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Craftsman Style Development coming to New Albany!

The craftsman style home is making a huge comeback and builder/developer Jim Johns is bringing it to New Albany.  Located just off of Charlestown Road St Joseph Crossing will be a 29 home pocket community with homes starting at $189,900.  From the entrance, the hardy board / stone home exteriors, street lights, and mailboxes this neighborhood will boast the craftsman design.  "This is just something that builders in Southern Indiana aren't doing.  I think this price point in this location is perfect.  There is so much growth up and down Charlestown Rd and New Albany in general and I look forward to adding to that." says Jim Johns with Millennium Builders.  For more information on the development go to www.sjcrossing.com.

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Villages of Perrin Pointe

Collaboration between a property owner, developer, and Indiana Landmarks has resulted in a redevelopment plan with a historic Jeffersonville house as its centerpiece.

The John Hoffman House, an outstanding-rated Queen Anne style home, was built c.1890 for the owner of the Monongahela Coal and Coke Company. Originally part of a 120-acre farm, the 15,000 square-foot mansion now sits on seven acres overlooking the Ohio River. The house and land had been on the market for nearly eight years before owner Neal Harding decided to develop the property as a housing subdivision. Millennium Development asked Indiana Landmarks for guidance designing a plan that would feature the Hoffman House.

The new development, Perrin Pointe II, will turn the historic mansion into two condominium units. The designer, New Albany-based architectural firm Michell Timperman Ritz, aims to preserve original details, including a grand oak staircase, woodwork, pocket doors, and mantelpieces. The firm’s designs for the patio homes will relate the new construction to the historic house. 

 s expansive front lawn, and created a large central common green space with ornamental fountains and trees to enhance the Victorian setting.

According to Broker/Owner of GreenTree Real Estate Services Mark Hack the units will be available for sale from $339,000 to $439,000. Mark also commented on the overall scope of this project and its uniformity with Jeffersonvilles goals. "This project is special in several ways... the developer has gone out of his way to create greenspaces within this development that will give it a park like feel while adding to the beauty of the Jeffersonville water front." 

 Jeffersonville City Council President Dennis Julius praised plan. “This was truly a partnership…the kind of cooperation...

Floyds Knobs New Listing

8775 Starlight Rd

Energy Efficient Single Family Home for Sale in Floyds Knobs

8775 Starlight Rd
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

$339,500
MLS #: 201306659

Property Features
- Private wooded 2 acre lot
- Upgraded extensive crown molding
- Fully paved drive-way
- Custom built-in cabinet in living room
- Hardwood floors
- State of the art kitchen
- Large formal dining
- Located just minutes from Huber's

For complete details on this property, click here.

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Tips to Save Energy and Add Value

When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.

1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.

If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset. 

2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.

And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges. 

3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Flourescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.

Lighting accounts for about 6 percent of an energy bill each year.

4. Get an Energy Audit and Have Tests Performed to Identify Ways of Improving Your Efficiency.

You can always upgrade your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system as well as your thermal envelope, which includes insulation, windows, and doors  and the seals or weather stripping around them. Visit energy.gov/energytips for more tips.

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