Well, we got the estimate for the cabin as we wanted it early last week. It took a few days to get over it. The turn-key price was significantly more than we had thought it would be. Apparently, the Sebec has a lot of details, etc. which raise the price per square foot, make it impossible to pare down by cutting corners, and (worst of all) make it out of our realistic price range. We could still do it, but it would be financially dangerous. So the Sebec is out. ::tears:: It was so perfect...
So we're looking at our 3rd and 4th choices, because our 2nd choice, the Woodstock, mom has decided she doesn't like... 3rd choice is the Laurel-A. 4th is the Lincoln-B. The square footage is a bit less than the Sebec, but what they have, they use pretty wisely. Both have more bedrooms, at 4 each.
If we went with the Lincoln-B we would add a fireplace to the plan and knock out the wall on the 4th bedroom upstairs for an open loft. We'd also flip the upstairs bathroom so that the door was in the loft and not in the bedroom. And we would want a larger window in the living room.
If we go with the Laurel-A, which is the direction that we're leaning at the moment, we wouldn't have to make as many adjustments. The plan already includes a fireplace. We would probably right-to-left flip the floorplan to put the living room and kitchen windows facing the pasture. We're also kicking around the idea of taking the two adjancent bedrooms downstairs and making them into one large master suite or something. Also the kitchen needs a pantry, and there needs to be a linen closet somewhere... and we haven't figured out where the washer/dryer can go yet either. Why so many of these cabin floor plans have neither linen, nor pantry, nor washer/dryer storage is a total mystery to me.
In case I haven't posted it before, here is a picture of the view we're trying to take best advantage of (here, in late-fall):