Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 Will Really Grow on You

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 Will Really Grow on You

Greenery Color Swatch - Pantone Color of the Year 2017Pantone® – THE authority on color for the fashion and design industries – has found the ideal cure for Spring fever with its 2017 Color of the Year. Dubbed “Greenery” (Pantone 15-0343) is literally a breath of fresh air. Whether bringing a new look to a living space by incorporating an accent wall, evoking a feel of welcome by painting your front door or adding pops of color throughout your interior with accent pieces and décor, Greenery is “a refreshing and revitalizing shade… symbolic of new beginnings.”

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

This yellow-green hue plays well with others. Pantone suggests palettes that include everything from a tropical bright such as Calypso Coral (Pantone 17-1744), to a cool neutral like Bronze Mist (Pantone 17-0843), to a sweet pastel such as Spa Blue (Pantone 12-4306) and virtually everything in between.

Past Colors of the Year from Pantone have included Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520), Serenity Blue (Pantone 15-3919), Marsala (Pantone 18-1438), Radiant Orchid (Pantone 18-3224), Emerald (Pantone 17-5641), Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463) and Honeysuckle (Pantone 18-2120) – among others.

Through our custom home construction and luxury renovation divisions, Highlight Homes regularly assists clients in the selection of colors – in addition to eco-friendly construction materials, design elements, interior and exterior finishes, and more. If you’d like to learn more about all of our service offerings and see some of our work, we invite you to visit us at www.highlighthomesga.com. To schedule a free consultation for a reimagining of your current home or to discuss your vision for your custom dream home, contact the Highlight Homes team at 678,873.9234 or info@highlighthomesga.com.

About Pantone and the Pantone Color Institute

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Pantone products have encouraged colorful exploration and expressions of creativity from inspiration to implementation for more than 50 years. Through the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone continues to chart future color direction and study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions. Pantone furthers its commitment to providing professionals with a greater understanding of color and to help them utilize color more effectively. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com/plus.

2016 Pantone Color(s) of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

2016 Pantone Color(s) of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pantone press_coy2016For the first time EVER, Pantone – THE authority on color for the fashion and design industries has named not just one, but TWO colors as its Color of the Year. Exploring color’s softer side, Pantone has designated a blending of Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) and Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919) to reflect the public’s growing desire for balance and well-being.

“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” explained Pantone Color Institute Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, on the company’s website.

According to Pantone’s Color of the Year web page: “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

For homeowners who swear by color psychology and the use of certain colors to lend a sense of balance to their world, this will no doubt come as good news. Atlanta-based Highlight Homes is happy to help its renovation and custom home clients incorporate these lovely new Colors of the Year in their homes. When used in conjunction with other hot trends such as crisp, white kitchens, reflective surfaces and “Old Hollywood”-inspired mirrored and metallic home accessories, both shades could lend to an elegant and sophisticated look. When used for Interiors, the Pantone press release announcing the Color of the Year suggests that “the pairing of Serenity and Rose Quartz bring a feeling of calm and relaxation into the home environment. Like a serene sunset, Rose Quartz encourages reflection on one’s surroundings while Serenity, a transcendent blue, provides a naturally connected sense of space.”

Pantone believes that both colors serve as a distinctive choice for rugs and upholstery, as well as paint and decorative accessories, such as solid and patterned fabrics, throws, pillows, bedding, kitchen items, tableware, and home accessories like candles, decorative bowls, vases and florals. Either would serve as a striking addition to any room as an accent wall or a painted door and trim.

Pantone recommends the following shades to complement Rose Quartz and Serenity: Grays such as Pantone 14-0000 Silver Gray, 18-3906 Volcanic Glass, 14-0216 Lint, 17-0613 Vetiver, 18-5204 Granite Gray, 11-4201 Cloud Dancer and 15-4702 Puritan Gray; Browns such as Pantone 19-0810 Major Brown, 18-1112 Walnut, 13-1012 Frosted Almond, 18-1108 Fallen Rock, 18-1235 Russet, 15-1218 Semolina and 16-0906 Simply Taupe; Bright pastels such as 16-2107 Orchid Haze, 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia, 16-3521 Lupine, 12-5406 Opal Blue, 18-3211 Grapeade, and 13-1125 Peach Quartz – among others.

