Thanks ladies. Didn't even think of magazines. I have a subscription for Home Beautiful but it's not exactly a home building mag but I'm sure there are plenty.
We will be using a distant family member who is a home builder. He can draw plans to suit our block but I'd like to have some idea of what I want.
How much did it cost you ladies to build? Am I crazy thinking we could do a knock down rebuild for around $320k with probably a split level home (which is more expensive generally but we have a slight slope so it would probably be cheaper to use that rather then excavate).