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A bit of persistence on our end, coupled with manufacturers’ declining costs, has moved us to a point where it makes sense to include LEDs in our homes.
The St. Thomas—another revamped home plan that recently emerged from LifeStyle Homes’ drafting department—is making quite a splash.
Cooling off with a dip in the Indian River, Atlantic Ocean, area lakes, and of course, backyard swimming pools, is one of the best aspects about living on the Space Coast!
With building strategies determined, the home site selected, the plans engineered, and building permit in hand, we are finally ready to break ground on this remarkable home!
Don’t wait too long to secure your favorite home site in Tuscany Estates. This picturesque, ideally-located neighborhood has flown under the radar for quite some time, but more and more homebuyers are now taking notice of its many wonderful draws.
Dreaming of slipping into retirement while living in a community that beckons you to relax, unwind, and feel as if you’re on vacation in the Florida Keys every day? If so, Alamanda Key is just your ticket.
Mr. Ward Ahders is among the first wave of Northrop Grumman families who are on the move here. LifeStyle Homes recently finished building his home—the LifeStyle Monterey—in the gorgeous San Marino Estates neighborhood.
Jasmine Estates is back—and in a big way. That’s why LifeStyle Homes has set up shop here. Right after the New Year we will officially open the doors to our Jasmine Estates solar-powered model home!
Similar to a car’s MPG rating, your H.E.R.S. score will reveal just how efficient your home is, as well as how much you can expect to save on your monthly electricity bills.
It’s no secret that Jessica and Greg Oleksinski have their hands full. In addition to getting settled into their brand-new LifeStyle home, the young couple is parents to two adorable girls.
We are thrilled to officially announce our presence in the Reserve at Lake Washington! This sprawling and stunning community is unlike any other in the North Melbourne area.
The Santa Cruz—the latest design to emerge from our drafting team—is a perfect hybrid of LifeStyle’s two most popular home plans.
Imagine coming home every night after work and discovering a natural spectacle taking place on Florida’s coastline. Such is now life for Terri and Dave Harris who recently moved into their LifeStyle home on A1A in Melbourne Beach.
Our Quick Move-In Homes allow LifeStyle homebuyers the opportunity to live in a brand-new LifeStyle home – equipped with our LifeStyle SunSmart℠ energy-saving package – without having to wait the normal new home build time.
LifeStyle’s solar homeowners will tell you that one of the coolest things about owning a solar system is being able to track and monitor its performance.
San Marino Estates is the epitome of luxury living in North Melbourne. All homes feature paver driveways, tile roofs, granite or quartz countertops, tile in all main living areas, built-in stainless-steel appliances, and many more upgrades.
This all-electric vehicle represents the most efficient, technologically advanced vehicle on the road today. If you’re wondering why LifeStyle invested in an electric vehicle, allow us to explain.
Home automation is a simple, yet sophisticated method to manage security, lighting, HVAC, and access control in your home. With centralized control of these various systems it is possible to automate many of the daily changes that previously had to be adjusted manually.
LifeStyle team members enjoyed spending a portion of last week at GreenTrends 2014—an annual conference presented by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). The conference fosters the growth of sustainable, green building throughout Florida.
With all the great schools, attractions, and conveniences afforded by living in North Melbourne, growth in this area is continuing at a healthy pace. And the introduction of LifeStyle Homes’ Pineda Springs neighborhood presents another opportunity for residents to build their dream home here.
The analysis of a recent report—which examined U.S. home builders’ adoption of green building practices in conjunction with consumer demand on a national level—can broadly be summarized by saying this: Green home building is becoming more and more important among builders and consumers alike.
When we at LifeStyle Homes finish building a new home for our customers, we hope it will be a haven for its owners—a place where their family will make lasting memories. That said, we were overjoyed when we heard that Brent and Michelle Van Bever—former high-school sweethearts who reunited after 33 years—were married in their new LifeStyle home this past March!
On April 22, 1970 — the first Earth Day — millions of Americans came together to fight for a clean, sustainable environment. At that time, the general population knew little about solar power and the massive impact it would eventually have on the conservation and protection of our planet.
Floridians want solar-system owners to continue to receive credit for the energy their solar systems add to the grid, without the threat of utility companies imposing unnecessary fees.
SpaceCoast Business magazine’s annual sustainability-themed issue is out now, and we at LifeStyle Homes are extremely proud to be featured on the cover! Thank you to the team at SpaceCoast Business for selecting LifeStyle to receive this honor.
It was in April 1984 that two former school teachers, Larry Hufford and John Luhn, built “The Challenger” – a 1,360 square-foot model home in Palm Bay. The completion of this home signified the launch of LifeStyle Homes. Today, exactly 30 years later, the LifeStyle team is looking back at all the achievements, milestones, and turning points that got us where we are today.
If you’re thinking of building a solar-powered home with LifeStyle Homes, now is the time to make your move! For the next two months, LifeStyle Homes is offering an additional 15% off our new, lower solar-system prices.
