Modern Home Builder 2018 - Volume 6, Issue 2 - 46
Richard Jones Architecture
"Sustainability is about inherently good design, building a solid, energy-efficient
home that will last," founder and President Matthew Montgomery says.
attractive. "Because of the land constraint we are doing more infill
and high-end spec and luxury single-family homes because there is
a demand," Montgomery notes.
Montgomery and Brandon expect half the lots to feature custom
homes while the other half are built from the two model homes
GroundStone offers. "What really makes Martinique Estates
unique is that homebuyers can go full custom if they want," Montgomery adds. "It's a higher price point, but they are able to do that
in this development and get the home they want, or they can stay
at a lower price point and select a pre-designed home."
Martinique Estates and Bay Colony were both existing developments with infrastructure already in place. "Sustainability is about
inherently good design, building a solid, energy-efficient home
that will last," Montgomery says. "Our biggest sustainable attribute
is the projects themselves - we go into existing infrastructure to
improve the areas and put less burden on the community. That's
the key to sustainability."
Moving forward, GroundStone plans to continue doing more of
the same. In addition to focusing on residential projects in south
Florida, the company plans to head north to St. Lucie, Fla., and
is looking into the North Carolina market. "While we do look to
grow Groundstone, we don't have a growth first mentality," Montgomery explains. "It's our belief the key to long-term success is to
remain focused on successfully identifying and profitably executing each individual project. While we can't necessarily predict the
long-term growth of a market, we can always listen to the community and deliver what the market says they want at that time." )
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