Roof and Exterior Help
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from the architect on July 22nd, 2013.
Over one month ago, I posted the design pictures that I received from my architect. I have received some good comments regarding the roofs, elevations, floor plans, and budget.
While there are some criticisms regarding the various aspects of the design, it is my intention to continue the work with the architect for various reasons below
a) I had switched from a drafting person to this architect and hate to start over again. $$$$ already spent between the two of them.
b) there are some elements in the design that I do like.
c) I would like to give the architect some benefits of doubt in areas that I do not know much about, such as styles, structures, etc.
I had been working really hard on the floor plans and received tremendous help from people on kitchen and bath forums. While the floor plans are still not finalized yet, I think they are greatly improved.
Here, I am posting the designs mainly for help with the roofs and exterior. For the roofs, I have roofs on the top 2nd floor and garage at 6/12 and the front porch/dining/play room, and back patio /great room bottom sections at 3/12. The low pitched roofs are mainly to allow vaulted ceilings in great room and dining room and to have windows in gallery and game room areas.
1. Top /garage roofs with 2nd floor plan no dimension labels
2. Bottom roofs with main floor plan no dimensions
3. Top roofs with 2nd floor plan and dimensions
4. Main floor front section with dimensions
5. Main floor back section with dimensions
Even though I do not have the elevations yet and the complete windows are not there, any inputs on the potential elevations would be appreciated.
My main questions are
A. Would the roofs work? In terms of function, appearance, and cost.
B. Would the house look OK?
C. Any suggestions for improvement?
Next, I would do more work on my own (3D modeling) if needed. Or if I am convinced this is a viable design, I may just present the ideas to the architect and let him improve the design accordingly.
I know I still need to take care of the budget issues but I would do that later in a separate thread.
Thanks for your reading and I appreciate your comments! JF
This post was edited by jeff2013 on Wed, Sep 4, 13 at 18:06