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A Stroke of Luck – Dragon Fly

A Georgia couple builds their dream home a few years earlier than expected. STORY BY STACY DURR ALBERT |  PHOTOS COURTESY OF MODERN RUSTIC HOME A rustic Craftsman look that incorporates a mix of materials defines the exterior of the Smiths’ home, helping to create the...

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Why Build In Big Canoe?

I have seen many North Georgia developments over the years and had the privilege of designing and building custom homes in a good number of them….I will tell you I have seen too much. During the roaring 90’s and into the new millennium dozens, maybe hundreds of...

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Into The Woods

Trading concrete and steel for natural and real, an outdoorsy couple creates their ideal retreat from the Atlanta heat in the forests of north Georgia. story by Donna Peak | photography by Tom Harper courtesy of Modern Rustic Homes MOUNTAIN MAJESTY To take full...

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What makes for good design when building your home?

Good design If you don't instantly recognize good design, you are more likely to feel it. You are immediately comfortable with your surroundings, the fit and function just feels right. This is true, be it a hand held object such as a cell...

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Buy or Build A New Home – Market Trends Update

A new Trulia survey suggest that 41% of Americans would prefer to buy or build a new home than purchase an existing home.  Of those that would prefer a new home, just under half would be willing to pay more for the new home.  The challenge is it still costs more to...

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Water Music, Look out here we come….

When ever you build, the build site will provide opportunities you may not have expected. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good.  We have been fortunate.  Once the site was fully excavated, what was to have been a "crawlspace" below the Lodge Room is now "bonus...

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