As promised, albeit a day late, here are all the details on our future house plan. Almost two years ago, we started this process by talking to Trevor’s grandparents. They live in what I would deem “the country” on over 10 acres. They have a huge private pond, and across that pond and another, you can see Trevor’s parents’ house. So, Trevor talked to his Pop and Nan about us potentially living next door to them on a vacant lot Pop owns next to their house. They were THRILLED about the prospect and we went forward with the business side of things and got the land purchased and deeded over to us. So, for several months now, we’ve been the proud owners of four acres of beautiful property. We figured we’d hold on to it until we could make a move happen, which hopefully, will be very soon!
Here are some pictures of us out at the property when we first started things. Knox wasn’t even a year-old yet, so it’s been a while!
We’ve already met with our builder, chosen our house plan, and gone through the pricing chat. We wanted our new “forever” home to be big enough to keep us comfortable, but still be affordable and modestly sized. I’d rather spend money on nice finishes than a huge sparse space. Our plan is just about 2100 square feet, but we’re adding a room over the garage which will bring the total to 2400 square feet. It’s three bedrooms, the bonus room, two bathrooms (maybe 2.5… we haven’t decided yet) and one story (aside from the bonus). I’ll share more on the house once we finalize things and actually start building it!
This is the model that we toured and loved. Our plan is similar but a bit smaller- our garage won’t be on an angle like this one. Keep in mind that this is the model, so it’s definitely more “fancy” that ours will be! This sucker has about $200K in upgrades, which is insane! We hope to keep the general look of the outside with that craftsman look and some stone accents:
This is the model living room. We want to do a similar beamed ceiling and stone fireplace, but wood-burning instead of gas. I tried, but Trevor is obviously kind of particular about his fire, being a firefighter and all. Isn’t that kind of counterintuitive that all the firemen are totally pyromaniacs? Oh well. Men.
… and the most important room in the house: the kitchen!
Everything is super open, which I love, and even though it looks awesome, we won’t be doing the huge stone feature around the stove. That thing would be aggravating trying to cook! Obviously our colors and such will be different, but this gives you an idea of what we’re dreaming about. We are hoping and praying that our house sells quickly so that we can get moving on this! Our plan once we sell is to move in with Trevor’s parents for two or three months while our house is being built. We have big plans for lots of fun things once we’re there, including a massive organic garden (I’m about to get really domestic and learn how to can!) and chickens. Yes, you read that correctly, we’re totally going to have a chicken coop and gather our own organic eggs. I. Cannot. Wait. I’m so excited that our boys will be growing up playing in the same woods that Trevor played in as a little boy. That is just so perfect. Here’s hoping things work out in our favor… and soon!
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