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House 301 Storybook Cottage by Built4ever House 301 Storybook Cottage by Built4ever
A very compact design for a storybook cottage, an american housing style prevalent in the 1920's to 1930's.
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Speaking of storybook style, have you ever seen Frank Lloyd Wright's Chauncey Williams house from the 1890's? I always loved that one. Incredibly steep roof slope, and very charming.

edit: I corrected the homeowner's name.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Yeah, kinda bizarre, isn't it, because it's really storybook/prarie style.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
He worked in several styles in his very early days, including even a Tudor or two.
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Edited Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably something that is too detailed for you to indicate, but I used to go to people's houses in LI, NY and there were these brick walkway and front stoops leading up to the person's house, specifically in Plainview, that I think would really go well with this house or some house like it in the future. They were made in the late 1900's early 2000's that I can recall seeing, but the look was opulent without doing too much and yet also looked like they were a through back from a bygone era.

If the walk had a stoop, then the tread had either a bullnose or eased edge for the nosing, and the sides of the walkway were bordered with either a single stepped up brick, or a brick that was set at an angle, up and away from the path. In either regard, the affect was an easier way to keep dirt or puddles from the path.

I remember seeing some Victorian and Tudor era brickwork and while they didn't have bullnose edged bricks, there were times when they did some really intricate brickwork for chimneys and the like to add a richer look while simply using bricks.

Short of finding pictures of these walkways to the front doors in Plainview online, I might be able to make up a couple of 3D models of what these walkways looked like... if you are interested.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Bullnose brick is hard to show at this scale, but yes, I like those. Special ordering bullnose would be expensive if you want to match the other brick. Victorian French and English were masters at polychrome and decorative brick, studies it years ago before I did design work...
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At the time, it just seemed that the patterns or ways they laid the bricks was more the innovation rather than costly special order bricks, that impressed me the most. I wish I had taken pictures at the time. Did I forget to mention it was all mortar-less pathways?

I've tried to replicate them with 3D modeling but there was some definitive difference that I can't seem to express properly.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Yes, they DID do amazing stuff with reg'ler bricks. I also like nuances in colors, inset panels in slightly darker brick for example...
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Crysa91 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the storybook look influenced by anything? I might be seeing things or over-thinking, but there appears to be elements of Tudor-era building technique as well as an almost Gothic method of internal space allocation. Not to mention the seemingly Netherlands inspired roof-line that becomes obvious through further inspection. But I could just be over analyzing things (stupid architectural history class).
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
hendricksarch.com/index.php/st… This is the original storybook home. It was built by a hollywood guy, maybe a set designer guy I think. It is similar to tudor, but more playful and eccentric. This home was published and had a major influence on small home design from 1926 up until WW2. Nothing particularly Gothic about the interior. Roof line is certainly reminiscent of Northern Europe, France, Netherlands, etc.
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Crysa91 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought that the use of wide open space was of Gothic origin but it appears I was mistaken. Still it is interesting to learn the origin of such a common older building style.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
HMMM Gothic cathedral builders wanted to lighten up the interior and build soaring high ceilings. Of course, huge walls of stained glass let in an unearthly beautiful mystical light. Very different then previous byzantine and romanesque architecture. Emphasis was on verticality, and sculptural stonework. Floor plans of medieval homes were totally different than modern houses of course, no real comparison.
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Crysa91 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, ok.
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abcard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
how much for this plan - complete working set
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I'll send a private e-mail. It's very small, maybe too small upstairs, but I might be able to scale it up a bit, add a wing to it, and make it work, without sacrificing how it looks.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Too bad that building style constricts everything into walled off rooms.

Awesome work!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
HMMMM you mean you think all the rooms are walled off? The dotted lines represent overhead beams, headers, arches etc, so it's actually all open. Is that what you meant?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Ah okay.
I thought it was one of them old designs where every room is separated.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Okay, you see it now? Yes, old thinking is to make tiny rectangular rooms.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
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Hawkz112 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
You have stunning work as an architect, and I like that you provide details at the bottom of your sketches. Perhaps because I too would love a cottage for retirement and later on in life, this one is so far my favorite.

I'm curious, do any of your designs have 'libraries of wonder'? Well, to be more exact, are there any drawings with particularly detailed libraries? Libraries (and kitchens) are my favorite part of any house, possibly because I'm an avid book reader, especially when they have layouts like a spiral staircase to one of those ladders that swivel right and left. Do you think you'll ever draw one of those (or have you)?

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missbunny Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
This just might be my dream home! With a basement/cellar and garden, it would be absolutely perfect. Your work is wonderful.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Well I DO gardening so I could design one I'm sure...
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Owned-Hikihimo-Dorei Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
This is probably my favorite out of all your designs! I'm not quite sure why to be honest, I wish I lived there though!!! Amazing as all of your works are!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Thanks, its a small one for sure...
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