“It’s been like a marathon race on repeat each day since we opened the model last week!”  Those are the words new franchise owner, Elvin Aycock, of Southern Luxury Homes used to describe the setting at Reynolds Lake Oconee with the unveiling of their new model home, the Keystone. Customers are providing feedback that the home is designed to fit their lifestyle, agents are conjuring up emotion of themselves living in the home instead of future clients, and many of the over 2,000+ homeowners inside Reynolds are volunteering to be ambassadors to the builder based on how much they appreciate a well constructed, thoughtfully designed, model home in their community.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this however. Reynolds Lake Oconee is one of the premier Golf & Lake communities in the country. With a crowded list of thirteen featured builders already a part of the Reynolds Lake Oconee builder program, it was not likely that Elvin Aycock and his new Building Company, Southern Luxury Homes, would have an opportunity to enter the community. However, the possibility of adding Southern Luxury to the mix was immediately desirable for the Reynolds executive team upon learning that it is a franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes. The Sr. VP, Broker in Charge, for Reynolds Lake Oconee Properties was very familiar with the ARH brand from earlier in his career, and he helped with the approval of a model home. This is no small feat as the community hasn’t previously opened a model home outside of the developer’s model program, and Reynolds has been a resort community since the mid 1980’s.

The Keystone model is a part of the Mountain Plan Collection featuring an open main level and finished terrace below. ARH Interior Designer, Angie Thomas, was successful in providing a uniquely fresh vibe in every room but still keeping the overall theme consistent. She was inspired by the natural setting and lake home atmosphere in creating a casual, luxurious place to spend time relaxing and entertaining. She commented that “My plan for design was to create a luxury getaway home. I selected pieces that are modern and organic to work with all of the beautiful details in the home.” There are many memory points in the model. The elegant master bedroom is very tranquil, featuring a stained wood panel and beam ceiling as well as a luxurious head board. The Great Room and Kitchen are open to the outside and bring in a tremendous amount of light as you feel one amongst the trees. The Kitchen features a barrel arch ceiling spanning the entire kitchen from front to back and is very impressive in person. The terrace level is a place to kick back and have some fun. The wet bar and wine cellar are great for entertaining in impressive style.

The combination of Reynolds Lake Oconee’s beautiful master planned golf and lake community with Arthur Rutenberg Homes award winning architecture and interior design is a recipe for success for years to come.