Waking to a spectacular sunrise over Georgia’s Lake Oconee through the master bedroom windows of your waterfront home, your first decision of the day is which of the five incredible golf courses to play at Reynolds Plantation. Follow that with a Jacuzzi soak in your oval bathroom and a leisurely breakfast in your two-story octagonal dining room. Next? A hi-tech warm-up on your indoor golf simulator and a few dozen putts on one of your putting greens (indoor and outdoor) before you head to the course.
For some lucky golfer next spring, this won't be a fantasy it will be a dream realized for the proud owner of the Golf Digest/Golf for Women Signature Home. The structure is the ultimate golf "concept" home. One that will celebrate the game and the rewarding lifestyle it fosters through an ideal playing environment and the finest amenities, latest technology and highest quality construction materials. Since groundbreaking last April, all wall framing and installation of windows, doors, insulation, exterior woodwork and chimney stone have been finished. With months of work still ahead, the home already projects a character that blends perfectly with its natural lakefront environment.
Features of the Golf Digest/Golf for Women Home include:
· 9,050 square feet of living space includes four bedrooms and a beamed bunkroom, a wine cellar, humidor and the "Ultimate Golf Room” equipped with an indoor putting green, golf simulator, home theater, fitness center
· Six fireplaces made from volcanic pumice
· Nearly 2,500 square feet of porches and terraces—1,100 square feet of which are covered—offer views of the lake.
· An 800-square-foot putting green landscaped into the slope leading down to the lake and an adjacent free-form swimming pool with a soothing waterfall
According to Rob Marett, one of the region's finest custom builders, the Signature Home's natural materials complement its wooded surroundings: a cedar-shake roof, split Western red-cedar shingle siding, Tennessee fieldstone foundation, Chestnut Crab Orchard stone for porches and patios, solid cedar beams for the rear trellis, wide-planked wood floors, fine millwork and interior molding, limestone and marble bathrooms, mahogany entry doors and more.
"The entire home was designed with entertainment and comfort in mind, both inside and outside" says nationally recognized Residential Designer William T. Baker. "Large open floor planes with high or vaulted ceilings create a relaxing spaciousness. And outdoor porches, terraces and kitchens—even the finished three-car garage that can function as an open-air pavilion for 150 friends or business associates—make the home especially well suited for entertaining.”
Finishing touches are the domain of Suzanne Kasler, an Atlanta interior designer recognized as one of House Beautiful's Top 100 Designers in 2005.
The Golf Digest/Golf for Women Signature Home will be completed and open for home tours next spring. Look for more updates in upcoming issues of Linger Longer. For real estate inquiries, call your sales executive or 800-800-5250.
—Excerpted from Linger Longer Magazine