Garden Grove...from the High $600's


Garden Grove

Garden Grove

Welcome to Garden Grove, Benchmark Homes’ newest Smyrna neighborhood of 2 private custom homes.

Nestled in heavily wooded large estate lots, each of these homes will feature the beautiful, timeless craftsmanship, fine quality and exquisite curb appeal Benchmark is known for. The two very private lots are wooded and are just under two acres each.

Garden Grove is located in highly sought after Smyrna and is just steps away from the new 55 acre nature park to the east and the Silver Comet Trail to the west. 

Garden Grove offers a wonderful residential location close to I-285, airport, schools, shopping, dining and entertainment. The homes have beautiful architectural detail and curb appeal, like stone, brick and timbers. 

All homes come with 2-10 Structural Warranty and Benchmark’s 1 year Builder Warranty.

Features offered as standard in these homes are upgrades for other builders and will include full daylight basements, 3 sides brick and side entry garages.

Custom Plans to Choose From Include the following:

  • Spencers Mill
  • Stanton Gable
  • Fancrest
  • Garden Hill
  • Lightsey
  • Willow Trace
  • Arbor



  • Classic Country and Cottage homes with all the finest finishes
  • Architecturally controlled neighborhood with welcoming stone granite and brick estate wall with gas lantern, streetlights, expansive sidewalks and conforming mailboxes; upgraded flagstone driveway aprons included
  • 3-sides brick with shake accents or fiber Concrete siding, as per plan.  Optional upgrade with Stone accents may be added.
  • Full daylight basement, ready for future needs, as plan and site permit
  • Carriage-style garage doors without glass, garage door openers included
  • Architectural roof shingles
  • Maximum Security front door lockset
  • First Line baiting termite system
  • Seal all exterior sheathing penetrations, bottom plate of exterior walls and foam seal all windows and exterior doors
  • Pressure treated deck, up to 150 sq ft or 100 sq ft smooth finish concrete patio, no steps included, as plan and site permit


  • Lush landscaping with Bermuda sod front yard, with natural area left where possible
  • Lawn sprinkler system for front yards
  • Conforming mailbox


  • Zoned High efficiency, 13 SEER HVAC systems designed for optimum delivery for each plan with Climate Control thermostats,
  •  ducts sealed for Energy Efficiency
  • Custom house wrap for extra R value and Moisture Barrier
  • Insulated double hung tilt sash energy efficient Low E  wood windows, window grids option available as upgrade
  • Attic ventilation by roof vents where applicable.
  • Exterior walls insulated to yield R-13 value, ceilings below attic areas blown to yield R-38 value, vaulted areas insulated to yield R-19 value, R-38 in garage ceiling
  • All penetrations sealed throughout


  • 9' ceiling height on main level, 9’ ceiling height on 2nd level, as plan permits
  • Owners Suites feature tray ceiling, as plans permit
  • Two panel smooth finish 6’ 8” hollow doors with Cooper Creek (or comparable) brushed nickel hinges and doorknobs (or comparable finish)
  • Two coats Sherwin Williams interior flat latex on walls from Builder’s colors
  • Two coats semi-gloss paint on wood trim and two coats flat on ceilings, one paint color change, additional $500 each
  • 42” Fireplace and gas log lighter in Family Room, as per plan
  • Ventilated shelving in closets and above washer and dryer area in Laundry Room (no Laundry Room cabinets/tub)


  • Multi member crown molding of 4” crown with picture mold in Front Foyer 
  • 4" crown in all main floor and Owner’s Retreat living areas, except closets and utility
  • 2 piece chairrail in Dining Room
  • 7” speed base and 371 casing in Foyer, Dining and Powder Room and Owner’s Retreat
  • 3.5” base and 356 casing throughout remainder of home
  • Oak hybrid stair treads with Colonial rail system and simple metal balusters
  • Custom vanity mirrors in Owner’s Bath 
  • Custom marble fireplace surround with custom wood mantle


  • Granite countertops from Benchmark’s standard Level 1 selection with tile backsplash from Benchmark’s standard selection, stainless steel single or double bowl undermount sink and 1/3 hp garbage disposal
  • Pull out sprayer sink faucet
  • Furniture quality stained and/or painted cabinets with standard round brushed nickel knobs
  • Whirlpool stainless steel Double Oven, 36” gas cooktop, Microwave with trim kit and Energy Efficient Dishwasher (or comparable manufacturer)
  •  Icemaker hook-up


  • Designer hardwood #2 common oak flooring with 2 coats of polyurethane in Foyer, First Floor Bath, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, as per plan
  • Owner’s Master Bath - Designer Ceramic Tile floor, tile laid in straight pattern (diagonal is extra) tub surround and shower from Benchmark standard selection
  • Jack and Jill/Guest Bath and Shared Bath-Ceramic Tile floor and tub wall, all tile laid in straight pattern
  • Laundry Room-designer Ceramic Tile floor from Benchmark’s standard selection, all tile laid in straight pattern
  • Shaw Industries carpet from Benchmark’s standard selections, installed over 6 lb. pad


  • Granite from Level I selection counter tops with undermount oval bowls in Owner’s bath and powder room (unless plan calls for pedestal sink)
  • Stained vanities in Owner’s bath and white vanities in secondary bathrooms
  • White, oval 6’ soaking tub in Owner’s bath, or comparable corner tub, as plan permits
  • Brushed nickel framed shower door in Owner’s bath shower
  • Elongated Water Saver commodes, designer exhaust fans in commode areas, as per plan
  • 8” spread brushed nickel faucet in Owner’s bath and powder room
  • 4” spread faucets with chrome finish in secondary baths
  • White tubs in all secondary baths
  • Granite vanity tops in secondary baths with built in sink from Benchmark standard Level 1
  • Stained Furniture-style vanity sink (from Benchmark Standards) or pedestal sink in powder room, per plan


  • 3-piece stubbed plumbing in basement
  • All water supply lines under fixtures have cut-offs (in addition to emergency main cut off)
  • 50 gallon gas water heater
  • Two exterior hose bibs
  • Seal all plumbing, electrical and HVAC penetrations, no laundry sinks


  • $2000 personalized lighting allowance at Progressive Lighting
  • Up to six 6” recessed can lighting by Benchmark 
  • Ceiling fan/light prewire in Owner’s Retreat and Family Room
  • Structured wiring for 1 RG-6 phone jacks and 2 CAT5 cable jacks (additional outlets for $100 each before sheetrock)
  • 2 flood light pre wirings
  • Finished security system with central controller, 2 keypads, siren, contacts on all accessible main level and basement openings 
  • Exterior outlet on front porch and outdoor living space/deck
  • 220V in Laundry Room for Dryer
  • Smoke Detector wired on each floor and all bedrooms
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector wired on each floor


  • Benchmark’s Quality Assurance Program (includes Owner Pre-Construction Orientation, Pre-Drywall Orientation, Presettlement Walk through with Builder, Owner’s Manual  Review and Benchmark Referral Program/Quality Survey (30 day follow-up and 6 month and one year)
  • Transferable 10-year structural warranty
  • One-year Limited Builder Warranty


  • Certified Professional Home Builder
  • Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, Cobb County
  • Neighborhood Protective Covenants and Restrictions with Homeowner’s Association (Initiation fee of $750 and annual fees of  $500)






Faith Brown
Phone: (770) 823-8469


Garden Grove Site Plan

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
Atlanta Home Builders Association

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