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Is this design realistic?

Posted by kassikolo (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 22, 12 at 17:50

So after not liking what my architect has given to me (because i didnt know what i want:)) i decided to draw something myself and i really like the flow of this house. There are no measurements, but it will be about 2400sq.ft. that we need to stay within. my question is is this design pretty realistic to build? Any suggestions?
Note: there will columns separating dining room (no walls) and lodge room will have vaulted ceilings with lots of windows.

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RE: Is this design realistic?

It's completely meaningless without measurements. Measurements are the meat and potatoes of layouts. But in general, the most desirable areas are the corners where you can have light from two directions. And you have yours occupied with bathrooms, closets, and a garage.

RE: Is this design realistic?

Why don't you go back to your architect (who is experienced with these challenges) and have him work with your sketch?

Keep in mind that your sketch is wildly out of scale (your master bedroom is almost as large as your "lodge" room plus your kitchen, for example, and larger than your garage which is unlikely and unnecessary), so there will have to be numerous changes.

You can certainly get all of the functional spaces you have identified in 2,400 SF of occupied area (the garage may be additional area). Good luck!

RE: Is this design realistic?

You may want to check out house plans by John Tee. Alot of his plans have layouts similar to what you've posted above. Definitely look at all the plans (not just the single story ones or ones only in your square footage range) as many of the 2 story plans have a similar 1st floor setup to what you've drawn with extra rooms that can be turned into bedrooms/office. The larger 1 story plans can often be scaled down to meet your square footage needs.

Hope this helps!

Here is a link that might be useful: John Tee's House Plan Site

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