New Home in Landfall

November 19th, 2010

If you are considering building a new home or purchasing a resale, Wilmington, NC new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes has a great deal for you to build a custom home on our lot. A new custom home built on our prestigious lot in Landfall could be yours for $619,000!

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 2016 Deer Island Lane: half acre lot backing up to wooded conservancy for privacy, also close to the Arboretum Gate of the Landfall community.

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The Forestdale II Plan: 2500 sf, 20%-30% more efficient than a code-miminum home, brick veneer or painted hardiplank siding, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths downstairs, bonus room over garage, screened porch, 2×6 construction, 10′ ceilings and a lot of storage space.

Landfall, NC custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes would like to share with our readers an article written by Stephani L. Miller of Custom Home Magazine regarding mandatory green building code for residential, commercial, and public projects in the state of California. 

Why does this matter to our readers on the East Coast? It’s because a lot of our building codes related to energy efficiency follow that of Western states that have experienced the Energy Crises in the past. Items like occupancy sensors which are mandatory in California will likely be mandatory for us someday soon.

The California Building Standards Commission has unanimously voted to adopt the nation’s first mandatory green building code for residential, commercial, and public projects.

The California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2011, provides guidance on the implementation of energy efficient and environmentally responsible building methods and aims to reduce the water consumption of all new buildings in the state by 20 percent, divert 50 percent of construction waste from landfills, and improve the overall indoor environmental quality of all buildings. According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the mandatory codes will reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 3 million metric tons in 2020. It also will help the state achieve its goal of 33 percent renewable energy by 2020 as well as help mitigate global climate change. More stringent voluntary provisions also are part of CALGreen, which the state’s government hopes communities will pursue.

Mandatory residential construction measures under CALGreen address nearly every aspect of the process, from site selection and development, reuse of pre-existing structures, energy efficiency, and indoor and outdoor water use to materials conservation, resource efficiency, and indoor environmental quality and comfort.

Courtesy of: CustomHomeOnline.com

Custom Home in Wilmington, NC

Landfall custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes encourages our readers to view recently uploaded photos of our projects, both past and present, on our Flickr and Facebook Fan pages. View our Photo Sets on Flickr and Facebook, including our luxury homes in Wilmington and Hampstead, NC. For more detailed information on these homes and available lots in Wilmington, NC visit our Inventory Page!

Velux Sun Tunnel

June 1st, 2009

MJCH would like to introduce our readers to the new Velux Sun Tunnel skylight – the most innovative tubular skylight in the industry!

The new product design delivers brighter and whiter natural light along with easier and faster installation than ever before. Velux Sun Tunnel skylights are ideal for smaller rooms such as closets, hallways, laundry rooms and second baths. You can now add natural light to places you thought were impossible.
 
The model used at our Green home in Wilmington, NC is the TMF Model. It is a flexible skylight that can be installed quickly around attic obstructions. The TMF Velux Sun Tunnel skylight meets ENERGY STAR approval guidelines for energy efficiency in all climatic regions of the United States.  

solar tubeThe skylight features a ring with a mirror finish just below the dome to reflect light from all angles. The flexible design of the tunnel makes the Model TMF the easiest tubular product to bend around attic obstructions and great for sunny areas.
 
It also features an innovative one-piece pitched metal flashing that is designed to keep out the elements while providing the optimal angle for gathering light from all directions.

The skylight comes with a pre-assembled ceiling ring and paintable ceiling trim ring to complete any look. Featuring a dual diffuser that reduces the chance of condensation and increases energy efficiency, the skylight provides even light distribution through a frosted diffuser. 

 For more information on this and more Velux products, visit their website!

For the latest on our Green home in the Landfall Community in Wilmington, log into our Progress Portal with the Username “51” and Password “2009”

The Velux Sun Tunnel was installed by Flores & Foley Roofing, LLC of Wilmington, NC.

Courtesy of: veluxusa.com

Mark Johnson Custom Homes, Inc is proud to use an environmentally smart option in their Green home in the Landfall Community in Wilmington, NC.

Mohawk Carpet leads innovation in sustainable flooring with SmartStrand® carpet with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer. In a partnership with DuPont, this carpet exclusively offers fiber made with Bio-PDO™ (the key Sorona® ingredient), which is produced from corn sugar.

By utilizing this new ingredient, 37 percent of Sorona® is being made from renewable resources. This marks the first time that a luxuriously soft carpet offers durability and stain protection, while also making less of an environmental impact.

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DuPont™ Sorona® plays a major role in the worldwide objective of a renewable economy and represents a new frontier in sustainability. This carpet is environmentally smart because:

– The production of Sorona® polymer requires 30 percent less energy than the production of an equal amount of nylon.

– Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of Sorona® are 63 percent lower than nylon manufacturing.

– This energy reduction results in approximately one gallon of gasoline saved per every seven square yards of carpet.

