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Prepare Your Dining Room for the Holidays

Prepare Your Dining Room for the Holidays


While your dining room may not see much traffic throughout the year, it becomes the center of attention during holiday visits and entertaining. It’s where many families spend time with one another, home-cooked meals served at the table, desserts and laughter to follow, or even board games and a round of UNO with cousins and siblings. Whether you have a formal dining room or one that’s part of an open floor plan, follow these simple tips to prepare your dining room for the holidays.

Start the Preparations Early

There’s a reason for the adage, “The early bird gets the worm.” This is especially true during the exciting time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Instead of waiting until the night before or day of, start your preparations a week in advance. This includes finalizing the menu, selecting which dinnerware to use, and gathering all your tablescape decor. Making all these preparations ahead of time leaves fewer chores on the big day, gifting you with more quality time with family and friends.

Use complementary or contrasting colors to visually enhance your dining room.

Select a Color Scheme

During your preparations, selecting a thoughtful color scheme will add a burst of holiday cheer to your tablescape. Like in the dining room above from Blue Valley, a well-chosen color scheme will enhance the aesthetic and warmth of the entire room. While Pinterest is always a favorite spot to see what others are doing, often visiting decorated model homes, or retailers that offer coordinated stock displays can be a great place for inspiration and you’ll see what professional decorators are doing for current trends! Of course, we’re biased to our own decorated models. From classic silver and gold to bold pops of color, there are a variety of color options to choose from. The traditional color palettes this time of year include hues of green and red. However, you can also experiment with crisp whites and neutral tones to create a more elegant table setting.

Hints of festive decor will add character to the dining room of your new Sharp Residential home. - credit: TerriC pixabay com

Accent with Festive Decor

Coupled with your chosen color scheme, you can also accent your dining room with hints of festive decor. For Thanksgiving, use an assortment of ceramic pumpkins to adorn each table setting. During the Christmas season, replace the pumpkins with holly leaves or small ornaments. If you’re strategic in selecting your color scheme, you can even use the same china and place setting. Then, with a few subtle changes to the decor in-between the holidays, your dining room will be ready to go for the next gathering.

Enjoy quality time together gathered around your dining room table in your new home.

Celebrate the Holidays in Your New Home

Make your holiday meal one to remember in a new Sharp Residential home. With spacious 4 to 5 bedroom floor plans, you’re sure to find the perfect home to host your next family gathering. Once you’ve found the Cherokee, Forsyth, or Fulton County community that fits your family’s life and style, you can work with our team at the Design Studio to perfectly customize the dining room in your new home. From our family at Sharp Residential to yours, Happy Holidays!

Fall Quick Move-In Homes In Metro Atlanta

Fall Quick Move-In Homes Available in North Atlanta


As October draws to a close, we find ourselves approaching the end of 2018. If you’ve been looking for a new home in metro Atlanta, now is the time to buy. Stop spending hours searching for your new home, and take a look at these fall quick move-in homes available in north metro Atlanta. From Alpharetta and Roswell to Cumming and Woodstock, we have Sharp Residential homes in some of Atlanta’s top locations, ready to become yours. What’s even better? We currently also have new homebuyer incentives on some of these fall quick move-in homes.

Cherokee County

Ranch floor plan now available in Harmony on the Lakes

Searching for a new home in Cherokee County? Come find your new home at Harmony on the Lakes this fall. The Hargrove is a brand new ranch floor plan available now in Harmony on the Lakes. The spacious floor plan of this home is ideal for daily living as well as entertaining guests during the upcoming holiday season. Upstairs, there is an additional loft area and 4th bedroom. Community amenities at Harmony on the Lakes include a pristine lake, walking trails, pool, tennis courts, and playground.

Forsyth County

Fall Quick Move-In Homes Available in North Atlanta - 5 bedroom Kendall floor plan in LakeHaven

The Kendall is a gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom floor plan. This home is located on a private lot that backs up to green space. The home has an open concept living area on the first floor. It includes the gourmet kitchen with tile backsplash, granite countertops, and an oversized island. Upstairs, the luxurious owner’s suite has both a sitting area and his-and-hers closets. Located in LakeHaven, your family will enjoy the community amenities such as the pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, and 12-acre lake.

