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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.

Energy Efficient Home Design Video

TerraWise Energy Efficient Home Design Video

Energy Efficient Home Design Video Thumbn TerraWiseHomesTerraWise Homes’ David Shacter takes you inside and behind the walls of a home under construction for a primer on the latest energy efficient home design techniques.

David makes it fun and informative in this “Builder 101” video to help home buyers understand what makes a truly energy efficient home.  And why TerraWise homes have HERS Scores significantly lower than the standard builder offerings.

Watch it now and check the TerraWise YouTube Channel for other videos.

Meet Home Buyers The Stevens Video Interview

Video Interview: TerraWise Buyers The Stevens Discuss “Butterfly” Home

Stevens Resident Testimonial Video Thmbn TerraWise HomesTerraWise Homes residents Eric and Heather Stevens share their story about discovering the Mid-Century Modern designs TerraWise Homes has revived in Cedarbook.

Learn why they chose the innovative Satilla Modern home with its unique “butterfly” roof design.  They also discuss the decision to go solar for a full Net-Zero Energy home.  The video includes drone footage of the roof and interiors of the amazing home.

Watch it now and see more videos on the TerraWise YouTube Channel.

Construction Unearths Family History in Historic Springfield

Crew Installing Irrigation Finds Buried Gravestone

Springfield Historic Gravestone Found by TerraWise HomesTerraWise 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. Recently, they went from creating new family histories to turning up a chapter of forgotten history for one of Springfield’s early families.

According to company president Melody Shacter, a new irrigation system was being installed at the TerraWise Homes’ model at 1221 North Liberty Street when the crew uncovered an old gravestone of Martha H. Troeger. Shacter contacted the Springfield Improvement Association and Archives and their historian Jeff Gardner researched the family.

Troeger is actually buried in the Evergreen Cemetery.   She was a nursing student and nearly 26 when she died in 1925. Gardner is attempting to determine why Martha’s family had two headstones made for her, and why one came to rest at this location; however, the property where the TerraWise model is located was originally her parent’s home. Gardner’s research led to a few of Troeger’s relatives and he took the lead in trying to make contact. He was finally successful in early June.

“I made three calls to people I had determined were relatives of our Martha H. Troeger,” said Gardner. “I was able to connect with one of them, Frederica Mathewes-Green, who lives in Baltimore. Her grandmother, Esther Viola Troeger Oetjen, was Martha’s sister. She is very excited about the find and wishes to acquire the gravestone on behalf of her family. She also has a sister who lives in Jacksonville, so this will likely be its next, final resting place.”

Gardner, along with Melody and David Shacter, made a presentation of the gravestone to the heirs on Saturday, June 17 at the TerraWise Homes model.

“Between completed homes and those currently under construction there are now over 30 TerraWise Homes in Springfield,” said Shacter. “Our office is also here on Main Street and we are proud to be a part of the revival of this great neighborhood and now to play a small part in the preservation of its storied history.”

Cedarbrook 2017 Sales Special

Free Appliance Packages At Cedarbrook

GE Energy Star Refrigerator TerraWise HomesTerraWise Homes is kicking off the 2017 Fall Season with a special offer at Cedarbrook in Oceanway.

Be one of the first TerraWise Homes buyers at Cedarbrook and receive a free energy efficient GE appliance package.  Savings available up to $2,700 on sales contracts written after August 31, 2017.

Download the flyer for complete details.  Then visit the Cedarbrook Model and Sales Center to learn more about the amazing lineup of homes available with prices starting in the low $200s.

With a TerraWise Home the savings continue for a lifetime with lower energy bills thanks to Jacksonville’s most energy efficient design.

WJCT Lunch & Learn Program

TerraWise Homes Featured At WJCT Lunch & Learn

WJCT Lunch & Learn TerraWise HomesDon’t miss the May 24, 2017 Lunch & Learn at WJCT Studios featuring TerraWise Homes.  David and Melody Shacter will present Trends in New Home Design: From Energy Efficient to Net-Zero Energy Homes.

The popular informational series at the studios in Jacksonville is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required though and space is very limited.  There are only a few seats left at this time.

Come enjoy lunch in the beautiful WJCT Studios, meet David and Melody Shacter and learn about the latest trends in new home design, energy efficient construction, green building, solar power and much more.  It’s a fun way to spend your lunch hour and learn.

Learn more here and reserve your seat today.