Building on Mountain Land in Boone, NC can be Complex

Building on Mountain Land in Boone, NC can be Complex

A Site Evaluation is an Essential Part of Planning Your Home Project

Your perfect piece of land for your new house may have long range mountain views or it may be nestled in the trees next to a creek in Boone, NC. There may be only one place suitable for the house, or there may be multiple building sites to choose from. Lots of variables make building on mountain land challenging and sometimes costly. There may be steep slopes or floodways. You may need a water well and/or a septic system which have placement and setback requirements. A site study will identify characteristics of your land like solar access, wind direction, potential building sites, driveway access, rock outcroppings, trees to save, and other features to know before you dig into the house planning process. If you are still considering different pieces of land, Marland Architecture of Boone, NC can help you decide which lot will best meet your needs before you buy.

3 Reasons to Appreciate Marland Architecture's Site Studies

A Site Study will save you time and money:


  1. You will learn the pros of your land and how they can be used to your advantage.
  2. Your will learn the balance between a cheaper, steep lot and a more expensive, gently sloping lot. Foundation costs between these can be more than the difference in the cost of the land.
  3. You will be jumpstarting the house design process as we discover which features you love most about your property.

A site study is a good idea whether you are trying to decide between several lots or already have a piece of land. Call Kimberly at 828-964-9274 for more information.