If you are wanting the perfect home but are not keen on building from scratch, something that you might be interested in is renovating an already existing property. Many people turn older dilapidated properties into beautiful homes this way, and it is a great project that will allow you to create the home of your dreams.
There are often properties available that have fallen into disrepair and need some love and attention to bring them into the modern world. A good place to look is at a property auction, as this is usually how properties like this are sold.
You also need to factor in the work that will need doing to it – it might need some changes made to the interior or the wiring, or it might need some structural work doing to make it safe, which is obviously a bigger job.
It is a good idea to work with an architect who will be able to help you to create the finished property and design it how you want it to be. You should also look for companies that can help with the work that needs doing to it, as a lot of the work needed for a renovation is skilled. From a timber frame company to an electrician, have a look online for different companies and also ask around as people are likely able to recommend a good company to you.