I had previously mentioned that Nick and I were buying a lot in Victoria Estates, here in Georgetown. We closed on the lot on our 4th wedding anniversary, by far the best gift we've ever given each other as an anniversary gift! Below are some shots of the lot.
This first picture is from the neighborhood's website and shows part of the 57 acre lake! We're not very far from the lake at all, this is one of the things I'm most excited about!!
Our lot is just a little under an acre and is a corner lot. It is currently very wooded. We plan on keeping all the trees we can and only taking down what absolutely has to be. It made me feel better when we found out that several of the trees in the center where already dead and needed to be taken down anyways. The lot is perfectly situated for a walk out basement. It slopes down and then levels off nicely in the back.
One of the larger trees!
Nick forging a path from one end of the lot to the other.
Me at the stop sign at the corner of our lot. Isn't it cute?!
The photo above was taken the next day after we closed. I thought it was very cool that our first time out there as the official owners we saw a deer!
Here's me and Bailey holding a picture of the floor plan we have picked out. Here are some photos of it below.
I love the covered front porch!
Here's a shot of the 1st floor. There will be some changes. I want to enlarge the dining room to hold a table that can seat 10. I don't need that large of a keeping room, so I want to enlarge the kitchen area and move it to the back of the house if at all possible and include a butler's pantry. In the family room I want to move the fireplace to the wall that divides our bedroom and the family room. Then, where the fireplace currently sits add a set of French doors to allow access to the deck from that room. I really need to find a good architect when the time comes to help with all of this. I've drawn several different arrangements and can't quite get the look or feel I have in mind.
I have started several different inspiration files for what I want to accomplish when we finally get to build. I'm not for certain when it will actually be. I have a certain number that I want to stay under for financing and we're going to have to save a lot of money to stay under that! So as soon as we can, that's when we'll start! We were lucky in that we basically stole this lot! In the past 6 months 2 lots had sold in this neighborhood in the mid $30,000 range, which is still lower than normal, simply due to the fact that not many people are currently building. Our lot was bank owned and we were able to get it for $16,000! Plus the bank paid for half of our closing costs! Our closing attorney kept going on and on about how surprised he was at the price we got it for.
Well, this is our future home site and the house we will one day build!