I want this to be a work in progress where the buyers have the opportunity to make suggestions and interior choices in order to personalize their own Trout Hill units. But when it comes to the basic construction methods, my choice is to follow the path of greener construction methods and sustainability for Trout Hill.
Spencer, TN (Vocus) October 19, 2010
Tree house or Private Refuge let the imagination guide the walk through the three beautifully appointed and open floor plan levels of the first building of the Condominiums at Trout Hill located at Long Branch Lakes in Spencer, Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau. Even the name implies something different, and it is. Perched up on a hill, amidst the trees which are completely ringed by water. It's not just any water, but water that is navigable by canoe or paddle boat. In fact, the decision for one to escape for the day and take the graduated stairway down to a dock to fish, relax or paddle away while exploring Trout Hill.
A walkway will encircle the condominium homes offering inviting views of the adjacent Fall Creek Falls State Park, and the wide open spaces of Long Branch Lakes itself, all open to exploration. Hiking, horseback riding, bicycles; anyone can choose their preferred mode of transportation. Just don't forget the 'treasure map' to see the points of interest along the way while exploring the many miles of trails to choose to cover on a day's journey here in Spencer, Tennessee. But if relaxing is the preferred plan for the day, the amenities right out Trout Hill door will also include a swimming pool and grilling and picnic area to keep one hilltop for a lazy afternoon's stay.
Creature comforts inside, unlimited opportunities for adventure outside. That's life at the Condominiums at Trout Hill, in Long Branch Lakes in beautiful Middle Tennessee.
Cliff Davidson, and his company Ivy Investments from McMinnville, Tennessee, is the Developer of the Condominiums at Trout Hill project at Long Branch Lakes. His vision and playful style of building have made these homes exceptional to live in and enjoy. Taking into consideration the infinite number of complex technical requirements in building a project like this, he has successfully balanced the principles of executing a level of fine craftsmanship (as exemplified in the single-family home which Cliff has also built in this private gated community), with the important need to create a building featuring sustainability, energy efficiency and limited maintenance for the owners. How has this been achieved? Cliff examined various construction methods and determined that based on the project's requirements, that the use of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) made the best sense for executing the building's comfort, security and efficiency while still allowing use of the rustic mountain architectural building style.
"Using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) will give the buildings the added benefits of great energy efficiency, safety and strength. They will be quiet buildings, and on a side note of aesthetics, they will have wonderful wide windowsills throughout, only enhancing the interior space," commented Davidson. "In addition, there are the financial benefits for the owners. The ICF construction over time, simply costs less to maintain; it's what is known as having the benefit of 'low lifecycle costs'. From savings on your energy bills, to a 50% reduction in the cost of the home owners association's insurance for the building, it is tremendous, and all thanks to using Insulated Concrete Forms for our construction ."
"The Trout Hill project offers the best of the best to its new residents," commented Davidson." I want this to be a work in progress where the buyers have the opportunity to make suggestions and interior choices in order to personalize their own Trout Hill units. But when it comes to the basic construction methods, my choice is to follow the path of greener construction methods and sustainability for Trout Hill."
"I don't think that I can give you a comment better than that of Mary-Jo Patterson, who sent this note to me just last week. She and her husband Mark, owners of the first completed unit, will be moving from their current home in Brentwood, Tennessee to Trout Hill in just a couple of weeks."
Here is what she had to say: "Home builds have the reputation of always being a nightmare and
you have made this a delight. We truly appreciate you! As always, wishing you only ~ Happy Trails, Mary-Jo "
Mary-Jo Patterson, Owner of the first completed Trout Hill Condominium unit.
And Happy Trails it will be, for Mary-Jo, Mark and her horse Belle, who has already taken up residence at the Long Branch Lakes Equestrian Center in advance of Mary-Jo's arrival, but that's another story.
Does this sound like a wonderful place to live and play? "We think so, in fact we know so!" said Cliff Davidson, after reviewing the finishing touches for the newly designed hand rail system he's been installing at Trout Hill. You can't mistake that tone of pride and excitement in his voice and there's no doubt in anyone's mind that the Condominiums at Trout Hill is a limb worth climbing out on.
Long Branch Lakes is a private gated community of almost 5,000 Acres located in Middle Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau. Noted for its Rustic Mountain Architecture, 2 Bill Dance Signature Lakes , and 1,000 Acre Equestrian Village with its own full service and fully staffed Equestrian Center, Long Branch Lakes offers a relaxed and inviting outdoor lifestyle for its residents. For further information, about the Condominiums at Trout Hill please contact Susan Caruso by calling 931-316-1487 and visit http://www.longbranchlakes.com.