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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. Pencil sketches, mostly HB, about 9 inches wide, second floor and other elevations to be designed, possible basement with additional rooms.
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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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EbolaBearVomit 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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EbolaBearVomit 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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