Today signed a contract to build a new house in a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas!
Above is a picture of the unimproved (65′ by 135′) lot on which this home will be built.
It took several months of intense house shopping with my girl friend, Jennifer, before finally settling on a community, a neighborhood, a builder, a lot, and a floor plan. During this past fall we went on several all day house hunting trips. We looked mostly on our own, but we did some with a local real estate agent. Our shopping took us through old homes, new homes, and not-yet-built homes in the narrowed down communities of Frisco and McKinney. This focused search came on the heels of attending open houses on countless Sundays the past couple years all over North Texas (i.e., Flower Mound, Coppell, Plano, Lantana, Carrollton, Las Colinas, Lewisville, and Frisco) in order for me to get a feel for the area, communities, neighborhoods, and home styles.
The builder of this new home will be Saxony Homes LLC, a Shaddock family home building company jointly owned by Peter Shaddock Sr & Peter Shaddock Jr. It will be in a neighborhood known as the Villages of Stonelake Estates. The address of the home will be 14866 Overland Park Lane, Frisco, Texas 75035.
This house will have room for entertaining, working, playing, eating, and sleeping. It’s key features will include a study, game room with wet bar, media room, dining room, high end kitchen, five bedrooms (with one functioning as a “Texas basement”), family room, three car garage, covered front porch, and a covered rear patio. Given the high price of land in the Dallas area the resulting cozy back yard will be enclosed with an 8′ tall stained cedar fence.
When choosing a floor plan for the home made sure there would be room for my baby grand piano and space for doing studio photography. Sure enough the piano should fit nicely in the family room and the media room should be able to easily double as a photo studio. The generous space and extra bedrooms should also provide room for visiting out of town family and friends.
After the holidays once all the permits are issued and plans drawn expect activity to ramp up with lot grading followed by laying & pouring of the foundation.
More to come 🙂