Our journey started when I accepted a job transfer out of state. I had up to a year to sell my old home and relocate my family. We spent a great deal of time looking for pre-owned homes but nothing was just quite right. We were a bit spoiled because we were already living in a custom home and that made it difficult to settle for less than exactly what we wanted.
We began our search for a new home by looking at the available houses in the area we were moving to. We had time since I couldn’t move until my old home sold. It took 7 months but during that time, we could find nothing that suited our needs. That’s when we started looking at the House Plan Gallery. We needed a home with at least 4 bedrooms because I work from a home office. We also wanted a ranch or at most 1-1/2 stories. It was easy to find what we wanted using the website and search criteria available through HPG.
The best part of the house is the easy living style with the open plan between the kitchen and family room. We have 5 bedrooms if you include the bonus room, yet the house doesn’t feel too big. It’s cozy. We have our master suite on one side of the house and away from the other bedrooms for privacy. I have my home office, my wife has a room for her crafts, my daughter has the upstairs bonus room with it’s own bathroom and we have a guest room. It fits our needs and wants perfectly. Also, the layout of the house with garage in an L shape allowed us to fit it perfectly on a corner lot. The shape also provides more privacy in the backyard by having the garage as a barrier.