If you've been following along, you probably noticed how nothing really happended in December.
Actually nothing new has happended to the house since Thankgiving weekend. The whole
project got held up by city planning department. It turns out that we have to go through a "design
review" process because of the nature of the project. Not really a big deal or anything to worry
about, it just set us back for at least a month. We had to put together more a more complete set
of architectural plans as well as a lot of photos, materials samples and such. But the biggest
setback was finding out that we had to have a landscape/site plan and at least a 1-car garage!
We weren't planning on a garage at all in the initial construction, so that really surprised us (and
effected the budget). Consequently, December and most of this month is all about getting the
plans ready and getting through the process so we can get back to construction in February.
So, this month's web page is our new full-color elevation drawings, which I created in
Photoshop over a scan of the CAD drawings. I've left them pretty large so you can really
see what it looks like.
Here's another color scheme and views from the side. You can see the garage door
here that is simular to the front patio roll-up doors. You can also get a better idea
of how the garage and dormer walls are visually connected by color and materials.
The silver metal plates under the facia overhang are galvanized metal and will also
be on the bottom of the overhang all around the house. All the windows will be
a blue/green solex glass with aluminum block frames.
I don't know if there will be anything else this month. But hopefully February will bring a flurry of construction!
Also visit Don's portfolio site: www.designbutton.com