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Another New Restaurant Coming To Springfield

Bleu Chocolat in Springfield Opening Soon

Bleu Chocolat Daily Record Story LinknA new restaurant is planned for the former Three Layers Cafe building at 1602 Walnut Street in Springfield.

The Daily Record ran an announcement this week about the plans to open this very cool space with its brick walled interior. It’s a great story about the new owners in addition to details on another great place to eat in the neighborhood. The TerraWise team is excited for our residents and future buyers…and also for a new lunch opportunity just a few blocks north of our corporate office!

Wonder if they will bring back the popular “Open Mic” night that ran for several years at Three Layers…

Congrats to the new owners and welcome to Historic Springfield.

Springfield Buyer Shares Experience Building Home

Liz Alicea Shared Story As TerraWise Buyer & Realtor

Liz Alicea on Porch TerraWise Springfield Home

Liz on the porch of her new Springfield home

Nothing is more important to us at TerraWise Homes than the satisfaction of our customers. Thanks to Liz for sharing this comment about buying with us in Springfield:

“My home buying experience with TerraWise was phenomenal! Their attention to detail, desire to deliver a high-quality, energy-efficient product really becomes evident as the process unfolds. As a Realtor, I see quite a few new homes from area builders, and most do not come close in terms of construction quality. It takes a lot to stand out with all of the new home building going on in this area, but this experience and this builder truly stood apart! I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in a quality, energy efficient product at a fair price.”

See more stories from our buyers on the TerraWise YouTube Channel.

Springfield Market Street Block Party

Tour Four New TerraWise Homes In Historic Springfield

Four TerraWise Homes on Market St. Springfield.


See the transformation of another block in Jacksonville’s great historic neighborhood with an Open House Tour on Market Street at 7th Street.

Homes Staged by Dwell Staging & Design
Crispy’s Pizza & Social Grounds Samples
Meet the TerraWise Team
Porch-Front Music

Saturday • May 19 • Noon – 5P
Tour Starts at 1640 Market Street

Springfield New Home Renaissance Continues

TerraWise Transforming Another Street In Historic Springfield

TerraWise continues to lead the renaissance of new homes in Springfield. There are several more homes underway already this year. But nowhere is this transformation more evident or dramatic than at Market Street where we have four homes underway with two more as well around the corner on 7th Street.

Here are the vacant lots on Market Street at 7th before
Market St. at 7th St. Springfield










and now with the four beautiful new homes fast moving toward completion.
TerraWise Homes Underway Market St. at 7th Springfield










Springfield is for real and more popular than ever.  Drive this street to check it out and then visit our model to learn more about owning a new home in Historic Springfield.

See Our Ad In Edible Magazine Mar-Apr 2018 Issue

TerraWise Homes Is Pleased To Support Edible Magazine Latest Issue

Edible Magazine Cover Mar-Apr 2018 IssueWe are pleased to have an Ad in the Mar-Apr 2018 Edible Magazine. Great issue with Jac Johnson on the cover and interview inside.

Our limited print ad campaign tends to follow our philosophy of green building. We look for publications that share our vision for cool design and environmental consciousness. This issue of Edible was definitely a good fit and we recommend it to all our customers and anyone who shares our vision.

Pick one up today. They are widely available (find locations) and it’s free and full of cool articles.

Cedar Bay Block Party

TerraWise Homes Party Saturday February 17 At Cedar Bay

Cedar Bay Block Party TerraWise Homes




  • Cackylacky Food Truck All American Lunch
  • Music by Regi Blue Band
  • Tours of Two Brand New TerraWise Homes
  • Meet the Builder Team

February 17th from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Free family fun for all. Download the event flyer and click here for community information and directions to Cedar Bay.

Nathan Lambert Video Interview

Meet TerraWise Homes VP Nathan Lambert On Video

Nathan Lambert Interview Video Thmbnail TerraWise HomesVice President Nathan Lambert has worked with David and Melody Shacter since their early days in the housing industry. He has been part of TerraWise Homes from the beginning and has helped them to make it Jacksonville’s leader in Net-Zero Energy Solar Homes.

Nathan took a few minutes to share more about his story and role at TerraWise Homes in a brief video interview.  Watch it to learn more about what he does for the company and learn more about his insights on what makes TerraWise different from other builders in the Northeast Florida region.

See more interviews and videos on the TerraWise Homes YouTube Channel.

David Shacter Discusses Solar Homes On First Coast News

Solar Powered Net-Zero Energy Homes Gaining Popularity In Jacksonville

First Coast News Net-Zero Energy Solar Powered Homes TerraWise StorySolar Power continues to top the news around the Sunshine State and particularly in Jacksonville.  Recently a company that produces solar panels announced intent to relocate here and bring 800 jobs.

