One of the first things the custom home builder you choose in Pottstown, PA will discuss with you is the location you have in mind for your new home. Greth Homes has a variety of locations and communities available or we can build on a lot you own in Montgomery County, but the building site you select can ultimately influence the shape and style of your home.
Having an idea of what kind of home you want (ranch, two story, 3-car garage, etc.) will limit which lots will work for you. Some people design their home and then look for a lot that will work. Others find a lot and then design a home to fit.
Keep in mind that the configuration of the rooms, the placement of windows, the location of the driveway and many other design elements will be affected by the land you build on. We will help you make educated decisions about home placement and the feasibility of building on a given piece of land.
Choosing a homesite in a Greth community is often the swiftest way to get that dream home you’ve always wanted. We’ve already calculated the improvement costs for the lot and can give you one final price to build your custom home on the land. Your only commitment is to submit a reservation and make a small refundable deposit to take the site off the market for 30 days while you decide.
Here, for example, are three Greth communities in the vicinity of Pottstown that may interest you:
Woods at White Bear – Birdsboro, Robeson Township
The single-road community of Woods at White Bear backs up to the scenic Birdsboro Preserve and is nestled in a very wooded, rural area. Homesites sit atop a hill, providing your home with spectacular views in every season. The community is near I-176, known as the “Morgantown Expressway,” and just 15 minutes from the PA turnpike.
Old Airport Road – Douglassville, Amity Township
Douglassville is situated along U.S. Route 422 and Pennsylvania Route 724. Located less than 10 minutes from routes 622 and 422, the community intersects at Old Airport and Hill Roads. Old Airport Road is one of our smaller communities featuring 1/2 acre homesites with a tree-line backdrop. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the proximity to the hiking and biking around nearby Monocacy Hill Preserve.
If you would prefer to build your dream home on your own special piece of land, here are a few things to ask yourself before you start picking out floor plans:
— What are the characteristics of the land? Will the landscape colors change with the seasons? How do you think the home you’re dreaming of will fit into the landscape?
— What architectural style describes the surrounding homes? Will your home
fit into the neighborhood?
— Is the size of the lot adequate for the size of the home you envision?
— Is there a beautiful view you want to enjoy from the living areas? Can you place windows and doors in the best locations to take advantage?
— Is the site flat or hilly? Are there rivers or streams? Is there anything else that might affect the design or placement of your home?
Whether you’re interested in a Greth Homes community or in building a custom home on your own land here in Pottstown, PA, give us a call at (610) 926-5334 and we’ll help you with information about zoning, building codes and other factors that could affect your plans for your dream home.