Considering a new plan -- far from a final idea
We found this plan, which is about 90% of what we've been sketching and discussing together, and we're wondering if it'd be a good idea to start with this instead of starting from scratch. What good/bad do you see in it?
I listed a couple things next to the picture, and -- now that I just paced off the size of the back porch -- I'm thinking it might be a bit excessive.
- We're planning a retirement house for the two of us and occasional guests.
- Words to describe our house: Charming, inviting, homey, efficient. NOT dramatic, trendy, overblown.
- We'll have a pool in the back, so the porch is important to us; also, the back will face the hot western sun.
- We're building on 40 acres in the South and are doing an all-cash build; however, we're planning a moderate house.
Anyway, your thoughts?