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Color Portrait of House #345 by Built4ever Color Portrait of House #345 by Built4ever
Watercolor on toned paper, 8 and a half by 11 inches. This design is a classic "storybook cottage" influenced by American homes of this style built in the 1920's and 1930's. Full plans are not developed yet. My watercolor technique is dense and in some ways, influenced by American and European impressionism, as well as English 19th century watercolors. The English were the masters of such subjects, of course, painting REAL cottages that were old and in disrepair, and were often torn down some time after a painting was made. I use very small brushes, and only limited broad washes. A strong underdrawing in gray tones is of great importance in these types of paintings. Enjoy!
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weloveour3sons Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'd love to see this design with a first floor master.  We'll be empty nesters before too many years and are wanting to build something less than 1500 square feet starting in Feb. 2015.  A matching, detached garage would be nice, too!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
A plan based on this is already done for another client, but we have designed it for over 3000 SF. This particular plan has a small secondary master ste on the right, main master on second floor overlooking rear yard. And yes, garage is linked to house on the left. 1500 SF is very small by modern standards. You'd be talking about a very small master ste on the right, and one small bedroom on the left, both to the front, with kitchen and dining to the left rear, great rm in center rear, and master bath and closet on the right rear. Existing plans could be re-drawn. Just a warning: this is expensive construction! Cost per square feet would start at $150/SF, and could be closer to $200 or more, depending on area of country you are in, full basement or not, and many other variables. 
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dancingbear59 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Yes I've been trying to imagine how a garage & mudroom would be work on the right side with a driveway to the side.  I would love see your rough draft floor plan.
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dancingbear59 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I love the gentle roof lines and warm inviting feel of your drawing. Really a warm beautiful looking home. I've been coming back to take a look and wondering how or where a garage could be incorporated.  I would love see how this exterior elevation flows into the interior spaces.  Thanks for the inspirations.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Garage in back, accessed by rear alley, or possibly driveway to side goes to back. I have a rough plan. It could also be re-arranged as a lengthwise house, garage on on right side, connected by mudroom/laundry facility.
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dancingbear59 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Could you share you draft floor plan for #345?  We are planning on building a new home and love your work.  We have a beautiful midwest northshore lot that is flat and apprx 102 wide X 160 deep. We can see a design #345 there but we need a 1st floor bedroom and garage. Love your designs. Thanks
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I have a better idea. Since the plan isn't finished, and since you're actually planning on building a home, why don't we adapt this sketch to your actual needs and desires? Are you North of Chicago? The lot size sounds okay. Let's discuss a business arrangement. My prices are extremely reasonable. I need more information about the project, such as budget, bedrooms required, other rooms desired or not desired, basement or not, etc. Also, do you have a builder yet?
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dancingbear59 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
That does make sense... adapting this sketch to our property and needs.  The property is located in East Lake Forest .... great location, walking distance to town, train and the lake.  Do you have another contact email to take some of the details off line?  Thanks
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
My regular email is beauregard.francois@yahoo.com. You can send photos, drawings, links, whatever you want. The property is in Lake Forest Illinois? Right on the Lake? That's a beautiful area. I've been there a few times. Took the "EL" downtown. Thanks, I'll look for your response...
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dancingbear59 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Are the floors plans available to take a look at for this home?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
They're not really done yet, just some rough sketches. Why?
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AliciaWheatley Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thanks!
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MissFrey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
home, sweet home - fantastic work !
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thanks, yes, I like that...
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SpecterCody Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow that is so charming! I adore cute little cottages :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
My specialty! Glad you like...
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SpecterCody Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have inspired me to try a cottage painting, thanks :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Have fun!
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SpecterCody Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you aren't terribly busy I'd appreciate some input on it here: [link]
Keep up the excellent work though :)
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TheWolverineCello Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Masterful
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thanks!
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WalterKarsemeijer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Very charming:) You have an eye for detail, which makes it feel like this house is out there somewhere...
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Heh, it WILL be out there somewhere, some day. Maybe my own house.
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sachiko2189 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!!! I love the house, the environment and the colors!!! :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Thank you!
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BrightNEarly Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely charming!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Thanks!
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SelectYourself Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Artist
Fantastic!!!
I would be ecstatic to live in such an amazing masterpiece!!!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
The interior will be better he he...
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nainasamima Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist
its beautiful... sir!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Thank you...
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nainasamima Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist
mention not sir...im a big fan sir!
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yuuriann Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Photographer
I love it!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Thanks!
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yuuriann Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Photographer
You're Welcome XD
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