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Proposed Custom Home, Front Elevation by Built4ever Proposed Custom Home, Front Elevation by Built4ever
House #345… 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.
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bury this in a hillside and it would make for an awesome two-car Hobbit hole :)
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I'll tell the client that somebody accused them of being a hobbit family.
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
This is a stunning home!  Love the design.  Congratulations that it will soon be built! 
Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Thanks glad you like...
carol-colors Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
:flowerpot: I included this in my journal here:… ... I hope that you don't mind, but if you do, please let me know.
TheDeathDayz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i want it ;A;
TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A good design for heavy rain country, like the Pacific Northwest.
Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Heh, yes indeed, it's no desert home he he...
Perliquin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
cant wait to see it built
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