Being Bruce -: Cool House for a Christmas Party - Augusta Greene at Shelmore in Brunswick Forest

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cool House for a Christmas Party - Augusta Greene at Shelmore in Brunswick Forest

Even though I'm no longer working in real estate Marge and I were happy to be invited to see Plantation Building's newest model in the Shelmore area of Brunswick Forest today. I've known David Spetrino, Plantation Building's owner, for 7 years and am a fan of his designs and his quality work.

So, we took a tour, had a Christmas cookie or two, and grabbed these quick photos. This model is the Augusta Greene and it has a loads of standard features for comfortable, bungalow-style family living with 1718 finished square feet on the first floor with two bedrooms, two full baths, and an open living/dining/kitchen area plus a rocking chair front porch, spacious screened porch, and rear entry, oversized two car garage.

Upstairs there are four optional plans, with the base plan adding 950 square feet, a sitting area, two bedrooms, and another full bath. If you add the optional flex room, which increases the second floor square footage to 1432 (for a house total of 3,150 sq. ft.), you will have space for everyone. Marge said four sets of bunk beds in the finished bunk room would easily accomodate 8 visiting grandchildren (which is a bit odd because at last count we only have 3, but maybe she knows something I don't).

So cruise these photos and take a tour. There's plenty I left out, including the built-in banquette in the kitchen, screened porch, and all the upstairs. This house has many many large closets and more walk-in storage on the second floor than any four families should ever need.

First look inside, the tree, with a view of the oversized front windows.

Just inside the front door looking back through the living room and dining room to the kitchen.

Living room with built-ins and gas log fireplace.

Here's David.

David and some other folks in the dining area.

A partial view of the kitchen - that granite topped island will seat 6 plus the banquette, which isn't  seen but is on the left of this area, seats another six. So overall you have room for seating about 20 within talking distance of each other.

A partial view of the first floor master suite, with two walkin closets.

This master bath is as large as some Manhattan apartments.

So as we left Marge was careful to grab a brochure of this fun, classy, spacious home.

And I chilled on the porch with some guy in a red suit.

Thanks for the invite, David, nice job on the house (we'd expect no less).