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Design Sketch for House #56 by Built4ever Design Sketch for House #56 by Built4ever
This is a watercolor sketch from circa 2006. It was about 2/3 completed, so I decided to finish it up, scan it, and label it. This type of sketch does not take into consideration a realistic floor plan for a typical luxury home. Rather, it's a design exercise whereby I allow anything to happen, just let it flow and have a little fun, get creative, allow for eccentricities, draw complicated roof lines, invent new carved details and brick patterns, and push the limit. In truth, as is, with minor modification, it MIGHT work with a build-able, sell-able floor plan. It might also be a design fragment for a larger house.

Architecture from Northern France, especially Normandy and these areas, was the stylistic inspiration for this sketch. There are similarities and differences with the English Tudor across the channel. Some of the design features are labeled on the sketch. It also has some of my own typical slightly eccentric features.

Technical: Small watercolor sketch on toned tan paper, measures about 8 inches by 5 inches, some details enhanced with pencil and brown ink "Micron" pen.
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roundtower Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!. 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!. 
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Gracias!
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Huggle! 
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schizmatic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
It's rustically exquisite. Or exquisitely rustic. I can't decide.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
HMMM yes, I like it...
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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kittiastra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artisan Crafter
Built4Ever, any chance I can buy this watercolor off of you? My husband and I have been talking about building a house in similar style for a very long time, but we have never been able to quite visualize the concept or agree on all points of what look we would like. THIS just effing nailed it. I NEED that watercolor, cause you better believe it - we are gonna have someone build off of this! We are both floored!
I am a stained glass artist myself, as in, I make stained glass for a living. I will add some absolutely magical stained glass to it!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Great, glad you like it. Looked at your stained glass, beautiful work, very nice. Let me ask you some questions: where are you located in U.S.? I can design plans for this if you want. That's what I do every day! This is an extremely complex/challenging home construction project. I would recommend detailed plans. Let's switch over to email channels to discuss stuff privately. As far as the watercolor goes, it's quite small and hiding in a sketchbook binder. I usually don't sell originals but heck, maybe for the right price? However, I COULD create a high quality archival print for you in a size like 12x16", much bigger than original. Original is only 7 inches across. Feel free to email me at beauregard.francois@yahoo.com. Thanks!
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AndreaHjerpe1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow! I think this is a definite possibility to use this as a draft plan and give this to your  architect to build your dream home! I don't know about you guys but I saving this one in my Vision plan book!
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ArtLover2192 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I think I just found my dream house!I think I've fainted. Heart 
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
OHHHHH good choice, let's build it....
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Bizsu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Amazing ! Excellent work and details 😆
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sanityhorse Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW - beautiful! This is the kind of house I would love to have!
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j-art1988 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh. My heart and soul are literally aching for such an exquisite and mesmerizing structure as this to call home. I can only hope and pray that one day in the future I can be so honored to have you design my dream house in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. Though for now, I will simply lose myself in the dreamy creation that you so elegantly bestowed before me. Your work is quite brilliant and I am in awe, clearly.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Beautiful words, thank you...I look out at those mountains from upstate SC every day, going up to Brevard tomorrow in fact...
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j-art1988 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh, I envy you for living so close to such a paradise as that. Hope you have a beautiful visit. :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Yes, was very nice, perfect day...
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Flok7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Artist
Wow man :D
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usielx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
how much to bould something like this?

I read what you say about itīs not design for a real concept but just an aprox. XD!
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MountainBoar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Charming.
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jamescorso Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
great sketches i am a builder developer in chicago suburbs we build off sketches like these ever out here look me up love to show you aruond
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malberri Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely and well done !!!
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Roskvape Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Maaaaaaaaan, if I come into a bunch of money, I'm going to hunt you down and give you a contract! I just love your tastes in architecture. :D
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
MMMM it does taste good! Yummy.
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HusseinHorack Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mmm-mmm!!! love it! :D
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rachhhhxo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Beautiful home, so interesting and pleasing to the eye.
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el-e Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
great job:]
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DrKnowles Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to live here!
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Kakurosu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
oh this is so beautiful !
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Totally love it!  I'd like to live here, or if nothing else, at least explore this house.  There must be twists and turns everywhere inside.  Wonderful, imaginative design.
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
This is just beautiful.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Thanks cog, glad you like...
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Alodix Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I'd like to have a room in each building you imagine !!! They all are sooo wonderful !!!
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leere42 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very excellent work!
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TanglepathTwelve Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the kind of house that totally has secret passages and awesome attics to explore. A+
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Melonkitten Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
I really want to live in such a house! I don`t like all the new modern houses, they only look like cold cubes.
your works are wonderful.
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Random-Highjinx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
oh my gosh, this is so lovely! It looks like a fairytale :heart:
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:iconbr50:
br50 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Very cool looking.
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JohnDGD Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
!Awesome! Its like a dream
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TechnoShadowBlood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WATERCOLOR!? :wow:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Yes!
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TechnoShadowBlood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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gbraden Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nicely done artwork!
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cos-tam Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Really pretty ! I would love to live in such an amazing house :iconawwehplz:
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JanVize Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
This is just beautiful!
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TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So many Rooms COOL :)
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
wow! :D
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Farbjous Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I got my bags packed, when can I move in?
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Nnaliseaai Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I would live in it.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I like, though it's much too big for me. The texture and detail of such a house built in real life would be very satisfying.
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