Finally getting to groundbreaking on our site, including some issues with expansive clay soil and scraping topsoil once our test pit looked good.
A full look at our blueprints after we cleared the HOA, showing the overall plans for our modern mountain home in Colorado.
Appealing the architectural committee’s denial of our roof line amendment to the full homeowner’s board.
A dispute with the HOA over our roof slope and our appeal.
Finally getting our construction loan closing finished, including jumping through some more hoops at the behest of U.S. Bank.
Using a big pinterest board to start determining your design goals and vision for a custom build.
Finalizing our build contract with our custom home builder, and walking a middle ground between a cost-plus build contract and a fixed price build contract.
The hassles of “go fetch this document” quests when dealing with a bank over a construction loan, particularly when the quests are impossible.
The impact of a dramatically higher excavation bid for winter work, which firmly set us on the “build in the spring” schedule
Some cost increases brought on by a steeper roof slope got us revisiting the question of roof slope in an attempt to keep things pretty and cheap