Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Elegant Living Today: Boxwood at Vinings by Jim Chapman Communities

16 Spacious Master on Main Homes in Central Vinings Location

Recently, Jim Chapman Communities started building 16 gorgeous new master on main homes, including 3 on a full basement, in the new Boxwood at Vinings neighborhood.  Casually elegant, spacious and well-appointed, these two-story homes with brick and cedar exteriors are situated on beautifully landscaped grounds.

The coveted Vinings location of this beautiful new age-targeted enclave on Cooper Lake Drive appeals to a variety of homebuyers, from top-level executives to active adults who wish to start a new chapter in their lives in a thoughtfully designed new home - while staying close to their original Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings neighborhoods.

“Two of our floorplans feature a master on main, while the third has an option for an elevator,” says Pauline Miller, president and founder of Brightstar with Keller Williams, the official listing agent for Boxwood at Vinings. “Our homes are designed for outdoor living year-round as well. Screened-in, covered rear patios have a 42” vented fireplace, hearth and mantle, and the option to fully enclose, heat and cool the space.”

Pauline Miller notes that Jim Chapman is currently the only builder in Atlanta creating close-in, age-targeted communities featuring elegant homes with an owner’s suite on the main floor.

The well-crafted, classic homes in this great location, just 1.5 miles from the Silver Comet Trail, will start from the $650s. Jim Chapman Communities offers these floorplans:

The Medlock: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with a bonus room – 3324 sq. ft.  
The Andrews: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths – 2844 sq. ft.
The Chestatee: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths – 3332 sq. ft.

To learn more about available lots and floorplans at Boxwood at Vinings, please contact Pauline Miller Pauline@FollowBrightstar.com | 404-604-3318 or Todd Hancock, Todd@FollowBrightstar.com | 678-772.7070 with Brightstar at Keller Williams, or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Boxwood at Vinings
2075 Cooper Lake Drive SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

Directions:
From I-285, take Exit 16 (S. Atlanta Road)
Go North on S. Atlanta Road for 1 mile to Cooper Lake Drive SE
Turn Left on Cooper Lake Drive SE
Subdivision is 1/8 of a mile on the right.

Jim Chapman Communities and Friends to Donate to Family Promise of Hall County 2017 IBS Show Home Will Benefit Hall County Families in Need

Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities and Jim Chapman Fine Homes, has been invited by the National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder Magazine to exhibit an active-adult-styled single family home at the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), held in Orlando from January 10-12, 2017.

Through HomeAid Atlanta, and in close cooperation with many vendors and suppliers who are also part of this IBS show home by providing goods and materials, Jim has decided to donate this brand new home to Family Promise of Hall County, one of nine Family Promise affiliates in the greater Atlanta area working to end the cycle of family homelessness, at one-half of the home’s cost of construction.

The show home, a well-crafted modular home by Nationwide Custom Homes, comes fully furnished with all appliances and fixtures, and will highlight the latest design and construction features available to today’s builders. In Hall County, this home would be listed for approximately $300,000.

“First, I contacted HomeAid Atlanta to get their expert advice and make sure that our contribution of this turn-key house would benefit the most people,” says Jim. HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, is a nonprofit organization that works with homeless service providers and the building industry to build and renovate homes for families and individuals experiencing temporary homelessness.

“They put us in touch with Family Promise of Hall County, and I am honored to be part of the solution to help homeless children and their families regain stability in their lives,” notes Jim, himself a father of two young children.

This will be the third home in Family Promise’s Next Step Program and will be called the Spring Street Home. The homes are used by Family Promise of Hall County as transitional homes in the organization’s 90-day program that provides advisement, advocacy, and accountability for families seeking independence.

To realize the Spring Street Home, Family Promise has started a two-month fundraising campaign to quickly raise the monies needed to prepare the lot and pour the foundation for the new home. “To be able to use this magnificent donation by Jim Chapman Communities and friends, we need $100,000 by the end of the year so that the house can be moved here right after IBS is over. We would love to welcome our first family ‘home’ in January 2017,” says Lindsey McCamy, Executive Director of Family Promise of Hall County.

About Jim Chapman:
“Building Trust. Building Futures.”
Jim Chapman, an Atlanta native, started his own custom home building firm, Jim Chapman Fine Homes, in 1998 after earning an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. In 2005, he began to also build and develop an active adult portfolio under the brand of Jim Chapman Communities. Currently, he is building under both brands throughout Buckhead, Vinings, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Cherokee, Paulding and Douglas counties. His design partner, mentor and father, Jim Chapman Sr., is a well-known Atlanta architect.

James B. (Jim) Chapman, President
Jim Chapman Communities | Jim Chapman Fine Homes
2700 Cumberland Parkway, SE, Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30339
770-434-3602   telephone  |  770-560-9167   cell

About HomeAid Atlanta:
HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, as well as community building industry organizations, to assist people experiencing temporarily homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 60 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, abused and abandoned children, and more. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.


