Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Here are some thoughts about the 3D pictures and 2 very rough graphics/slides to illustrate our thoughts.

We like the slanted roof, a little less traditional, and larger windows in concept 2. However, the "V's" in the roof make me way too nervous. I am sure there is some way to deal with that but I have no interest in chance of future roof problems, snow accumulation, or ice in those areas.

Please see the drawings. What about a roof that looks like the attached picture starting at 8 feet in the kitchen? Also, after much soul (and Internet) searching, I do not want a modern free standing fireplace. I would like a stone fireplace with a mantel so I don't think in the middle of the room is going to work. How about moving it to the north wall and just sucking up the 2 story chimney? Then the second couch could have a large high buffet type table behind it or some sort of furniture separating it from the dining room. Maybe we could do something with the ceiling here as well but not so massive as in concept 2. Maybe timbers?

We would also like to find a way to move the screened porch more off the south wall, perhaps more in the south west corner? Or even consider rotating the house further south as we have lost almost all our southern exposure which seems a shame to loose this solar gain on a open hill. Not too far though as I really want the primary view to be down into the valley.

Finally, we had some thoughts about the window wall to the east and perhaps breaking it up with a door or french door with exit to a cat walk that went around dining room.

ROOF IDEA (south east is to right of picture and it is front to back cut through main living space):



Anonymous Jack said...

I agree the roof on the porch looks way to steep. I like the roof design on Option 1 for the porch.

October 8, 2008 at 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Jack said...

I also concur on the free standing fireplace. At least in the 3d drawings it looked toatally out of place.

October 8, 2008 at 10:28 AM  

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