Friday, January 29, 2016


Plan B

A little over a year ago my husband and I purchased a couple of acres in a lakeside subdivision south of Knoxville with the intention of building our "dream home."

Big Dreams
Being an architect, my husbnd was wise enough to check out the architectural guidelines because he had some very specific design ideas that wouldn't fly just anywhere. With a little adjustment in his plan we found the guidelines acceptable so we proceeded with the purchase. He began drawing.

Now we have been informed that the guidelines have changed and our minimalist roof slope will not be acceptable. What is most irritating is that my husband volunteered to serve on the architectural review committee but was never given an opportunity to voice an opinion on this change. Even if the powers that be (and that's the problem with most HOAs) reversed the decision, we have such a bad taste in our mouths that we have no desire to continue at that location.

So this weekend we're off to look at some properties further east.

Needless to say the last couple of days have been spent poring over multiple listings and nothing has been accomplished in the sewing room. Wish us luck!


  1. So sorry Libby. You will find even a better location to build. We bought land in three different states before we decided to just relocate here in TN. Safe travels this weekend.

  2. That is disappointing. Hope you find a very nice place somewhere more accepting.

  3. That certainly is disappointing! Hoping you find the perfect place for you, one that you love so much more than this one!

  4. I hope you find something even better! And shame on that HOA for changing the rules.

  5. So sorry for your disappointment. I hope you find what you're looking for.


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