Let’s start from the beginning
Coming up on exactly a year now, we decided that moving out of the suburbs of Denver and into the Rocky Mountains was the life we want to create for ourselves. This was NOT an easy decision because there were so many factors to consider: very cold and snowy winters, 3o mins to the nearest store, no more bike trails or playgrounds within walking distance. But, after countless nights of long discussions, the pros outweigh the cons any day: a state park within walking distance, privacy, great mountain views, fresh air all year round, living amongst the wildlife, and the fact that we can build the type of home we want for a much more affordable price. It’s definitely a lifestyle change, but we’re up for a challenge!
Back in April of this year we finally closed on an incredible piece of property. Justin and I had been casually searching online to get familiar with mountain property prices and locations when we found a potential, 1 acre lot for sale. After tromping around on the lot and quickly realizing it was totally unbuildable, we saw a couple on the empty, adjacent lot unloading some firewood. After introducing ourselves and chatting for a while, we learned that they were wanting to sell the property! What luck! It had already been partially excavated and a new septic tank installed, but it was never developed past that. Long story short and 5 months later, we closed on 2 pieces of property for a total of 3.6 acres at 9,000 ft elevation in Golden, Colorado.
So, what’s the plan?
Our ultimate plan is to design and build a modern home that compliments the property’s views and embraces the natural elements. We will be physically building as much as we can, and contracting out what makes sense.
It’s 100% custom designed for OUR lifestyle. Nothing in excess and NO wasted space.
Justin is currently engineering the heck out of the house plans (because, you know… he’s an engineer), and we hope to be able to share that soon! We’ll be continuing to make video updates on the build progress and why we chose to do certain things, as well as another cool mystery project that will be in the works soon!
What happens next?
We’ve been working hard at laying all utilities before winter hits, and I mean hard! It’s a very raw and rough piece of land, and with it’s elevation at 9,000ft, the wind and thunderstorms can make things challenging. I’ll be going into some those details in a several new blog posts, so STAY TUNED!
I hope you all continue to follow along over the next few years as we share with you a very real and unedited view of our life while building our new home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!