Fulton County

Fall Quick Move-In Homes available in North Atlanta

This move-in ready home in Blue Valley is our popular Rockwell floor plan. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths as well as an unfinished basement. Located on more than an acre of land on a private cul-de-sac, your family will have the space you need to enjoy time together outdoors. You’ll also have access to the community amenities, including a Junior Olympic pool, cabana, tennis courts, green space, and two lakes. Plus, we’re currently offering $20,000 for personalized upgrades!

Find Your New Sharp Residential Home This Fall

With premium locations inside some of north metro Atlanta’s most luxurious communities, these quick move-in homes won’t last long. Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and come tour these homes in our Sharp Residential communities this weekend. Our Onsite Sales Counselors are ready to help you and your family find your new forever home.

New Home Plans Available Now in Roswell at Windfaire

New Home Plans Available Now in Roswell at Windfaire


 
Sharp Residential is proud to announce Windfaire. Our newest community in Roswell, Georgia, Windfaire will house 17 luxurious estate-size homes. These spacious homes located on private, wooded homesites provide a tranquil lifestyle. With their open concept floor plans, your family will enjoy plenty of space for time spent both inside and outside your new home. Have you been browsing the market for a new home in North Fulton County? Take a look at the gorgeous home plans available now in Roswell at Windfaire to find a new house your family can call home.

4 Bedroom Home Plan

4 bedroom Barrington home plan

The Barrington is the only 4-bedroom floor plan offered at Windfaire. One of two master-on-main home plans in this community, the Barrington boasts 4,161 square-feet. Alongside his and her closets, the lavish owner’s suite also has a gorgeous bowed wall of windows. Outside the master suite is the open great room, breakfast area, kitchen, and keeping room. In addition to this spacious layout, the dining room, study, laundry room, and mudroom are also on the first floor. Upstairs, you’ll find the 3 secondary bedrooms, each with its own walk-in closet.

5 Bedroom Home Plans

Barrington II floor plan available at Windfaire

For a master-on-main with 5 bedrooms, the Barrington II is your ideal home plan. The layout of the Barrington II is similar to that of the Barrington with a few key differences. Instead of his and hers closets in the owner’s suite, the Barrington II home plan has one oversized walk-in closet. Instead of the private study, this floor plan allows you to choose to have an optional 5th bedroom and full bathroom on the first floor as well. The remainder of the main floor resembles the Barrington with a dining room, keeping room, and open living area. The other 3 secondary bedrooms are located on the second floor, 2 of which have vaulted ceilings.

5 bedroom Highcroft III floor plan

If you like to savor your morning cup of coffee outdoors, you’ll want to consider the Highcroft III floor plan. Aside from the beautiful front porch, this home plan also features a deck off the breakfast area, covered porch off the guest suite, and covered deck off the master suite. The 2-story family room with our signature bowed wall of windows serves as the centerpiece of this floor plan. Surrounding it are the kitchen, breakfast area, dining room, and formal living room. Upstairs, the owner’s suite is accompanied by 3 secondary bedrooms, each with its own walk-in closet.

Beautiful Rockwell home plan at Windfaire in Roswell

The Rockwell is another 5-bedroom home plan at Windfaire with a guest suite on the first floor. Upon entering the front entrance of the home, there is a formal dining room and living room on either side of the foyer. The remainder of the first floor is comprised of the open great room, breakfast room, and kitchen. Up the stairs on the second floor, the owner’s suite has a separate sitting area as well as easy access to the laundry room. The 3 secondary bedrooms complete the layout of the 2nd floor, 2 of which share a jack-and-jill bathroom.

Open concept Rosebriar 5 bedroom home plan

If you live for entertaining family and friends in your new home, the Rosebriar is your perfect home plan. As the largest floor plan offered at Windfaire, it boasts 4,220 square-feet ideal for hosting guests during the holidays. The gourmet kitchen opens to the keeping room, breakfast area, and great room, giving you ample space for hosting small and large gatherings alike. There is also a guest suite on the first floor for any out-of-town visitors. Besides the 3 secondary bedrooms, the second floor houses the lavish owner’s suite with a separate sitting area. 

