age
Privacy with respect to adjacent home sites
Location in the development as well as the neighborhood
Topography of the complete lot
Property lines that separate adjacent lots
Each Highlands development boasts a diverse blend of these features that derive from fundamental differences in the nature of the land.
A sound financial strategy is the first stone in your mountain property's foundation, and at The Georgian Highlands, we have done the footwork to bring options knocking on your front door.
Working together with our project finance partner, Gilmer County Bank, we have designed loan packages that make purchasing a lot and constructing your dream home, a simple one step process. You fill out just one form, and then sit back and relax. A finance advisor will contact you directly and approvals are usually made on the same day. There is no need to move from bank to bank comparing rates and terms. Because of the confidence Gilmer County Bank has in The Georgian Highlands and its location in the same county, our loan packages remain unmatched.
To talk directly to a financial services consultant about your personalized financing options, call Janet Bailey at Gilmer County Bank (706)276-8025, or let us know about your interests in The Georgian Highlands by filling out this form.
Building Your Dream Home
Building a home can be challenging especially if you live outside the state, and we want to help keep the process fun and exciting, while delivering results and quality. We have carefully examined the track records and reputations of over 24 builders in the the neighboring mountain communities and approved four builders to build at The Georgian Highlands.
Each builder has developed a particular expertise that can be matched to fit your building needs. While some builders focus on delivering value for money, others revel in adding layers of fine detail in the finishing process, and with your decision on a home plan, we can assist you to find the builder that will deliver your dream home. call us and we will walk you through the process.