Monthly Archives: September 2012

Net-Zero Homes Under Construction in South Carolina

net-zero South Carolina real estate

When you think of housing markets leading the way in green and energy efficient building, you most likely think of California. However, green home builder Nexus EnergyHomes is expanding their efforts to the South Carolina market with two new communities where geothermal and solar PV is a standard combination for each home.

The developer’s Carolina real estate designs call for geothermal heating and cooling, energy recovery ventilation, PV solar array, state-of-the-art electronic and web-based controls and monitoring systems, super insulated building shells and Energy-Star rated appliances.

When combined, these technologies enable homes to produce almost as much energy as they consume, saving these lucky homeowners thousands of dollars each year annually on energy expenses.

Sunchaser at Bridlewood Farms in Ridgeville, South Carolina is a 30 home community with homes ranging in size from 1,900 to 3,100 square feet and pricing from the mid $250,000s.

At Sundial GeoSolar Community of River Birch in Summerville, South Carolina, buyers will find 12 three to five bedrooms homes with 2,500 to 3,450 square feet and pricing from the mid $300,000s.

For more information on these net-zero energy home opportunities, visit the Nexus EnergyHomes website.

Gary Player Design Course Opening at The Cliffs in South Carolina

Gary Player Design course at The Cliffs

The Cliffs and Gary Player Design are excited to announce that The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course is scheduled to open next fall. The is one of only a handful of golf courses currently being constructed in North America, and one of seven courses in The Cliffs Communities. The new course will be a part of the existing 5,000 acre Mountain Park residential community on the southernmost edge of the Blue Ridge Mountians.

The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course will be surrounded by more than a million acres of State Parks and National Forests. The course has been designed with the highest environmental standards in mind, and is carefully planned to preserve the area’s natural beauty. The course will also save money by using organic materials and implementing eco-friendly design practices.

The company expects grassing to be completed over the next few weeks with the course fully operational by the 2013 season.

The Cliffs Communities offers a unique collection of seven private communities nestled among lakes and mountains between Greenville, S.C. and Asheville, N.C. These residential Carolina real estate areas are bordered by thousands of national forests and state parks, and each is designed with a unique personality and style.

For more information about The Cliffs, call 866-411-5771.

Sneak Peek: New Design Trends from PPG Porter Paints

Carolina real estate design trends

Carolina real estate design trends

PPG Porter Paints is rolling out five new trends this fall, and Carolina real estate homeowners can be some of the first to take a sneak peek at what we’ve got planned.

The first trend, “Everyday Hero,” encompasses much more than just color!

It is all about building a life with values and balance. You can achieve peace and serenity through more than just actions, your living and working environments can have a huge impact on your sanity!

Everyday Hero focuses on a laid back, easy spirit achieved through simple spaces and durable objects. A few well-made items are better than an overload of junk!

Beauty can be found in natural items such as wood grains, planters for herbs and natural fibers, and versatility is key. Transform your coffee table into so much more by using a table that converts to seating and storage! There is no need for a storage bin and a coffee table.

Color wise, think earthy hues rich in color such as corn yellow, olive green and terra cotta. These colors along with denim blues and warm grays will provide plenty of color, while keeping to the neutral and soothing concept of “Everyday Hero.”

For more information on all of the latest design trends, visit the PPG Porter Paints website.

Tessa Jones is a South Zone Color Consultant with PPG Porter Paints