House #345 built4ever.deviantart.com/art/…
has been accepted by a client in an old suburb of Chicago, and is now in the final stages of planning before we send the plans to an architectural review board. We spent a month designing this home, spending many hours on the phone
and by e-mail discussing and perfecting the plans. We now have first and second floor plans, full basement, a site plan, all elevations, and some cross sections done. We are now contacting landscaping design, site engineering, and the general contractor for additional plans and input. After approval by the board, we hope to start construction in Spring.
I am especially proud of this home. It's one of my favorites, and I'm happy to have the opportunity to actually get it built. We stayed very true to original intent and proportions of the concept sketch. I posted those here more than a year ago. We hope to execute all the exterior details as drawn. The interior will be beautiful too of course, with arts and crafts style cabinets and woodwork, painted and stained wood paneling, hardwood floors throughout, beamed ceilings, and more. Master suite is upstairs, but there's a mini master suite on the first floor. Client wanted maximum backyard space so we chose a garage position next to the house on the left. There's a small wood shop behind the garage.
Technical: This is a completely hand-drawn front elevation drawing, no drafting tools, drawn in scale 1/8" = one foot. It just barely fits on an 11" wide paper. I use see-through drafting vellum, drawing over 1/8" scale graph paper. Mostly H, 4H, and a little HB pencil, kept very sharp. I indicate shadows lightly to give depth.