If you have the ability to travel around this great country of ours, you can be treated to some spectacular sites rich with history. Our roots, while not as deep as countries abroad there are places to visit like battlefields, museums and homes of famous Americans that will deepen your understanding of our history. One of the most famous homes in America, and a stop you should definitely make in your travels is the Biltmore estate located in Asheville, North Carolina. With its sprawling grounds and impressive architecture it is sure to take your breath away.
The Biltmore Estate was constructed for George Vanderbilt and was officially opened in 1895. The Vanderbilt family is one of the most famous families in American history. The Vanderbilts are well known for their philanthropic lifestyle, constantly contributing money to the communities that surround them
1. Types of Builders
There are two types of home builders; custom and production. Custom is for people who own a land and want to have a house built designed according to desired design plan. These do not take up a multitude of projects as each project requires efficiency, a proper design plan and painstaking effort.
2. Production Built Home
Productions built houses are much easier to set up. Builders have one type of design plan and they use it for every house owner. It is also the kind of house that is built on the land owned by the builder. Buyers can choose from the various stock floor plans that are available. With production builds, you get all kinds of houses, from starter to luxury
It is fairly common now to hear the term green home, especially when dealing with newly-constructed houses. While there is not enough space here to go into the details, this article is meant to be a summary of the topic.
LEED for Homes
LEED means Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and it refers to residential properties that meet certain specific criteria relative to:
(1) the site itself on which the building is built;
(2) the location of the structure relative to shopping, schools, parks, and so forth (called linkages;