To learn more about Rose Quartz, Serenity and Pantone’s suggested color palettes, visit the Color of the Year announcement page online.

About Pantone and the Pantone Color Institute: Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Pantone products have encouraged colorful exploration and expressions of creativity from inspiration to implementation for more than 50 years.

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Whole Home Renovations Prove Viable Alternative to New Construction

Kitchen Renovation - After; Image Credit: Never the Rock Photography
Kitchen Renovation; Image Credit: Never the Rock Photography

A recent study released by the National Association of Home Builders reveals that whole home renovations made the list at #4 of most common jobs for remodelers in 2014. It was beat out by less expensive projects such as bathroom remodeling (which tops the list at #1), kitchen renovations (#2) and window/door replacements (#3). Whole home renovations – which include a series of improvements that can dramatically alter the appearance/functionality of the interior and/or exterior of a house – may prove a practical solution for homeowners who love their neighborhood, but have grown disenchanted with the home itself.

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“With many of our semi-custom and custom home construction projects, we frequently buy dated homes in highly sought after communities – like a 1950’s ranch in the City of Brookhaven,” explains Atlanta-based Highlight Homes’ founder, Tony Pourhassan. “More often than not, we elect to raze those original houses and start anew, but in the case of a family who already owns the home and has special memories there – that may not be a desirable option for them.  If a home offers a base structure with good integrity, but it’s a ranch without a basement and the family is growing – we can add an upper level and completely alter the look of the exterior and interior. In the case of a home that’s already two-stories but has an outdated floorplan, we can adjust the flow of the interior and possibly add a room or two so it proves a better fit for the family who lives there.”

With multi-generational living on the rise, a whole home renovation may be a great way to stay true to one generation while making room for the next. Age-in-place elements can be incorporated for aging parents, while the latest trends in residential construction and décor can be incorporated to make the newest inhabitants feel right at home. A renovation partner like Highlight Homes – which is truly invested in the happiness of the homeowners with whom it partners – will strive to provide a seamless transition between “the old” and “the new” in a home so that it feels as though they are all part of one cohesive look.

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Best of all, a whole home renovation may prove less expensive than the construction of an entirely new home. You get to keep the same great neighbors, same easy commute and access to the same awesome shops and restaurants, but your home will have a completely new look. While you won’t have to undergo the hassle of moving, you may have to get creative with storage and living arrangements while your home undergoes its transformation. Still – in the long run – the good will likely far outweigh the temporary inconvenience.

To start a dialogue about a whole home renovation for your house, reach out to the talented team at Highlight Homes by calling 678.873.9234, e-mailing info@highlighthomesga.com or filling out our convenient online contact form. If you’d like to view a list of services that Highlight Homes provides and view a portfolio of some of their previous projects, be sure to visit www.highlighthomesga.com.

Celebrate Earth Day Year-round with an Environmentally-Focused Custom Home

Green Building Council Logo - HLHWith the advent of Earth Day on April 22 paired with the recent arrival of Spring, thoughts of many are likely turned to the environment and the beauty it represents. While some may elect to plant trees or take part in local litter pickup events to celebrate Earth Day, there are ways to observe the lessons this environmentally –focused holiday teaches us 365 days a year. As an eco-friendly builder, Highlight Homes encourages our clients to incorporate Earth-friendly elements into the design and construction of their custom home. If you are considering building a custom – or semi-custom – home, here are a few eco-centric practices and elements you might want to integrate…

