The Holtkamps have joined thousands of other Georgia homeowners in building an elegant new house constructed with 21st century energy-saving technology. Federal tax credits helped offset the additional costs.
The 7,500 square foot Greek revival house, built in 2006, appears to have stood on its 5.2 acres since Civil War days. It could almost pass for one of the historical homes on Madison's antebellum trail. "I wanted an old house, but they are inefficient," Suzanne Holtkamp said. "We wanted to build a home that will last through the ages to counteract the current disposable building culture."