HPG-2204-1 – The Chestnut Lane
We must have looked a thousand house plans. The first one both my wife and I loved ended up being the same one we purchased four weeks later from House Plan Gallery. It was the best fit for our family, to us, the nicest looking one, and to be honest…the best priced web site.
I have never built a house before. To be clear, I am not a carpenter by any stretch of the imagination. My decision to take a month or two off of work to be ‘hands on’ though proved to be a lesson in life I look back on, and am glad that I decided to do so.
As the acting general contractor, I worked hand-in-hand with the local contractors that I hired to build our dream house. Before this, I couldn’t have told you what a ‘cripple’ was or how to install counter tops. I have so many stories to tell our children and grandchildren in our adventure of building a house.
When we first started, everyone told us that building a house would be an ‘ultimate test’ to our marriage. Having the same taste and lack of knowledge in home building, we thought everyone was crazy. NOW i can say that yes, it does test your patience, and yes, it does test your marriage, and YES, we passed the test, if they are keeping score. Tackling something as big as this for the first time can be scary, but in the end, I have to say…that its worth it. Now we have a place to call home for years to come!
Thanks to all the kind people at House Plan Gallery… We truly love our new home!