About the Next Step Program:
The Next Step Program provides affordable housing opportunities to graduates of the Family Promise program. There is an affordable housing crisis in Hall County and it is the number one obstacle to long-term success. By providing low-rent housing options for eligible families, the likelihood that they will achieve long-term success increases greatly. 
Lindsey McCamy, Executive Director
Family Promise of Hall County
770.535.0786



James B. (Jim) Chapman
President, Jim Chapman Communities | Jim Chapman Fine Homes


Jim Chapman Communities, 2017 Professional Builder Show Village at IBS, for Hall County families


Monday, October 10, 2016

AJC Article Highlights 55+ Communities in Atlanta, Quotes Jim Chapman

Earlier this month, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution quoted Jim Chapman in print and online in an in-depth article about 55+ communities in the greater Atlanta area. Jim is president of Jim Chapman Communities as well as 2016 chairman of the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council.


Currently, he is developing a number of beautiful new age-restricted communities, and more will be announced soon.

Sweet Briar Farms, a private gated age-restricted community in Cherokee County, includes a total of 85 lots on 68 acres of former farmland, which translates into a spacious layout with 1.2 units per acre.

It is located just 3 miles from the vibrant downtown area of Woodstock, conveniently close to shopping, dining, healthcare and entertainment, and 2 miles north of SR92, with easy access to Atlanta with its business centers, world-class airport and renowned universities.

The Overlook at Old Atlanta, located in South Forsyth County, is conveniently close to Atlanta as well as Lake Lanier and the north Georgia mountains. The gated community will ultimately feature 130 homes, including 56 detached single-family homes with 3 or 4 bedrooms each, plus 74 attached villas with 3 bedrooms each. All maintenance-free homes will include 2-car attached garages with covered entry, plus rear porches as well as rear patios. Finished basements and 3-car garage options are available.

Furthermore, Chapman has announced that he will soon start construction on The Cottages at Horseshoe Bend. This brand-new enclave will consist of 19 single family, detached age-targeted homes in Horseshoe Bend, the premier country club community nestled along the Chattahoochee River in North Fulton.


According to the article, “Jim Chapman said moving to a 55+ community is a luxury since it offers an opportunity to embrace a ‘lock & leave’ lifestyle. In other words, flexibility to leave without all the baggage.” For the full article, click here.

“We offer active adults the kind of homes that suit their lifestyle,” says Chapman. “Homeowners in this stage of their lives look for single-level floorplans, access to outstanding amenities and a superior location – and above all, carefree living.”







Friday, October 7, 2016

Jim Chapman Communities Starts Nestledown Farm in Cumming

New 55+ Neighborhood Now Pre-selling

Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities and current Chair of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council, has just started development of the gorgeous new property where he will be building his next active living community, Nestledown Farm, located on Sawnee Drive in Cumming (Forsyth County).

Nestledown Farm, when completed, will include 80 detached single-family homes on 45 acres. As a conservation site, Nestledown Farm celebrates the natural beauty of the land, and the community has been thoughtfully planned to maximize the pastoral environment.

In addition to is luscious setting, Nestledown Farm will attract 55+ buyers with its amenities as well as its nine spacious floorplans.

Amenities
The gated community will include an architecturally designed, professionally decorated clubhouse featuring a catering kitchen, fireplace, exercise room, meeting and gathering rooms and an expansive front veranda. There will be two pickle ball courts, a community garden, sidewalks on the interior community roads, and an outdoor pool.

Nestledown Farm is thoughtfully designed to fit the Active Adult lifestyle and is strategically located in one of the most convenient and popular areas around Atlanta.

Single-level living

The ranch-style homes on slabs in Nestledown Farm will feature fine detail, spacious floor plans, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Every home will comply with the ALL Home Program, promoting accessibility via wider doorways, ample maneuvering space in showers and zero-step entry from the garage into the home.

The sales team for Nestledown Farm, Kristy Corrigan and Karen Roeder with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta, are ready to accept pre-sales from the sales trailer that has been installed across the street from Nestledown Farm, in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Cumming. Please call to set up an appointment to learn more about Jim Chapman Communities’ newest 55+ neighborhood.

To learn more about Nestledown Farm, contact:




Friday, August 26, 2016

New Cottages at Horseshoe Bend Perfect for Active Living

Jim Chapman, president and owner of Jim Chapman Communities, has announced that he will soon start construction on the Cottages at Horseshoe Bend. This brand-new enclave will consist of 19 single family, age-targeted homes in Horseshoe Bend, the gated, premier country club community nestled along the Chattahoochee River in North Fulton.

