You know what your perfect home will be like… you just aren’t sure which is the right parcel in town to put it on.
And while it sounds cliché to say “location, location, location,” the truth is finding the right piece of land makes all the difference with a new construction build. Exactly what to look for depends on your top priorities.
Let’s say you have your heart set on an expansive garage for your car collection. Finding property wide enough to accommodate that should be one of your main search criteria. Then, if you’re in love with a particular style you will want to consider that when choosing a neighborhood, as some areas are more restrictive that others. For example, the Gables is a fantastic place to live, but if your ideal aesthetic isn’t Mediterranean you’re likely to run into restrictions that cramp your style.
On the other hand, if the location is the priority and you’re willing to design your home around the land, you have a bit more freedom. Whichever side of the equation you are currently on, it’s a good idea to engage an Architect before you make a final decision on your land.
Doing a walkthrough of a plot of land with an experienced Architect can help you look at issues like lighting throughout the day, potential landscaping hazards, or even whether you should think about raising the land’s elevation or not. Discussing the basics of how you want to live in your space, of what you want your home to feel and look like will speed up the process of ensuring that your dream home is buildable in a reasonable timeline.
If you want and expert opinion on building in Miami, let’s talk. At Debowsky Design Group, we have plenty of experience doing walkthroughs of properties for new builds and making sure the plot of land is perfect for your needs. We’re always happy to consult early on in the process to help you find the perfect place for your dream home.