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  1. 1. What home do you like best?

    • https://markstewart.com/house-plans/cottage-house-plans/farm-640-heritage/
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    • https://www.eplans.com/plan/1275-square-feet-2-bedroom-2-00-bathroom-0-garage-sp166139
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    • https://www.eplans.com/plan/864-square-feet-2-bedroom-2-00-bathroom-0-garage-sp174940
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It is within our budget for the land.

It's down to a couple homes.  My husband is concerned about cost. 

https://markstewart.com/house-plans/cottage-house-plans/farm-640-heritage/

https://www.eplans.com/plan/1275-square-feet-2-bedroom-2-00-bathroom-0-garage-sp166139

I like the farmhouse.  

The modern one looks cheaper?

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I don't typically like contemporary  builds but I think the third one gives you lots of flexible space and seems like it would blend in nicely with the location.  It could be inexpensive or very expensive depending on what you use for building materials.

Having just built a house that started with online plans, my advice is to consult with an architect.  It was worth every cent we paid him to have in person discussion about our wants, needs, and preferences.  He made several changes to the plans.  Each change he made added greatly to our enjoyment of living in the new house.

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Definitely the farm 640, that back covered area is nice. Nice floor plan too.

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I like the farm house as well.  Congrats.  Very exciting! 

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I like the farm house.  The other two plans require your guests to go through a bedroom to access a bathroom.  That's  kind of an awkward layout.

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Farmhouse for sure.  Exciting times.

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Farm 640.  I like the garage and I like the couple of extra feet in the master bedroom.  Dressers and things take up a surprising amount of room.  The garage can always be used as a bike repair room and storage area for bikes as well as the truck.

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signed bid? Accepted offer?  Congratulations

There is only so much you can do with 1000 SF. The 1275 plan just added SF to the Great room. I like the Farm house. Mark Stewart does a lot of Portland area plans. His will be easily buildable in Oregon

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11 minutes ago, UglyBob said:

through a bedroom to access a bathroom.  That's  kind of an awkward layout.

Agree, I don't like this. Not sure why architects think this is a good thing :blink:

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The 640 isolates the master bath to the owners with guest access to the bath near the guest bedroom.  The latter bath is most likely to be used in a general manner from the great room.  I like that.

Guests will have to duck out of their bedroom to use that bath, but one has to decide in that size house how much accommodation is being made for guests.  In my life that spare bedroom would promptly become an office and studio.

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Access to the bathroom is an easily modified option.  This is one of the reasons that I highly suggest you take the plans to an architect before you build.  I like all of this but the bathrooms.  Or I like the kitchens in this plan but like everything else in this plan.  Don't pay big bucks to buy complete plans online until you take the available drawings and chat with an architect.  You might end up with a blend of all three.  You might end up with the farmhouse.  You might end up with a sliding double door bath.  Who knows?  You want to make sure you see yourself living there.  One of the first things the architect asks us was how often did we have overnight guests--- not that often.  With that in mind, we made the hallway to the basement slightly wider and the guest room slightly smaller.  It was a good call because the place where the dogs converge at full speed to run down to their crates now works perfectly--- in our first plan it would have felt crowded.

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Congratulations!  Very exciting. I like the farmhouse set up but I would definitely defer to Aire's advice about talking to an architect. 

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Farm, all the way.

The modern one was not my style at all, especially not in a natural setting.

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7 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

The 640 isolates the master bath to the owners with guest access to the bath near the guest bedroom.  The latter bath is most likely to be used in a general manner from the great room.  I like that.

Guests will have to duck out of their bedroom to use that bath, but one has to decide in that size house how much accommodation is being made for guests.  In my life that spare bedroom would promptly become an office and studio.

good point-- they can call the rooms anything but how will you use them?  This is why Petite has a den that is really an exercise room.  Still on my soap box of talking to an architect

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I just looked at the farmhouse again, the stove seems kind of shoe-horned in and hard to cook at in the drawing.  Am I seeing that wrong?

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I like the farmhouse of the layout and because it looks like a lot less time is needed to keep it looking pretty.

Like Airehead, the bathroom locations bother me a little - a lot on the modern house - they're not the easiest to find for people partying in the backyard.

Off the top of my head, if that's the TV where the pic with the two sets of legs are in the farmhouse, a bright fireplace and the non-shaded glare from the door's windows and side windows seems awful. It would go better on the opposite wall and the table near it would need to go elsewhere.

Finally, where will your laundry room be?  Mine is in my basement and, turning 70 in October, friends and relatives have urged me to get it put on the 1st floor when the house is rebuilt.  I've got a while to think about it.

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12 minutes ago, MickinMD said:

Finally, where will your laundry room be?  Mine is in my basement and, turning 70 in October, friends and relatives have urged me to get it put on the 1st floor when the house is rebuilt.  I've got a while to think about it.

the laundry is a stacked set in a closet. It's a one level home 

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4 minutes ago, Scrapr said:

the laundry is a stacked set in a closet. It's a one level home 

so one level built on a cement pad?

