Here's the progress so far, exterior almost done, interior paneling installed and painted today. A few minor changes from the illustration but looks pretty good I think. Energy efficient one-story house in foothills of South Carolina with mountains behind it. Exterior designed by me and illustration by me. I do some site supervision a few times a week, just minor decisions here and there. Shingles will be painted a medium gray.
I'm analysing the character of it at the moment in order to better understand the semiotics of architecture for my own designs, and it feels like it's got a big emphasis on privacy and/or secrecy for the occupants due to the lacking number of front-facing windows. Was this your intent?
Nope! You're probably over-analyzing this home. Reading architectural theory? He he I have too... The layout is governed by a two car garage up front. That takes up just a bit more than half of frontal area. Plus front door. That leaves only one window unit for the bedroom/study up front. There's plenty of windows along the left side where the living/dining/kitchen is, plus more in back. If anything, we want it to feel open and cheerful, not closed off.
You are so awesome even you don't have any idea!
This is cool to see the original drawing and work under construction. Great Stuff as always
It's so nice to compare both ... And of course see the real result of paper sketch!
I like the carriage style garage doors.
Yes, I had to draw a specific model that we are ordering from a manufacturer, to make the rendering accurate...They make a huge difference in dressing up exteriors of homes, especially when garage doors are facing the street...
How much do one of your building go for ?
They are very nice.
They are very nice.
You say it's a one-story, so is it vaulted on the interior? I can see why that would veto the window to the left of the garage on the main house. I'm also curious, what was the reason for not including the mini overhang rooves on the facing from the design? That may not be the right term for them, but I know interior design. My knowledge of exterior didn't go much further than one class, lol. Otherwise, it is a very cute design! I love the horizontal stone siding.
The mini-roofs are coming. The window in the large upper gable will be browned out behind it!!! Builder's idea. First floor great room has 11 foot ceiling, rest is 9 I think. Upper volume of house is one big trussed vented insulated attic, no use at all! Also builder's choice. I am personally against this type of design because you can never expand into the attic.
I don't blame you for being against the mis-use. I understand that customers want a certain look for their exterior, but they should make the best use of space possible, not waste it. I'm sure there are better ways to insulate the home and enjoy the overall volume of it.
I guess the living floors are on the first floor with the upper story windows being auxiliary rooms? But good question.
It'll be interesting to compare the finished exterior and the sketch. The gray isn't working for me at this point. (Surprise – No one asked me. LOL) Maybe when it's all finished my opinion will change. It's gotta be pretty interesting seeing your work being recreated in the real world.
The paint job is primarily a cool and a warm lighter gray, with black accents, and probably some medium gray for the shingles. Garage door also contrasting gray. It will look very different than the house next door which we also did. Opinions are okay!
Looks good. To bad it's not all natural
You mean organic?? OHHHHH You mean all wood and stone, yes Hardie products are pretty big here now, but those big panels 4 feet wide are OUT up north now, they can split after deep frosts. I tolerate hardie siding, not too bad, holds paint well, horrible experience to cut, looks good after painting. I prefer real wood for trim though, even if I use Hardie plank. This is a lower-end spec house for me, controlled by the builder, selling around 200K.
Yeah Hardie is big here also. Sounds like they were not installed correctly if they are splitting. Sounds like there is moisture penetrating some where for that to be happening.
Well, they are banned now from up north. Replaced with an OSB backed board of some type. I hate OSB! Oriented shard board. I like LVL beams though.
LVLs are more like glue lams. I like para lams also. The cool thing about the good OSB is that it can be used as sheer either standing or railroad. This can not be done with regular plywood.
Yes. Lvl's only defiency is joinery is limited. I get stuck dropping it into a pocket.