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Thanks for a beautiful house plan, which has turned into a beautiful house, which has become our home, which has brought a lot of peace and comfort...
My wife (Jenny) and I (Geof) had been living in the Lower Main Land of British Columbia (Canada). We enjoyed our work and our friends there but were really wanting to move back to North Western Alberta to own some land and enjoy the open spaces. My growing girls had always dreamed of having their own horses and this was something that was not going to happen in BC. I also longed to get back to hunting, quading, and snowmobiling, again things I'd not be able to afford in BC. A large draw was also to live closer, once again, to a favorite cousin who was one of my best friends--Robert. Robert had been a bachelor for many years and finally met the woman of his dreams. We were looking so forward to getting to know Robert and his new wife Katrin, as a couple.
Tragically, six weeks after we had moved and three days short of their one year anniversary, Robert died in his sleep. We were devastated and wondered if we had made a mistake. We almost moved back to BC, because we didn't know how we could move forward, having had such a huge loss. Slowly the healing began to take hold and we started to think again about building our dream home. Robert's widow, Katrin, told us that one of Robert's last wishes that he expressed to her was that he wanted to sell a treasured piece of land to us.
Robert and I grew up hunting, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and playing on this beautiful property. When Katrin told us she'd like to sell this land to us, we were moved to tears and happily bought it from her. Many years earlier, Robert had cleared out an area on this property that he hoped to eventually build a log cabin on. He started building the log cabin with large sruce trees that dominated the property. He never did complete it as he just got too busy farming, but he did move the logs to his residence, just in case he would have time to work on it further. Once he passed away and even before we knew what house plan we would build, we knew where we would build the house. It would be on the spot that Robert had always dreamed of building his log cabin.
Jenny and I are not log cabin people, so that was never a question, but we wanted to somehow acknowledge Robert's dream for this part of the land. We have built our dream house and to top it off we plan to use some wood from Robert's half-built log cabin to make a mantle for our fireplace in our great room. Through our grief, the excellent design and assistance from House Plan Gallery to modify our plan has helped working through our loss a little more bearable. Many of Robert's friends and family members who have seen our house, have commented that Robert would have been so pleased to see what we've done with this property. When we found your plans, we knew we found what we were looking for... Some of our favorite features of this home design are the spacious great room, the beautiful dormer windows at the front which let in a lot of natural light, and an amazing master bedroom and suite. This house is not just our dream house, it is a memorial to an amazing godly man who was everyone's friend and whose influence is still being felt in so many people's lives to this day. Thanks for a beautiful house plan, which has turned into a beautiful house, which has become our home, which has brought a lot of peace and comfort...
My husband & I were living in Oklahoma when we had our twin daughters. They came early and we didn't have any family out there so we decided that we would move back to Tennessee where all of our family lives. We purchased a small 900 sq. ft. doublewide mobile home just 1 mile from my parents and 3 miles from his parents. It was most convenient to have built-in babysitters. After 5 years, when our daughters were walking & talking and headed for elementary school, we decided that 900 sq. ft. just wasn't big enough. We were given 9.77 acres of land by my husband's mother, and began looking through house plans online and went and bought your plan catalog. A few house plans in there actually appealed to me, but we decided to go for a certain house plan and find a contractor. The contractor we chose was actually my father-in-law's best friend. He agreed to build the house for cost + 10% which is unheard of now. We were able to get nearly everything we wanted for just at $200K. Hardwoods, tile, fireplace, basement, stainless appliances, brand new front load washer & dryer on pedestals, etc. Some of my favorite features of this home are the large master bathroom, the his & her closets in the master suite, and the wonderful basement. Also, we made just a few updates to the layout of the home including: taking the workshop out of the garage, on the main level, and used it to increase the size of our pantry/laundry room. Also we added a single garage door in the basement for a workshop. We also re-arranged one of the bathroom areas so that we could have a bigger window on that side of the house. And finally, we opened up the wall between the media room and living room and we use it as a open office... It has been a dream come true. It's not our first house but it's OUR house. We love it! On top of all of that we have managed to pay off all of our debt (credit cards, cars, student loans) and we are now paying 1/2 mortgage payment bi-weekly. We only owe ~$200k but our house & land have already been appraised at over $325K, so we are happy about that. Thank you for the wonderful service your company provided in the beginning so that we could manage to have a such a beautiful home now!
This designer's helpful staff was able to blend the two designs into the perfect design for us!
My wife and I were at our wits end trying to find the right house plan for our family. You’d think with all the thousands of house plans out there that we could easily find the right plan for ourselves. We found our way to this designer and still couldn’t find the right design. Then in desperation we went back to the site and found two plans that were close to what we wanted. The two plans were from this designer, but neither was exactly what we wanted. Another house plan website got us in touch with this designer and soon their helpful staff were able to blend the two designs into the perfect design for us. Our Foundation was just poured yesterday and we can’t wait to watch our dream home come to fruition. Thank you for your expertise and help!
Geof and Jenny C.
