Would LOVE your help with floor plan
A little background. We are designing our forever home after retiring a year and a half ago. We have a 4 acre lot with a view of the lake from the left side of the house. We are also hoping to add a pool later in the back which also has a nice view. The house faces east which means we will have the evening sun in the back and we live in the south. Not the best but it is what it is. That is the reason for a large porch, plus we like being able to entertain outside. The plans are designed for aging in place. We want things wheel chair accessible just in case.
Our instructions to the architect was to flip the kitchen and great room which would also flip the dining room and study. My reason was I wanted the view out of the kitchen but the reality is since it is just the 2 of us I don't spend all day in the kitchen like I used to and now I'm thinking I would prefer it flipped back.
I also asked him to move to move bedroom 2 and bath so I could have windows on that wall for the view. I had him move it to the other side but now I'm thinking to just get rid of it all together. I don't really need the extra bedroom. I also wanted a jack and jill bath for the other 2 bedrooms. I don't like all the doors and the toilet doesn't need it's own space so we will be changing that.
I don't really care about the rotunda. I just like a nice entry.
I also liked the idea of the powder room being easily accessed from the outside patio because of the pool but I don't like that it passes by the master bedroom.
We wanted an over sized garage for storage. I'm tired of getting stuff out of the attic.
We wanted a bonus room upstairs with a walk out deck (again for the views). Now we are thinking about just putting a spiral staircase outside to the deck and getting rid of the stairs inside (we don't need a room upstairs).
The original plan was around 3200 sq. ft. I would prefer the house to be around 3000 but DH said he expected it to be around 3500. The plans the architect came up with are 3766. I'm sure we are getting rid of the guest room so that will save space.
The first picture is the inspiration floor plan that we gave to the architect. I don't know how to post more that one picture so I will post the architects drawing in the next post.
I know there are a lot of talented people here and I would love your help. Thank you in advance.