We are a few years out from our build, but thinking about securing the right piece of land now. I'd like 10 acres in the country and wifey prefers subdivision life. There is ONE subdivision in the country but close our suburb that is a pretty good compromise. There will be around 20 homes on 2.5 - 4 acre lots. There is one perfect lot that we didn't jump on quick enough and it sold. We're now seriously considering the lot that was our second choice. Next step is to start talking with architects and builders about the site to get their feedback on a plan.
I also wanted to run a high level plan past the community here to get your feedback. The lot is around 2.8 acres with 1 acre that's open and flat. We don't want to knock down any of the trees. The lot is around 300' wide, but is relatively shallow, and that's really my only concern with the lot.
We are planning a pool and outbuilding eventually, so that is an important consideration. The back of the house would face south or maybe be angled a bit west.
As far as a home, it will likely be two stories and around 3500 sq ft. By the time it's all said and done, we'll be pushing seven figures, so this isn't a starter home. We will ultimately design the home to match the lot, so I just used generous sizes in the attached plan.
We don't necessarily need a wide open space in back of the house. In fact, I think a patio and pool area nestled between the house and wood line feels just right.
Sorry for the long winded intro - I guess I'm just looking for feedback on the viability of a shallow lot like this. I have a hard time visualizing, so if anyone has pics/stories they could share I'd appreciate it!
Stay warm. High of -10 tomorrow and -16 Monday up here in MN.