August 04, 2015

Builder of the Week: Artisan Custom Homes Owner Can Build to Suit and Sell Old Residence

By:  John Wood
Commercial Appeal
If you’ve decided that it’s better to build than to just buy, then now is the time to talk to builder Marty Smith with Artisan Custom Homes.
Known as one of the hardest- working custom builders in the beautiful Spring Creek Ranch development over the last five years, Marty Smith is also a Realtor with Prudential Collins-Maury Inc., which means he can market your present home, then turn your dream home into a real home and handle the entire project from start to finish.
“I always give my customers my best,” Smith said, “and I build them the best home they can buy.”
And homes today are more affordable than in the last few years with lower interest rates even on moderate-sized homes, just like the homes Marty Smith has been building at Spring Creek Ranch.
If you’re not familiar with Spring Creek Ranch, it’s the Boyle development located in the Collierville Reserve off Collierville-Arlington Road at Raleigh-LaGrange that offers homes with hand-crafted European charm and amenities like rolling terrain and large green spaces, an Olympic-size swimming pool with zero edge walk-in, tennis courts and 100-year-old trees.
You may even like the dream home that Marty Smith is just starting now — a two-story, four- bedroom home built in the French Country motif with low-maintenance brick exterior, custom lighting throughout and 31/2 baths, all in a spacious package of 3,700 square feet.
Much of the interior space is allocated to the central great room that measures 20-by-23 feet and is open to the large, family-oriented kitchen that features stainless-steel appliances, a prep island and breakfast bar. There’s also a breakfast area adjacent to the kitchen for weekends when there’s time for the brood to gather for a morning meal.
Add to that a two-story foyer, a formal dining room, a palatial master bedroom and master bath with a cavernous closet, a study or guest bedroom, a single garage and a French porte-cochere or carriage entrance that leads to the courtyard and two-car garage — all on the ground level — plus a 15-by-15-foot recreational room, walk-in attic storage and two bedrooms served by a Jack-and-Jill bath on the upper level, and you’ve got a home fit for your family.