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Time to Move In!

Congratulations to the property owners of homesite 207 for receiving CO last week. We look forward to having you as full time residents at the end of the month!

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Almost ready to move in!

Home on Lot 207 nears completion. Owners will occupy in time to enjoy Spring on the lake!

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207 Has a Roof!

Framing Progress on Homesite 207


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Progress on Homesites 94 & 207!

Homesite 94: Workers installing architectural shingle roofing. Hardi plank siding is up and waiting to be painted.

Framing progress on homesite 207 in Retreat.


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Foundation Complete for Homesite 207

Recently completed foundation work on homesite 207

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Tree thoughts from Retreat Trail

Tree canopy along section of Retreat trail...don't look too long as you'll get dizzy!

Trees ………..by Howard Nemerov

To be a giant and keep quiet about it,

To stay in one’s own place;

To stand for the constant presence of process

And always to seem the same;

To be steady as a rock and always trembling,

Having the hard appearance of death

With the soft, fluent nature of growth,

One’s Being deceptively armored,

One’s Becoming deceptively vulnerable,

To be so tough, and take the light so well,

Freely providing forbidden knowledge

Of so many things about heaven and earth

For which we should otherwise have no word-

Poems or people are rarely so lovely,

And even when they have great qualities

They tend to tell you rather then exemplify

What they believe themselves to be about,

While from the moving silence of trees,

Whether in storm or calm, in leaf and naked,

Night or day, we draw conclusions of our own,

Sustaining and unnoticed as our breath,

And perilous also-though there has never been

A critical tree-about the nature of things.

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Homesite 207 Progress Update

Preparing to pour the footers for the foundation

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New Construction Underway on Lot 207

Driveway clearing on Retreat's most recent home start

Building Pad for Homesite 207


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Updated Progress on Homesite 94

Our newest residents are that much closer to making Retreat home!

Rear view of new home on Homesite 94


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Homesite 94 Construction Progress

Our newest residents are a step closer to making Retreat home! The Holland’s, of Conyers, GA, chose a perfect site nestled adjacent to a cove along West Point Lake to build their retirement home. The Holland’s are working with local Lagrange builder Sykes Smith to build their home.  The picture below was taken this morning, June 13th.

Construction progress on Retreat's newest Lakeside Residence

If building a custom home has always been a dream of yours, there may not be a better time to start than now. Retreat’s design guidelines help walk you thru the design process and is a tool to help inspire architectural creativity. After securing the perfect homesite, Retreat property owners select an architect and builder of their choice to design and build their home, whether an intimate cottage getaway or gracious family estate.

I recently visited an architect who had a sign in his office that resonated with me. It read:

Good Reasons to Build a House Now:

  • Construction Labor Costs Down (way down)
  • Material Costs Down
  • Architectural/Engineering Fees Down
  • Shorter Design & Construction Schedules (time is money)
  • No time like the Present (planning on living forever?)

Architecture is a Measure of Your Legacy – what does yours say about you?

For a sampling of the architectural firms familiar with the design guidelines of Retreat, please browse the following links:

Caldwell-Cline Architects & Designers

L. Mitchell Ginn & Assoc.

Smith Design Group

Contact us today for information on starting your custom lake get-a-way!

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