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TERRA MARIAE SUBDIVISION - Courtyard Style Garden Homes

Terra Mariae is a garden home community designed with an active 55 plus resident in mind offering a friendly, relaxed, and casual lifestyle for individually owned homes. It's location offers the best of St. Tammany's Northshore living...the natural beauty of gently rolling hills, country charm and friendly neighbors a short distance from city conveniences. The quiet surroundings and picturesque country roads are just minutes from the heart and charm of historic Covington, with its many family-friendly activities.

Because this is a subdivision for those of age 55 and over, it is not just a community for retirees - it's a vibrant, friendly neighborhood for those who want to stay active and involved with those around them. It's a place that takes you back to a time when life was simple; you knew all of your neighbors and never ran out of things to do.
The late Arch Bishop Hannan with Alternative Design Build

Inspired by the late Archbishop Philip Hannan, Terra Mariae is a secular, non-denominational garden home community, built around his vision of a neighborhood of not just lovely homes and elegant architecture, but also one of warm, friendly and caring people. A neighborhood of peaceful tranquility, yet close to everything one needs.

After Archbishop Hannan's death, a new developer, Frank J Lopiccolo III, pledged to carry on with the Archbishop's vision for the property.

Martin Murphy and Gary Salathe, the owners of Alternative Design/Build Group, LLC, are proud of their history with Terra Mariae, having been selected as the subdivision's exclusive builder in 2003. In 2007 they built a home on Terra Mariae's last available lot and have now been invited by the new developer to build garden homes again on twelve new lots brought onto the market in the subdivision. They completed their first home on one of these new lots at the start of 2013 and are interested in building more homes on the remaining lots. Give Gary Salathe a call at 985-892-4848 for more information on Terra Mariae garden home designs and prices.

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Alternative Design/Build Group, LLC's experienced customers demand high quality construction, flexible and efficient designs with large rooms, plenty storage and all the comfort features they have enjoyed in previous homes.

"Many of our customers are building a home they have been dreaming of for many years. They know what works in their life and what doesn't. 'They want what they want and won't settle for less' is how we like to put it," Salathe says. Although this type of demanding clientele may be a challenge for most builders, he says that their design/build method allows their customers complete freedom in choices, both in design and amenities. "Almost all of our new business comes as referrals from our past customers", he says with pride.

Terra Mariae is an age restricted community, which is a term often misunderstood by the general public. It is a restriction that is allowed by the federal government in that at least one resident of each house must be at least 55 + years old.

No one under 19 years old may reside full-time within the community. However, young adults or children under the age of 19 are welcome to visit and may stay overnight for up to 90 days within a consecutive 12 month period. Anyone over the age of 19 may be a full-time resident, provided one household member is at least 55 years old. It is not necessary for the 55 + person living in the house to be a spouse.

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