Siting the Perfect Spot For Your Mountain Home


As we wrote in a previous article, buying the right property is important. However, where to site your home on your land is a whole other issue.


What is the perfect building site for you is highly subjective. Some like windswept mountain tops with dramatic views, others like shady hollows. Some like open fields; others mature woods.  Ideally, a house should be designed to fit the building site – or a building site found that is a perfect fit for the house design you have in mind.

In reality, most people have a house design in mind and then try to adapt it to the site they are able to afford. In some cases, this works fine, but it’s good to keep an open mind about changing the house design to truly fit the site. In any event, it is important to know what you are looking for in a building site, what are your top priority must-have’s, and what you would like to have, but can live without.