One of my friends has recently purchased a lot at Gray’s Crossing in Truckee. And throughout the entire process, he continued to reach out to our architecture firm that designs homes in Truckee and Lake Tahoe for advice on the ‘next steps.’ I thought you might appreciate this blog about the “Top Tips on How to Decide What Kind of Home You Want to Build” as the subject is fresh in my mind.
Research first. Designing and building a home is more than how many bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. that you want or need within this significant investment. As the old saying goes: Your Home is Where Your Heart Is. This classic statement identifies the fact that in addition to yourself, there may be others that have input as to what their desires may be. When all is said and done, it should reflect the lifestyle that works for all involved.
What style do you like? For this particular property, Borelli Architecture certainly will recommend that the home takes advantage of its golf course setting. And with that said, we’ll be sure there is plenty of room for the golf cart in the garage! As Gray’s Crossing is also within a mountain community at a higher elevation, we will include the appropriate standards for heavy and take the weather into consideration as well to take advantage of the sunshine at the same time.
What key attributes does your ‘dream home’ really need? Lots of windows to take in those golf course views? And expanded porch for summertime entertaining? How about ‘open space,’ privacy, and in today’s virtual world, how many ‘office spaces’ or ‘small classroom areas’ do you need? A mud room? We say ‘yes’ to that all the time as when one lives in Truckee, the community just begs for all to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
Think about the ‘not so obvious.’ What kind and how much storage area do you really need? Does every bathroom need at tub? How about all those skis, snowboards, snowshoes, and golf clubs … do you want a special place within the home or garage to store your year-round toys? And what about boat storage?
Think about the future, a lot! Our friends are just about to retire and plan on living the rest of their life here in the High Sierra. One of their main goals is to build a split-level home that has a lower level that includes a guest suite, small kitchen, and recreation/living area. This concept works well today for extended company and will be ideal when and if they ever choose to have live-in help.
So that is a start. In my next news post I’ll be providing more advice about the steps one needs to take when deciding to build a home. In the meantime, if you are interested in buying a lot at Gray’s Crossing, here are a few nice options. And be sure to click back into my last posts in January to learn more about land and property for sale in Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and beyond.
Jim and Kelly Borelli
Lake Tahoe / Truckee
775 831 3060