Posted in Architects, Author: Liz Guzzo
High-Tech Home Design Goes To The Dawgs
Last September, LP Building Products reached out to McCar Homes in Atlanta to build a home for one of its highest profile clients to date. The entire home encompassed only twelve (12) square feet. Tiny, yes – but also state-of-the-art – this unusual dwelling was perfect for its celebrity resident: Uga VII, the University of Georgia’s beloved bulldog.
As the pride of the Bulldog Nation, the famous mascot came with high expectations and his royal abode was no different. McCar was a natural fit to craft the home because they knew how to build a quality home that would last for many generations of Uga successors.
At 56½ pounds, Uga VII is the second largest mascot in his family’s 53-year bloodline, and he needs all the help he can get to stay cool in the Georgia heat. Not only does his new home have its own air conditioning system, but it comes equipped with ENERGY STAR® rated LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing. When the sun is beating down and the doghouse roof is heating up, LP TechShield sheathing is designed to block 97% of that heat from entering the home.
While Uga is relaxing in the cool interior of his doghouse, he can rest assured that stray footballs or charging players will not damage his home because the exterior is fully wrapped in dent-resistant LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding and painted in Uga’s favorite colors: red and black.
Georgia fans can expect to see their faithful mascot at his post on the 50-yard line this fall, when the Bulldogs return to the field for the 2009-2010 college football season.
Dan and Elaine McSwain founded McCar homes more than 50 years ago with a mission to build homes for buyers who desire the best houses in sought-after locations. Today, the company has grown into one of the nation’s top 40 builders, but remains committed to its strong family values and to using quality materials and construction methods to build outstanding homes that will last a lifetime. New McCar communities can now be found across the Southeast, including Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.
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