Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Project Update: Architect Site Visit

Rick and Cindy Black visited the property and spent about an hour and a half talking amongst themselves, talking with us, and getting the lay of the land.

The Sig Other really liked them. He liked that they "banter" back and forth about possibilities openly. And they do....we certainly witnessed an open exchange of ideas.

Because this property is a bit more than we planned to spend on the raw ingredients and will require a total rewire and install of a H/AC system, our project budget would be more limited than we originally communicated to Rick and Cindy a few months ago.

Surprise, surprise, right?

We don't know yet whether our budget will allow for what we ultimately want out of the finished product.

However, they left with some guidelines and will come back to us with a very rough sketch and some project ideas to look at by the weekend, which is exciting....even if it doesn't work out. They will likely come back to us with a "now" plan and a 5-year plan.

Still, the property is ideal for what we want...if we just had double the money and were not concerned with the resulting price per square foot.

A simple (and not to scale) sketch of the lot, and what might become of it. Granted, I'm no architect. This is an exceedingly simple way of approaching it:

We'll see how it all plays out in the next few days.


Anonymous Sig Other said...

Sig Other Here - Ran into Rick and Cindy at Whole Foods Lamar store the other evening after their visit to the house under contract. They just seem to be really easy going people - the relationship with the architect(s) is so important. We wil be living with them for awhile during this whole process.

This is all new for me and excited about having a vision and seeing how we can make it a reality.

Sig Other

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