House Preview

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about what our house will be like, so here’s a preview! We’re working with what’s called (I think I finally figured out this term—did I mention we’re new at this?) a production builder. Meaning, the house is being built brand-new, but we chose from among several lots, floor plans, exteriors, interior designs, etc. We get to customize a lot of things but we also have most of the decisions already made for us, which is perfect for our experience level and how much work we want to do. Adam and I are notoriously slow decision makers, so having basically a day to make structural decisions and 21 days to make upgrade decisions was a good exercise for us. Having to make every single choice would have meant we’d be moving into the house in June of 2025 or so. So, here’s a preview of what it will look like when finished:

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(I joke, I joke.)

Here’s what it will look like, in bullet form:

  • Lot on a cul-de-sac
  • Big lot (“big” being relative here. Apparently we have 45 feet from the back of the sunroom to the end of our lot. I have zero spacial reasoning and 45 feet means nothing to me until I can actually stand in the yard with the finished sunroom behind me.)
  • 2-story
  • 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms upstairs
  • A flex space and a half-bath downstairs
  • An additional family area and loft upstairs
  • Kitchen with a pantry, island, and family command center
  • Open floor plan
  • Gas fireplace
  • 4-season sunroom
  • 3-car garage

The house is in a planned community still in development, meaning that there’s a home owners’ association (with pages and pages of sometimes-bizarre rules), a pool, a playground, and teeny tiny trees. There’s also a day-care site, elementary school, and grocery store right down the road.

If this all sounds way too cookie-cutter for you, don’t worry. Our house won’t look exactly the same as our neighbors’—they have rules to prevent that, you know, like only X number of houses in a Y radius in the community can have the Z exterior color package. Yep.

But I don’t want to give the wrong impression—we are super excited about this house :) Did I mention there will be a sunroom?? *happy dancing*

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3 thoughts on “House Preview

  1. It sounds really complicated that so many houses in a certain radius must have a different color scheme. I think it is a good way to keep the neighborhood unique and different. However, it will definitely change the value that I put on the house.

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