Met with our sales rep today to finalize all the numbers and agree on our customizations and prices. Here is the list:
Avalon model - Elevation C - this elevation adds another foot to the foyer, but more important to us it adds 2 feet to the Dining room.
Corner lot - just shy of .4 acres
Bay Window - Living Room
3 Car turned garage
Morning room with finished basement below
Professional Kitchen upgrade
Cherry Bordeaux 42" cabinets
Cabinets and Sink in laundry room
4' Extended Family room with finished basement below
Fireplace in Family room
Instead of 2-story family room, we opted to close it off which gains us a sitting area for the master bedroom suite and increases the sizes of all the bedrooms upstairs. In addition to that, the hall bathroom becomes a Jack and Jill bathroom and the 2nd bedroom becomes a Princess suite with it's own bathroom.
Downstairs powder room converted to a full bath with shower
Sunroom with finished basement below
Solarium with unfinished basement below
Upgraded Owners suite with 3 car garage - this dramatically increases the size of the two walkin closets
Jetted soaking tub
Upgraded front door
Media Room which will actually be an exercise room
Basement bathroom with shower
Fireplace in Basement
Hardwood - Foyer, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Study, and Morning room
Tile - Laundry room, Sunroom, and Master Bath
Carpet - Family Room, Solarium, and Upstairs
Many many many other upgrades and minor options - things like bathroom cabinets and fixtures and numerous ceiling fan rough ins.
Our sales rep is investigating replacing the GE 42" wide refrigerator with the same size with a Ice/Water dispenser on the door...should not be a problem. In addition to that, we have asked to replace the standard hot water heater with the GE hybrid electric water heater http://www.geappliances.com/heat-pump-hot-water-heater/ The cost is significantly higher for this model, but based on annual cost figures you should recoup the extra cost in 3-4 years.
Drain in the garage does not seem to be an option in this area...not that much of a big deal...just saw it on other blogs as an added option and thought it was a good idea.
We still have to look at additional lighting, electric recepticals, Guardian options, and flooring and granite colors and final selections. That will be for another day.
We have a tentative closing of mid-September 2011 which would place us with a ground breaking of late June early July.