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2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home at Currahee Club a must-see for the Holidays

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Currahee Club
Toccoa, Georgia
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Lake Hartwell, GA - The 2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home by Dillard-Jones Builders will be decorated for the holidays beginning Friday, December 6.

The showcase home, which is open through December 22 at Currahee Club on Lake Hartwell near Toccoa, GA, offers the latest in design trends and building technology. With panoramic views of Lake Hartwell and the North Georgia Mountains as a backdrop, the Southern Living Showcase Home at Currahee Club is a must-see during the holidays.

Holiday décor will reflect the natural, woodsy feel of the community and the home, according to interior designer Sandy Hankins of SH Designs Inc. “We’re using a lot natural elements such as branches, magnolia leaves, berries and burlap,” Hankins said. “And, we’re transitioning a lot of the décor already in place into holiday décor by adding complementary features.” Local artisans whose work is featured at the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home are creating custom ornaments for the tree, Hankins added.

“The Southern Living Showcase Home tour is one of the highlights of the year for Currahee Club,” said Currahee Club Managing Director Andrew Ward. “Already it has given many thousands the opportunity to experience the Currahee lifestyle and to introduce visitors from across the country to the great offerings, attractions and excursions in Toccoa and throughout North Georgia. We are delighted that the showcase home tour is continuing through December so visitors can experience this spectacular home decorated for the holidays.”

Presented by Currahee Club, Dillard-Jones Builders and Builders First Source, the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home incorporates the latest products and services of more than 30 building suppliers, along with those of Southern Living national program sponsors Belgard Hardscapes, Bevolo, Lennox, Marvin Windows & Doors, Moen, Rinnai, Sherwin-Williams, Sunbrella, Trex and Wellborn Cabinet. A Dillard-Jones custom design, the 2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home is a 3,989-square-foot, four-bedroom plan called Quarry Ridge. The elevation of the home offers lake, mountain and golf course views, and overlooks Hole #17 - the Quarry Hole - on Currahee Club's Rolex World's Top 1000 Golf Course designed by Jim Fazio.

At 1,200 acres, Currahee Club offers some of the finest real estate in North Georgia. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the shores of Lake Hartwell, the private, gated community of Currahee Club features varied residential offerings including mountain Manor homes and charming Cotswold-style cottages. Homes range from the $400's to $1 million. Home sites range from the $60's to $400's. Residents and members enjoy an extensive collection of amenities, including a 48,000-square-foot clubhouse complemented by a new Amenity Center Campus that offers an infinity edge swimming pool, grand lawn, tennis courts, a sports club and grill, community garden, playground and more.

The 2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home at Currahee Club is open for public tours Fridays through Sundays until December 22. Tour hours are Fridays and Sundays 1 pm – 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm.

Admission to tour the home is $10, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Neighbors 4 Neighbors of Stephens County and the Food 2 Kids Program of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Visit www.curraheeclub.com for directions and to purchase advance tickets.

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 and comprehensive Amenity Center Campus that offers a zero entry 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 Greenville, 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. In 2012, Southern Living magazine selected Dillard-Jones as its exclusive representative in the Asheville, NC market, in addition to Greenville, SC.

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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