Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Second Showcase Home

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThe Currahee Club will be the site of another Southern Living magazine Showcase Home.

On Wednesday, the club broke ground on the site of the 2014 Southern Living Showcase Home as part of a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting.

Local government and business leaders were on hand for the announcement.

Currahee Club Managing Director Andrew Ward said the club is excited to have a second home immediately follow the club’s first Showcase Home, which is open to the public now.

“There’s clearly great interest because we think we think about 6,000 people will come to look around the home,” said Ward.  “All of a sudden, we get to do another one in the Spring.  We are very excited about that.”

This second Showcase Home sits along the club’s golf course.

Architect Liam Simmons said he has enjoyed designing the four-bedroom home.

“It is modeled very much after the welcome center,” said Simmons.  “It has very warm materials, appropriate for the site and location.”

The home will be 4,000 square feet in all.

“We are really taking advantage of the outdoor living opportunities here, lots of spacious porches, terrific views,” said Simmons.  “We are excited.  It is a tremendous opportunity.”

Building the home will be Kokopelli Builders of Decatur, Ga.

Kokopelli Owner Hugh Pitts said his firm is very excited to be involved in the Showcase Home.

“We build really nice homes and we always like to show them off,” said Pitts.  “There is no bigger honor to have one of these for Southern Living.”

Pitts said the goal is to have the home built by April.

Ward said once it is built, it will be open to the public next Spring, with part of the proceeds again going to charity, though the charities have not been announced yet.