Monday, May 21, 2012

Soil Update & Finally Have Model Pictures!

We made our elevation and color selections without seeing a picture of the Victoria Falls cottage elevation or even a rendering of what it would look like since it was new from Ryan.  Yesterday our Sales Rep surprised us with pictures of our elevation Ryan just built as a model somewhere!  Our colors will be different and we have a front facing garage, but this is close to what ours will look like.  We're really happy with it!

On another note, everything should resume tomorrow after a few week delay due to soil testing and engineer review of our soil.  Ryan is going to drill pylons into bedroom and then pour the spread footer on top of these pylons.  We asked for a copy of the engineers report and they are gladly providing us with one, but we're happy with this solution and feel the foundation is going to be very solid and Ryan has done the right thing by eating the entire unexpected cost.

Here are the pictures of the model & I included one picture of a Quartz counter top we found and really like.  We got the standard counter top from Ryan because we decided we would be able to find a better price after we close and we would have more choices to selected from.  We were also leaning heavily toward quartz because of its durability and the fact that you don't have to seal it.  Does anyone have quartz?  What do you think?






7 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that they'll be resuming construction! Love the cottage elevation! We wanted quartz too, which is why we selected the included countertops. You are going to have a very lovely home!

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  2. House looks great. If we had the option for quartz I'd go for it. I think it is definately an advantage over granite. Unforunately, we only only had the options of cheap laminate and granite, nothing else.

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  3. Great elevation! It's going to look great.

    I know a few people who have Quartz and are very pleased with it. Nice alternative. We were also disappointed that our only options were granite or laminate.

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  4. We just toured this model over the weekend!!! The house is adorable, both inside and out. They did a really great job decorating the inside, too. I highly recommend the direct set staircase in this model. It turned out so beautifully!!!

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  5. Hi Cheeseburger, I am just finding your post through another fellow blogger! You are well on your way! I love the selections you chose for both exterior and interior. Do you have any recent pictures to post of your progress?

    You made some very good points about building to code and going through the proper channels to rectify any problems. I would love to continue following your journey, please go to our blog at ricknadase.blogspot.com and click join this site. Thank you!! Nadase

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  6. Hi Cheeseburger, I've seen that this is the last post, but I was wondering if you could tell me if your build ended up having a 1 zone or 2 zone HVAC? Thanks! :)

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  7. we have done quartz twice and loved it both times.

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