I mean this in the best way, but looking at your drawing, and then at the 'spec built' house, I can only say that we need more artisans, and fewer 'contractors' building homes. The actual house looks soulless and sterile, and the proportions that made the drawing so appealing were completely dispensed with. Of course I live in a city full of Victorians in various stages of restoration, and so called 'renovation'. I grew up in the 'burbs', in a pre-fab concrete house that was assembled like a double wide trailer, so my appreciation for the artistry and aesthetic of what homes 'could' be like runs deep. Your design work always inspires me, and I really wish there were people that knew how to build real homes, and not spec built, drab, out of the box disappointments. With each new home that goes in up the city, my disdain for 'contractors' continues to grow. The exception is a former church, that is being restored to some semblance of its original glory. I'll have to do some photo journalism while it still in progress.