New Leaf Stories

Making the Best of a Good Situation

The front exterior of the Cooper, a Build On Your Lot plan

Date Built

Summer 2020

Build Type

Build On Your Lot

Plan Name

The Roxy Plan

Through a series of unusual events, Sarah Connelly and her family found the perfect lot— the land right next door to her husband’s parents, in a long-established Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Back then, one design/build team set to work sketching out the house the Connelly’s dreamed of, but it’s one thing to design a house for a very specific lot. It’s another to actually build it.

They ran into one big issue— the town wouldn’t approve their plans. “It wasn’t buildable,” Sarah says, adding the expense of revision and re-permitting added up quickly. “At some point, we just had to realize that their team we had did not know what they were doing.”

But Sarah knew who could.  She had heard of New Leaf’s Build on Your Lot program, and she was even able to find the perfect plan for them, which we call the Roxy

“Roxy checked all the boxes,” she said, providing a first floor Master and a second ground floor bedroom to make parenting their toddler (another baby’s on the way) easier.

Upstairs stairwell of the Ricks floorplan, from the Build On Your Lot Catalog
Upstairs stairwell of the Ricks floorplan, from the Build On Your Lot Catalog

One of our most popular floor plans, the Roxy maximizes space throughout the home. Featuring an open living/kitchen area with a focal point island, downstairs master bedroom and bathroom, and an additional first floor guest room/home office with a full bathroom. Upstairs you’ll find two bedrooms and a huge loft area, which the Connelly’s use as a playroom.

When we visited, the home was beautifully decorated for Halloween, with lots of fun fall decor inside and out.

“We wanted to build a home we can grow into because there is simply no way we could find this great a situation anywhere else. Family next door is everything, and in this case they come with an established neighborhood, old growth trees and a real sense of home.”

Working with the New Leaf team, she said, was easy and even fun. “They understood local restrictions, were able to navigate all the challenges of COVID, and made the most of our site,” she says.

The New Leaf team helped the Connelly’s realize their dream of living near family in an established community, definitely making a good situation even better.

The Roxy kitchen island and lighting

During lockdown, agent Randall Sandin shared a walkthrough of this home as an Instagram story. Watch this and other One Minute Walkthroughs on our IGtv channel.

The Roxy kitchen island and lighting
The Roxy kitchen island and lighting
The Roxy kitchen island and lighting

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Interested in learning more about our Build On Your Lot program? Contact our agent at 843.209.9667 or browse our available plans here