The Cottages will be located within walking distance of the famed Horseshoe Bend Country Club, and homeowners will be able to take advantage of the many amenities that are offered here, including an 18-hole golf course, a tennis facility with 14 clay and hard surface courts, a swim center with a Junior Olympic-sized pool, a separate free-form pool for adults, and more. 

“We are thrilled to be building 19 new homes in Horseshoe Bend, ranging from 2,200 to 2,400 sq. ft. Twelve homes, priced from the upper $500s, will be built on a basement, and the other seven, on a slab, are priced from the mid $500s,” notes Chapman, the successful Atlanta-based developer and homebuilder who also serves as the 2016 Chair of the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council.

“Already, we have enjoyed a lot of interest from current Horseshoe Bend residents. Out of more than 1,200 homes in the original community, the majority of the homes was built with a master on the second floor. Now that many of the children in the neighborhood have grown up and moved out, homeowners are looking to downsize and enjoy easy, single-level living – and stay in their beloved neighborhood.”

Jim Chapman Communities’ sales and design center, located in a lovely refurbished home next to the Clubhouse, is now open. Pauline Miller, president and founder of Brightstar with Keller Williams, is the official listing agent for the Cottages at Horseshoe Bend. 

“We are delighted to offer active adults the kind of home that suits their current lifestyle,” says Chapman. “We offer great floorplans, access to outstanding amenities and a superior location – and above all, carefree living.”


To learn more about available lots and floorplans at The Cottages at Horseshoe Bend, please contact Pauline Miller with Brightstar at Keller Williams, 404-281-3744 or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jim Chapman Communities Presents Boxwood at Vinings

Exclusive 16-home Enclave in Prime Vinings Location

In September, Jim Chapman Communities will start construction on 16 gorgeous new homes, including 3 on a full basement, in a premier new neighborhood, Boxwood at Vinings. 

The coveted Vinings location of this beautiful new age-targeted community on Cooper Lake Drive will be a major draw for (international) executives moving to their company’s new headquarters in Atlanta, as well as for empty nesters who are looking to downsize but who also want to stay near their original neighborhoods in Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings.
 
“All homes in this excellent Vinings location will feature a master on main,” says Pauline Miller, president and founder of Brightstar with Keller Williams, the official listing agent for Boxwood at Vinings.

“Many of our buyers will see their new home at Boxwood at Vinings as a longer term decision, and will appreciate Jim Chapman Fine Homes’ spacious floor plans and use of quality finishes. The well-crafted, classic homes in this great location will start from the $620s.”

Pauline continues: “No builder is currently building these kinds of close-in communities with elegant homes that feature an owner’s suite on the main floor, and for sophisticated buyers who want to stay in their beautiful new homes possibly through retirement, Boxwood at Vinings is exactly what they are looking for.”

To learn more about available lots and floorplans at Boxwood at Vinings, please contact Pauline Miller with Brightstar at Keller Williams, 404-281-3744 or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com .

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

52% of Phase I Already Sold in The Overlook at Old Atlanta

South Forsyth’s Stunning 55+ Neighborhood Is Big Hit with Boomers

Jim Chapman Communities newest 55+ community, The Overlook at Old Atlanta, already sold 34 out of 65 homes in Phase I. According to Jim Chapman, the successful Atlanta-based developer and homebuilder who also serves as the 2016 Chair of the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council, the outstanding response is based on a number of important factors:
  • Location: Located in South Forsyth County, the 55+ community is conveniently close to Atlanta as well as Lake Lanier and the north Georgia mountains.
  • Tax benefits: Residents aged 65+ enjoy lower property taxes in South Forsyth County.
  • Spectacular setting with expansive views and vistas.
  • Quality amenities, including but not limited to a clubhouse with a fireplace, exercise room, gathering rooms and an expansive front veranda, a large outdoor pool with two pickle ball / tennis courts, bocce ball and croquet areas, park and community garden, and walking trails.
  •  Priced right.
  • Great sales team and personal involvement by the builder.


“Our buyers know what they want and they do their homework before committing to make the move to The Overlook at Old Atlanta,” says Chapman. “They appreciate the opportunity to work with an established Atlanta-based builder and know that we provide superb quality homes in an amenity-rich environment that will perfectly suit their active adult lifestyle.”

The Overlook at Old Atlanta will ultimately feature 130 homes, including 56 detached single-family homes with 3 or 4 bedrooms each, plus 74 attached villas with 3 bedrooms each. All maintenance-free homes will include 2-car attached garages with covered entry, plus rear porches as well as rear patios. Finished basements and 3-car garage options are available. The beautifully landscaped community is gated, an additional bonus for homeowners who want the lock-and-leave lifestyle.


To learn more about available lots and floorplans at The Overlook, contact Sandy Epstein with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta at 404.468.0920 or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.