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Schumacher Homeowner Story: How to Position Your Home on Your Lot

Matt from Chesterland, OH found the perfect lot, well, sort of: Right school district √, great established neighborhood √, has lots of trees, a little stream and nature preserve border √. Wait.  Lots of trees. Stream. Bordered by nature preserve.

Matt suddenly realized that he had no idea how his dream home could best take advantage of the footprint of his dream lot.

An important part of the pre-construction phase in custom homebuilding is to consider the position of your home on your land to maximize your yard space, curb appeal, window views, driveway placement, and overall investment.

Matt called us to help evaluate the atypical lot situation and review home positioning options. Our Schumacher Homes team found quite a few considerations, then solved for them.

  1. The lot had larger than normal setback due to a utility easement impacting where Matt wanted the driveway to go. Setbacks are building restrictions imposed on property owners where building within a certain distance from a curb, property line, or structure is prohibited.
  2. Matt planned a dream setting for his dream home, so we needed to take into account the in-ground swimming pool and separate pool house/hobby garage he was also having constructed.
  3. Since the lot was one acre, the team still needed to figure out how to properly place Matt’s 3,500 square foot, two-story, custom home on his land to best portrait frame its modern farmhouse exterior for maximum curb appeal.

The Schumacher Homes Team established a building footprint. We came up with this site plan and topographical map of the lot as a solution to accommodate the new home and all associated amenities to make Matt’s dream home and landscape a reality.

Building a home requires an expertise beyond what’s contained in the four walls. Schumacher Homes provides the know-how to make the most of your dream home’s setting.

Got inspiration? Let us find it a home. Contact Schumacher Homes today for a free price quote.

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Schumacher Homes, based in Canton, Ohio, is America’s largest custom homebuilder, with operations in 32 markets in 14 states across the country. The National Housing Quality award winning company has built over 18,000 homes, customized to fit each family’s lifestyle, since its founding by Paul Schumacher in 1992. Schumacher Homes takes each customer’s inspiration and gives it a home. Each Schumacher Homes location includes a one-stop shopping design studio and model homes displaying the latest in architectural and product trends.  Stop in today, be inspired and receive your no obligation price quote.