Charlotte, NC, February 20, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Julie LaTerra Homes known for its women-focused approach to homebuilding, announces its newest collection of homes, Julie’s Jewel Box Collection – small homes for a simpler, greener, efficient way of life from 800 to 1,500 square feet. This collection of coastal cottages and mountain retreats are a perfect solution in today’s second home real estate market.
“As a leader in trends and what women want, we saw an increased desire for weekend retreats where people could ‘cocoon’ and get-away,” explains Charlotte custom home builder, Julie LaTerra. “Call it a sign of the times, but cookie-cutter, puffed up ‘marshmallow’ homes are a thing of the past and it’s easy to understand why.”
An economic paradigm shift has taken place in America. High energy prices have tempered people’s enthusiasm to pay for conditioned space and square footage they don’t need. Tighter banking requirements have left homeowners with the ability to build less. And today’s homeowner profile is changing as people enter into new life stages as baby-boomers, as expanding or blended families, or as single professionals living alone.
But building the weekend retreat as a haven in the mountains or beach requires a fresh approach. What do people do when they go to their mountain or water retreat? They take their friends or family so a second bedroom is needed, as well as space to eat, dine and socialize. Vacation homes should offer flexibility to add square footage in the future.
Julie’s Jewel Boxes are not only baby-doll cute, jewel box cute; they are also affordable. Well-designed around the way people live, these homes boast front porches large enough to serve as outdoor living rooms, built-in niches for pictures and knick knacks , and loft areas to create the illusion of space while maximizing storage. These not-so-big homes live bigger than their size. Smaller houses also require less maintenance, saving time and money so you can do the things you enjoy while energy efficiency keeps monthly utility expenses down.
“Our homes are well-built with attention to detail and quality value,” says LaTerra. “From Craftsmen to Victorian, these bungalow homes are the perfect haven for people who need less space and want to relax, or for young couples seeking great starter homes. Give your family the opportunity to take pleasure in a second home experience and enjoy the mountains or coastline.”
For more information on Julie LaTerra Homes contact Ashly Owens, Sales Administrator at 704.979.1188.