Spacious Rosehill III home plan

The Rosehill III has a similar floor plan to that of the Rosebriar. On the first floor you will find a formal living room, dining room, and guest suite in addition to the open living area. At 3,648 square-feet, it has a 2-car garage instead of a 3-car garage. However, it is well-appointed with similar finishes as the Rosebriar including built-ins and the layout of the living area. Upstairs there is room for an optional sitting area off the master suite, as well as a large walk-in closet.

Learn More about Windfaire in Roswell

Want to learn more about the home plans available at Windfaire in Roswell? Contact our onsite Sales Counselors Anna Williams-Watson and Krisa Patronis today. Fill out our Windfaire contact form or call us at (770)752-1860. 

Build Your Life in Harmony at Harmony on the Lakes

Build Your Life in Harmony at Harmony on the Lakes


Ever wonder how to create a synchronized life between your home and hobbies? The perfect combination includes a community that provides rest and relaxation in your new home, as well as amenities you can enjoy with your friends and family. Life at Harmony on the Lakes in Holly Springs is about creating this cohesive lifestyle, allowing you to blissfully build your life in harmony. Here’s how we blend both our signature home designs and exclusive amenities to provide you with easy, luxurious, lakeside living.

Signature home design at Harmony on the Lakes

Sharp’s Signature Home Design

Life in a Sharp Residential home at Harmony on the Lakes delivers the perfect balance between deluxe details and flexibility. The open floor plans give your family the space you need for daily living while providing an ideal place to entertain guests. Our home exteriors boast beautiful combinations of brick, stone, siding, and cedar shake. Inside, we fill our homes with signature features we are known for across metro Atlanta. These include our bowed wall of windows in the great room, spacious gourmet kitchens, and lavish master suites.

Exclusive Community Amenities at Harmony on the Lakes

Exclusive Community Amenities

Our resort-style amenities compliment the luxurious lifestyle of the homes at Harmony on the Lakes. The pristine lake is the centerpiece of this community. Here you can fish along the banks or spend time on the water kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding. During the summer, the resort-quality pool and clubhouse are another place to enjoy time in the water while soaking up some sunshine. Families can also spend time outdoors at the playground, basketball court, tennis courts, and walking trails.

Homes Built in Harmony on the Lakes

Build Your Life in Harmony

Creating your harmonious lifestyle at Harmony on the Lakes starts with selecting your perfect home. To help you start your home search, here are two of our quick move-in homes currently available.

403 Royal Harmony Drive

The Rockport is one of Sharp Residential’s newest floor plans introduced to Harmony on the Lakes. This floor plan boasts an open floor plan with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The open living area on the first floor includes the great room, breakfast area, and kitchen. The first floor also features a formal living room, dining room, and study. In addition to the expansive owner’s suite on the second floor, there are three secondary bedrooms and a spacious loft.

407 Royal Harmony Drive

The Hargrove is a beautiful 4-bedroom ranch-style floor plan. It provides new homeowners with easy, flexible living with the majority of its living space on the first floor. On the second floor, there is a loft area as well as a bedroom and full bathroom. One notable feature of this home is the oversized windows in the family room. Additionally, there are beautiful granite countertops and upgraded cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen.

Visit Harmony on the Lakes Today

Come tour Harmony on the Lakes in Holly Springs today and experience life in harmony with Sharp Residential. Our onsite Sales Counselor Christine Kallock is ready to help you discover how you can build your life in harmony. To schedule your visit, contact Christine at (678) 880-3498 or fill out the Harmony on the Lakes contact form on our website.

Relax and Unwind at LakeHaven in Cumming, GA

Relax and Unwind with LakeHaven Amenities


When searching for the perfect new home community in North Atlanta, it’s important to find a place where you can enjoy time with your family. You want a tranquil place to relax and unwind while spending quality time together. That’s why we’re excited to reveal the community amenities at LakeHaven in Cumming, Georgia. Here’s a closer look at the luxurious Sharp Signature amenities that await you in LakeHaven.

