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#1 dave in indiana

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 04:48 AM

(not to steal DD's thread)

 

Got our estimate from the builder yesterday.

 

A little higher than expected; but not a deal breaker.

 

Building this on a 100 acre parcel, so a lot of the cost is road (1000'), getting utilities to the house (water and electric), and septic.  Everything that you would typically have if you plopped it down in a subdivision has to be built from scratch.

 

Not sure what folks think is big or small, but our retirement place is 1954 square feet which is smaller than where we are now.

 

Probably dig this Summer.

 

I have about 3 years to get this done.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 04:57 AM

(not to steal DD's thread)

 

Got our estimate from the builder yesterday.

 

A little higher than expected; but not a deal breaker.

 

Building this on a 100 acre parcel, so a lot of the cost is road (1000'), getting utilities to the house (water and electric), and septic.  Everything that you would typically have if you plopped it down in a subdivision has to be built from scratch.

 

Not sure what folks think is big or small, but our retirement place is 1954 square feet which is smaller than where we are now.

 

Probably dig this Summer.

 

I have about 3 years to get this done.

Good luck.

That's about the size house we want. Of course, the builder wants to push it to 2200+. Current house is 1811ft sq.

Look forward to seeing the floor plan and photos.


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#3 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:27 AM

My current house is around 3000sf (about 1500 of that is the basement of which about 500 is unfinished) and it feels too small. But, it's partially just a layout issue. There are too many rooms in a way, I'd prefer the same size but larger rooms (and less of them).

Ideally 2000sf open concept house with a 5000+sf outbuilding would be best.
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#4 dave in indiana

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:29 AM

The only real add-on we are doing is a very large deck on the back of the house that will overlook our pasture.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:56 AM

That's a great view!

Keep us posted on the progress.

We are a couple of months out before we sit down with the designer and start the design process.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:58 AM

That's a good layout. Much better than my house! :D
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:42 AM

We are going to "live" in the back of the house/deck area.  It's a nice little front porch - but it will look out at a bean/corn field, lol.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:20 AM

Consider making the entryway deeper. That's not much space for closets there.

If i were building that bump on the garage, I'd just make the entire thing bigger and slide the door down on the page. Most all 2 car garages are undersized for actual functionality.

Do you really want to go through the mudroom to get to the master? We don't keep our mudroom nearly so neat that i want to look at it when I'm heading to bed or first thing in the morning.

Last...i think... When carrying groceries in, it's a long way to they pantry. Swapping the bathroom and the pantry would make grocery drop seamless.
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:06 AM

Consider making the entryway deeper. That's not much space for closets there.

If i were building that bump on the garage, I'd just make the entire thing bigger and slide the door down on the page. Most all 2 car garages are undersized for actual functionality.

Do you really want to go through the mudroom to get to the master? We don't keep our mudroom nearly so neat that i want to look at it when I'm heading to bed or first thing in the morning.

Last...i think... When carrying groceries in, it's a long way to they pantry. Swapping the bathroom and the pantry would make grocery drop seamless.

 

Yes. As one builder told me "Corners cost coin". So make the garage bigger and that will make the roofline simpler as well.

The bathroom/pantry swap is good as well.

 

But, it's your place and will be great for ya'll.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:14 AM

I kinda had the same thought on the bump out for the guest bath and closets.

But looks like a nice plan and view overall.
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:36 AM

I like the kitchen layout.

 

I designed our kitchen to be efficient for one person cooking, with the refrigerator, stove, cabinets, and sink all a step or two from one corner.  We now call that the "asshole corner" because if two people are cooking, one person is in that corner and being an asshole by standing in the other person's way.  Your layout doesn't look like it will have that problem.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:37 AM

NICE!!!!!!!


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:41 AM

Your photo reminds me very much of where I grew up in Southern Illinois. 


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:45 AM

100 acres may as well be a "dear penthouse" letter to me.
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:34 AM

100 acres may as well be a "dear penthouse" letter to me.

This
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:36 AM

100 acres may as well be a "dear penthouse" letter to me.

fact.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 12:16 PM

100 acres may as well be a "dear penthouse" letter to me.

 

 

Only 76 personally.  But it connects to 70 and 100 that family owns and only 1 other house... it's as good as advertised. 


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:06 PM

Only 76 personally. But it connects to 70 and 100 that family owns and only 1 other house... it's as good as advertised.

76 is awesome too. I want to live near the kc metro and typically can only find plots 20k/acre and up in the area I want to be. Prices me out pretty quick, unfortunately. I just gotta figure a way to make more money lol.

Either way, good on you guys that have managed to acquire large plots!
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:08 PM

I live in the city, my 1/3 acre lot is huge here! Lol
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:21 PM

We live a mile from the town square and have the latest lot on the street at .66 acres.

Lake lot is 1.3 acres. I'd like to have more but, that will do since there is a 200 acre plot with a wildlife easement right behind me.


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