and another image coming along...
8/15/2009 05:17:00 PM
I really like how you offset the center beams for the windows on the top floor. It makes your house just more unique.
Glad you like that - the smaller window opens while the larger is fixed. These are bedrooms so the window that opens has to be sized to allow for code required dimensions for egress.
That is a good consideration. For what country/state are you making your code requirements? When I have been making my house plans I have made then very general and is someone would ever want to use then they might have to change a few things for their province/state requirements.
All my plan are localized for my region. I'm usually not pushing the limits of any code restrictions and they move pretty effortlessly to other locations. However customers always need to check roof/snow loads, foundation designs, seismic and wind requirements for their locale, as with any stock plan.
Greg, I'm curious what your inspiration for this plan was. If you don't mind sharing.
Not at all - I've written a bit about it on the catalog page:http://www.lamidesign.com/plans/planscat/0967/0967pg.htmlI've been noticing for some time when looking at the work of european architects that there was a strong thread of work that was a fusion of modern design and traditional forms. I've been collecting images of houses like this from all over the world for the past year and feeling that it would be a very appropriate design theme for our growing re-modern movement in the US. This was the first effort to apply it here and I hope to have more plans in this theme in the future.