When positioning your home on your land there are a couple things that you should keep in mind.
1. You want to approach the home from the front of the house. This is mainly a discussion regarding the driveway. It is important to bring your guests to the front of the house so that they know where to park and enter. The sooner your driveway directs people to the front of your house, the better.
2. The house should be the main focus. If there are other buildings on the site, position the house so it sits proud, standing out from any others. Also, if there is a hill or higher elevation to position your home on, that is good for a variety reasons: It helps keep the house as the main focus, but it also provides the best views and helps keep water away from the home.
3. Keep the natural landscape in mind. Use what you have onsite to enhance the home's location. Maybe that's a great view of a giant, old tree. Maybe, on the way to the house, you'll bring guests by a large pond. Think of ways to capture what you already have. And don't forget the sunset. You don't want to miss out on that for sure.
There are many considerations to juggle when planning for the position of your home. Aesthetic consideration is just one of many things to think about. There's also feasibility, passive solar, price variance based on topography, and water runoff, to name a few. Consult with experts, talk it out with your architect and builder, dialog with friends and family, and you're sure to find that perfect spot for your house.
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