to arch or not to arch, that is the question
Well, we have the elevations and floor plans all but finalized, and my SIL has been going over them with her architect-in-training eyes. I am so grateful for this! She suggested we need to remain consistent in whether we use corners or arches.
I like both the arch look and clean lines look, but the geometry of 90 degree corners seems more timeless/less trendy to me. Also I've been reading about the cost of those round windows and the extra work to get them installed properly and it sends me back to good old rectangles and squares!
So here's my question, inspired by my SIL's insightful eye: I'd like to loose all the arches (exterior and interior) and opt for consistent straight finished edges. The home is loosely acadian style, which around here implies steep roof pitch, stone/brick exterior often whitewashed or over mortared, interior brick and/or beams at doorways and other areas for interest, and lots of archways. I guess I am worried that it would throw the interior of the house into the craftsman style in contrast with the exterior.
This would apply at
-windows of gathering room and above garage
-entry to living room from foyer,
-entry to kitchen from gallery (can't we just call it a hallway?)
-dining room "walls" (3 columns and finished area at top between columns...I'm so well versed in this, can't you tell!)
please note, the angle of the house makes the elevations hard to read in 2D. I'll post them next.