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K Residence, Front Elevation Studies by Built4ever K Residence, Front Elevation Studies by Built4ever
Okay, gang, here's something interesting. These are two front elevation concepts for a set of plans that was executed by an ambitious and talented young lady in Santa Barbara, California. She found me on Deviant through a third party, so technically, this is a paid (and ongoing) Deviant commission. Her plans were done on Chief Architect, which gives non-architects tremendous power. She asked me to help with the elevations, which she had started, but needed a little embellishment and artistic flair. I came back at her with significantly modified and embellished front elevation concepts with many different ideas to choose from. The final home design will be simpler than these, but this shows how I typically operate, which is to "push it to the limits" and give people more than they asked for. The descriptions on the plan above are self explanatory. The lower floor (basement) is where all the principal rooms are, so yes, there is a substantial walk-out basement and lots of interesting things going on in back of the house, including a hot tub and a view of the Pacific Ocean from around 500 feet up.

As usual, all renderings done completely by hand in pencil, scanned, tweaked to sepia, and labeled.
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Tuneli Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
The size and font of the text make this a pain to read even if it would be interesting.  Not sure what size your monitor is or if the working file had a higher resolution but on my 21" it is pretty annoying, I can just imagine someone looking at this from a small laptop :s
PagodaComics Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is pretty cool and it's interesiting to see your work method, too. Haha I like both designs so I wouldn't be able to choose. :D
I wonder what is the final, simplier design looks like. o.o
Built4ever Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Well, the whole program is changing now, it will be very different. Regulations, codes, and getting designs approved by "the board" is very tough out there...
Eleven013 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems like a place I'd like to live...! I think the upper one (no. 2? 0.0) is my favourite - but I'd rather like an atelier than a garage ^^
Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
There's a study/loft overlooking the kitchen/living on the first floor, and a fifth bedroom next to it (far right of elevation) that could be used as a bonus/studio space.
Eleven013 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... But I don't have a car, so why would I need a garage?
Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
That gives you enough room for 20 bikes.
Eleven013 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, quite ringt..!
"Now, which one should I choose for my mint green jacket..?"
MitchMitton Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad to see your fame is spreading, your works speakes volues as it should be....
Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I was floored when sweetie plugged "built4ever" into the Pinterest search engine and hundreds of my Deviant submissions were pinned there. Maybe thousands. Crazy.
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