  • Thorough planning is crucial and occurs long before the home is actually built. At Highlight Homes, we continuously review the latest construction products and green building methods in order to ensure a home’s health, comfort and value, as well as to reduce the overall operating cost.
  • Site selection and stewardship are key to assuring your builder doesn’t negatively impact the environment in which your custom home will be based. Through thoughtful design and responsible construction strategies, your builder can minimize the impact on the site because less time is spent on-site on building activities and staging.
  • Ask that your builder use as many local suppliers as possible for a “big picture” approach to environmental stewardship. That way, you are cutting down on shipping of materials and supporting local commerce at the same time.
  • Consider incorporating rooftop solar panels to convert some of your family’s energy usage to solar power. Bear in mind that the pitch of the roof often has a lot to do with the efficiency of solar panels (the flatter the roof, the better), so this option may not work for every custom or semi-custom home design.
  • Request the placement of energy efficient windows and door throughout your home. Energy efficiency is often achieved through the use of the appropriate building science, technology and equipment – leading to lower operating costs for the homeowner. A Highlight Home is well-sealed and insulated – our carefully planned finishes and quality construction practices will aid in enhancing the indoor environmental quality – safeguarding the health of the family who will live there.
  • Have programmable thermostats placed on each level of the home. You can save money on your heating and cooling bills by simply resetting your thermostat when you are asleep, at the office or away on vacation. By setting it to 68° during the winter months while you are at home and awake, then scaling it back 10-15° for when you’re away or asleep – you can save as much as 15% off your heating bill – according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The same holds true during the summer. Set your thermostat for 78° while at home, then bump it up while you’re away.
  • Encourage the use of paints, carpets and building materials that emit low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids, and include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects.
  • Request water efficient plumbing fixtures throughout the home, as well as an energy efficient water heater. In addition to saving you money on your water bill, water efficiency aids in water conservation – leading to reduced stress on the local infrastructure, reduced energy usage and drought avoidance.
  • Landscape the area surrounding your home with native plants and use of water conservation methods. Consider investing in a water reclamation barrel to water your plants.
  • When all is said and done, request the placement of energy efficient appliances in your kitchen.

To learn more about Highlight Homes, we encourage you to visit www.highlighthomesga.com. If you live in the Metro Atlanta area and would like to see our green construction practices in action on a semi-custom or custom home of your own, call Highlight Homes today at 678-873-9234.

Taking Advantage of Trends in Home Construction

Photo Credit: Never the Rock Photography
Photo Credit: Never the Rock Photography

When investing in a custom or semi-custom home, it’s one thing to take advantage of new trends in home design and construction, and quite another to infuse your design with trendy elements.  As a premier builder of custom homes in Atlanta, Highlight Homes advises our homebuyers to incorporate the most timeless among the latest trends, while keeping those “chic” components to interior design alone.

While trends in home design are often the result of innovation in home building  – such as green construction and the incorporation of technology throughout the home, up-to-date and stylish aspects can be expressed effectively in ways that are a little easier to change. It’s simple to follow the latest trends in home décor through things like paint colors, light fixtures, wall art, accent pieces, rugs, throw pillows and more. As for staying on top of trends in home construction, here are just a few that we highly recommend from Realtor® Magazine’s “21 Hot Housing Trends for 2015”:

  • Open floorplans – this trend in home design and construction appears to be here to stay, and we’re thrilled. Open floorplans is one trend that we have embraced wholeheartedly at Highlight Homes as we love the sense of spaciousness and seamless flow between one living space and the next.
  • Off-the-shelf plans – purchasing plans from a house plan company is a less expensive alternative to hiring an architect to design an original home on your behalf. With part of the money you save, you can work with a builder like Highlight Homes to tweak those plans and incorporate elements that are uniquely your own.
  • Multiple master suites – Another growing trend, dual master suites are an excellent option for homes that include multiple generations such as aging parents/grandparents or grown children. They also make excellent guest quarters for homeowners who love to entertain and welcome guests for extended stays. Highlight Homes has incorporated a second master suite into a number of our luxury renovations and semi-custom homes.
  • Storage space – Innovative use of space to combat the need for more storage is a smart trend for most families. Built-in bookcases with cabinets at the base and window seats with hidden storage are often overlooked options that are easy to incorporate in nearly any room of the house.
  • White kitchens – Every time we create a white kitchen – whether in a custom home or as part of a luxury renovation – it’s always a crowd-pleaser (one of our white kitchens even made the cover of AJC’s Home Finder). We were not surprised to learn this one made Realtor Magazine’s list. White kitchens are crisp, clean, exude luxury and give the impression of spaciousness.
  • Outdoor living spaces – Another popular choice among Highlight Homes’ clients, the trend toward the extension of living spaces to the outdoors continues to grow, according to Realtor Magazine.  From pools with cabanas to covered porches equipped with weatherproof flat screen TVs and stacked stone outdoor fireplaces, there are countless ways to make an outdoor living space fit the collective needs and personalities of your family members.

