Artisan Built team at the 2021 OBIE Awards small

Artisan Built Communities was recognized at the 41st annual OBIE Awards with a win in the Community of the Year category, as well as three Gold and three Silver awards. The OBIE Awards, presented by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council on behalf of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, recognize outstanding achievements within the homebuilding industry and serve as the premier awards given in the Atlanta new home construction industry.

Artisan Built's OBIEs Wins“We are honored to receive the prestigious Community of the Year Award for NatureWalk at Seven Hills, as well as our six other awards,” said Stephen Haines, President of Artisan Built Communities. “We are so proud of our outstanding team that works hard to provide the best possible experience and product for our home buyers, and I believe our team’s effort is fully responsible for being so successful at this year’s OBIE Awards.”

NatureWalk at Seven Hills in Paulding County was named the 2021 Community of the Year – Master Plan. NatureWalk at Seven Hills offers true resort-style living with an impressive list of amenities for homeowners to enjoy. From a 13-acre waterpark to miles of nature trails, NatureWalk is truly a gem. Designed with active adults, singles and families in mind, there are currently three actively selling sections within NatureWalk.

The community was also recently recognized as the top master-planned community in Georgia by Zonda based on the number of housing starts in the last 12 months. In addition to the impressive number of new starts, the two most recently released phases at NatureWalk sold out in record time.

Artisan Built Communities’ three Gold OBIE Awards are:

Savannah Plan at NatureWalk at Seven HillsSingle Family Builder – Detached (Builds 26-100 Homes/Year – $400,000 to $499,999)

The Savannah home plan, available at NatureWalk at Seven Hills, is a stunning example of Artisan Built’s Estate Series of homes. The most popular of the community’s three model homes, the Savannah showcases breathtaking design with gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the main living area and stunning upgraded details. With 2,975 square feet of amazing living space, this home offers five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Just some of the most-loved features found in this plan include the covered patios on both the front and back of the home, a dedicated home office space, a gourmet kitchen and the first floor guest suite.

Best Amenity Package (499 units and under/total build out)

Artisan Built’s communities are known for amenities that embrace nature. Offering true resort-style living, NatureWalk at Seven Hills’ stunning natural paths and green spaces, as well as mountain views, are only the beginning.

The community boasts a 13-acre water park with an Olympic-style lap pool, waterslides, splash pad and more. The water park is located behind the beautiful clubhouse, complete with a wellness center and an adjacent playground and playing fields, including 10 tennis courts with two pavilions, pickleball, volleyball and basketball courts and a soccer field. The community also has generous green spaces, miles of nature trails for hiking, biking and walking, and golf cart paths. Even man’s best friend has its own space to play at the community dog park.

NatureWalk at Seven Hills wins Master-Planned COY

To help residents take full advantage of the amenities, a full-time activities director coordinates community activities, ranging from seasonal festivities to regular story times, pet walks, corn hole tournaments and more. And a full-time tennis pro keeps organized play going year-round.

Best Brochure – Community

NatureWalk at Seven Hills, where resort-style living is just around the corner. With miles and miles of nature trails for hiking, biking and walking, and generous green spaces all with gorgeous mountain views in sight, homeowners will never have a lack of things to do waiting right outside their front door. This unique lifestyle is what makes NatureWalk so special, and it’s what the well-designed community brochure illustrates with each and every page.

Artisan Built Communities’ Silver OBIE Awards are:

Single Family Builder – Detached (Builds 26-100 Homes/Year – $300,000 to $399,999)

Rabun home plan

The Rabun home plan, part of Artisan Built’s Active Adult Series, showcases 1,607-1,997 square feet of living space with options for two or three bedrooms and up to three bathrooms. In addition, this home includes the option to add a second floor for additional living space. Active adults love the home’s outdoor living spaces, as well as having all the living areas and owner’s suite on the main floor.

Best On-Site Signage

Seven Hills’ unique lifestyle is what makes NatureWalk so special, and it is reflected in every piece of collateral the Artisan Built team designed, including the on-site signage. With so many pieces of signage needed thanks to the vastness of the community, Artisan Built had the opportunity to include an abundance of information on the signs. Each sign features the same format and branding to make it instantly recognizable as an Artisan Built sign. However, each sign is unique in what it showcases, from the various resort-style amenities and greenspace to the specific sections within NatureWalk. As visitors make their way from the main entrance to the Model Park, excitement is built as each new sign is passed, introducing yet another great feature in this award-winning community.

Best Website – Builder/Developer

Artisan Built Communities’ new website was designed with an emphasis on the lifestyle that can be lived at Artisan Built’s communities, with an abundant use of colorful, bold lifestyle imagery.

In the one year since launching the site, Artisan Built’s website traffic increased by 182.71% when compared to the previous year. In addition, visitors to the website spent on average 62% more time on site per visit with the new site, and the overall bounce rate dropped nearly 3.5%. These statistics indicate the site is more user friendly, offering more information that buyers are searching for, encouraging them to stay on the website longer. Overall, this resulted in a 341.81% increase in leads during the same time period!

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