TerraWise Homes has been at the forefront of Solar Powered Net-Zero Energy Homes and has built the majority of those currently in Jacksonville.  CEO David Shacter is a noted leader in the field and was recently interviewed on First Coast News about this trend setting concept in new homes.

Thanks to TerraWise Net-Zero Energy homeowner Margaret Conner for sharing her experience in the story and to reporter Julia Jenae for sharing the good news about our energy efficient solar powered homes.

Watch the interview on and then visit one of our model homes to learn more about Net-Zero Energy Homes and the TerraWise Difference.

Video: Cedar Bay Features Broward River View Homes

Preview Video: Beautiful Cedar Bay Neighborhood

Cedar Bay Neighborhood Preview VIdeo TerraWise HomesTerraWise is building homes on the last remaining homesites in Jacksonville’s Northside neighborhood of Cedar Bay.  These are large sites on a bluff with fantastic views of the Broward River.  Watch this video for aerial preview footage from the neighborhood. The available homesites back up to the river.

Their are currently two new Net-Zero Energy Solar Homes ready for immediate occupancy.  There is an Ortega Craftsman and St. Marys Craftsman available. Both homes are brand new and include a full PV Solar package.

Visit the sales center in Cedarbrook to learn more or call our Northside agent Wendi at (904) 661-1109 to schedule a tour of the community and homes.


Team Celebrates Springfield With Signature Beer at Hyperion

Terra-Weisse Beer On Tap For Limited Time At Hyperion Brewery

TerraWise Team Taps Terra-Weisse Hyperion Brewery BeerTerraWise Homes celebrated a record year for sales of homes in Springfield with the tapping of a signature beer brewed at the local Hyperion Brewery in the historic Jacksonville neighborhood. The TerraWise team worked with the brew master at Hyperion to develop the signature limited edition Terra-Weisse. They gathered on December 5 at the brewery at 1740 North Main Street for the initial private sampling before the brew goes public.

“It has been a great year for Springfield with the opening of new businesses, including Hyperion, along Main Street and I believe we have helped to drive the growth of services by bringing more new families to the neighborhood,” said Melody Shacter, TerraWise Homes’ President. “We are delighted the team at Hyperion is helping us to celebrate mutual success with our very own Terra-Weisse beer.”

Jac Shacter is the TerraWise Sales Consultant for Springfield and led the effort for the company with Hyperion. He said the beer is a classic Weisse that is typically blended with syrup as it is poured. He and others on the TerraWise team participated in the crafting process and selection of the accompanying syrup flavors, which include Honey, Kiwi and Pineapple/Chipotle.

Terra-Weisse Beer Three Flavors at Hyperion Brewery TerraWise Homes
TerraWise Terra-Weisse Beer Hyperion BreweryMenu

The Terra-Weisse beer will be officially released to the public at Hyperion on December 8 to coincide with the annual Springfield Holiday Home Tour, which TerraWise Homes is one of the primary event sponsors.

TerraWise Homes has been leading the revival of new homes in historic Springfield since 2013. During that time, they have built several homes bringing forward the latest energy efficient net-zero energy technology while maintaining the character of the neighborhood by designing homes that blend perfectly with the historic architecture. The family-owned home building company is also headquartered in Springfield and is active with SPAR and other local community organizations there.

Net-Zero Energy Homeowner Video Interview

TerraWise Owner Andrew Alvis Net-Zero Energy Video

Alvis Net-Zero Energy Video Interview Thmn TerraWise HomesTerraWise Home’s CEO David Shacter recently caught up with one of his homeowners in Springfield for an interview.

Andrew Alvis shares his story about making the decision to go net-zero with a PV Solar package on his home.  Watch this short video to hear insights from Andrew and see one of his recent electric bills.

He is experiencing amazing savings in his TerraWise Home.

See more videos about energy efficiency and solar powered homes on the TerraWise YouTube Channel.

Solar Powered Net-Zero Energy Homes Video

TerraWise CEO David Shacter Solar Powered Net-Zero Energy Homes Video

Video Thmbn TerraWise Solar Net Zero Home VideoTerraWise Homes is Jacksonville’s only dedicated Net-Zero Energy home builder. Company founder David Shacter has been on the forefront of the concept from the beginning. Learn how TerraWise takes energy efficient design to the next level by adding solar power to achieve net-zero homes that generate as much electricity as they use.

The already highly energy efficient TerraWise Home design allows for greater overall efficiency reducing the amount of solar power coverage needed. TerraWise works with Clear Sky Solar to install state-of-the-art PV Solar Systems. This combination results in savings across the board for TerraWise homeowners, from initial investment through years of monthly savings on energy bills over the life of the solar system.

Watch the short video with David and Luke Gillam of Clear Sky to learn more about Solar Powered Net-Zero Energy Homes.