To incorporate any of these trends – or start a few of your own – in a new custom home or whole home luxury renovation, contact the talented team at Highlight Homes today. We can be reached by calling 678-873-9234. To learn more about Highlight Homes – including a chance to view other custom homes and luxury renovations in our online portfolio – please visit us at www.highlighthomesga.com.

Put the Hues and Tones in Your Hearth and Home

PANTONE®’s Color of the Year Plus Color Trends for Spring 2015

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 - Marsala 18-1438Building a custom – or even a semi-custom – home can be a little overwhelming for any home buyer. There are so many elements that go into not only making a house a home, but also into making it uniquely your own. Between selecting essentials like countertops, cabinets, lighting, appliances, flooring, banisters, trim, and more, it’s easy to run out of steam near the finish line and go with a “safe” neutral with regard to the color of your walls. However, the right color can make or break a room – creating atmosphere and setting a mood for all who enter. Entire industries have been built upon the use of color – from fashion to home décor – so Highlight Homes encourages our clients to reserve enough energy and imagination to select the ideal “hues and tone” for their hearth and home.

PANTONE® – the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries – has announced it Color of the Year for 2015.  Marsala (PANTONE 18-1438) is a warm, stylish and earthy wine red that “is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors” according to Pantone Color Institute® Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman.  “Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors.”

Additional colors that are trending for Spring 2015 include PANTONE® 14-4313 Aquamarine, 16-4725 Scuba Blue, 14-5714 Lucite® Green, 19-4052 Classic Blue, 14-1213 Toasted Almond, 16-1720 Strawberry Ice, 15-1247 Tangerine, 13-0720 Custard, and 14-4102 Glacier Gray.

Not entirely comfortable making your own color and design selections?  No problem! We’re more than happy to introduce you to our resident interior designer. For more information about Highlight Homes, please visit us online at www.highlighthomesga.com, call us at 678-873-9234 or fill out our convenient online contact form and someone will be in touch shortly.

Ten Steps to Making Your Dream Home a Reality

  1. dream house shutterstock_321489179Contact Highlight Homes:  Step #1 is as easy as picking up the phone or reaching out over the internet. Simply contact Highlight Homes by calling 678-873-9234, e-mailing info@highlighthomesga.com, or filling out our convenient online contact form. We will schedule a meeting to discuss your wants and needs, as well as budgetary restrictions.
  2. Choosing Your Home Site:  If you already own land on which to begin construction of your new custom home, the exciting design phase can begin immediately. In the event that you haven’t found your ideal home site, Highlight Homes can help you find the perfect lot on which to begin building your home.
  3. Building Your Dream Book: While we begin our quest for your new home site, you can begin putting together a special scrapbook of many of the elements you wish to incorporate in your dream home. Pour through home décor magazines, search the internet, draw your own renderings, snap photos of other homes around town, etc…
  4. Meeting with the Architect: Once we’ve found the perfect lot, a Highlight Homes’ architect will schedule another meeting to sit down with you to look through your scrapbook, learn about your family, and develop a strong sense of what you are hoping for from your new home.
  5. Designing Your Home: The architect will then take this knowledge back to his drafting table to develop truly distinctive house plans custom made to fit your family. From mom’s wish to have a laundry room upstairs, to dad’s wish to have a home office with built-in bookcases, to each child’s wish to have spaces that feel all their own – your family’s “wishlist” is our command.
  6. Approval of Blueprints and Estimate: When you approve of the blueprints for your custom home, an estimate of construction costs will be developed and – once approved – construction can begin. Our talented team of designers and builders will work closely with you throughout every step of your custom home project to make sure your visions and wishes are being met.
  7. Acquisition of Permits and Inspections: Highlight Homes will take care of the acquisition of the necessary permits and the execution of inspections so that the construction phase goes smoothly from start to finish.
  8. Construction Phase: Depending on the size and scope of your custom home, once the permits are obtained the construction phase could take anywhere from 6 to 12 months to complete. We have a solid reputation for finishing on-time and on-budget, and – more importantly – for exceeding expectations in every project we undertake. All along the way, you will have direct access to Highlight Homes through our client portal where you can check the timeline and issue any requested change orders.
  9. Final Walk-through: A Highlight Homes’ construction supervisor will accompany you through your new home to complete a punch list of any remaining items that need to be addressed within seven days of closing. Highlight Homes also extends a 2-10 warranty on your home from the moment the sale closes.
  10. Closing and Moving Day: Once the purchase of your home has been completed, you and your family can begin moving into the home of your dreams and start making memories right away.