Valleyview, Alberta, Canada
First Floor: 1,800 sq. ft. (living)
Front Porch: 92 sq. ft. (unheated)
Rear Porch: 117 sq. ft. (unheated)
Garage: 485 sq. ft. (unheated)
Storage: 83 sq. ft. (unheated)
Kitchen: 132 sq. ft. (living)
Master Bedroom: 232 sq. ft. (living)
Master Bath: 168 sq. ft. (living)
Utility: 50 sq. ft. (living)
Dining: 176 sq. ft. (living)
Media: 72 sq. ft. (living)
Great Room: 368 sq. ft. (living)
Bedroom #3: 144 sq. ft. (living)
Bedroom #2: 144 sq. ft. (living)
This house has a great master suite with a vaulted ceiling, his and her closets, jet tub, walk-in shower, and make-up area. The great room is vaulted with gas logs and plenty of built-ins. Has covered rear grilling porch for get-togethers with family and friends. Has extra room that may be used for a computer center/nursery/hobbies/home school. Large garage and storage for 4-wheelers, bikes, lawn mowers, and/or golf cart. A great value in space planning.
Living Sq. Ft:
Unheated Sq. Ft.: 777
Total Sq. Ft.: 2577
Width: 65 ft. - 0 in.
Depth: 50 ft. - 10 in.
Foundation Type(s) Available:
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Brick / Siding
8 in 12
Sec. Roof Pitch:
10 in 12 Dormers
22 ft. - 0 in.
Main Ceiling Height: 8 ft.
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I'm a single woman,retired from the military, and currently am working a second career with the State of Louisiana. I never dreamed I'd build a home of my own. My ex-husband and I divorced 6 years ago, and I bought a nice 3 bedroom home about 17 miles from the golf course that I now live on. Golf is my passion and I played every chance I had. As time went on, I started looking for another place to live closer to work and especially closer to the golf course, and I could never find a house I liked within my budget close to where I wanted to move. After about 1 1/2 years of looking, I decided, why not try to build? There were available lots on the course that I always played golf on. Interest rates were low and I had some equity built up in my home, so I put it up for sale. One day later, I had an offer! I sold it and moved into an apartment. Meanwhile I had looked at literally hundreds of plans. I knew what I wanted, an open floor plan, split-floorplan with the master bedroon on one side and lots of windows in the back to overlook the golf course. The minimum to build out here is 2200 sq ft, so when I saw this plan, I knew it was the one. However, I ordered the plans reversed since the garage protects the back of the house and the patio from wayward golf shots! I found a quality builder and he had me in the house in less than 5 months, even after losing about a month to bad winter weather. I love the large, open kitchen and the windows on the back that overlook the golf course that I built on. I also love the nice sized covered patio. I love it! My house isn't the biggest in the neighborhood, but it holds it's own with any of the others and I get many compliments on it... My job requires me to travel out of state sometimes, but I'm always anxious to get back to my own beautiful home!
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We had a lifelong dream to build a nice home on a large piece of land, and when we moved to Georgia in 2000, we bought a temporary house in a small subdivision. Moving here allowed me to really explore the local area and to check land values where I would like to build this dream home. It ended up taking me over 6 years, but we finally found a beautiful 16 acre parcel just one mile from my house. When we started building, I purposely located the house at the back of the land, close to the woods and to the old farm pond. I also set it at an angle to the land to insure shade on the back porch and to have a good view down the 1,000 foot long driveway.Also, because of of the relative seclusion I was looking for, I chose to keep the main living area windows with out any dressings. The house plan was perfect for our family! Some of my favorite features include the 16 x 40 full gym that we built, the large open living space with maple hardwood floors, the back porch deck and patio that looks out on our pond, and so many other features I can't even begin to go into... We highly recommend this designer and their house plans, and would definately buy from them again and recommend them to all our friends and family...
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We were newlyweds living in a mobile home in a small town rural area when we felt a desire for a larger, more permanent home. We were growing concerned that our mobile home would eventually require too much upkeep and through the wisdom of our parents, felt that a site-built home would be a wiser investment. However, at our fairly young age, we were not sure how much of a home we could afford. At first we began browsing for house plans for the future. We found ourselves wanting to change every plan we came across to fit our lives. We looked through countless books and almost gave up. We happened upon looking online and found our plan immediately. We just looked at each other and knew that this was the plan. It had everything we wanted to add to the other plans. With the help of online calculators, we found that by ordering our plan ourselves and subcontracting, we could afford a home much more easily than by hiring a general contractor. Not only that, but we could build a larger, more customized home this way. Everything came into place. We suddenly received an offer on our mobile home and with today's housing market, felt it was time to act. We found the perfect home site, began the mortgage process and everything moved very quickly from that point on. We did have to meet with contractors several times a week, but felt that by being involved in the process, our house was going to be very special and exactly what we wanted. We finished our home in record time and feel unbelievably blessed. Our home is much more than we ever expected we could have. All of our contractors, inspectors, and even the appraiser fell absolutely in love with the layout of our home and wanted to know where we found our plan. Our friends and family also greatly approved and thought our home was much more costly than it actually was. We have now been in our new home for about six months, so we are still arranging some things to our taste, but every day we feel continually grateful for the home we have. We absolutely enjoy it. Our home has room for any changes that might take place in our family and our lives.