Add to that, a considerably increased crime presence in our neighborhood has made us very uncomfortable in our own home. We’ve already had one incident where someone went into our garage and stole some power tools. I’m certain they would have stolen more had it not been for the vehicles in their way.
We had already fallen in love with Terra Mariae, so we didn't have to search, just decided whether to buy an existing home or build a new one. After looking at one for sale, we decided to build.
And this is the lot we decided on.
Terra Mariae Phase I and II consists of about 70 homes that are limited to people 55 years old and older. The homes are all individually designed but French influenced ‘garden homes’ with zero lot-lines. That means the right windowless brick wall on my house will be precisely on my lot line, and will also serve as a garden wall to the house to my right. Yes, they will have a private professionally landscaped 'garden' between their house and my wall. Entrances on most of the homes are on the garden side through a beautiful brick and gateway and down a pathway to the 'front entrance.'
If we wish, we can pay the crew to mow any grass we have inside our fence. The charge is $10 per cut. We're not likely to have much grass by the time we get through adding our touches to the garden's collection of plants, fountains, and shady seating areas, but $10 sure sounds better than me doing it.
I will keep everyone up to date here as things progress.
We can't wait to move into our new home...