HPG-1635-1 – The Lynnwood
My wife and I were married in 1993. Our dream and goal in life was to build our own home. We purchased a 800 square foot home in 1993 and we lived there until 1997 when we sold it and purchased a 1300 square foot home, which was 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.
We started our family in that home, with our dream that one day we would build our dream home.
We quickly outgrew this home with the addition of two children, and in 2005, we purchased our lot to build our home, and in 2006, we started looking at house plans. We were looking for house plan that was not “cut up”, had plenty of room with no wasted space, and look great.
Everyday when I would come home from work, my wife would show me some house plans (now, I have extensive constrution experience and I am the director of a building inspections department).
I would tell her “no”… “that roof is to cut up” or “that house is to cut up”, or “its not practical, and it will cost alot more to build”.
Then I come home one day in 2007 and she said she had found the right house plan. When she showed me this HPG-1635-1 house plan, we immediately fell in love with the way it looked, the overall design of it, the layout and so much more.
Also, when I started looking at the roof line and the corners, I could not believe how simple this house plan was to build! It just made so much sense and there was not one square foot of wasted space.
We had literally looked at a thousand house plans and they did not even come close to this home. We truly built our dream home.
We have a video of this home posted on your site that we did for you guys last year, and finished out the interior with very high-end materials including using 4.25 inch hard woods throughout, rock corner fire place, 7.5 inch four piece crown throughout the downstairs, travertine on the bath room floors, oil-rub bronze faucets, door knobs, shower doors, thresholds and hinges throughout, cherry cabinets with raised panels, and granite counter tops throughout.
During construction we made a few updates including making the dining room and kitchen two feet wider, adding two feet to the children,s end of the house to install a double lavatory, and adding two feet to the front garage wall to install a center pier for double garage doors. In addition, the plans called for a hip roof over the storage area in the master suite but I ended up using a gable roof there and made a kids play room. I also turned the laundry room into my closet and turned the garage utility room into a laundry room with the entrance in the dining room. Built the home on a crawlspace foundation, and used hardy plank instead of vinyl under the porch roof and gables.
We love everything about it, from our family room over the garage, to the kids play room, to the three full baths.
It took us 15 years and a lot of hard work before we could start building our home and we could not be more pleased…
The plans were flawless. Thanks for making our dream come true. We could not be happier!
Cherryville, North Carolina