Although Southern Living’s standards for building a Plan of the Month home are very high, one builder in the North Georgia Appalachian Mountains prides himself in being a top-notch thinker when representing any of his clients who are seeking value in his primary neighborhood, the prestigious Big Canoe. With beauty and efficiency being top of mind, Chris Vann, builder and owner of Vann Custom Homes, knows that ultimately a home is a piece of artwork. Artwork happens when the consumer is able to appreciate both the beauty and the working mechanisms of a home. So, Chris added many elements of nature that happen to be the most efficient and low maintenance products on the market today to his masterpiece on Skyline Drive in the newest neighborhood in Big Canoe, The Bluffs.
In contemplating the Southern Living Home, Chris decided to add elements like metal, decorative ridge vents across the roof line to add rustic style and character while working constantly to remove unwanted hot air. Ipe decking that has a class A fire rating and is almost indestructible which means low maintenance for the homeowner. Natural stones and tiles, rock work, Victorian heart pine flooring, teak wood cabinets, tongue and groove ceilings, locust wood railing and pickets on the deck and Tennessee log and beam construction throughout the home to add not only character that is beautiful and natural to the home, but also to ensure that the homeowner is reaping an incredible value and low maintenance value.
Additional elements in the home are the natural flowing water elements. In the basement is a beautiful, flowing waterfall that greets you as enter. And, as guests approach the front door, they must cross the beautiful rock stream where gold fish, tadpoles and gorgeous water plants reside. Water elements are proving to be essential for many homeowners and yet many builders are hesitant to provide this level of quality due to their lack of understanding of the options.
When it came to making choices of offering high efficiency for the owner of the home, Chris maintained and raised his standards based on the newest and best technology. By adding Pella windows and doors, 6 zones of heating and air as opposed to 2 or 3 zones, ridge vents, a tankless hot water heater, Certainteed 50 year presidential shake shingles, and heavy insulation, this home is more efficient than most of the homes built only a few years ago. Technology is the only thing that can help save the planet and Chris Vann recognizes that it starts with one homeowner at a time.
Because technology has allowed manufacturers to produce high efficiency products that also show high quality beauty and natural elements, most of these products are simply a treasure for the homeowner and add to the beauty of the rolling mountains and lake views at Big Canoe. Whereas you can see the skyline of Atlanta, Cumming and Kennesaw from this home, the real treat would be if Atlanta, Cumming and Kennesaw could see this home. These natural elements of the products required by The Bluffs as building standards, blend easily and effortlessly with the surroundings of the mountains and lakes and yet, Big Canoe is only 35 minutes from Alpharetta, Georgia and less than 1 hour from Atlanta. If you have not visited Big Canoe yet, put it on your must see list today.
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