Saturday, February 25, 2012

Revised.....sort of.....but a new location......probably.....

Title basically says it all.  I think we have ruled out the Denver location for a variety of reasons.  We have shifted gears and are focusing on the Dike Fox Ridge development.  There are a few lots available for a good price in a great community.  Great schools, shorter drive into work for Shan, about the same for me, and closer to family.  An no, Mom, not so you can see me that much more, but rather baby-sit the boys! (Chester and Bo of course, and possibly little Jesses eventually)

So to fit the lot and the area, we have to revise the plan, again.  However this was easy since we have about 30 plans floating around on my computer to choose from we designed at one point or another.  So we decided to go back to the previous plan and tweak it slightly.  The lot orientation and slope are not exactly what we were hoping originally, but we think we actually are liking it better now then before.

We no longer have a walk out basement, but rather a standard basement.  We will still do some day lit windows in rooms down there however.  The biggest change is adding a 3rd compartment to the garage for a shop space and mower space since we can not have a storage shed on the lot.  But this actually ended up working pretty nice, at least Shan loves my idea.  In order to make the roof lines work nicely, we gain half of the porch covered, which has been relocated to conveniently right off the kitchen.  Also because we do not have a walkout, it can allow the deck to flow nicely to a patio surface instead of having high railing and stairs.  I will most likely go with a platform deck without railings if my grades work out. 

Anyway, attached is a revised, most current plan.  We are moving forward and getting final numbers in from everyone on this plan.  Once that is complete, we will go to the bank and see what our options are.  Once we figure that out, the house goes on the market. Hopefully this all takes place in March sometime.  Time is really running out!  We have been slowing starting to pack up stuff, take to Goodwill, and throw stuff away. 

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