Month: April 2014

It’s Good to Be Back: Highlight Homes Builds First Semi-Custom Home in 6 Years

Saybrook House Exterior - HLHEstablished in 2005 by builder, developer and architect, Anthony F. Pourhassan, Highlight Homes was witnessing great success when the bottom fell out of the housing market in 2007 and 2008. While many other talented builders shuttered their doors and moved on to new horizons, Highlight Homes evolved by opening its Renovation Division in 2009. For the last five years, we’ve focused our efforts on designing and creating luxury kitchen and bath remodels, transforming whole home renovations, imaginative outdoor living space conceptions, and more. Since then, our award-winning work has graced the pages of Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, Remodel Atlanta Magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Still, we have longed to return to our true roots of crafting a home from the ground up. Beginning late last year, we got our wish.

Saybrook Gourmet Kitchen - HLHIn March 2014, we completed and closed on our first home in six long years… and it felt GREAT! Located in the heart of Brookhaven, this 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom 4000 square foot property has truly been a labor of love. We are thrilled that it will be enjoyed by a lovely family who will make many happy memories throughout the rooms and hallways of this beautiful home for years to come. We realize now that our evolution from home builder to renovation company to semi-custom home builder has been instrumental in making us even BETTER at what we do. Renovations allowed us more time to work one-on-one with our clients in an effort to create something that was uniquely their own. It also provided us with many opportunities to focus on the finest details and meet incredible new vendors – which we are very happy to bring into our homebuilding renaissance.

We now have five MORE new construction semi-custom homes in the works throughout Metro Atlanta, including Dunwoody, Brookhaven, and Chastain Park. To learn more about each of these new properties or inquire about having Highlight Homes construct YOUR new semi-custom or custom home, please contact us via e-mail at,  call us at 678-873-9234, or fill out our convenient online contact form. To view our online portfolio and sneak a peek at all of our services, please visit us online at


Saybrook Formal Dining Room - HLH

Saybrook Kitchen-Breakfast-Keeping Room - HLH

Saybrook Front Door - HLH

Saybrook Outdoor Hearth and Swimming Pool - HLH

Saybrook Little Girls Room - HLH

Saybrook Master Bath - HLH

Saybrook Interior - HLH

Image Credits: Sarina Roth/Never the Rock Photography

Highlight Spotlight: Atlanta’s Chastain Park

125 Silverwood Road - Highlight Homes Heritage FloorplanWith regard to our series of stunning semi-custom homes in Atlanta, Highlight Homes is particularly excited to begin construction in the highly revered Chastain Park area. The neighborhoods surrounding this 268-acre park at the northern edge of Atlanta boast some of the city’s most beautiful trees and multi-million dollar homes with close proximity to shopping and dining in Buckhead, including Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. The park itself features jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis center, golf course, swimming pool, horse park, master grill & pavilions, and – the one thing for which it is most commonly associated, the Chastain Park Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is famed for playing host to a series of outdoor concerts featuring internationally recognized artists that include Jimmy Buffett, Sting, Lionel Ritchie, The Temptations, Eric Clapton and more. Seats are available from anywhere from a picnic blanket on the lawn to a table in the pit. The park is also home to the annual Chastain Park Arts Festival – featuring fine art and crafts, a children’s area, live music, and local food & beverage concessions, including wildly popular gourmet food trucks. In its sixth year, the next Chastain Park Arts Festival is scheduled to take place on November 1-2, 2014.

Phipps Plaza - WikimediaTopping our list of local dining establishments is the Horseradish Grill – located at 4320 Powers Ferry Road, just a little over 2 miles from where we are building and right around the corner from the park itself. The menu showcases Southern comfort-inspired dishes like Pimento Cheese & Grits Fritters, Skillet Fried Chicken, Green Tomato Braised Niman Ranch Pork Shank, Four-Cheese Macaroni, Sauteed Garlic Green Beans and more. In addition to a bevy of upscale Buckhead boutiques, the two malls at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza feature such recognizable anchor stores and brands as Bloomingdales, Burberry’s, Coach, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Sax Fifth Avenue and more. For entertainment, Phipps also offers a LEGOLand Discovery Center and 14-screen AMC Theatre.

The latest Highlight Homes semi-custom home is located at 125 Silverwood Road in the city of Sandy Springs, on a quiet cul de sac off of Mount Paran Road between Roswell Road and Lake Forrest Drive. Situated on a little over a half acre, this four-sides brick home will feature the Heritage Plan with 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and a full daylight basement. Other exciting features worth noting about this particular floorplan are the three-car garage, mudroom, study, gourmet kitchen, guest room with full bath, and sprawling family room on the main level, and master suite with his and her master baths (exciting new trend alert!) plus 3 additional secondary bedrooms with baths on the upper level. Students living in this home will have an opportunity to attend High Point Elementary, Ridgeview Middle School, and Riverwood High School. This home is currently priced at $1,399,900.

Get in on the ground floor of this beautiful home in this terrific location and be afforded access to a very special custom home experience where you can pick out all of the details that will make this home uniquely your own. To learn more, contact us today at or 678-873-9234. For more information about Highlight Homes and the other services we offer – including whole home renovations, luxury kitchen and bath renovations, and more – please visit us online at