Highlight Homes welcomes the opportunity to become your family’s custom homebuilder.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Highlight Spotlight: The City of Dunwoody

Dunwoody - King and Queen Towers - WikiCommons - Peter KaminskiHighlight Homes is thrilled to announce that we’ve broken ground on not just one, but two stunning semi-custom construction homes in Georgia’s City of Dunwoody. Incorporated as recently as December 1, 2008, some may be surprised to learn that Dunwoody has a long and rich history. What was once home to Cherokee Indian tribe of the Creek Confederation  in the early 1800’s would soon draw Charles Alexander Dunwoody – for whom the city is named. As the son of one of the founders of Roswell’s historic mill, Charles followed in his father’s entrepreneurial footsteps and started his own shoe manufacturing venture in Roswell. After serving in the Roswell Guards and Roswell Battalion during the Civil War, Major Charles Dunwoody returned to Roswell to find much of the city – including the mill – had been destroyed. He chose to make his new home near what is now Chamblee-Dunwoody Road and Spalding Drive. More and more families moved to the area following the arrival of the railroad in 1881, and it has continued to thrive ever since.

Well-known today as an affluent suburb of Atlanta, Dunwoody is situated in DeKalb County, poised between Fulton County to the north and west, Interstate 285 to the south, and Gwinnett County to the northeast. Rolling hills, towering pines and stately hardwoods dot the landscape, as do some of North Atlanta’s finest homes, shops and restaurants. Among one of the city’s most popular draws is Perimeter Mall – which is filled to overflowing with upscale stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Coach, Michael Kors, Von Maur, and Z Gallerie, as well as great dining destinations like Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Goldfish, The Cheesecake Factory and more. Dunwoody also offers close proximity to “pill hill” – a sprawling medical community that includes Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Northside Hospital, and the award-winning St. Joseph’s Hospital. Community-focused Dunwoody is home to a network of trails and excellent parks, and plays host to a jam-packed calendar of events including Food Truck Thursdays, Lemonade Days, Dunwoody Arts Festival, Dunwoody Restaurant Week, Fourth of July Parade, Butterfly Festival, and Light Up Dunwoody. It’s really no wonder why luxury home builder, Highlight Homes, would choose to build here in this very special community.

Construction is underway on two sprawling manors overlooking a small pond along Dunwoody’s Leisure Drive located within three miles of the esteemed Dunwoody Country Club. Both homes will boast upwards of 3800 to 4400 square feet on unfinished basements – priced at right around $999,000 each. One home will feature the 5 bedroom/4.5 bathroom West Hampton floorplan – touting luxury touches such as a coffered ceiling in the gourmet kitchen and breakfast room, vaulted family and keeping rooms, a covered porch that leads out onto a massive deck, spacious master-on-main, and a number of flex spaces that could serve as a home office, secondary bedroom, teen retreat, guest quarters, and more. The second home will feature the 5 bedroom/5.5 bathroom Collins Hill floorplan – also showcasing its fair share of special features including a rocking chair front porch in front and covered porch in back, side entry garage, dramatic trey ceiling in the master-on-main, two-story family room and foyer, vaulted keeping room with fireplace, formal dining room, and more. Students who live in one of these homes may attend local public schools Kingsley Elementary, Peachtree Charter Middle, Dunwoody High Schools or the highly respected private Davis Academy and Marist School. Just around the corner lies the campus of third-largest institution in the University System of Georgia – Georgia Perimeter College – which is one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan two-year colleges.

Get in on the ground floor of one of these beautiful homes in one of Atlanta’s most desirable areas 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 info@highlighthomesga.com or 678-873-9234. For more information about Highlight Homes and the other services we offer – including whole home renovations, luxury home additions and custom home construction – please visit us online at www.highlighthomesga.com.

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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 info@highlighthomesga.com,  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 www.highlighthomesga.com.


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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 info@highlighthomesga.com 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 www.highlighthomesga.com.