Thursday, March 28, 2013

Backfilled and ready to frame!!!

This week our basement walls were waterproofed, drains were installed and they backfilled!  Today the beams were delivered and our lumber is scheduled to arrive tomorrow!  I can't wait until the framing begins! It will really start looking like a house! Here are some pics we took this week.

Beams in the front yard!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Molds are gone!

I stopped by the site today and saw that the molds were gone!!!  Next week the plan is to start running the pipes and backfilling the lot!  Our lumber is scheduled to arrive by next Friday.  Here's hoping that snow we are supposed to get Sunday night doesn't slow down the progress!  Here's a picture I took this afternoon.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Moving along!

Stopped by the homesite today!  Our forms are up and they poured the walls! Making progress!

Friday, March 15, 2013

We have footers!!!!

They started pouring our footers today!  They are six feet deep in one area!

They will be putting up the forms and foundation walls on Monday.....  I took some pics of the progress when I got home from work this afternoon!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Today we broke ground!!!  So exciting to see that backhoe parked on our lot!  If I understood my PM correctly, tomorrow and Friday they will be pouring the foundation and lumber will be delivered on Monday!  Here are some pictures of our lot!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Since we are starting our blog a little late I thought I would post what we have completed so far!

January 27, 2013    Signed Sales Agreement

January 31,2013     Met with NVR

February 4, 2013    Met with Rusmur Floors

February 12, 2013  Met with Guardian

February 25, 2013  NVR approved!!!

March 7, 2013       Pre-Construction Meeting

March 13, 2013     Groundbreaking!!!!!!


I have to admit, thinking about all of the possible upgrades and options was a little overwhelming!  We decided to spend our money on the upgrades that would be difficult to add on later.

Here is a list of our structural selections:

*Elevation K (cottage style)
*3 piece plumbing rough-in for basement
*4 bedrooms (closed foyer)
*Morning Room
*3 Car Garage
*4ft bump out in family room
*Upgraded master bedroom/bathroom
*French doors for study
*Extra window in study
*Gourmet Kitchen with granite countertops
*Bay window in dining room
*Spindle railings
*Recessed lighting in kitchen, family room, master bedroom and study

Some of our selections include:

*Sandy Tan Siding with Pebble Clay Shake Siding
*Bucks County Ledgestone Stone
*Hickory Golden Brown Hardwood on entire first floor (except laundry)
*Upgraded carpeting on second floor- Intitive Tavern
*Fidenza Cafe ceramic tile with Marazzi listello in Master Bathroom
*Brixton Bone ceramic tile in hallway bathroom with Fairfield Maple Spice Cabinets
*Stainless Steel Appliances
*Santa Cecilia Granite in Kitchen
*Wyoming Cherry Spice cabinets in kitchen
*Wyoming Cherry Spice cabinets in master bathroom with wheat granite
*Brushed Nickel faucet in kitchen
*Chestnut Stain for railing

                                             Master bathroom selections (listello choice in middle)

                                                    Carpet selection- Intuitive Tavern

                                   Hickory Hardwood (lighting throws off color..sorry) with Wyoming Cherry Spice Cabinet (on left) with Santa Cecilia Granite.  Fairfield Maple Spice Cabinet for hallway bathroom on right

First Post!

Hello fellow bloggers!  This is our blog about building our Oakmont with Ryan Homes in Washington County, Pennsylvania!  My husband and I thought this would be a great way to share our building process with everyone!  We have decided to build an Oakmont model, Elevation K (cottage elevation). We have found other blogs to be extremely helpful during this process. This is our first blog so hang in there with us!