Friday, January 30, 2009

Ready-or-not.....




It's now 2 years later and the brush is cleared and it is starting to look like a backyard. The site is 35 minutes from the house we had lived in the past 7 years, and with two small children it will be a tough next few months, but oh... how exciting.

We knew we wanted a traditional farmhouse style. Two story with a big front porch. "The Walton House".... White with navy shutters. Walk-out basement and plenty of room. Three car garage and a long curving driveway.... sigh. In time it all came, but what a journey to get there.

After months of looking at plans, we actually decided to go with a modular home. If you would drive by, I don't think you would "know" it is a modular. It is 3000 sq feet and a full 2 story home, which is rare for modulars, but the trim, cabinets, open floorplan are all custom designed for us. I have to show people the pictures for them to believe it came in 4 pieces. It was amish built in Northern Indiana, and if I had to build another home, I think I would do the same again.

The main reason for this house was time. We could be "in" the house in four months verses almost a year to build traditionally. The cost was also a bit better, but not that much different, but the time was definately a factor. Our house sits a mile from the highway down a gravel road with no other houses or even lights from neighbors in site. It was all open and exposed to whomever wanted to snoop, and that was a huge worry. This is a small farming community, but things happen even here. But luckily we had eyes and ears on our side, and the few people that did come around we generally nice and just curious.

So late March of 2006 we broke ground and the first scoop of dirt was fantastic!










(See next post for more....)

1 comment:

  1. How exciting! I'm sure your entire family is happy to be in the new home. You have a beautiful place to be and I'll look forward to reading about your progress! (Are you near me at all?) :-) Thank you for visiting me today.

    ReplyDelete

Wonderful to hear from you and taking the time to visit. Come back soon and let me know how I can visit you online as well. I love to meet new gardeners!

Here is the finalized list of all the stops on the Christmas in the Country Tour 2014 here at Creative Country Mom's.

Featured Home Tours - Panoply, Aiken House and Garden,


Featured Home Tours - A Delightsome Life, Shabby Art Boutique,


DAY THREE - DECEMBER 2ND

Featured Home Tours - Nancherrow and

Sweet Tea and Saving Grace


DAY FOUR - DECEMBER 3RD

Featured Home Tours - Meadow Lake Road, Designer's Sweet Spot,

Bohemian Juncktion and White Lace Cottage


DAY FIVE - DECEMBER 4TH

Featured Home Tours - Momcrieff and

Somewhat Quirky Designs


DAY SIX - DECEMBER 5TH

Featured Home Tours - Shabby FuFu, What Meegan Makes,

I Am A Homemaker and Major Huff Takes A Wife


DAY SEVEN - DECEMBER 8TH

Featured Home Tours - Lilacs and Longhorns,

Garden Matter and Southern Seazons


DAY EIGHT - DECEMBER 9TH

Featured Home Tours - Atta Girl Says, Our Southern Home

For What It's Worth and Designthusiasm


DAY NINE - DECEMBER 10TH

Featured Home Tours - Chatfield Court

and Holidays At The Harris Home


DAY TEN - DECEMBER 11TH
Featured Home Tours - Dwellings - The Heart of the Home,
DIY 180, Domicile 37 and Little Red Brick House

DAY ELEVEN - DECEMBER 12TH

Featured Home Tours - Dandelion Patina,

Real Inspired and Sweet Melanie


I wish to thank all of the bloggers that participated and all the ones whom shared their links at the party. I so enjoyed every day of the tour and all the wonderful homes all decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas to everyone! xxx....Brooke