23,678 SF lot  (one acre is 43,560sf)
R1-C Zoning
Setbacks:  Front: 30′ / Side: 12’min – 40′ total / Rear: 25′
The grading of the site will work out to have a 2 story house with a walk-out basement.

The pink is approximately our site.  I think our new neighbor was a little surprised when the surveyor came out and put tape across the yard PRETTY close to his house!  haha.  But, it’s a big lot – and we’re building further down the hill.



And a street level panorama:

Searsmont pl street level panorama

Action shot of the surveyors at work:



  • Quiet BIG Cul-de-Sac
  • Backs up to Parkland
  • Large 1/2 acre lot
  • In between our lot and the Park land is a field that is taken care of by the HOA (Free private baseball field!)
  • Already has a basketball hoop on the street!
  • Creek in the back with marked trails through the woods
  • Able to angle the house to have a mostly South facing entrance
  • Fairly close to anything (but we are going to REALLY miss our College Park House – across the street from Home Depot, Grocery Store, Best Buy, Ikea, etc…)


  • Required to put in a Septic system…and not just ANY septic system…VERY PRICEY!  Almost a deal breaker.  Ended up getting approval for a 3 bedroom house on the lot.
  • No gas line – have researched and will be putting in Propane
  • Really horrible cell phone coverage! (luckily Robyn uses Republic wireless – phone calls are made via wifi!)
  • A little longer of a commute – but between telework and feeling like we live in the woods – I think it’s worth it!