When selecting an infill lot to develop, the first thing many builders look at it topography. Of course from the angle of simplicity, a flat lot is easier to develop than a slopped or rolling lot. However, a lot with ‘challenging’ topography can also offer an opportunity for amazing uniqueness that can’t be duplicated!
In the picture above, you can see the vacant lot we recently purchased at 2501 Faucette Ave in Durham. This lot is heavily wooded, has a significant drop from the street, and a stream along the left side of the parcel.
With proper engineering, we plan to embrace what the lot is giving us and minimize the amount of leveling needed. For many people, a natural feeling parcel is much, much more desirable than a flat, cleared style lot. We are working with the nature instead of against it! For many owner occupants, this is a much appreciated change of pace for the overbuilt track builder style delivery.