The superior stain resistance of SmartStrand® carpet is engineered into the fiber and will never wear or wash off, meaning consumers will never need to retreat the carpet with stain protectors after steam cleaning.

And this engineered-in stain resistance reaches new levels of protection, allowing tough stains such as mustard, red wine, and cherry Kool-Aid® to be removed simply with warm water and a mild detergent, or with Mohawk FloorCare™ Essentials. The fiber even resists discoloration from bleach.

For more information, visit their site.

Courtesy of: MohawkFlooring.com

New Custom Homes in Landfall

October 9th, 2008

Located in North Carolina within the coastal community of Wilmington and only five minutes away from Wrightsville Beach, Landfall is a controlled-access gated community which offers countless advantages to its residents.  Since Landfall is one of the only communities of its type in the Carolinas, it is no surprise to Landfall’s residents that the community was previously named “Best Address” in Forbes magazine.  

Wilmington is positioned between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, making Landfall the perfect setting for those who enjoy scenic water views.  With nearly 2200 acres and 2000 homes, the community is situated on approximately four miles of waterfront property on the Intracoastal Waterway and Howe Creek. 

Wilmington’s historical downtown riverfront is located less than 15 miles from Landfall, and features top-rated restaurants, entertainment, shopping and nightlife.  Wilmington also offers activities for all family members, with landmarks such as the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, Thalian Hall, Airlie Gardens and the USS North Carolina Battleship.  Wilmington’s reputation as an ideal place to live has spread across the country.  Scenes of Wilmington can be seen on popular TV shows Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill—both filmed at Wilmington’s Screen Gems Studios.      

Over the past 15 years, Landfall has developed into North Carolina’s premier private coastal golf community.   Those who opt to become a member of the Country Club of Landfall while living in one of the Wilmington new homes within Landfall, will find 45 holes of the best golf in the state located just steps from their front door. Embark on a great golf experience while playing on courses designed by Jack Nicklaus (27 holes) or Pete Dye (18 holes).  The annual Landfall Tradition, held on the Nicklaus course, features 24 of the nation’s top men’s and women’s team. 

Club members are also able to take full advantage of the two clubhouses, fitness complex, eight lane Olympic pool, and tennis complex.  Designed by legendary tennis pro Cliff Drysdale, the complex contains 14 multi-surface courts.  A fully stocked pro shop is on site, providing a professional staff to help with each member’s tennis needs. 

Whether or not residents join the Country Club of Landfall, the community continues to offer numerous amenities for those of all ages.  Those who live in Landfall are able to take pleasure in the community’s walking trail, parks and sports facilities—including soccer and softball fields, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and two extensive children’s playgrounds.  A community calendar is also available, which lists activities for everyone to enjoy.

The Landfall custom homes and homesites are decisively dispersed among golf courses, lakes, ponds, creeks, conservation areas and the Intracoastal Waterway.  Each home has a unique style, and must be built by an approved Wilmington new homes builder.  

Mark Johnson Custom Homes, a Landfall custom builder, provides the perfect solution for those who want to build their dream home in Landfall.  The company thrives on its simple, straightforward building process, which allows homebuyers to enjoy the experience of building a home for their family. 

When building Landfall custom homes with Mark Johnson Custom Homes, everyone within the company works hard to ensure the new homes are built to the owner’s specifications and design selections.  The Landfall custom builder assigns each homebuyer a Project Manager and Designer to assist with the decision process.   Clients are encouraged to attend a Builder Meeting, where they are able to review the contract with the Builder. 

During the construction phase of the Landfall custom homes, homebuyers will receive a User ID and Password to access information on the Web regarding the building of their Mark Johnson Custom Home.  The Landfall custom builder, Mark Johnson Custom Homes, updates the online Client Progress Portal site each week with progress photos and a construction schedule, allowing homebuyers to review the status of their dream home from any computer. 

Founded in Wilmington, N.C., Mark Johnson Custom Homes, Inc. is a licensed unlimited builder by the State of North Carolina.  Mark Johnson Custom Homes is recognized for delivering high-quality custom Wilmington new homes and Landfall custom homes.

When you work with Mark Johnson Custom Homes, you’ll find dedication to the details. A locally-owned family run business, we offer a professional and courteous staff. We are members of the National Association of Home Builders, Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau. Our philosophy is ingrained in detailed planning so we can eliminate costly and time consuming mistakes once we break ground. Our online Client Progress Portal serves as an electronic concierge for our customers by keeping them in the know on the progress of their home from anywhere in the world. We have a knowledgeable team of trade partners and associates that will assist in building the home of your dreams! We hope you will take the time to further acquaint yourself with Mark Johnson Custom Homes at our award-winning web site, www.markjohnsoncustomhomes.com and encourage you to contact us for your next home or investment!

“Mark Johnson and his team have worked diligently with us to ensure that our vision of our home would become a reality. His organization, attention to detail, and willingness to address our architectural and design modifications in a supportive manner has made our building process a rewarding experience.”
– Rich and Sharon Novak