This morning we decided to take a drive down to see if anything was going on yet with our house. Last week the sales guy told us that the permits should be back any day now & that we would be getting a call to set up a pre-construction meeting. We didn't hear from anyone this week so we didn't expect to see forms up when we pulled up to our lot.
It was a pleasant surprise and interesting to see exactly where the house will sit. We were taken back a bit at just how far back the house will sit, it makes the backyard space smaller than we were expecting. We're going to ask if anything can be done about it, if they could even move the house up 5 or 10 feet, it would make a big difference but the yard will still be good, just not huge, even if it can't be changed.
It's funny how our big ol' lot doesn't look so big now with the forms up. We didn't really think about the footprint of our house when the sales guy kept using the neighbors houses as a reference for yard size. Our house will be a single story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2200 sf home. The houses on either side of us are smaller & the next house over from them is a 2 story house, so smaller footprints & bigger yards. We originally wanted a small piece of land, a big yard has always been important to us so it not being as big as we had anticipated is leaving us both just a little disappointed. Our yard will still be a nice size for the boys though. Really any yard is an improvement over no yard at all!