Modernish floor plan for initial review
Background - Modern/Contemporary/MCM/FLW open floor plan. Butterfly roof ( if we can ever get it by the arch review board ), stone and stucco exterior
Our architect abandoned us to become a mercenary (ok - so he became a civilian contractor in Iraq). First floor was somewhat designed, second floor wasn't well laid out, so I took a stab at that. Want to get some refinements before we either find a new architect or a home designer.
Two people in the house all the time, aging parents visiting and probably at least one living there in the future. Various young adults spending summers here. Entertain a lot and have big family gatherings. I cook a lot and mainly work from home. DW grills a lot. We will spend a lot of time in/by the pool.
We want master down and guest down. Target was 4 bedrooms, one used as exercise room - currently at 4 bedrooms plus exercise room and 5 bathrooms.
Lot is pie shaped - 162 wide at street, 96 wide 120 feet in and 300 feet deep at the end of the pie. Front of house faces due south and lot slopes gently to the north. We are in a heavily cooling climate, so few western window, controlled southern windows, and lots of northern windows. Good views to the north - nature preserve - ok views to south if you get high enough to see city lights.
firs floor zoomed
1 - the four car garage is really 2 cars and a 2 car workshop.
2- the study to the right on the entrance is a hallway library, with shelves along the wall.
3- The upstairs square footage was largely driven by the first floor layout and makes the house larger than intended. We ended up with more rooms than needed, but this is relatively cheap footage.
4 - Need an inside/outside bathroom - doesn't have to be where it currently is located.
5- the rectangle at the top is a pool.
6- kitchen and Master bath/closet layouts are very rough.
Need help with layout improvements in general and places to reduce square footage. Open to pretty much anything.
And I am still obsessed with adding a roof deck like in the wonderful house below:
But I haven't found a clean way to put a stairway to get up there.
Thanks for any comments!