If you haven’t had a chance to visit LifeStyle’s newest zero-energy model home at the Estates at Harmony, we strongly encourage you to do so. While we’re proud of the design and craftsmanship of each of our homes, this one particularly stands out as a favorite among the LifeStyle team.

img_2543The Monterey at Harmony is our popular Monterey home plan, but with some special upgrades. The Estates at Harmony – the high-end neighborhood within the Town of Harmony – requires all homes built here to have a side-load garage, large front porch, and stemwall foundation. These upgrades offer a new, impressive take on our standard Monterey – giving it a Harmony-esque feel that complements the charming elevations found throughout the whole town.

With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a three-car garage, this model home is an impressive 3,841 (total) square feet. It also features an office, formal dining room, formal living room, as well as a generously sized kitchen with optional island that overlooks the family gathering room.img_2025

As with all of our model homes, we enlisted the expertise of Kay Green Design, Inc. to select and install the interior finishes, textures, colors, furniture and décor throughout the home. And while we’re always greatly impressed with the work of the Kay Green team, we can’t help but be blown away by the beauty and creativity they brought to this home.

Soothing grey, green, and blue tones are pulled throughout the home to perfectly balance with woodsy, outdoor surroundings. And the abundance of natural materials and decorative elements used to complete the home’s interior aligns with the Town of Harmony’s dedication to conservation and sustainability.

img_1916Even better, our Estates at Harmony model home marks yet another LifeStyle Homes zero-energy home. With a sleek, roof-mounted solar system by SolarCity®, this home scored a -4 on the HERS index. This means that this home not only produces all the energy a family will need to live in it comfortably, it routes an additional 4 percent back to the utility company.

To put this in perspective, take a look at the financial savings afforded (verified by RESENT® third-party energy raters):

A comparable home is expected to acquire energy expenses of $2,021 per year. LifeStyle’s Estates at Harmony model home, meanwhile, is expected to produce so much energy it actually gains a $77 credit with the utility company. In other words, this home’s annual expected energy savings are $2,098 per year!  

We invite you to surf on over to this home plan’s web page by clicking here to view a slideshow of images of this home. Thank you to Cathy Heinz Photography for beautifully capturing the essence of this home.img_2333 (6)

Or, better yet, stop in to see it first-hand at 3207 Southern Pine Road, Harmony, FL 34773. Normal hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Our Harmony sales specialist, Bonnie Oliver, will be happy to show you around. For a private tour, call her at (321) 549-0011.

About LifeStyle Homes, Inc.
Founded in 1984, LifeStyle Homes, Inc. is a family-owned home builder on Florida’s East Coast. Each new home by LifeStyle is built SunSmart℠ and guaranteed to score a 60 or lower on the HERS Index. LifeStyle has won many awards for its solar-powered homes, including the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA)’s Aurora Award for the best solar-energy home, which was presented to LifeStyle at the 2011 Southeast Building Conference; as well as the North American Net Zero Energy Production Home of the Year, which was awarded by the Net Zero Energy Home Coalition in Canada.