When we first bought this lot we knew it’d be a wonderful location for a growing family. The yard was huge by Dallas standards and there were several mature oaks in the front yard and crape myrtles in the back. As we began working with the architect on the design, saving the trees was a priority.
The house was originally built as a spec home with 5 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths. The floor plan was wonderful and inviting. And, as luck would have it, we had the opportunity to move into this house and really enjoyed so much about it.
The first floor has a perfect layout for entertaining. There weren’t any walls between the kitchen, breakfast area, and den. So, when we entertained for a sit-down dinner for leaders of our church, we just moved the furniture around and were able to accommodate seating for 36 at 6 round tables. We also had the pleasure of hosting an engagement party for 50 and had many holiday dinners with extended family.
And while those rooms could accommodate so many, it was possible to position the furniture so that each was a comfortable room when it was just us. There is also a cozy library and a second bedroom on the first floor. We often commented on the layout and how it would make a nice home for later in our life, perhaps on the side of a mountain somewhere.
One benefit to moving into the spec house is that we were able to get a different perspective. As if we were the clients after our builder finished the house. We didn’t encounter any big surprises, but did realize that after we think our work is done, we’ll be back in the house to make adjustments to fit the homeowners needs. One example is that the master closet started out with a large area for long hanging items and we had the carpenter come in and cut that space in half because we would rather have more space for the shorter items. Simple enough to adjust but makes it more of a custom home.
All in all, the experience was wonderful.
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