Pencil drawing of house 326, a storybook cottage style home with a courtyard plan for a narrow lot, small pool in the courtyard behind the house, and garage to the back. Fully integrated into the surrounding landscape, with informal gardens, flower pots, mature trees, etc. Unusual and whimsical stonework, wrought iron, special details, carved wood, etc everywhere. Open floor plan with heavy timber interior and loft in main house, master suite and vaulted ceiling to right, master has its own fireplace. Central fireplace is a Scandinavian (Finnish) Tulikivi style wood burning stove which can actually heat the home. Roof is multi-colored barrel tile. Shaded version coming later, I'm busy with other stuff right now...Hope you like...Enjoy! (see gallery for floor plan [link]...)
You are my new inspiration. I just started to study Architecture in a university and I hope I can draw like you someday. Your work is very precious. I'm sorry if my english is not very accurate!
I have a floor plan worked out for this.
how many sq. ft. on this one
Here's the plan I'm using to calculate square footage: [link]. It's a U-shaped courtyard, very small. Main house up front is 789, master suite is 540, laundry wing is 81, for a total of 1410. The detached shop is 100SF and the garage is 22x22. Extensive outdoor living includes inner courtyard with optional small pool, front porch, garden courtyard between shop and master bath, and more, all with hardscaping. No plan yet for a very tight second floor, probably a guest suite bedroom in main house, partial vaulted ceiling with open timber framing, and a small bedroom loft over the master bedroom. Due to sloping ceiling contours on second floor, I would estimate calculated square footage at maybe 800. That's a total of 2200, with only a shallow attic for storage over the garage. What do you think?
Lovely work there! looks dreamy like a fairytale house! can´t even say how awesome your shading is!!!
I'm a middle-tone freak. I don't like the harsh black and white, hard lines of the comic/manga world. I always say, beauty is in the middle tone.
nice~ sounds really cosy to live in
I've been away for some time and I haven't had the time to check your beautiful Work. Is always amazing to admire what you do ... pure art. I love the gates on both sides... such an amazing detail... the front garden is almost whimsy... Love all the distribution... simply magnificent. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Hugs from México!
A hug from me too as I enjoy some delicious MEXICAN FOOD...
Lovely houses and great detailing! I like the Storybook, Arts and Crafts and Jugend styles because they are mostly Gesamtkunstwerk. It was used very much here in Finland with Jugend.
I have yet to practice to reach your level!
I have yet to practice to reach your level!
Each country seems to have its own form of arts and crafts, art nouveaux, etc. I like those old timber structures in Finland.
Is it wrong that when I first saw this I wondered how long it would take Cinderella to clean the house? It really does look like it popped out of a fairytale
This is pure perfection.
This is absolutely beautiful! I wish I saw more houses that looked like this around where I live. It would make this place a heck of a lot prettier!
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This is a beautiful drawing.
Tulikivi is a brand, you mean a soapstone stove? Soapstone is one of the most common materials for fireplaces and stone stoves here in Finland.
Yes, I know, I guess the style has open stonework, almost like shelves, massive masonry holds and spreads the heat. Also important to keep fire in a firebox. Much more efficient than just a fireplace. Nobody has these wood stoves here in the south of the U.S.
Yeah, they do have a very good heat reserve. My sister had a soapstone fireplace at her last place. We kept heating it for a couple of days with persistance and it started to retain the heat for a day at a time and reheated faster and esier each day with less wood. Also it's a nice look and feel. The stone itself is very smooth and downright soft to the touch. Also our brother had a combination soap stone baking oven and fireplace, very nice.
Beautiful my friend. You have been able to keep the cottage feel while getting that master on the first floor. Brovo
Mitch, you're one of the few that understands the subtleties and challenges of keeping the master suite on the first floor while preserving a low roofline and a small footprint, associated with picturesque cottages and small attractive homes. You always end up with a wing off to the side somehow for the master suite. Glad you like. You can build the furnishings for it he he...AND THE CURTAIN ROD FINIALS.
What you have captured was a living home. One which may have started as a small cottage but with charm and tase grew. You see part of my curse is to make up story lines or theme whenever I look at thing that catch my attention. I think we both put ourself into the moment and wonder what would have been possible and in the reach of craftsmen of the period. The fact that we include in air conditioning or modern electrical toys is not any different than has ever been the case. The fact that these things blend in and are expected are a mark of our sucess. Oh no sounds like I am in front of the class again.... but it is this that drives me as often the work is boring in its on way. Thank God for books on tape!
Beautiful! Love the gate on the side of the house just under the tree. And the design on the chimney.
that work remind me a Poul Kidny works, its one of my fave ilustrator.. amazing work^^