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Just now, Airehead said:

so one level built on a cement pad?

Most of Oregon is Post & Beam with a crawl space. Very little slab construction here. A few people are sealing the crawl & heating/cooling it. Can control "bad" aire a bit better. But most volume builders don't do that because it's a bit involved

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23 minutes ago, MickinMD said:

Finally, where will your laundry room be?  Mine is in my basement and, turning 70 in October, friends and relatives have urged me to get it put on the 1st floor when the house is rebuilt.  I've got a while to think about it.

I have altered three of the houses we have had to put the laundry upstairs. Did that to our son’s house as well. Carrying baskets of laundry up and down steps sucks. I don’t think DH is planning on a basement.

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11 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

No home shall be built, and no windows installed without first consulting with @AirwickWithCheese.

I think he might be on the wrong side of the bars. It’s been a long time since he posted.

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49 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

No home shall be built, and no windows installed without first consulting with @AirwickWithCheese.

I was going to go with permit lady. But maybe @AirwickWithCheese supersedes permit lady?

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Couch can hook you up with someone who will sell you $24,000 windows.

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1 hour ago, Scrapr said:

I was going to go with permit lady. But maybe @AirwickWithCheese supersedes permit lady?

How far is Greenville from Tybee Island? Cheese and permit lady may be one and the same.  
Dangit, 4 hours away, so that may hurt that theory. 

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So you put in a bid for the land?  Sorry for being clueless.

Then you plan to sell your existing home?  You're a fast mover. Or maybe this has been stewing in your dreams for past few yrs.

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This has been stewing.  Now that I want to stay here, We want a home we will love.  

I could do the farm home, and remove a dormer, and make the front porch structure a little smaller.  I am feeling very excited.

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9 hours ago, bikeman564™ said:

Agree, I don't like this. Not sure why architects think this is a good thing :blink:

Because it’s not their house. 😂

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49 minutes ago, Randomguy said:

It looks just weird to me.

I like this one:  https://markstewart.com/house-plans/country-house-plans/golden-2/

I kind of like that one. I'd put an extra wide door (maybe a hanging barn door style) between the flex room ant the garage. That would become the bike shop/workshop.

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18 minutes ago, UglyBob said:

That would become the bike shop/workshop.

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3 hours ago, Longjohn said:

Couch can hook you up with someone who will sell you $24,000 windows.

But they might be infested so you also need the phone number for the Orkin Man.

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2 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

But they might be infested so you also need the phone number for the Orkin Man.

They can kill all of your ants for only $1.99 each.

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OK, wise guys.

I have to stay under 1000 ft.

There will be no flex spaces and bonus rooms.

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56 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

OK, wise guys.

I have to stay under 1000 ft.

There will be no flex spaces and bonus rooms.

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1 hour ago, Dirtyhip said:

OK, wise guys.

I have to stay under 1000 ft.

There will be no flex spaces and bonus rooms.

Why?

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18 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

No home shall be built, and no windows installed without first consulting with @AirwickWithCheese.

I sent him a text.  He responded and said he was on his way to prison but thought he would be paroled on Thursday.

17 hours ago, Scrapr said:

I was going to go with permit lady. But maybe @AirwickWithCheese supersedes permit lady?

They belong to the same club.  @tybeegb. could tell us if the permit lady looks like a middle aged man.

17 hours ago, Longjohn said:

Couch can hook you up with someone who will sell you $24,000 windows.

I suspect he will get a comission.

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Do you need two bedrooms or is one enough?

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This is nice without the bathroom issue

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3 hours ago, Randomguy said:

Why?

Money

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Where is the RV pad with hookups going?

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Will the jump track go the whole way around the house?

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Here is one that may work.  It's a ranch design so I'd assume the roof could be a truss roof to save on cost.

 I'm not liking the bathroom door location.    But, you could move the bathroom door (top left bathroom) into bedroom 1 to make a master bath.  You could also use part of the porch and a large closet for the master bedroom.

You could bump out the entire wall of the front of the of the house (not just half of it) for the garage to make the garage bigger.

https://www.houseplans.net/floorplans/52600012/ranch-plan-1030-square-feet-2-bedrooms-1.5-bathrooms

Ranch House Plan #526-00012 Elevation Photo

 

Floorplan 1 for House Plan #526-00012

 

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4 hours ago, Old No. 7 said:

Where is the RV pad with hookups going?

Make the sewer pipe extra big so none of you rv bozos plug the shitter. :D

 

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2 hours ago, Bikeguy said:

  But, you could move the bathroom door (top RIGHT bathroom) into bedroom 1 to make a master bath.

I guess I don't know right from left anymore.  :( (I can't edit my message to fix it.)

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9 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

Money

I hate money, it is the root of all some evil.

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