Before the economy crisis...I designed few houses, design few gardens. I was very good at choosing a great lot and views...
This is my house, a reproduction of a 17th century mansion around Paris. It took 2 years to build with a bad builder and way over budget.
Designing the fore plan, colors and interior was very easy for me. Finding the right Century things to put in it in Utah, like a mantle and Chandeliers....Super hard but not impossible. Most Utah houses are very Western and Country.
We have been in this house for 2 years.
And yes, it is way too big. It was supposed to be an investment. LOL.
I will never build my own home again. Too many tears. Too long....Many other reasons.
Designing for others is easy. For yourself...way too emotional.
My advice to you if you do Build. Build small and pay it off or all cash.
I enjoy this house a lot, but not the cleaning or the mortgage payments. HAHAHA.
It is sure gorgeous...
The view in back is breath taking.
Something interesting...All the ceilings have colors... Especially Aqua blue. Will post pictures later...