Bask in the sunshine by the resort-style pool at LakeHaven

Bask in the Sunshine Poolside

The amenities of LakeHaven are nestled alongside the scenic 12-acre community lake. Featured first among the included amenities is the resort-style pool. With depths from 3 ½ to 5 feet, the spacious pool has swim lanes and two entrances on either end. There is also a separate mushroom fountain and kiddie pool with 1-foot depth for small children to enjoy. Around the pool, you’ll find an assortment of seating areas. These include both lounge chairs and round tables with umbrellas. With views of the lake, this is the perfect spot to bask in the sunshine and spend quality time together.

Relish time outdoors at the community nature trail or tennis courts

Relish Quality Time Outdoors

For more quality time spent with your family outdoors, you can take advantage of the neighborhood nature trail and tennis courts. Built with a focus on conservation, you’ll find green space throughout LakeHaven, especially along the nature trail. The trail, which travels along the perimeter of the lake, is surrounded by mature trees. If you look closely on your adventure, you might even see a deer or other wildlife. Another outdoor amenity this community offers are the lighted tennis courts. With two premium quality tennis courts, you can enjoy a match with friends or family.

Unwind indoors or outdoors at the neighborhood clubhouse

Unwind at the Neighborhood Clubhouse

At the premier neighborhood clubhouse, you can relax and unwind both indoors and outdoors. Here you will find a cozy, covered outdoor fireplace perfect for long talks with neighbors or cuddling up with your favorite book. Inside, there is a full kitchen with an oversized island and several dining areas. Additionally, there is a comfortable sitting area with couches and lounge chairs. Host your next family reunion, baby shower or book club in this gorgeous new space.

Schedule Your LakeHaven Tour Today

To schedule your tour of LakeHaven, contact Sales Counselor Rebecka Mendenhall today. She will be able to discuss our available homes with you as well as walk you through the home plans you have to choose from.

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Coming Soon: Life Near the Chattahoochee in Roswell


Experience life near the Chattahoochee at two new communities coming soon to Roswell, Georgia. Located in North Fulton County, you will have convenient access to GA 400. You’ll also enjoy all the shopping, dining, entertainment, and adventure Roswell has to offer. Whether you prefer townhome living or having a private estate-sized lot, we can help you find the home that’s right for you in Roswell. Continue reading to learn more about our two new communities, RiverWalk and Windfaire.

Townhomes at RiverWalk

Townhomes at RiverWalk

RiverWalk is a beautiful gated community off Riverside Road in Roswell. It’s nestled in a wooded area along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Here you will find a collection of 56 well-appointed townhomes. These Spokane and Helena plan townhomes at RiverWalk will boast spacious open concept floor plans. This will provide you with plenty of room for daily living as well as entertaining guests. Additionally, the neighborhood will include several areas of open green space. Courtyards, a community park, and walking trails will be readily available for you to enjoy. The nearby Roswell Riverwalk Trail will also provide you with easy access to the popular Riverside Park.

Single family homes in Windfaire

Single Family Homes in Windfaire

Sharp Residential is also building a stunning collection of single family homes at the established community of Windfaire. This new enclave will house 17 estate-sized wooded homesites. Featured here are some of our most popular home plans, including the Barrington, Highcroft, Rockwell, and Rosebriar. In addition to the expansive floor plans, your family can also take advantage of East Roswell Park less than a mile from this beautiful community. There you will find tennis courts, various ball fields, and a dog park among many other amenities.

Learn More Today

Your new life in a beautiful Sharp Residential home is waiting for you in Roswell. Both RiverWalk and Windfaire offer opportunities for you to enjoy living near the Chattahoochee. To learn more, fill out the RiverWalk contact form or Windfaire contact form on our website.

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4 Family Friendly North Fulton Summer Activities


It’s the middle of July, which means August and the start of the school year are right around the corner. Before the kids head back to school, we encourage you to make the most of these last few weeks of summer. Here are 4 family friendly North Fulton County summer activities to take advantage of before the start of school.

