Robert, If I were a builder in NC I could do it in 7-8 months. That is how long it takes us to do it down here. Having built 800 homes I am kinda getting the hang of it. But I am also a realist. I will figure 12 months. If we break ground in May the home should be "closed in" before wet and cold weather hits. And coming out next spring when the home nears completion will be perfect for completing the final sitework/landscaping. What the pic does not show is a detached garage w/ a guest suite above. We are considering pushing to build that first so we have a place to stay while the main house gets done. Will have to see how pricing and builder selection goes before I go that route.