During college, I was a volunteer at Children's, so when I learned that proceeds from the sale of the house would be donated there, I knew that I had not only found my new home, but also that the proceeds would benefit a very worthy organization.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) February 27, 2009
When Kinshasa K. Williams closed on her new EarthCraft home in West Highlands Dec. 31, 2008, she became the owner of Brock Built's Green House. The Green House showcases environmentally friendly and sustainable design features attainable by the typical Atlanta family, and has been open to the public for tours since completion in August 2008. Williams' purchase not only meant she had found her perfect home, it also resulted in a $225,000 donation to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
"I had been looking for a home for more than a year and when I toured the Green House for the first time, I immediately fell in love with the eco-friendly features and finishes," said Williams. "During college, I was a volunteer at Children's, so when I learned that proceeds from the sale of the house would be donated there, I knew that I had not only found my new home, but also that the proceeds would benefit a very worthy organization."
Prior to purchasing the Green House, Williams lived in a condominium in Midtown. A native of New Orleans, Williams was immediately attracted to the Green House's large porches and Craftsman style. The interiors of the home showcase several green features that appealed to her including energy efficient appliances, plumbing, doors and windows as well as environmentally friendly paints. Features of the exterior of the home include an herb garden, rain garden, outdoor fireplace, rain barrel and much more.
"The eco-friendly features of the home were a major selling point and will help me save money in the long run," said Williams. "In my previous home I did not have a backyard, let alone a garden, so I am thrilled to have a personal supply of fresh herbs right in my backyard."
The house's West Highlands location is convenient to dining, shopping and entertainment in Atlanta and Williams' office in Midtown. "I am very excited about what the future holds for West Highlands. A lot of plans have been made for this area and I feel extremely lucky to have found my perfect home in this up-and-coming area of Atlanta," said Williams.
During the construction of this EarthCraft home, numerous vendors donated their time and resources to the project. Brock Built partnered with WSB-TV Channel 2, which documented the construction of the Green House during its "Going Green 2008" campaign.
The EarthCraft program is a voluntary green building program, which serves as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment. EarthCraft homes are thoroughly inspected and tested (for factors such as air leakage andcarbon monoxide safety) before the homeowner moves in. They are proven to help save energy and water and conserve natural resources. They are more affordable because they helphomeowners lower energy costs by up to 30 percent, lower maintenance and repair costs, and even lower doctor's bills for health problems related to poor indoor air quality.
About Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 16 neighborhood locations, Children's is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children's offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, and is ranked among the top children's hospitals by Parents magazine and U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children's has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit http://www.choa.org or call 404-250-KIDS for more information.
About Brock Built
Brock Built has been making an impact on the Atlanta residential real estate community for more than two decades. Steve Brock, founder, established Brock Built with a mission to build superior homes at an exceptional value for his customers, while improving on the surrounding community at large. With a focus on the Westside of Atlanta, Brock Built's goal is not to change existing communities but to recreate them into more livable environments, where current residents and new homeowners can feel at home. By building new homes and bringing new neighbors in to underdeveloped parts of the city, economic development is promoted and these neighborhoods become vital parts of the city. To date, Steve Brock has built more than 1,000 homes in Atlanta. In 2008, he was named Builder of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Home Builder's Association and Brock Built received 11 OBIE Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builder's Association. In 2009, Brock Built was named the Earth Craft Home Builder of the Year. For more information on Brock Built's communities or The Green House, visit http://www.brockbuilt.com or call 404-351-7555.
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