Happy Monday, friends!
I am so excited to share our new house plans with you today!!
It’s been two years since we bought our land, can you believe that?! I seriously can’t believe we have lived there almost two years!!!
Anyway, when we bought the land, I began dreaming of the house we would build on the hill. I have looked over so many house plans over the past two years, and I was definitely leaning toward a modern farmhouse feel.
Here are some of the pictures of the house plans I was leaning toward…
Even though all of the houses above are beautiful, and I would be blessed to have any of those, I still kept looking for a house plan that made my heart skip a beat.
One thing that I have come to realize in the selling of our Wilmore House is that it’s not so much what a house looks like, but how it makes you feel. Our Wilmore House wasn’t a big house or magazine worthy by today’s standards, but man, that house felt like ME. Every time I walked through the doors, it felt like home. I have a LOT to say about that, but I’m going to be sharing more with you about that in a future post.
Anyway, after a LOT of searching, I found a house that I think feels like me (and our family,) and I also think it will fit perfectly on top of our hill! I realized that I didn’t want a farmhouse that felt modern at all….I wanted it to feel like its been there for over 100 years. I’ve always been drawn to older things ever since I was little. I love old homes, old furniture, old cars…I think I was born in the wrong time period!😂😂😂 So when I saw this house plan, it just spoke to me. It represents the simplicity I love and crave in my life!
The plan is called FOUR GABLES, (I love the name!,) and it was one of Southern Living’s featured house plans.
The cool thing about this plan is that I was able to search online and on instagram and find a lot of people who have built this house!
There are so many ways that we can make this plan feel even more like us by the exterior choices we make and how we adjust the floor plan just a bit.
I’m such a sucker for gable roofs! This plan has four gable roofs, and I just love how it feels like an old farmhouse. I know the farmhouse style exploded during the Chip and Jo era on HGTV, and truthfully it’s kind of out of style, but it has and always will have my heart. ❤️
This house just feels like home to me. And that is what I want it to feel like to everyone who walks through its doors. I want it to be a refuge, a place where souls feel refreshed and restored. Just like our property, Still Waters, does for us.
This house plan is by L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates, and it’s one of their most popular plans. Again, that is what makes it so much fun! I have been able to find Pinterest boards, Youtube videos, Instagram posts, and Blog posts all about this plan. It’s given me so many great ideas about how we want to build our house!
I love this house plan because it will give us room to add on in the future. Cy would love to build a garage to the right of the house. I love this inspiration photo below!
Now for the interior, here are the original floor plans…
We will be making several changes to the original plan to create a layout that works better for us and increases the square footage a little bit. I’ll be sharing that in a future post too, (once I figure it all out!😂)
I’ll also be sharing some interior photos and videos I have found of the house plan in a future post. See! We have soooo much to look forward to! 😊🎉
Lord willing, we hope to start the foundation in the middle of February. Cy and my boys will building this house, so it’s going to be so rewarding working as a family to bring this plan to life. Although it will be stressful for sure, I am going to try and enjoy the process as much as I can. So many memories will be made along the way. And that’s the best part, right?!
Thanks for joining me on this journey. It’s always so much more fun when I get to share it with YOU! Please leave any comments or questions you may have about this house plan. I read each comment, and I look forward to talking to you about it.
Have a blessed day, friends!