Designing your ranch house is an exciting milestone in one’s life journey as a ranch owner. There’s so much fun to be had and even more decisions to be made: the design, features, floorplan, and, of course, the little details that tie it all together.
First things first, guidance should always be requested from a civil engineer to figure out which section of the property is safest to build on.
Ranches are gorgeous plots of acreage, but if they’ve never been touched by a human hand, or haven’t been touched in a while, there may be dangers that aren’t visible to the untrained eye. When a ranch is first purchased, there are usually lots of obstructions and rough to work around. That’s why working with an experienced ranch broker, like Brandon Bownds, is a major benefit for those scouting for property. When giving someone a tour of their potential new ranch, Brandon leverages the insight he’s acquired from his years of working closely with civil engineers. His knowledge helps accurately visualize how and where on the property a ranch house can be built.
Once those hazards are removed, there will be trees and brush that need to be cleared before the foundation can be laid. And that’s when the fun starts!