Although we've lived in one of our company's homes before, we didn't design it for our family, or future family, in mind. It was never intended on being our house forever. In fact, the home we are building now is close to the same home we wanted to build 10 years ago when we moved to back to Central Nebraska, but we ended up choosing a different floorplan for several reasons.
So, the basic layout of our new house was the easy part. Hammering down the details... now that's another story.
I've always been inspired by the old foursquare homes in St. Paul, Minnesota, where I took my first design job. They have simple floorplans, with all the details in the finishes.