The Signature Home Program at Reynolds Lake Oconee began with a simple vision to provide a low-cost, high-value service to the community’s owners and buyers that would help facilitate and streamline the process of building a new home. Twenty years and more than three hundred homes later, the program has grown to include five builders, dozens of floor plans and a Design Studio, yet still continues to deliver the products, quality, and personal attention that made it a success.

In 2015, a number of exciting initiatives are being introduced through the Signature Home Collection that further position the program to effectively service the increasing number of owners now building in the community.

One of the most notable enhancements is the introduction of a pair of new Signature Home models constructed by two of the program’s Signature Builders. Located on Mill Creek along the picturesque fifth hole of the Creek Club golf course, the models are a perfect opportunity for prospective buyers to walk through a Signature built home to see and feel the texture of materials and begin to better visualize their dream home.

Another visual aid and perk for the program can be found in the recently renovated 5,000 square foot Design Studio (adjacent to the Reynolds Lake Oconee business offices at Lake Oconee Village). More than just a showroom, the Design Studio is an inspiring, creative work space where the personal vision of the perfect home, villa or cottage can take shape. Here, homesite owners building a Reynolds Lake Oconee Signature Home, Landing Villa or Landing Cottage first meet with builders and the Signature Home team.

Participants in the program review and select from among dozens of popular plans and tailor the design to their own individual tastes. By working with a select group of top local builders – who are experienced in the unique aspects of construction in Reynolds Lake Oconee – and choosing from a catalog of plans pre-approved by the Architectural Review Board, you save time and cost, and your experience is as streamlined as possible.

The Studio displays sample materials in three different finish levels, allowing something for most every taste and budget. Fixtures, cabinetry, flooring and more are displayed in a series of professionally decorated walkthrough exhibit spaces.

Since its inception, the Signature Home Collection has always focused on making the building process easy and comfortable for property owners at Reynolds Lake Oconee. “We had never built a home, so the thought of starting from scratch was intimidating,” explains Barry Griswell, an Iowa resident who moved into his Reynolds Lake Oconee Signature Home with his wife, Michele, just over a year ago. “However, the Signature Home program seemed like a great solution for us. You get exactly what you want by beginning with a fixed base price and then selecting from a range of options to customize your home.”

Like the Griswells, many Reynolds Lake Oconee property owners have selected the program because of the value and the benefits that it affords. The program includes the features necessary for property owners to be at ease throughout the building process:

  • PLANS: Series of more than 30 plans from which to choose offering you a variety of styles. Offerings include Single Family Homes, Cottages and the new Landing Villas.
  • CUSTOMIZATION: Ability for you to customize your design from original plans.
  • APPROVAL: Architecture Review Board pre-approved plans can save you weeks on the total build time.
  • COSTS: Better estimate of costs up front as opposed to a “cost-plus” approach to pricing.
  • SIGNATURE BUILDERS: There are four Signature Builders in the Signature Home program, and a fifth builder which handles both the Landing Cottage Collection and Landing Villas.
  • ABILITY TO VISUALIZE: The recently renovated Design Studio showcases features that include plumbing, cabinetry, flooring, hardware, exterior finishes and more. There are also exhibits demonstrating design ideas and current building trends to help guide property owners with selections throughout the planning process.

Whether you are living in Greensboro or hundreds of miles away, like the Griswells, the Signature Home program is a terrific option for anyone looking to build a home in Reynolds Lake Oconee. “We found the program to be ideal for us and is really efficient for anyone making the move to the area,” explains Griswell. “The Signature team and our builder were helpful and it was easier to follow the progress since we had seen so many examples of homes to take a look at beforehand.”

Over the past several years, the Signature Home Collection team has facilitated interactions between the Signature Home builders and hundreds of property owners like the Griswells about turning their homebuilding dream into a reality. And with the Design Studio and the new model homes, these builders now have two inspiring locations to meet and work with their clients.

“Where the program does not take the place of your relationship with your builder, it is designed to make the interaction with your builder more efficient and convenient,” says Glenn Winslette, vice president of development.

“We want to simplify the building process for property owners and the Design Studio is certainly an important tool in streamlining the overall experience. It is here to educate property owners on current building trends and finish levels available, but more importantly to show them that all the local research necessary to build has already been done for them.”

Anyone considering a custom home is encouraged to visit this spring to tour the new Signature Home Models at Reynolds Lake Oconee. Homesite owners and prospective buyers are always welcome to make an appointment at the Design Studio for a consultation with the Signature Home team as well. To discuss plans, schedule your own “Tour of Homes” or learn more details regarding the Signature Home Collection, please contact us or call 800.800.5250.

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