Not What I Pictured-Elevation
Long time reader of this forum, but just now beginning the process of building our home. This plan started as a builder supplied plan and has been modified in many areas with help of the "designer"and the construction superintendent. The front elevation is just not what I expected and I have been trying to figure out what it is that bothers me.
My desire was to have a "European"inspired facade with a symmetrical placement of windows that are proportionate to the area they are in and with straight rather than arched tops. I also wanted to have windows that were not vinyl with the grid between glass, but more dimensional like a wood window. The superintendent told me to "just tell me what you want and I can get prices on them. This after sending him multiple photos of what I wanted/liked. I do not know how to tell him the right size and type of window. Being a visual person, I thought the pictures would be helpful and speed up the process. Sadly, this is not the case.
The house originally had all gables and in the last redraw all were removed except for the dinky one on the left. I feel it is too low and just looks funny. Then they stuck a six foot window in it, making an already small area look smaller. I also so not like the "surprised"look on the entry. I believe it would look better with a lower arch that does not expose all of the transom.
We have a meeting with the designer on Monday, and I would like to provide concrete direction to him on how to redesign the areas. I will post an inspiration picture to show what I was thinking of. I am going to ask if the gabled roof can be changed to match the remainder of the roof, and if the height of the area can be made a couple of feet higher. Any specific suggestions on the window size and style would be so appreciated.
Am I on the right track?
Thank you for all responses and suggestions.