I've always dreamed of having a plantation / antebellum-style home... A home that will look timeless and classic years to come. I like to call ours a "modern antebellum". (Search my hashtag #ourmodernantebellum on Instagram here.) Most homes from the antebellum period (pre-Civil War) were a true Greek Revival or Federal-style architecture. Those interior styles don't appeal to my taste, so we're building an antebellum style home with a farmhouse / craftsman style twist. You'll see soon. ;)
Since I went to architecture school, a lot of people ask if I designed our home. The answer is "yes", I did design it from scratch, however I didn't physically draw the plans. Had I not been pregnant I would have, but I had a lot on my plate last year! ('Cause growing two little nuggets is hard!) And God bless husbands who just go with the flow!
The plans are proprietary and I won't be sharing them out of safety for our family, but I will share lots of pictures throughout the process.
We don't know where the Lord will lead us in the future, but we've designed and built our home to accommodate our family for years and years to come. However we've also kept minor details in mind for re-sale value should we ever have to sell. I've always dreamed of having one house that our kids can grow up in and call "home" and we plan to stay here as long as the Lord allows us to!
Ignore some of the photography... I'm sure you can tell which pictures I took and which Benjie took. Lol.