Elegant Island Living: Best of Houzz 2014

 

Elegant Island Living's July, 2014 Edition - Best of 2014 - includes the announcement of Georgia Coast Design & Construction's 'Best of Houzz 2014 Award.' 

The Brunswick News:

 

Georgia Coast Design and Construction of St. Simons Island has been awarded Best of Houzz by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.  It was chosen by more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. 

 

Bert Flexer of Georgia Coast Design and Construction has been building homes on the Georgia coast for more than 30 years.  Georgia Coast Design and Construction has been selected by Southern Living as the lifestyle magazine's builder representative on St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Savannah.

 

In addition, Georgia Coast Design and Construction has received numerous awards from the Golden Isles Home Builders Association including the top award for Architectural Design, Outstanding Curb Appeal and Best Overall in houses ranging in price from $600,000 to more than $1 million. 

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July 2013

FOR RELEASE – July 30, 2013                                                Contact: Bert Flexer, 912.266.3089

                                                                                                                           bertflexer@gmail.com

                                                                                                           

INTERIOR DESIGN TEAM SELECTED FOR 2013 SOUTHERN LIVING CUSTOM BUILDER SHOWCASE HOME ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND

 

   ST.SIMONS ISLAND, GA – Georgia Coast Design & Construction has selected Lisa Torbett and Megan Jones of Lisa Torbett Interiors, Elizabeth M. Smith Interiors, Leslie Sutton of Sutton Interiors, Dee Simmons Interiors, Adrian Johnson and Bethany Cassell Vann of Johnson Vann Interiors, and Gail Butler and Liz Sproule of Taylor House Interiors as the interior design team for the 2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home at St. Simons Island.

     The 2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home is under construction on a one-acre, lakefront lot in the Stillwater community on the north end of the island. The three-bedroom home will include such features as vaulted ceilings with rustic beams, cutting edge technology and well designed outdoor living space. The connection between the home’s indoor and outdoor spaces plays an important role in creating a home that embraces lakefront living and promotes a healthy lifestyle, according to Bert Flexer, President of Georgia Coast Design & Construction and a member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program representing the Golden Isles and Savannah markets.

The St. Simons Showcase Home is ‘Smart Sized’ at approximately 2,400 square feet to reflect current trends in home size and style.    

     “European influences and high craftsmanship come together in this three-bedroom European Cottage to create a sense of timeless quality, stability, and tranquility,” Flexer said. “Behind the scenes, energy and water efficient technologies combine with low maintenance materials to create a home that is economical to maintain for years to come.”    

         Founded by Flexer, Georgia Coast Design and Construction has been serving St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island and Sea Island for more than 30 years. Known for quality, detail and style in custom homebuilding, Georgia Coast Design and Construction has received numerous awards from the Golden Isles Home Builders Association including the top award for Architectural Design, Interior Architectural Design, Outstanding Curb Appeal and Best Overall in houses ranging in price from

$600,000 to more than $1 million.

     A member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program since 2008, Georgia Coast Design & Construction is among approximately 100 custom homebuilders selected annually by Southern Living magazine for participation in its builder program. Each year, the magazine selects builder members based on: their reputation among local businesses and consumers; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; and innovative style. Builders are required to re-apply each year and are evaluated by Southern Living to assure they have met the standards. Plans for a Southern Living Showcase Home are approved and promoted by the premier lifestyle and entertainment magazine that reaches nearly 16 million readers each month.

         Consumers can follow the progress of the 2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home at St. Simons Island at www.georgiacoastconstruction.com. For more information, call (912) 638-1980.

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June 2013

FOR RELEASE – June 14, 2013                                               Contact: Bert Flexer, 912.266.3089

                                                                                                                           bertflexer@gmail.com

                                                                                                           

GEORGIA COAST DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SELECTED TO REPRESENT SOUTHERN LIVING IN SAVANNAH MARKET

 

     ST.SIMONS ISLAND, GA – Georgia Coast Design & Construction has been selected by Southern Living to represent the magazine’s Custom Builder Program in the Savannah, Georgia market. A member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program since 2008, Georgia Coast Design & Construction also is Southern Living’s exclusive builder representative at St. Simons Island where the company will present the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home at St. Simons Island October 30 – November 24.

     The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is an invitation-only network of approximately

100 custom homebuilders throughout the Southern United States. Each year, Southern Living carefully selects members based on: their reputation among local businesses and consumers; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; innovative style; and other criteria. Builders also have access to numerous exclusive services including the Southern Living House Plans Service collection, which includes more than 1,000 plans created by respected architects and designers throughout the nation.

     Founded by Bert Flexer, Georgia Coast Design & Construction has been serving St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island and Sea Island for more than 30 years. Known for quality, detail and style in custom homebuilding, Georgia Coast Design & Construction has received numerous awards from the Golden Isles Home Builders Association including the top award for Architectural Design, Interior Architectural Design, Outstanding Curb Appeal and Best Overall in houses ranging in price from

$600,000 to more than $1 million.

     For more information or to follow the progress of the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home at St. Simons Island, visit GeorgiaCoastConstruction.com or call (912) 638-1980.

