For us, the process of building our dream home started with finding a lot that we love. We found and purchased a 1.6 acre lot that is bay front and has many large Live Oak trees. The header picture is our view looking toward the West and down the shore. The Pelicans seem to like the pilings from an old pier. This is what it looked like when we bought it.
Looking from the bay toward the street.
Looking toward the bay.
The next step in the process was to find an architect. We knew that we wanted to build a Mediterranean house so wanted to find an architect whose portfolio included some Mediterranean homes that he/she had designed. Most local architects that we interviewed seemed to design the Florida Cottage style. We decided to use B Designs of Destin because he had designed many homes in the style we wanted to build. Eric was great at capturing the things that we wanted in a new home. The design process took many months and several tweaks but we now have plans that we are excited about.