HPG-1888-1 – The Mayberry
We had been planning to build our dream home for years, and property on which to build it became available to us in 2010.
Our favorite features of the home are threefold: The colonial style; the large open great room/dining/kitchen in the middle; with bedrooms to the 4 corners (3 bedroom plus flex).
We contracted the exterior ourselves, using a recent study of sub-contractors who we know. Once the “outer shell” of the home was finished, my wife and I took over. My father was a contractor, so I had been exposed to pretty much every area of construction.
We knew it would be slow process, as we would have to learn a lot, and only have an hour or two a day after work and on weekends to put toward it.
So far, I have framed in the upstairs bonus room (we used pre-fab trusses instead of stick built, so work was to be done), and finished the staircase and stairwell.
I have completed wiring the entire house for electricity, telephone, computer hookups, and satellite/cable, using one end of the front secondary bedroom’s closet as control center.
We have laid the hearth and installed the wood burning stove and dry walled the living room and both front bedrooms.
That is where we are… 14 months after taking over from the contractors. We hope to be complete and moved in by Christmas 2012. We’ll update you then.
We absolutely adore this plan, and did whatever it took to keep true to the artist’s conception drawing that came with it.
Thanks House Plan Gallery for the beautiful (and well-detailed) home design. Its truly our dream home!
Tommy & Lucy G.