VILLA LAUSANNE by PALLADIAN DESIGN GROUP
Our Villa Lausanne was built in Hot Springs Village, Hot Springs, Arkansas. The owners purchased the Villa Lausanne plans and had us customize it by shifting the garages to the right forming a garage wing so that two car arched top bays faced the front of the house. The original garage location on the existing plans was converted into a guest suite with its own bath and the laundry. The existing laundry was converted into a walk-in pantry. Another neat thing we did with this plan was use the PastelCote system by Boral Bricks in lieu of stucco finish. This application uses real bricks as a rough base, and then they are coated with the PastelCote to give a finish that shows lightly the bricks shapes underneath giving it a texture look almost as if the house had blanket over the bricks. The home was built by Renaissance Homes. From comments received, many folks in the local community are excited to see something different and unique in the area. An article about this customized Villa Lausanne was written by Valerie Ginsburg in a Hot Springs advertising magazine (Values Direct, Holiday/Winter 2012 Edition). – See more at the Palladian Design Group blog.
THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION INSTALLS NEW PRESIDENT
January 3, 2012 – The Homebuilder’s Association of Greater Little Rock (HBA) is proud to announce the installation of Brandon Tedder of Renaissance Homes as the 2012 HBA President. Tedder has been a member of the HBA since 2005 and has been actively involved on the HBA Board of Directors, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is a certified Green Professional (CGP).
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
Renaissance Homes was proud to participate in a recent episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that provided a new home for the McCully family in Arkansas. The episode aired on October 26, 2008 on ABC. Read more HERE.
RENAISSANCE HOMES BUILDS SPIRIT OF MAUMELLE DESIGNER HOME
Renaissance Homes participated in building the Spirit of Maumelle Designer Home in conjunction with the Spirit of Maumelle Chairities in 2006 to raise money for local charities. Rallying several suppliers and contractors to aid the effort, Renaissance Homes donated time and materials to build the 2700 square foot home. The full story appeared in the March/April 2006 edition of Maumelle Living Magazine.
RENAISSANCE HOMES ACHIEVES CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION
The CGP program is administered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing. The curriculum incorporates specialized coursework along with training by leading building industry practitioners and academics on a range of topics, including strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction, and how green homes provide buyers with lower maintenance and good indoor air quality. The CGP credential carries with it the requirement to maintain current in the exploding area of Green Building by completing periodic continuing education courses to keep abreast of the latest products and techniques available in this vibrant area of the construction industry.
In September 2008, Renaissance Homes, Inc. was awarded the Professional Designation of Certified Green Professional (CGP)by the National Association of Home Builders. This designation represents a select group of professional builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals nationwide who have earned the CGP credential by verifying their knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes.
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 235,000 members involved in the construction industry. Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members construct about 80 percent of the new homes constructed each year, making housing one of the largest and most powerful engines of economic growth in our country.
Renaissance Homes, Inc. is a member of the NAHB and is active in its local Home Builders Association, serving the Greater Little Rock area.Visit the NAHB website to learn about current events affecting this dynamic industry.