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Overhead Door™ Brand Teams Up with HGTV and DIY Network Hosts Chip and Pauli Wade to Create A Beautiful Mountaintop Retreat

Pinhoti Peak Idea House | Photo Courtesy of Chip Wade Works

The pandemic’s isolationist trend has led Americans to pursue the tranquil ambiance of nature-oriented retreats, escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. While they are reintegrating society, they seek balance between work and leisure. And who would be better to pioneer this lifestyle shift than renowned HGTV and DIY Network Hosts and Designers Chip and Pauli Wade?

Envisioning their dream mountaintop retreat, the Wades sought out partners who could bring their ambitious project to life, pairing top quality with aesthetic grace. The result is Pinhoti Peak – a modern, luxurious retreat nestled atop the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains near Ellijay, Georgia. For such a unique project, only the best materials would do, right down to the garage door. Enter Overhead Door™ Brand.

“When you think of nice surfaces, garage doors aren’t necessarily at the top of anyone’s list, but they are at Pinhoti Peak,” Chip Wade said. “Such a prominent placement on the structure meant I had to select not only a quality door but one that elevates the aesthetic of the entire house.”

A Partnership Carved in Aluminium and Glass

With its reputation for exceptional quality and elegant design, Overhead Door™ Brand was the Wades' first choice. The Modern Aluminum Series, specifically the Envy™ Model 9980 (956), was the obvious go-to garage door. Boasting a unique contemporary look with crisp lines and a sleek design, this model complements the Wades' vision for Pinhoti Peak.

Envy™ Model 9980 Mirrors Surrounding Scenery | Photo Courtesy of Chip Wade Works

Its durable, corrosion-resistant aluminum frames and light-filtering glass panels are a perfect blend of strength and elegance. The finishing touch? A mirrored gray glass tint with chic black finishes completes the sleek, modern look.

“This […] modern aluminum door from Overhead Door™ was the only choice [for me], once I saw it,” Wade said. “It’s new to the market.”

The Envy™ Model 9980 is more than just a functional garage door; it's a style statement that sets the tone for what lies within - a house that harmoniously fuses modern aesthetics with the rugged beauty of nature.

“This door brings a great new vibe to the entire garage opening,” Wade added.

Mirrored Gray Glass Tint Reflects Blue Ridge Mountains | Photo Courtesy of Chip Wade Works

Embracing Wilderness with the Pinhoti Peak Retreat

Pinhoti Peak isn't just a mountaintop retreat; it's a 10-acre sanctuary ensconced in over 30,000 acres of national forest. The property offers expansive forest views stretching on the horizon. It borders the Pinhoti trail, a 350+ mile hiking and ATV trail, providing the ultimate retreat for nature lovers.

Close Up of Envy™ Model 9980 | Photo Courtesy of Chip Wade Works

In designing Pinhoti Peak, the Wades' aspirations were clear: compelling visuals, nature-inspired tranquility, minimal maintenance, timeless selections, functional space planning and luxurious interactions between the modern and the wild. They have realized their goals in an environmentally conscious manner.

Interior look of the Envy™ Model 9980 | Photo Courtesy of Chip Wade Works

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom modern timber-frame mountain cabin with a bunk room is an architectural innovation. The retreat is constructed of heavy steel with no interior load-bearing walls. Some features include smart home connectivity and energy efficiency. Every detail, from the fireplace to the hot tub, connects indoor to outdoor living spaces through an extensive use of glass, such as the Envy™ garage door, seamlessly blending modernity to wilderness.

The Building Journey of Pinhoti Peak

The Wades documented the entire building process of the Pinhoti Peak Idea House, from start to finish. This treasure trove of information provides innovative building techniques for those considering building a retreat or a revenue-generating property. The Wades' commitment to sharing their expertise and the high standards they uphold are reflected in their choice of partnerships, including that with Overhead Door™ Brand.

Steel Exterior Contrasts the Elegance of the Envy™ Door | Photo Courtesy of Chip Wade Works

In the end, Pinhoti Peak stands as a symbol of a new era in home design - one that respects and embraces the raw beauty of nature while not compromising on modern luxury. Projects like these push the boundaries of what a 'dream home' away from city life can be. Overhead Door™ Brand is excited to see how new living trends evolve in the next few years. Our company is committed to bringing quality products that home design experts trust, and customers turn to again and again.

Together with Chip and Pauli Wade, Overhead Door™ Brand outfitted Pinhoti Peak with a unique blend of modern style, reliable functionality and unmatched beauty.

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Pinhoti Peak Idea House Utilizes Glass to connect indoor-to-outdoor spaces | Photo Courtesy of Tomas Espinoza

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