Celebrate the Holidays at Lake Lanier

Settle north of Atlanta, Lake Lanier is a hot summer spot for residents across the state. This fantastic location provides unforgettable memories during the hotter months of the year, but it is magical during the holiday season as well. 

What’s Trending in Home Design?

After choosing to build your custom home with Harcrest Homes, the next step is deciding what to include in your dream residence. Utilizing popular styles and trends in a home can be tricky in our ever-changing market. Every year, popular home designs and color palettes change to reflect the modern buyer. The Harcrest Homes team … Continued

Custom Kingsley Is Fit for a King – and the Whole Family!

Harcrest Homes recently completed a custom home based on our Kingsley plan, and the result is fit for royalty. The 6,500 sq ft home includes a custom walk-out basement, complete with its own kitchen, hearth room, and space for two sets of in-laws! This Kingsley custom home is located in Drayton Hall, a gated community … Continued

Custom Home Adaptation Meets Homeowner Needs

Harcrest Homes recently completed another custom home adaptation that provides just the right balance of aesthetics and practicality to meet the homebuyers’ needs and the homesite’s constraints. Based on our Waterstone plan, this custom beauty was adapted to create the perfect home-retreat for a busy family. The hybrid exterior presents a warm welcome, with a … Continued

Guide to Financing Your Harcrest Custom Home

Choosing to build your dream home with Harcrest Homes is an exciting step. As you begin the purchasing process, learning about your custom home financing options can seem confusing and complex. Luckily, our team is always available and happy to help you every step of the way! We want to give our homeowners clarity on … Continued

Project Feature: A Reverse Custom Ranch Home on Lake Lanier

Every Harcrest Homes homebuyers’ needs are as unique as the homesites found around Lake Lanier! Recently, a special family requested a custom ranch-style home – one that featured the main living areas, including an owner’s suite, on the entry level. Often, ranch homes provide extra space upstairs. However, this family’s homesite was perfect for turning … Continued

Tips for Planning Your New Custom Harcrest Home

While building a custom home from the ground up is exciting, it also requires a great deal of planning. From finding the perfect location to staying within budget while also building a home that provides everything you need, there are plenty of factors to consider – luckily Harcrest Homes is here to help! Here are … Continued

Design Feature: Owner’s Suites

Owner’s suites provide the ultimate retreat after a long day and the perfect backdrop to begin your day. When you imagine your dream bedroom, what do you envision? Perhaps a massive walk-in closet and a bathroom that could be your very own spa? Whatever your dreams may be, Harcrest Homes is sure to deliver an … Continued

Why Buy a Custom Home Now?

Despite rising interest rates and inflation, now is still a good time to build your forever custom home! As a tailored investment into your family’s unique lifestyle, a custom home is most likely to increase in value if lived in for five years or more. Why buy a custom home now? We’ll tell you why! … Continued

Spring Activities in Flowery Branch

Spring has finally sprung! The weather is warm, flowers are blossoming, and bees are buzzing. There is no better time to get out of the house and explore the fabulous Flowery Branch area than right now. If you’re looking to explore exciting activities and events near your new Harcrest home, take a look at our … Continued

Endless Lakeside Living with Harcrest Homes

Grab your swimsuits and slather on the sunscreen! When you live in a Harcrest home, you enjoy lakeside living where days spent on the water are never-ending! As experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable builders, we understand that a home is only as great as the location where it resides. That is why we specialize in building … Continued

When You Live at the Lake, Every Day Can Be a Lake Staycation

Harcrest Homes buyers who choose locations near Lake Lanier may find there is no longer a need to vacation thanks to their new lake staycation option. Resort accommodations pale in comparison to the stunning luxury features, open-concept styling and personal attention the Harcrest Homes team puts into every custom-built home. Plus, with all the nearby … Continued

Waterstone Model at Sterling on the Lake

Touring a model home is a great way to gain a better understanding of a home and envision life within it. Harcrest Homes is excited to showcase our Waterstone model home at The Preserve at Sterling on the Lakes. This decorated model home sits on a large 1.2-acre homesite and offers 3,713 square feet of … Continued

