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How our house was designed…

** The picture above was our very first rough draft of the house plan…  it changed a lot since.

I figured that today was a great time to tell the story of how our house plans came together.  This has been a long term project.  The drawing above was doodled out on my friend Jamie’s whiteboard during a New Years Eve 2009 party.   That was really the first time we were serious about what our house would look like.  Back in December of 2008, we had just closed on our land and were excitedly making plans of what the house would look like on the land.  You’ll see a wrap around porch – 3 bedrooms, an office and dining room in this drawing.

For the next 9 months, we seriously began looking at drawings from architects and we came to love several designs through Southern Living.  This particular architect captured everything we both loved about Carolina low-country architecture.   Ultimately, we got a set of study plans and began the process of building with those plans in hand.  But, two things we didn’t know when we began — the detail in these plans would prove to be too expensive for our budget and we couldn’t afford much of what we wanted in this house.  So, we backed up. Continue reading How our house was designed…

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