Cottage Advisors ME defines the new category of custom production houses
Real estate firm Cottage Advisors ME LLC takes semi-customizable homebuilding to another level, combining efficient land use with energy-efficient home designs to promote social interaction.
Wells, Maine – News Direct – Miracle Press Wire
There has been a growing interest in owning custom production homes over the years. Builders and developers offering consumers both the land and the home while allowing them to choose selections (i.e. their preferred floor plan) are contributing to this growing trend. After all, making fewer decisions while having more freedom to customize a home appeals to many consumers. Realizing the growing demand for more custom production homes, Cottage Advisors ME, a real estate company based in Maine, USA, has become a leader in this evolving landscape.
Howard John Hall, a developer and real estate and land use attorney for 35 years, with a mission to develop neighborhoods that offer quality homes and unique lifestyles to homeowners, founded Cottage Advisors in 2005. The renowned developer, with extensive experience in the full real estate sector since the mid-1980s, Especially on large-scale residential and commercial projects in New England, more than a hundred projects throughout his career, many of which are age-restricted residential communities.
Howard’s exploration of new approaches to residential development began from his desire to bring back the 1950s era of close-knit neighborhoods where neighbors knew and constantly interacted with each other, sharing common spaces and fostering the connection that now seems lost in the digital age. This ambition, combined with Howard’s enjoyment of meeting and talking with people and his commitment to preserving the natural beauty of sites, led to the creation of Cottage Advisors.
In 2007, Howard was joined by his son, Howard “Chip” Hall, in overseeing the licensing and development of hundreds of cottages. Chip, who had more than a decade of experience in technology startups before joining the now family-owned company, assumed responsibilities for site selection, title entitlement, and community development oversight. In 2015, he took over day-to-day operations of the company until he took full ownership in 2020. Chip has delivered more than 450 units since then. The new owner recognized the changing needs of modern homeowners – a properly sized home that leaves a smaller footprint on the land. In addition, CHIP has seen high demand for semi-customizable homes. With this, Cottage Advisor has naturally become a leader in semi-customizable homebuilding in the region.
Cottage Advisors is currently welcoming homeowners to The Cottages at Winding Ridge in Gorham, a 55+ active adult residential community, and to The Cottages at Coastal Pines in Kennebunk, a multi-generational single-family home neighborhood. “You can choose from different room layouts and floor plans with different heights,” Chip noted. “At Cottage Advisors, we let you choose from a range of our building designs, meet with our designers and sales team, and go over everything together. Many developers in Maine do that.”
The leading real estate company has an interior design consultant who guides homeowners through the complete home customization process, from interior and exterior design options to the finishing touches. Cottage Advisors confirms that each home is unique, as if it is an extension of the homeowners themselves, unlike traditional neighborhoods that have the same styles and designs from inside to outside.
For example, consumers can choose whether they want the master suite on the first floor or the second floor. Meanwhile, those who prefer casual living combined with entertaining can opt for bright, spacious open-concept floor plans. As a family business, the company recognizes the value of exclusivity and ensures that all consumers can participate in creating a property they can be proud of. With Cottage Advisors, home buying is more exciting than ever.
“From the streets our homes may look small. But as we always say, they may look small from the outside, but you live big on the inside. We believe that architecturally, floor plans available to the general public waste a lot of space. We do our best to avoid that. Instead, we make sure to use the land efficiently and employ sustainable designs to reduce our environmental footprint.Essentially, the Cottage Advisors team studied different design methodologies to create a scheme that maximizes the utility of the space while providing consumers with value for every dollar.
Cottage Advisors is leading the real estate industry with a new approach to building semi-customizable homes. “I tell people we’re like a linen shirt,” Chip added. “You can iron your linen shirt and go out for fine dining. The next day, you can lift the wrinkled shirt off the floor and wear it to the beach. Whether you want to dress casual or formal, you can wear a linen shirt.” This is the philosophy behind Cottage Advisors. You can choose the home that best suits your vision or style and then customize it from the inside. The style of the homes allows you to choose between formal or casual décor that meets your lifestyle.
Name: Howard Hall
Build ID: 795390
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