Dillard-Jones Builders, Two-Time Southern Living Builder of the Year, Breaks Ground This Week

Toccoa, GA (Feb. 26, 2013) - Ground will be broken this week on the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home at Currahee Club on Lake Hartwell. Two-time Southern Living Builder of the Year Dillard-Jones Builders LLC will construct the 4,000-square-foot home overlooking Hole #17 on Currahee’s award-winning championship golf course. Presented by Currahee Club and Dillard-Jones Builders, the Showcase Home will be open to the public from August through December.

The 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home will be the fifth Southern Living tour home presented by Dillard-Jones Builders of Greenville SC. The company’s 2008 Showcase Home in Tuscany Falls in Simpsonville SC and the 2010 Showcase Home in Claremont community of Greenville won Dillard-Jones the 2009 and 2011 Southern Living Builder of the Year honors, making it the only two-time winner in the 20-year history of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program.

“We are delighted to welcome Dillard-Jones Builders to Currahee Club and excited to have such a decorated member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program represented in our community,” said Currahee Clubs Managing Director Andrew Ward. “The 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home tour will one of the highlights of the year for Currahee Club and will give thousands the opportunity to experience the Currahee lifestyle. We expect many of those that visit will also want to enjoy all things Toccoa, so get ready for lots of inquisitive visitors to our County this late summer and fall.”

A Dillard-Jones custom design, the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home is a four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot cottage plan featuring an L-shaped great room, kitchen and dining room combination with a see-through fireplace. A 142-square-foot breezeway connects the home’s two-car garage and a detached carriage house for golf cart storage. The Showcase Home features more than 730 square feet of outdoor living space including a front porch, outdoor living room with fireplace and retractable screens that overlooks Hole #17, the Quarry Hole, on Currahee Club’s Jim Fazio-designed, Rolex World’s Top 1000 golf course.

The house features a destination media room, built-in coffee bar in the master suite, an upstairs living area with a balcony that overlooks Hole #17, a large multi-use hobby room, and a mudroom with pet area. The home will feature ample windows and views that are not inhibited by cabinets or walls.

“The 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home follows the present trend of homes that are designed for today’s lifestyles rather than homeowners having to adapt the way they live to the design of the home,” said Tom Dillard, president of Dillard-Jones Builders. “It is a home that will complement the beautiful topography and active lifestyle of Currahee Club.”

The 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home will be open from September through December, closing for a short period in November for holiday decorating. Admission to the Showcase Home is $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting Neighbors 4 Neighbors and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia-Food 2 Kids programs in Stephens County, and Operation Finally Home, a non-profit organization that provides custom-built mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen soldiers.

For more information, call (864) 527-0463. Consumers can follow the progress of the 2013 Showcase Home at www.dillardjones.com.

About Currahee Club
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, atop the shores of Lake Hartwell, the private, gated community of Currahee Club is bringing mountain living to a whole new level. Drawing upon its rich local heritage and picturesque landscape, Currahee – a Cherokee word meaning “stands alone” – truly is one of a kind. Residents and members at Currahee Club enjoy a perfect blend of golf, mountain, lake and club. And an extensive collection of amenities, including a 48,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, will be complemented by a comprehensive new Amenity Center Campus currently under construction and set to open in May 2013. The new center will offer an infinity edge swimming pool, grand lawn, tennis courts, a sports club and grill, community garden, playground and more. Residential offerings at Currahee Club are varied and include beautiful mountain Manor homes and charming Cotswold-style cottages. Homes range in price from $300,000 to over$1 million. Currahee Club is part of the Arendale Hospitality portfolio of properties.

About Dillard-Jones Builders LLC
Founded in 2004, Dillard-Jones Builders quickly established itself as an award-winning builder of high quality custom homes. The company first was recognized in 2006 with a prestigious Pinnacle Award from the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. That same year, Southern Living magazine selected the company to be its exclusive representative in the Upstate, SC market. In 2009, Dillard-Jones Builders was named the Southern Living Custom Builder Member of the Year – the first South Carolina homebuilder to win the acclaimed national award. In 2011, Dillard-Jones was again named the Southern Living Builder of the Year becoming the only builder in the 20-year history of the program to win the award twice. An owner-operated company with dedicated vendor and supplier support, Dillard-Jones builds in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina, and is a member of The Cliffs Communities Signature Services Program. The company specializes in custom residential construction ranging from the $500,000’s to more than $2 million, building in the mountain and lake communities of The Cliffs and in many fine communities in Greenville, Pickens and Oconee counties of South Carolina.

About the Southern Living Custom Builder Program
Now in its 20th year, the Southern Living Custom Builder Program includes approximately 100 custom home builders - carefully selected by Southern Living - that transcend the pages of the magazine into a dream home. Members are chosen for their extensive experience and knowledge, reputation in the marketplace, and focus on the discriminating customer who is looking to build a custom home. Published monthly, Southern Living is among the largest lifestyle magazines in the country with a circulation of 2.8 million and more than 15 million readers.

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