Activities and Entertainment at Avalon

Avalon is a hub for many great local activities in Alpharetta. In addition to shopping and dining, you’ll also find a variety of events and entertainment here for the whole family. Every Tuesday, you can bring your preschooler to Avalon for their Little Acorns program. From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, they will enjoy a variety of activities such as story time, face painting visits from their favorite characters, and more. Then on Friday night, you can bring the whole family to Avalon for Avalon Nights Live. Here you can sing and dance the night away to live music from Atlanta area artists.

History Walk-Through at the Roswell Fire Museum

The Roswell Fire Museum is open every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The museum houses several historical artifacts that help tell the history of the Roswell Volunteer Fire Department. One of the artifacts you will see at the museum is a 1947 Ford American LaFrance Pumper. The museum also has a firetruck that you can explore during your visit.

Outdoor Fun at Old Mill Park

Located in Roswell, Old Mill Park is the perfect place to spend a fun-filled day outdoors. Here you can walk the trails to the waterfall created from the damming of Vickery Creek. Similarly, you can walk across the covered bridge and view the ruins of the only mill building to survive the Civil War. There are also several spots along the trails ideal for taking a break and enjoying a picnic.

Roswell Summer Puppet Series

Next week is the last week of the Summer Puppet Series at the Cultural Arts Center. Shows take place every day of the week at a cost of $5 per person. The show “Cardboard Explosion!” finishes out their summer rotation.

Enjoy the Last Weeks of Summer!

Wherever you choose to spend these last weeks of summer, we hope you enjoy quality time with your family. If you take advantage of these family friendly North Fulton County summer activities, make sure to visit one of our new home communities nearby. If you’re looking to move into the area, we have homes available now at Blue Valley, Hearthstone, and Northpoint Forest.

See these well-appointed homes available now at Northpoint Forest in Milton GA

Come Tour Well-Appointed Homes Available Now at Northpoint Forest


If you’re in the market for a new home in Milton, Georgia, look no further than Northpoint Forest. Northpoint Forest is a tranquil community located in a wonderful forested area of north Fulton County. With only 34 one-acre plus homesites, this community enclave provides you with plenty of space for peace and privacy. Take a look at the three well-appointed homes available now at Northpoint Forest.

New homes currently available and selling fast in Northpoint Forest

Rockwell | Model for Sale

This stunning model home at Northpoint Forest is situated on a corner lot with more than an acre of land. The well-appointed Rockwell plan has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. With gorgeous interior and exterior features, you’re sure to fall in love with this home. The interior features include brick accents throughout the first floor as well as hardwood wall and ceiling accents in the master bedroom among many others. Tour this home today and ask for current pricing details before it’s gone.

Rockwell floor plan available now at Northpoint Forest

Rockwell | Move-In Ready

This beautiful home is move-in ready and includes $15,000 in personal upgrades. Also a Rockwell floor plan, this home has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen in this home has beautiful subway tile backsplash, as well as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Upstairs, there is a loft area at the top of the stairs along with the master and secondary bedrooms. Located on a one-acre corner lot, you will have plenty of room to enjoy time outdoors in your own private yard.

Come Tour Well-Appointed Homes Available Now at Northpoint Forest

Rosehill III | Under Construction

Located on a one-acre lot, this home is currently under construction and estimated to be complete in September. Our Rosehill III floor plan, this home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. When you walk in the front door, you will be able to see all the way to the vaulted keeping room. There is a bedroom on the main for guests. The oversized master bedroom on the second floor has a separate sitting room and luxurious master bath.

Schedule Your Tour today

With its prime location in Milton, GA, residents of Northpoint Forest have easy access to several area attractions. Nearby GA-120 and Highway 19 can be used to travel to Big Creek Greenway, Historic Roswell, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. To learn more about these well-appointed homes available now at Northpoint Forest, contact our sales counselor Paula Dicioccio online or by phone at (470)719-9931.

Fun Summer Events Near Cherokee County New Home Communities

Fun Summer Events Near Cherokee County New Home Communities


There’s always something fun to do near Sharp Residential communities, especially in Cherokee County. In both Canton and Woodstock, there are several family-friendly summer activities to take advantage of this summer. Here are some of the fun summer events and activities to enjoy near our Cherokee County new home communities.

Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are the ideal place to buy fresh, local produce. Not only do you support local farmers within your community, but you can enjoy time spent with family, friends, and neighbors. Two popular Cherokee County farmers markets are located in Canton and Woodstock.

Canton Farmers Market

The Canton Farmers Market is open every Saturday through October 27. Head to Cannon Park from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to buy local produce and homemade treats. The farmers market also features live music, cooking demonstrations, and kids activities.

Woodstock Farmers Market

Now in its 10th year, the Woodstock Farm Fresh Market is open every Saturday through December. Because vendors are required to grow at least 85% of their product, you can rest easy knowing it is locally grown.

Live Music

Who doesn’t love an evening of listening to live music? Especially during the summer months, this has become a regular occurrence in several communities. One musical event to take advantage of this summer is Canton First Fridays. Every first Friday of the month through October, head to downtown Canton from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There will be live music, a car show, and a variety of food vendors.

Movie Night

Watching an outdoor movie is the perfect way to spend a night of quality time with your family this summer. In Cherokee County, you can head to either Canton or Woodstock throughout the summer. Both Movies in the Park programs are part of Georgia Movies in the Park. Canton Movies in the Park is held at Browns Park in downtown Canton. Woodstock Movies in the Park takes place at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater. You can bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to both events to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Nearby Cherokee County New Home Communities

We have two beautiful new home communities near all of these fun, family-friendly events happening this summer. There is a new phase now selling at Harmony on the Lakes in Holly Springs. It includes 3 to 5 bedroom homes in a neighborhood with stunning amenities including a lake, pool, and tennis courts. In Woodstock, Olde Heritage is a conservation community of 4 to 5 bedroom homes. We look forward to seeing you at one these Cherokee County communities this summer!

Come Home to Olde Heritage in Woodstock


Olde Heritage is a breathtaking community of well-appointed homes in Woodstock, Georgia. As a conservation community, you will love the over-sized wooded homesites throughout this neighborhood. Here you will also find a selection of 4 and 5 bedroom homes ranging from 2,700 to 4,200+ square feet. So, you’re sure to find a home that fits your family’s life and style at Olde Heritage.

Exquisite Home Design

Each Sharp Residential home at Olde Heritage includes unique, expertly crafted interior details. Here is a glimpse at some of the details found in our model home.

Dining room and formal living room at Olde Heritage

You’ll enjoy both a formal dining room and formal living room in many of the floor plans offered at Olde Heritage. These rooms provide the perfect setting for entertaining and enjoying a nice meal.

Gourmet kitchen at Olde Heritage

Our gourmet kitchens are designed to enable you to create the culinary masterpieces of your dreams. With ample counter space and cabinets, you’ll have the space you need to make everything from snacks for the kids to meals for a large gathering.

Elegant great room at Olde Heritage

A signature feature of many Sharp Residential homes is our bowed wall of windows in the great room. Another feature you’ll find in our great rooms is a fireplace available in a variety of finishes. Additionally, optional built-in shelving and cabinetry are also available.

Spacious master suite and sitting area at Olde Heritage

You’re sure to love the master suites in these homes. With a spacious bedroom and sitting area, you’ll have more than enough room for both rest and relaxation.

Master bathroom at Olde Heritage

The master bathrooms in these homes include a separate shower and soaking tub. Each master suite is also equipped with an oversized walk-in closet.

Neighborhood Amenities

Olde Heritage offers residents a variety of luxurious community amenities. During the hot summer months, you will enjoy the Jr. Olympic swimming pool and pool house. The community also offers tennis courts and a playground. The neighborhood also offers stunning scenic views. With nearly 20-acres of heavily forested land, Olde Heritage is the premier community to call home in Woodstock.

Schedule Your Tour Today

Come and tour the expertly crafted homes of Olde Heritage today. To schedule your tour, you can fill out our Olde Heritage contact form or call Sales Counselor Krisa Patronis at (770) 592-3272. In the meantime, you can also view our homes available now. We look forward to seeing you soon!