Hidden Bend Retreat, Romney West Virginia

Romney, WV

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Drawing of House & Some Details

Here's the latest drawing showing the house we're building. The most recent change is to extend the porch on the front door side of the house to the full length of the house. This way, there will only be a couple of stairs to the front door. We plan to have a parking area just off these stairs as well. We might add a set of stairs off this deck later but don't plan to do this right away.

We heard from Allegheny Power this week and have the final numbers for getting power extended 3,600 feet up the road to our lot- whew! Interesting way this is handled, you basically pay for the extension up front and then as other power customers connect to the line, you are reimbursed. In the perfect world, you have 5 years for enough other customers (about 6) to sign up to get all our money back.

The house is going to be located about 250 feet from the end of the cul-de-sac. The garage/workshop will be between the house and the road. This will be a 3 car garage (28'x36') on the first floor and the plan is to build a workshop over the garage. The foundation slab and garage walls will be poured at the same time as the house basement is poured but construction of the workshop will come later. The driveway will be a circular and gravel/shale running from the cul-de-sac completely around the shop and in front of the house.

The house is about 2200 square feet, 2 bedrooms (master on the main floor and guest off of the loft). There is also a full basement. Permitting is under way and we hope to break ground in the next few weeks, obviously the weather will be a factor this time of year. The house should be ready next summer.