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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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ArtLover2192 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I think I just found my dream house!I think I've fainted. Heart 
Built4ever Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
OHHHHH good choice, let's build it....
Bizsu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Amazing ! Excellent work and details 😆
sanityhorse Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW - beautiful! This is the kind of house I would love to have!
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.
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...
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. :)
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Yes, was very nice, perfect day...
Flok7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Artist
Wow man :D
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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