|By Karen Pressley
GAINESVILLE, GA – January 11, 2006 marks the inauguration
date of Building Systems Network’s newest luxury, 6,800
square foot modular home, “the Homestead,” being
established in Hall County with an appraisal value of $695,000.
Professional Building Systems, one of BSN’s foremost
construction facilities, will set the Homestead on its foundation.
BSN CEO Grant Smereczynsky invites city and county officials
and the community to observe the process as part of his efforts
to educate the public on the newest home construction technologies
The blending of hand-craftsmanship and heritage materials
with the industrialized building process of this “systems-built”
home is a significant example of how home construction technology
has evolved in general. Not only is the Homestead one of the
largest and highest-appraised homes built by BSN, but it represents
the trend in American homebuilding as an example of what can
be accomplished through the advanced technologies of the modular
building process combined with custom finishes.
BSN describes the Homestead as a “blend of mountain
retreat-American heritage-Craftsman design” with an
elegantly rustic, boldly square styling, and details borrowed
from the past. Set against the historic backdrop of Highway
60’s Squirrel Creek area, the site of the Homestead
was the home of an early 1900s oak barn. In keeping with the
Craftsman-style motive—to design and construct in honest
handcrafted traditions—BSN crews carefully disassembled
the barn’s oak timbers and preserved them for use in
the Homestead’s interior as well as exterior trims.
“The Homestead” is a fitting name for this luxury
retreat, a true homestead in the fullest sense of the word.
Behind the main house is a matching garden house, complete
with an oak-trimmed front porch, children’s playroom,
garden room, and woodworking shop.
The main house offers a retreat-type lifestyle throughout
its 6,800 square feet of rooms infused with luxury finishes
and handcrafted details. Natural materials suggesting “heritage”
are found throughout, including hand-hewn Amish hardwood floors,
and handcrafted oak trims. The Homestead features granite
kitchen counters, two fireplaces, a state-of-the-art theatre
room, craft room, teen suite, cozy finished porches, and a
three-car garage with a 1,100 square foot guest apartment.
The homeowner’s suite is a highlight of this retreat
with a 600 square foot master bedroom, and elegant marble
finishes throughout the master bath.
Smereczynsky is an award-winning builder, honored with three
first-place awards in the national Building Systems Council
2003 Excellence in Marketing & Model Home Design Awards
for his commitment and contributions to the systems-built
industry. He encourages homebuyers and consumers in general
to “keep current with the trends in home construction,
and to not let their thinking or education become obsolete.”
Smereczynsky said, “Take advantage of the fact that
systems-built construction projects are being implemented
here in the Gainesville area and across Atlanta. Find out
about the process. Don’t lose out by letting technology
pass you by. Instead, take advantage of the benefits and opportunities
that come from being informed about new industries and trends.”
Industrialized, or systems-built, homes are constructed under
optimum building conditions within controlled environments,
at fractions of the cost and time of traditional site-built
or “stick-built” homes. Unlike systems-built homes,
site-built homes are exposed to unfavorable weather conditions
during the construction process. The interior of a systems-built
home will never be rained on during construction unlike site-built
homes whose interior framing, insulation, flooring, electrical,
and even finishes are subject to rain or weather damage.
The Homestead and other BSN homes represent a significant
development in home construction technologies, and a brighter
future for homebuyers. Homebuyers of systems-built homes like
the Homestead will reap the benefits of the cost savings provided
by the systems-built process. This includes significantly
reduced construction time, which saves interest on construction
loans, as well as considerable savings in materials costs
due to the high-volume purchasing abilities of systems-built
“See for yourself why systems-built homes are so sensible,
that the future of homebuilding has arrived,” Smereczynsky
said. Contact the BSN offices in Gainesville for more information
about systems-built homes, or go to their website at www.bsnhomes.com.
To join BSN in the setting of the Homestead on January 11:
(from Gainesville) Take 60 west toward Murrayville, past Cherokee
Forest Subdivision on the right. Turn left into Squirrel Creek
Subdivision. Look for signs on the left for lot four.
BSN will announce the grand opening of the Homestead soon!