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Medieval Town Building by Built4ever Medieval Town Building by Built4ever
Sketch plan of a very small medieval-inspired shop for a town center, suitable for a bakery, chocolate shop, butcher/fine meats, etc., with rented space upstairs or living quarters. Stairs use up a lot of space on these structures indeed. A shop to the right could share a wall. This helps to establish the reality of a small shop-type building and how different it is from modern structures. It's also a good example of how I quickly analyze a structure, determine square footage, chimney and staircase placement, heights of each floor, general proportions, main building materials, etc. From this point on I determine where I want to make changes, expand the size, how the interior framing structure will work, especially roof trusses, and more...

Technique: Pencil on toned paper, scale  1/16"= one foot. Scanned, tweaked with slight contrast, and add labels with software.

Contact me for more info on design services at beauregard.francois@yahoo.com
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NotDoneBaking Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, do you have a rough estimate of what a structure like this would cost? It looks fantastic! 
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Built4ever Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Very good question! Here's how to analyze it and take a shot at a build price: Size of primary space is 368 SF first fl, 288 SF sec fl, and about 300 SF third floor, plus roof structure and attic. We'll call it about 1100 SF. We also have a basement and some outdoor space undercover with steps and maybe brick pavers. That's about 200 SF of "porch" space. If we build the primary structure with 2x6 wood framing and a brick veneer exterior,  we might go with a very basic build cost of $100/SF, so that's about $110,000. That should be good enough to cover the materials and labor for the unusual and complicated roof. However, a big difference is living space, with possible kitchen and bathrooms, which are expensive to build per square foot. A barrel tile roof is also expensive. I might take a guess at the roof cost as $12K installed cost. Premium windows and doors add at least 5K. "Porch space" might be $60/SF so that's $12K, plus another 6K for tile roof. Add $12K exterior hardscape (brick pavers and steps, and 15K for "real chimneys" (functional "real" fireplace, not a gas FP.) Maybe add up to $20K for excavation, site prep, basement foundation and footings pour.

So we have: 110K, 12K, 5K, 12K, 6K , 12K, 15K, 20K = $192,000  or about $190K, plus extra for any premium interior package on the second and third floors. Maybe we call it $220K conservative estimate built as a premium "live/work) space with high quality kitchen and tile bathroom/shower and such, hardwood floors on sec and third levels. Now, we might be able to build this structure for as little as $150K depending on exactly how we build it, area of U.S. we are building in, and keeping interior build-out inexpensive. It could also be a lot higher in expensive areas to build, with additional engineering and codes to follow, such as earthquake and/or wind shear wall design and roof tie-down requirements. 

SO I might just throw out a "safe" number of about $200K roughly for premium construction. Yes, good question, I haven't really tried to price out/budget one of these high narrow medieval town buildings. 

I might be able to get an associate of mine who has designed many real shopping center buildings here in Greenville SC to agree or not agree with these numbers, let me see if I can get him to comment on this.
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NotDoneBaking Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite an in depth reply, thank you! For a house of that caliber, a two-hundred grand price tag seems very reasonable. If I were to commission such a project--for economy--I'd probably scale it back to a two story dwelling along with a basement, assuming the local water table allowing one. I'd also likely take on the interior finish work myself to save money, except for the real complex casings around door frames and major architectural features such as beamed ceilings. 

Greenville, SC? You don't say! I live five minutes from downtown Greenville; the little city has come a long way over the years. Tell your associate and any of his colleagues that they are doing a fine job. 
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Built4ever Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Oh where are you? North Greenville neighborhoods? Or one of the new condo/apartments buildings? We were downtown last night.
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NotDoneBaking Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Small world, aye? Anyway, I live in a neighborhood off of East North St, between Pleasantburg and Haywood Road. When I ever do get to the point of purchasing my own home--I rent currently--I should definitely consult you for renovation designs or if I'm better off, commission you for a new construction. That goal is many years off from now, however, but I plan on getting there. 

Thanks for the replies, mate. 
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Built4ever Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Yes, I know the area. I'm up a little farther in Taylors.
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NotDoneBaking Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Around Wade Hampton Rd then? 
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Built4ever Featured By Owner 5 days ago
We are off 290, a few miles north of Wade Hampton. 
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Blue2Blood Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Feels weird to me seeing measurements in inches
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I have thought about this a few times. Rest of the world uses metric.
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Bentefjordy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome work.. don't know what to say cause it is soo.. WOW.. u understand? =D
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Ikonion Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I like to won one like this. A neat little shop, where you can work and live in. Wonderful!
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Ikonion Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*own..of course^^
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
If you "won" it, it would be a nice prize eh?
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Ikonion Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh it would be an amazing prize! Priceless to be honest.^^

I would build it myself though, if I could.
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Eleven013 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :D
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You need to talk to Dept. 56 and see about designing some of their buildings!!

I have a 4 hour seminar tomorrow at the library for CEU's and a one hour one on Thursday. Are you attending either one?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
You think I should? You are attending or giving it? What's the topic? You think we should build one of these near the baseball stadium?
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Attending both for professional Continuing Education Credit to maintain my Architects license. Tomorrows is on tile, Thursday's is on standing seam metal roofing at City Range. It's probably too late to sign up for tomorrows, but I'll try and send you info tomorrow morning before I go to the tile one. Tomorrow's starts at 9 am until 2 pm, Thursdays is noon to 1.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Is there a cost? The tile one, hmmm, dang, I've done quite a lot of tile work myself. I wonder what they're covering in a long seminar like that.
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I've done a little tile work myself.
No cost. Just need to RSVP so they can have lunch for you.
Tile, grout, mastic and something else. It's a series of 1 hour seminars.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Oh, who's dept 56?
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:iconmred301:
MrEd301 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
They make the ceramic Christmas villages you see in Hallmark Stores..

Tile seminar:
864-232-8204 or ahorne@designmca.com

Roof Seminar:
dbang@berridge.com 713 222 3674
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
OOOHHHH like David Winter cottages? I sorta like those.
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That and they look like what you draw.
Dickinson Village, Christmas in the City, etc. Try googling "Department 56".
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Also e-mail this guy to get put on the CSI mailing list, He'll let you know when seminars are coming to town, even AIA ones.
John Butch jab21elp@bellsouth.net
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