Today’s the day…
7 months after we began our search for a place to call home… and 4 months after we placed a deposit on this piece of land… we finally have a large plot of grass, dirt and rock to call our own.
(And knowing me, I’ll be photographing it regularly, documenting every little thing about it and proclaiming why it’s the sweetest spot on Earth — so consider this fair warning.)
Yep, we plan to build our log home on 1.62 acres at a new lakefront development in Northern/Middle Tennessee.
It’s called Swan Ridge Lake Resort, and we’ll be one of the first to build there.
Now we’ll be spending some time fine-tuning the specs of our house plans and making sure that we’ve got things like the kitchen and our offices designed just as we want them before we break ground. (Actually you have to have all of those details in place before the bank will give you a construction-to-permanent loan.)
The biggest item of question at this point is how to design the master bathroom / master bathroom / laundry room quadrant of the house.
But, with the help of the fine folks at Cavender’s (“The Interior Company”), we’re well on our way to getting those details ironed out.
[Thanks, Ernie, Rebecca and Kyle!]
All in all… today was a GREAT day!
We had the closing on the land and we signed everything that makes the land officially ours now.
And we’re finally moving forward in the direction of actually building our dream home.
Here’s how we decided on Swan Ridge as the best place to build our log home.
A few photos of our property on Dale Hollow Lake:
Interested in checking out Swan Ridge?… Here are the directions.
See how we decided on Dale Hollow Lake & Swan Ridge Lake Resort as the place to build our log home.
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