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Visit The Bluestone by Evans Coghill Homes at Springfield in Ft. Mill!

Categories: Buying a Home, Communities, Energy Efficient Homes, Floor plans, Homeownership, Springfield | Posted: July 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Visit The Bluestone by Evans Coghill Homes at Springfield in Ft. Mill!

The stunning Bluestone model located at 329 Meares Ct. is one of the last available new homes in Springfield! This thoroughly modern home plan features open rooms, outdoor living spaces, and unique design features that are ideal for empty nesters or families with older kids.

A spacious 2-story home, The Bluestone has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 3-car attached garage, and 4,100 square feet of living space. In addition to its classic Craftsman-style architecture, this home is on a quiet cul-de-sac and set on a prominent corner.

Inside, the foyer takes you to the bright and spacious kitchen/breakfast room, which is adjacent to the great room and a private covered rear porch with a stone fireplace! The main floor also includes a butler’s pantry that leads into the dining room, and a study. The luxurious main floor master suite includes a large walk-in closet, and a bath with unusual back-to-back vanities, a garden tub, and an over-size walk-in shower.

The upper level is where you’ll find three additional bedrooms with walk-in closets, including an extra large secondary bedroom that would make a nice suite for guests or boomerang kids. The open, loft-style bonus room is a great family space, while the large laundry room doubles as a craft room, too.

This home has many included features that you will love… real hardwood flooring, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, built-in cabinetry and tray ceilings, not to mention our signature mouldings, Environments for Living Platinum Certified Energy Efficiency, and lots of natural light.

When it comes to recreation, you can choose from a variety of options. Perhaps hiking or mountain biking on the nearby greenway trails. Or maybe one of the unbelievable resort-style amenities, including the 18-hole Springfield Golf Club, swimming pool or amenity center.

The Bluestone is located at 329 Meares Ct., Ft Mill, SC 29715. If you’d like to visit Springfield, take I-77 South towards Ft Mill. At Exit 88 (Hwy 460 Springfield Pkwy), turn left at top of ramp. Go approx 2.5 miles. Springfield is on the left.

Priced at $759,900, this brand new home from Evans Coghill is move-in ready! Be sure to check out the Virtual Tour. For information about The Bluestone or living at Springfield, contact Forrest Ranson at 704.488.5101 or franson@evanscoghill.com!

Evans Coghill Homes is a new home builder in the Charlotte, NC area building new homes in Springfield, Riverwalk, Cheval, and Sharon Oaks.  For more information, please visit www.evanscoghill.com.

Your New Evans Coghill Home Will Be A Very SMART Home!

Categories: Design Tips, Energy Efficient Homes, Homeowner Tips, New Homes in Charlotte | Posted: January 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Your New Evans Coghill Home Will Be A Very SMART Home!

Evans Coghill Homes is thrilled to be one of the select builders in the Carolinas to offer a home automation program as a standard feature in every one of our homes! The smart home technology in our homes is provided by Guardian Home Technologies, the premier provider of technology solutions.

Our homeowners will be able to control their thermostats via the My Guardian Home app on their smartphones, tablets or computers. Having a smarter, more efficient home couldn’t be easier, more convenient, and economical!

Guardian Home Technologies provides a connective home platform that provides a variety of product, technology and services for the new home buyer. In addition to interactive thermostat automation, they also offer:

  • Interactive security – 24/7 monitoring for burglaries, fire and medical emergencies to keep you feeling safe and secure
  • Smart connections – Out-of-view hard wiring for data, audio and video
  • Home entertainment – High-performance components for the home theatre, e.g. Bose® and Klipsch®, perfect for movie nights or dinner parties at home
  • Home convenience – Intercom and central vac systems

Our partnership with a wonderful company such as Guardian Home Technologies allows us as a new home builder to provide our homeowners with the technology they desire and need to feel safe and confident in their homes, all while keeping up to speed with their daily lives. We are proud to offer a home automation program in every single one of our homes to help benefit our customers’ lives.

If you’re looking to move into a new home now, and would like to take advantage of this feature, we invite you to look closely at our available homes in several of our communities in and around Charlotte!

We were named Builder of the Year in 2016. Our homeowners have continued to give us positive reviews and survey results. Read more about what they have to say here.  Evans Coghill Homes builds new homes in RiverwalkSpringfield, Cotswold, Cheval and Southpark.

Duke Energy Sends Me a Personal Letter

Categories: Energy Efficient Homes | Posted: July 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Duke Energy Sends Me a Personal Letter

Yesterday, when leafing through the BOGO ads in the mailbox and the never-subscribed-to-yet-I-receive magazines, I came across a letter from Duke Energy. I opened it and was greeted with bad news.

Duke Energy Letter 1Duke Energy Letter 2Duke Energy showed me just how much my old energy inefficient home is costing me in high utility bills- at least $563 annually more than other energy efficient homes in my area! This is almost $50/month!

While I knew my home was not near as energy efficient as a new Evans Coghill home, to see the stark reality and know is was coming out of my wallet hurt more. Several years ago, I replaced all the windows in my 50+ year old home and I know it saves me some money but somethings just cannot be fixed in old, energy inefficient homes. Now I see what it is costing me.

I wish my home had a guarantee.

Every Evans Coghill home includes an Environments for Living Platinum certified guarantee. A guarantee that shows you your new home is at least 30% more energy efficient than typical homes. If you owned an Evans Coghill home, you would receive a certificate like the one below showing you how much your heating and cooling energy usage will be and it is guaranteed.

In addition, your home has guaranteed comfort. We guarantee that the temperature in any room of your home will not vary from the thermostat by more than three degrees. Isn’t your family’s comfort really important to you? With Environments for Living, Evans Coghill Homes guarantees.

Learn more about the guarantee here.

I don’t have an Environments for Living Guarantee on my home. I wish I did. The average new Evans Coghill home has a HERS rating of 66. My home likely has a HERS rating of 120. (Really, I am not making this up.) That means a new Evans Coghill home will use 56% less energy for heating and cooling than my house.

I look forward to Duke Energy NOT sending me letters like this one meanwhile, I have a big check to write this month.

Environments for Living Energy Use Guarantee Explained here:

EFL Certificate (convert to jpg for posting on blog) copy

 

Evans Coghill Homes is a new home builder in the Charlotte, NC area building new homes in River Run, Springfield, Riverwalk, and Cheval.  For more information, visit www.evanscoghill.com.