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Does this look strange??

Posted by eire6678 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 25, 14 at 22:20

Rethinking our plans. On the left is the garage, on the right is a playroom. They are both set back about 16 feet from center of house. Will this look strange?? Thinking about lining them up with center section of house, but of course that changes floor plan inside. Thoughts? Thank you in advance!!!

This post was edited by eire6678 on Fri, Jul 25, 14 at 22:51


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Floor plan


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RE: Does this look strange??

The simulated dovecotes in the vertical-sided gables look like they don't belong; maybe if the vertical siding was on the entire bay, not only the gable? Maybe it ill look fine IRL, maybe you have seen such in person already. Looks weird in elevation drawing.
Casey


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I don't think it looks strange at all to have them set back...I think it looks more authentic and interesting.


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I actually like the look of the 2 "wings". But then I'm not a fan of perfect symmetry.

What bothers me a bit are the 2 eyebrow dormers in the roof, the oval window nose, and the front door mustache dormer.


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The wings don't bother me, but I don't like the oval window at all. And why do the shingles wrap around to the sides of the gables. That looks fussy to me. Why not just a regular gable?

I wonder if it would look better to have not have little she'd dormers within the big gable dormers? Rather than shed dormers you could just have a window flush in the siding?? I'm not sure about this- just wondering.

Either way, i would lose the oval window for sure.


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On the right wing, I would nix the little triangle top/gable above the window. Simplifying is easier in the eyes sometimes and is always easier in the pocketbook;)

Keep the center if the house the focus


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An elevation would help.


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It doesn't look strange, but would changing the plan be a bad thing? What would bother me ( and I know you didn't ask, but...) is everybody and their sister traipsing through the kitchen every time they come or go, get their backpack, deposit or retrieve their laundry, etc.

Just wondering about the playroom, since it looks like it's supposed to look like an addition, wouldn't a porch-like space be appropriate? With more windows? Would make a nice, airy space to play, and a pleasant getaway room later.


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"I don't think it looks strange at all to have them set back...I think it looks more authentic and interesting."

I also think the exterior looks great with them set to the rear....


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