Find Your New Home for the New Year on the Lake

For many, buying a new home is on their list of New Year’s resolutions, and we’re ready to help make that dream a reality! At Harcrest Homes, we create stunning custom homes and fantastic communities throughout Flowery Branch. Kick off 2022 by exploring our wide variety of new home options in Gwinnett and Hall County! … Continued

Design Feature: Gourmet Kitchens

When you imagine your dream kitchen, what does this space include? Maybe an oversized island with a glossy countertop, sleek cabinetry and a gorgeous sink with a lovely view outside as the backdrop. Whatever your dreams may be, our homes are sure to deliver an amazing kitchen design meant to make you fall in love! … Continued

2022 Color Trends Are Right at Home on the Lake

As we build dream homes on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch, we’re often asked about color trends. In some seasons, we see homebuyers and designers select bold, bright tones that highlight the liveliness of the lake – the perfect backdrops for speedboats, waterskiing, celebrations and fireworks. It’s not surprising that after the last couple of … Continued

Homeowner Takes Leap of Faith and It Pays Off Big

Patrick Zeemer had a vision in mind for the lakefront home he would build at Lake Lanier, and he had a construction loan to go with it. Unfortunately, he and his girlfriend, Jennifer Waite, couldn’t find a builder to make it happen until they met Harcrest Home’s Mike Smith. “We had worked with one or … Continued

Build a Dream Home on Your Dream Lot

There are many different opportunities and types of new homes for sale. There are mountain lodges, manor homes in communities, cottages with plenty of open land, ranches in the countryside, bungalows on the lake and so much more. But, the best part about building a brand new, custom home versus buying one already built and … Continued

Incorporate Your Dream Mudroom into Your Custom Lake House

Harcrest Homes is known for making dreams come true in the Lake Lanier custom homes we build in Flowery Branch, and more often than not, those dreams include a mudroom. Yes, people really dream of mudrooms. Have you seen the memes that say you know you’re an adult when something you once considered mundane makes … Continued

Go Take a Hike on the Trails at Sterling on the Lake

Tell a Harcrest Homes homebuyer in Sterling on the Lake to take a hike, and they’ll face a tough choice. The Flowery Branch community that’s famous for resort-style amenities and lakeside living is also known for the miles of trails that meander throughout. Whether going for a serious hike, a bike ride, or a leisurely … Continued

Sterling on the Lake Is About More Than the Lake

While lake life is one of the big reasons Harcrest Homes chooses to build custom homes at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, we know you can’t live your whole life on the lake. And Sterling on the Lake offers so much more. It’s true that Lake Sterling is a central feature of this master … Continued

Falcons Training Camp: Hot Flowery Branch Destination

The Atlanta Falcons Rookie Camp recently wrapped up at the Atlanta Falcons Headquarters and Training Facility in Flowery Branch, and that can mean only one thing – that preparations are now underway for the full training camp later this summer. And as fans come to watch their favorite team prepare for the season, more people … Continued

Project Feature: Custom Home with Views of Lake Lanier

At Harcrest Homes, we do more than just build custom homes on the lake. We create spaces for families to spend a lifetime in. From creating the perfect rooms to explore your newfound hobbies in, to building the right floorplan to maximize entertainment, to designing a luxurious owner’s suite to retreat after a long day … Continued

Create the Perfect Home Office

There is no denying that the way we work changed drastically over the past year. Companies and organizations everywhere decided to conduct business remotely, and as a result, more people are working from home now. One thing working remotely taught us is the importance of a designated office space within the home. What many resale … Continued

Design Feature: Owner’s Suite Bathrooms

At Harcrest Homes, we believe in creating stunning spaces to spend a lifetime in. From choosing the perfect trim to selecting the color palette of a home to determining the ideal amount of counter space for cooking big family dinners, to ensuring there is ample room for everyone in the family to pursue their hobbies … Continued