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Building our
new home
on the
Virginia Northern Neck
-- The Lot --

We will build our new house on a lot between the towns of Heathsville and Burgess, in Northumberland Country, Virginia, on the Potomac River.  Our lot looks across the Potomac to Lookout Point, Maryland, where the Potomac joins the Chesapeake Bay.

Lot measures 135 feet wide by 24 feet deep.  The lot is flat, no trees, and is in a community of similar lots.  There are about 20 homes in the subdivision and almost as many empty lots.  The subdivision was established in 1989 and several people purchased these lots as investments.  The subdivision has our own water supply -- two wells that feed each lot.  Sewer is septic systems.  In 1989, septic leach fields and drain lines were installed on auxiliary lots about 400 feet behind the building lots.  Water and sewer lines were run to the rear corner of each lot.

We plan to break ground in mid-February 2008.  We will build a 2,400 square foot house with a two-car garage.

Geographic coordinates are:  37 deg 57,709 min N,  076 deg 24.441 min W

Here are photos of the lot.

This photo was taken from across the street, back of the camera toward the Potomac River, looking WSW.  The large dark object is the electrical transformer for the underground wires.  Rose ( in pink coat ) is walking toward where we will lay out the house and garage.


Similar to the photo above, showing more of the front of the lot -- sign holding building permit and construction company sign and our truck.

This is what we will see from our front door -- looking between and past neighbor's houses, toward the NE.  The water is the Potomac River; the Maryland shore and Point Lookout are on the horizon.

Follow these links to see the construction progress.

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Our lot on the Virginia Northern Neck
Front elevation and floor plan.
Specifications and materials
Day 1: Culvert and clearing 
Update at end of week 1; 11-15 February 2008.
Digging and preparing footers; 20-21 Feb
More to come.



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