Smith Douglas Homes Featured in AJC Cover Story: “Traditional, But Different”


Recently, Smith Douglas Homes was highlighted in “Traditional, But Different” a cover story by H.M. Cauley in the Homefinder section of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


The focus of her feature was the recent shift in trends from ‘extremely traditional’ homes like the well-known two-level, “five-four-and-a-door” design that was so popular in the ‘80s, to the still traditional, but less staid Craftsman-style bungalow.


According to the article, right now, Craftsman-style homes are either No. 1 or 2 in every region in the U.S., and that may well be because “Everyone wants to kiss the boxy floor plan goodbye.”

Smith Douglas Homes builds Craftsman-inspired homes in a number of its communities throughout the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. Columns, a covered front porch and a blend of brick and siding are popular Craftsman style elements that Smith Douglas Homes, the third largest homebuilder in Atlanta, uses to give a traditional home an updated look.


Today, most new homebuyers are looking for generous open floor plans and warm and welcoming communal areas. Families enjoy having lots of space where they can be together and have a relaxed space to cook dinner, do homework, and entertain.


The article quotes a number of new homes experts including Dusty Talbert, Marketing Manager of Smith Douglas Homes:


“A lot of it depends on how many kids the family has,” said Dusty Talbert, marketing manager for the Woodstock-based Smith Douglas Homes. “That extra space can easily be flexible, as a play room or a guest room. Either way, all of our floor plans make the kitchen and living areas the two primary spaces downstairs.”


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