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What Is Pineland Cottage?

The following transcript was taken from our YouTube video, "What is Pineland Cottage?" You can find it here.

Julie (00:00):

He's very particular. Very. That's not a bad thing.

Bryan (00:05):

You don't have to say it twice.

Julie (00:10):


Julie (00:10):

You're very particular.

Bryan (00:15):

It's not every day you come across an acre of land in the Historic District of downtown Summerville. I'm Bryan Mise.

Julie (00:21):

And I'm Julie Mise.

Bryan (00:23):

And we're embarking on a new adventure of building our own house, our forever house here in Historic District of Summerville, South Carolina, where we've called home for over 40 years. Julie is born and raised here in Summerville. That's not an easy thing to say nowadays, not many people are born and still live in the same town they are from, but her family is definitely part of the community and has been around for a long time here. So we're excited to build this new house. It's our forever house in the Historic District.

Julie (00:57):

Called Pineland Cottage.

Bryan (00:58):

Yep. Pineland Cottage. We would just love for you to come watch us, and follow us along the journey. Hopefully our job will be educating you about how to build a better house, the future, but also making this house look like it was built in the 1900s. So I think that's the unique opportunity that we have is to honor the surroundings and the community that we're involved in and building a house that looks like it belongs here will be something that we can cherish for quite a long time to come.

Bryan (01:39):

Hoping to start sometime this year. We'll see how soon that is. Lumber prices right now are pretty high. So we're not in any too big of a hurry to spend extra money. Hopefully those prices will come back down.

Bryan (01:58):

We're designing it to be one story where we can age in place is kind of the phrase that we use. So big wide hallways, open doorways. We see this as an opportunity also to build little bit different than what's normal around here. A lot of production homes are built so quick and so fast, but they're not quality. So since this is going to be our forever house and we have the ability to control the building process of it, we don't want to just build anything. We want to do it right. So also it being in the Historic District of Summerville, we want to make sure that this is historically correct too. So we're not building a new house to make it look like a new house. We want to build a house that looks 100 years old, that someone would've built in the early 1900s here. So you'll see details on it that aren't the same as what new houses are built like, however though, we are building under the skin of the house a high performance house, which is way above what's done today. So it's way above code.

Bryan (03:08):

Yeah. We built the last house, I actually ended up getting my residential builder's license and having that up until 2015, which then I figured, oh, I don't ever need this again. So I let it lapse and it's okay. But I have the mindset to do it. It's very detail oriented. I like putting things together. I like building things, kind of a builder at heart anyway.

Julie (03:38):

When the price changed, it popped up on Zillow and we were like, gosh, that's a pretty good deal for the size of the lot and its location. Right down the street from church, from work, it was just the perfect lot. So we decided to go for it.

Bryan (04:05):

If you don't know anything about building a house, that's fine, but you can learn a lot on YouTube or any social media nowadays. You can find other people doing these things and just spend the time researching it, and learning it. This is not where I started. It's been years of education, training, experience wise doing the jobs. Same thing applies to again, being period correct on the outside of the house. Are you doing something one way versus another way, and until someone maybe educates you or you get educated about it, you don't think twice about, oh yeah, I see everybody down here is doing it this way. So I'll do it this way. Well, that's not exactly how they did it in 1900. So you have to make sure and understand from a construction standpoint some of those details. That's why I'm trying to be very detailed about it. Again, this is the last house. You only get really one good chance to do it right. Yes, you could go back and change things, and modify it and improve it later but why spend that extra money? Just do it right from the beginning.

Bryan (05:25):

Yeah. The channels I've been watching to educate myself on the new building techniques and things that I need to know and remember are, of course, Matt Risinger's channel. Then Essential Craftsman, I've been watching that one. There's a couple other ones. Finish Carpentry TV, that's just doing the pretty stuff, the moldings and things like that to kind of do the different base and crown and all the applied moldings once you get it all framed. Fine Home Building.

Julie (06:07):

Building A Better South.

Bryan (06:08):

Oh yeah. Building A Better South with Jason Black and Gretchen Black.

Julie (06:11):

If you like design and home decor and design, that's really a good one.

Bryan (06:18):

Yep. And-

Julie (06:19):

We got lots of ideas from that one.

Bryan (06:27):

The construction process I think she defers to me on.

Julie (06:27):

Yes. Than the decor.

Bryan (06:28):

The beauty part, I defer to her on.

Julie (06:30):

Although he's very good with that too.

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