A 12-Acre Northeast Georgia Dream Yard
Want to experience a 12-acre family dream yard just outside the hustle and bustle of metro Atlanta? Join landscape architect, author, and Dream Yards host Bill Slack as he travels to Jefferson for a visit with Hollie and William Mann and their two kids on their northeast Georgia dream yard.
Less Work and More Play
When asked for their inspiration behind their dream yard, the Manns cite how they wanted to balance their time between work and family, while having plenty of space for their family to play and grow. A true labor of love, their house and property required a lot of renovation and upkeep when they first moved in. From unfinished bathrooms to a nonexistent driveway, it’s safe to say they had their work cut out for them. However, they were up for the job and overcame all of these issues—the ultimate testament to their desire for creating the perfect yard.
While designing their yard, Hollie’s biggest inspiration was to have enough room to walk around chairs, the pool, and other entertainment spots so they could comfortably entertain when they have family and friends over. They designed everything with functionality and practicality in mind, creating beautiful outdoor areas that are as beautiful as they are comfortable, supporting how they want to live life outdoors.
Family Fun and Responsibility
When asked about their favorite features, the Manns have nearly too many to count. Regardless, Hollie’s favorite location is their entertainment area—complete with a beverage center, pool, and grill area—giving William the perfect place to stretch out to watch baseball games and giving the kids enough room to safely play and lounge around in the pool.
When it comes to their kids’ favorite parts of the yard, the man-made treehouse is hard to beat. Complete with a ninja-style obstacle course, it’s perfect for them and their friends to hang out after a long school day.
Their eldest son, Jax, has a spot on the property that’s even more special to him: his own chicken coop, complete with 22 chickens—something that he’s been asking for since he was six years old. He’s in the coop daily taking care of his flock, and even has his own company to sell the farm fresh eggs. With the profits from his company, he hopes to buy his own truck or Jeep (or both) when he’s old enough to drive, on top of paying for his own college degree.
A Dozen Acres to Mow
With 12 acres and two kids to care for, it’s safe to say that Hollie and William have their work cut out for them. That’s why they turn to Exmark mowers to give their yard a maintained, immaculate look, all year-round. For over ten years, they’ve enlisted the help of Nathan Osbourne of Legacy Landscape Solutions—and his team of Exmark mowers—to help keep their yard immaculate. From hardscape to walkways, bushes, and (of course) tons of grass, he and his team never cease to amaze.
Now that you’ve had a taste of an ultimate dream yard, what will yours look like?