House plans similar to this layout? and architect question
I'm a lurker here but have been reading all the great information on this board in anticipation of building our home this fall/winter. My aunt and uncle have a home with a layout that we absolutely love and want to copy. Unfortunately they don't have the original plans for the house and I have been unable to find anything similar online. Is anyone familiar with a plan similar to this layout (excuse my amateur graphics)?
Since we haven't been able to find similar plans, I've assumed we would have to use an architect to translate our layout ideas into a buildable plan. Plus, I would love to use an architect because I think they can really make the home look special. However, I spoke to one today and had some sticker shock on the price. Since we are basically copying an existing house (with a few small tweaks), do you think we would be better off measuring all the rooms in my aunt and uncle's house and providing that info and the layout drawing to a designer or drafter? Again, I would love to use an architect because I think they add a lot of value, but I can foresee my husband's argument on the matter! Thanks in advance for your advice.