They also opted for the cooktop and wall oven configuration (likely for the same reason we did, we saw it in Redmond and LOVED it.) But when we were in lot 44 we observed that the height of the vent hood was very low to the point that it may impede Jason's joy of cooking. We can't have that, because I miss his shrimp scampi and he is far better at eggs than I am.
I hit send and seconds later Jason finally replied to an earlier comment I made to him about the issue. He said "Study the other pictures, this one seems like an illusion. I think the overhang is there." Well shoot. I went back and looked at the other photos and sure enough - overhang. I recalled my question and have a bit of egg on my face.
Two reminders: look at all the other photos you have and be thankful you weren't a jerk when you asked your question.
I love where our house is and how it sits on the lot, so my next statement is just an "if only" type comment. The Redmond House had the kitchen on the right side of the main room, and our house will be the opposite. I liked how the Redmond House was laid out from that perspective, but on our lot and with our amazing trees in the back it simply wouldn't work. It's funny that I feel so strongly about it, because the lot in Redmond was so small that they had to trim trees at the property line to clear for the build. Specifically trees that were growing at the edge of the property line were trimmed to remove any branches (and big ones) that protruded over the property line. It looked kind of bad. We have trees on the back side of our lot, but they are far enough away from our useable yard space that they get to live on without impediment and we get to enjoy a reasonable outdoor space.
It has been hard this week because it doesn't seem like much has been happening. I"m so ready to be planning the last piece of this project (the move in) that even a few days of little to no visible progress is frustrating. This will all be over soon and the Apartlandia portion of our lives will seem like a sweet memory. Or not.