I've held off sharing this story... because....building a home from ground up can be a complicated up and down adventure. We haven't been sure if we were going to be able to build here.
(Mainly due to the permit process that the county and State of California requires...and working through the long process of getting okays from our HOA!)
But we are feeling a bit more confident....so today I'm sharing.
Through this whole process of getting permits...we haven't been sitting still- we have been doing what we could....moving forward ever so slow.
I want to document all of the progress...so, today....here we go!
Get ready for a crazy amount of pictures.
Here is the lot....our building lot is on top of this hill....following will be a look at the lot from different angles. What it looked like before we moved dirt and after- (the lot is almost one acre)
In order to have a building pad...we had to cut into the hill (like about 15 feet)
The hill before....and the hill after- we will be building a brick/rock wall here.
Looking down the hill "before"....and looking up the hill "after" from across the street. We have re-seeded the whole hill. (we are surrounded by a golf course and vineyards.)
Building pad- view from the back of the house.
This will be the view from the right side of the house.
View from the front of the house- before and after
What the hill use to look like....and now....ready for construction. (by removing 15 feet we received a large flat area to build on plus it opened up the view.)
It isn't home until the Grandchildren visit.
The drive up there is beautiful this time of year.
This area reminds us of our home in CV- lots of wildlife. ( I'm thinking that is a bobcat...and hoping it is not a mountain loin =)
What it looks like in the fall.
So, there you have it, and as it stands....we are still waiting for permits....Hoping March is the month all the fun stuff gets started. Prayer said and Fingers crossed!
and just for fun here is the Artist rending of what our home could look like.
Building a home is a lot like giving birth....a lot of waiting, preparing and some pain.
But in the end.....Happy Day!