May 2013

 

FOR RELEASE – May 13, 2013                                                Contact: Bert Flexer, 912.266.3089

                                                                                                                           bertflexer@gmail.com

                                                                                                           

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM

NAMED LOCALNON-PROFIT PARTNER FOR 2013 SOUTHERN LIVING SHOWCASE HOME ON

ST. SIMONS ISLAND

 

     ST.SIMONS ISLAND, GA – Georgia Coast Design & Construction has selected Southeast Georgia Health System as the local non-profit partner of the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home opening on St. Simons Island in October. The non-for-profit healthcare system serving eight counties in Southeast Georgia will receive a portion of Showcase Home ticket sales, along with Operation Finally Home, a national charity supported by the Southern Living Custom Builder Program that provides mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans.    

     Funds received from the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home on St. Simons Island will be used to help renovate the new pediatric specialty center located on the third floor of the health system’s Medical Plaza at 3025 Shrine Road in Brunswick, according to Krista Robitz, Director of Development.

Southeast Georgia Health System and Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL recently announced a multiyear affiliation agreement to expand pediatric subspecialty medical services in South Georgia. The new children’s specialty center will be called Wolfson Children’s at Southeast Georgia Health System.

     “We are so honored that Georgia Coast Design & Construction has selected us to be a part of the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home project,” Robitz said. “We look forward to October and can’t wait for the grand opening.”

     Headquartered in the historic port city of Brunswick, GA, Southeast Georgia Health System serves the healthcare needs of residents from eight counties - Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, and Wayne. The health system’s new affiliation with Wolfson Children’s Hospital will provide access to a broad array of pediatric services not previously available to residents along the entire southeast Georgia coast and surrounding areas, Robitz said.  

 

 

     Designed by Harrison Design Associates, the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home on St. Simons Island is being built on a one-acre, lakefront lot in the Stillwater community on the north end of the island. The three-bedroom European Cottage with a refined rustic style will include such features as a curved floating staircase, vaulted ceilings with rustic beams, cutting edge technology and well designed outdoor living space.

     A member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program since 2008, Georgia Coast Design & Construction is among approximately 100 custom homebuilders selected annually by Southern Living magazine for participation in its builder program. Each year, the magazine selects builder members based on: their reputation among local businesses and consumers; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; and innovative style. Builders are required to re-apply each year and are evaluated by Southern Living to assure they have met the standards. Plans for a Southern Living Showcase Home are approved and promoted by the premier lifestyle and entertainment magazine that reaches nearly 16 million readers each month.

     Founded by Bert Flexer, Georgia Coast Design and Construction has been serving St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island and Sea Island for more than 30 years. Known for quality, detail and style in custom homebuilding, Georgia Coast Design and Construction has received numerous awards from the Golden Isles Home Builders Association including the top award for Architectural Design, Interior Architectural Design, Outstanding Curb Appeal and Best Overall in houses ranging in price from

$600,000 to more than $1 million.

     Consumers can follow the progress of the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home at St. Simons Island at www.georgiacoastconstruction.com. For more information, call (912) 638-1980.

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April 2013

Rendering of the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home at Stillwater, St. Simons Island GA.

The 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home at Stillwater, St. Simons Island GA.

This is a 2400 s.f. European Cottage designed by Harrison Design Associates Architects. Built by Georgia Coast Design & Construction, a member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program.

 

Public Tours will be open October 2013.

May 2012

      It's the end of May, 2012, and the housing market has definitely picked up.  People are getting great buys on both houses and lots, and some folks have started building. If you are interested in information about available lots on the Islands I will be happy to email that to you.  In many cases lot prices are 50% below what they were at their peak.  I can also refer you to a terrific Realtor who can help you with information about available houses here on the Islands.

 

     I am completing two major remodels, and getting ready to start a new custom house on the north end of the Island.  People are sensing that this is a window of opportunity to act while interest rates are still low, and before property prices and building costs start back up.  Last year I built two custom houses on St. Simons Island.  One was a new custom house on the north end of St. Simons.  It is approximately 4000 sq ft heated, and is situated on over 1 Acre with a spectacular marsh view.  It features 10 ft ceilings, 2 fireplaces, 3.5 baths, an enormous Master Suite, and a gorgeous custom kitchen with granite counters.  The owners had local architect Ed Rowley design the plan, and they moved in this past summer.  Many lot prices have dropped to rock bottom levels, and building costs are still low also. Now is a great opportunity to have the exact house plan and setting you want, while building costs are still low! 

 

     We also finished a new Southern Living Plan on the south end of the Island by Moser.  It has about 2900 sq ft under roof, as well as a detached garage.  It features a galvalume metal roof, Hardee Plank siding, wide hardwood and porcelain tile floors, and 10 and 12 ft ceilings.  The kitchen cabinets have a distressed painted finish, with granite counters, a large Island, and a separate desk for cookbooks, etc.  The living room features built-ins on each side of the Island.  There's a very nice screened porch, and the house is walking distance to the beach, in a very private setting.

 

     Last year I also finished a complete remodel of an Ocean Walk Condominium.  The owner had us replace the cabinets with lovely custom painted cabinets, add ship lap board siding in strategic areas, upgrade the base board and casing, and remodel the bathrooms.  This was finished the first of September.

 

     We find many people are considering doing major remodels and additions to their homes instead of selling and having to move.  This is one of our specialties, and we are always happy to discuss this option, or building a new home, at no charge.

 

     I am the only Southern Living Custom Builder for St Simons Island, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island, and as such am able to draw on the formidable design and decorating resources of Southern Living.  I make these available to those I do business with, and am happy to discuss them with any potential clients.  You can reach me by email or phone, or by completing the Contact Page on this site.