Melbourne, FL – March 02, 2014 – In our continuing quest toward our goal at LifeStyle Homes to provide affordable new homes that make enough electricity on their rooftops to sustain the families living in them and recharge two electric automobiles overnight, all for free, we often talk about high-tech things like the photovoltaic panels […]
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Dark Sky Festival – one of the premier events of the Town of Harmony. If you’ve never been to this festival, we strongly encourage you to check it out this Friday and Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Melbourne, FL – February 23, 2014 – It might seem strange showing you an iceberg to make a point about solar-powered homes, but when we share the point, you’ll get it in a flash and maybe even roll your eyes. Wait for it… Here it comes…There’s more to energy efficient new homes than meets the […]
We are so used to paying hefty monthly electric bills and only people over 50 remember when gasoline sold for less than a dollar per gallon. Think what your life would be like with no electric bill and no gasoline purchases!
We have told you our goal is to offer affordable new homes that make all the electricity they need to support a family of five and produce enough surplus that can be sold back to the utility company to pay for recharging two electric cars overnight.
Melbourne, FL – Sunday, October 13, 2013 – Since we returned from the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference in Phoenix, discussions with the U.S. Department of Energy have accelerated regarding the possibility that LifeStyle Homes may agree to build a DOE Challenge Home to test the latest thinking of building scientists about how to […]
Melbourne, FL – October 07, 2013 – Returning to its roots, LifeStyle Homes has recently completed a major donation in kind by renovating the front office reception area of University Park Elementary School, here in Melbourne. “We love to do projects like this,” said Larry Hufford, Founding Chairman of LifeStyle Homes. “Remember, both my late […]
Melbourne, FL – September 29, 2013 – Our LifeStyle Homes blog this week is a continuation of our post last week. If you are new to LifeStyle Homes, please read last week’s post to get the entire story of the remarkable experience we enjoyed this week. We were pleased and excited to attend the annual […]
Melbourne, FL – September 08, 2013 – Please click on the red text below to see the complete text of this blog. Of course, we hope you will want to read it all the way through, but what we really want you to see first is our brand new LifeStyle Homes corporate logo. It will […]
Melbourne, FL – September 1, 2013 – Labor Day is one of our favorite holidays at Brevard County Builder LifeStyle Homes. It gives us a chance to reflect on the huge contributions of loyalty, skill, craftsmanship and professionalism we have received from our sub-contractors over the years. One of the things that distinguishes LifeStyle Homes […]
Melbourne, FL – August 25, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be your Brevard County Solar-Powered Builder. Our national-leading line of HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes and truly remarkable solar-powered HERS 0 (zero), Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes offer our customers game-changing home energy cost savings as well as significant family home health benefits. Both […]
Melbourne, FL – August 04, 2013 – In last week’s discussion about the marvels of the Solar-Powered, Net Zero Energy Homes being built by LifeStyle Homes right here in Brevard County, we told you there was something left out of our story; the Brevard Net Zero Missing Ingredient. Like the eleven o’clock TV news people do, […]
Melbourne, FL – July 28, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be the center for Net Zero Energy Homes in Brevard County. Our truly remarkable, Sun Powered, Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes produce as much electricity as they’ll consume during a year’s time, giving rise to our positioning phrase, “Free Electricity for LIFE!” If […]
Melbourne, FL – July 21, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be the center for Building Science in Brevard County, Florida. Our guaranteed HERS 59 LifeStyle SunSmart℠ homes are today affording their owners guaranteed 40 percent energy cost savings compared to comparable homes built conventionally and whopping 70 percent compared to similarly sized homes […]
Melbourne, FL – July 14, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be the leading builder of energy efficient homes for Brevard County, Florida. Our customers are reaping many benefits. First, our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes deliver significant family health benefits by cleaning up indoor air quality – responding to the fact that the […]
Melbourne, FL – July 7, 2013 – A big energy efficiency week is coming up for LifeStyle Homes. It’s time for the annual Southeast Builders Conference in Orlando, hosted by the Florida Home Builders Association. A number of your LifeStyle friends will be going to see what’s new in building products and technologies. High on […]
Melbourne, FL – June 30, 2013 – It’s a good thing that we pause each year in mid-summer to reflect on the heroic courage of our nation’s founding fathers in declaring our independence on July 4, 1776. It is even more appropriate that we honor the servicemen and women who leave their families and loved ones behind and take their stand […]
Melbourne, FL – June 23, 2013 – When considering the purchase of a guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ or remarkable Net Zero Energy, Sun Powered, SunSmartPV℠ home from LifeStyle Homes in Brevard County, Florida, you would do well the keep the principle of COST NEUTRALITY in mind. The bottom line of COST NEUTRALITY is that you […]
Melbourne, FL – June 16, 2013 – Being among the leaders in building high performance homes, both our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes and our truly remarkable Sun Powered Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes, we at LifeStyle Homes eagerly await the arrival of each issue of GreenBuilder magazine, perhaps the leading magazine devoted to energy […]
Melbourne, FL – June 9, 2013 – At least two good things happened at this week’s National Association of Home Builders Spring Board of Directors meeting in Washington, DC. A whole lot of home builders from all across the nation gathered to share stories of market recoveries in their home areas. That was one activity […]
Melbourne, FL – June 2, 2013 – No matter where you look, evidence of housing recovery is plain to see. The widely regarded Case Shiller Home Price Index reported historic double digit percentage price gains in the last year across the national housing market. This is astounding news and most welcome, not only for the […]
Melbourne, FL – May 26, 2013 – All of us at Brevard County builder LifeStyle Homes wish you the very best for a happy Memorial Day. May it be a blessing for you all and the beginning of a great summer in the Sun. As the Nation’s leading builder of guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes […]