If you keep up with me on social media, you already know A LOT has happened since my last blog post! We sold our house very quickly in March and luckily found a nice rental house with plans to build a new house. While the selling of the old house was fast, the building process has been the complete opposite! The subdivision we are moving to is new and the roads weren’t even poured when we first purchased our lot. Now that they are done and utilities are in, we have been given the green light to submit our building specs to obtain our permit. (happy dance :)) Monday, we signed all the contracts and submitted a story book of paperwork to begin the building process!
Though I was/am eager to get started as quickly as possible, I’m thankful for the extra time we had to completely customize our new home. To be honest, I actually designed not one, but two homes in the time it took to get where we are today. Allow me to explain: The first home I designed was going to be 100% craftsman style with an abundance of white trim, white carriage garage doors, light gray john hardie board siding, shingles, and (some) natural stone BUT we quickly learned that the HOA in our new subdivision has specific guidelines and regulations in place that requires only a solid surface (aka stucco and or stone) on the front of the house. The original plan just didn’t look right with stucco in place of the siding and it took away from the craftsman look and feel soooo I scrapped that plan and started all over again and I’m even more in love with my new design inspired by our relator’s new house. Disclaimer: I did not draw or render these drawings! Our architect, Tyler did an amazing job of bringing my vision(s) to live!
The original plan….
The FINAL plan…
Our home will be a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath walkout ranch with an open floorplan. I am not allowed to share the floorplan or blueprints of the home because they are property of Anderson Homes.
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