++ Definitely paid close attention to RFP & to detail in general. + Like the combination of textures in exterior. + Like the layout overall--can really work with this. - Angle btwn garage & main too narrow, need to widen the gap. - "Sunny" Courtyard would be quite shady because of 2-story building to S + Love the hobbit door + root cellar - would have loved to see some interior renderings.
Much space is allocated to the rear patio, which may not be required (the large top deck may not be a "roof deck"; if it is not a "roof deck", then we can count 300+ sq feet of open space there, and we don't need the back patio to meet open space requirements).
The best floor plan by far. It will be quite effective. You provide great ideas for the wall texture, ceiling and entrance. There is insufficient seating for the patients with only 4 seats available. If one family comes in it will be full.
This building is an exceptional fit in almost any older Brooklyn neighborhood. Can imagine this building as a real contribution to its block.
Arc26....Excellent design! You really nailed this one. We particularly like your multiple craftsman touches... with the breakfast nook with bench seating... the open trusses and the economic use of space for desks and storage. We really liked how you took the liberty to incorporate beach style with the craftsman style to break up the look of the house and make it unique and catching. Also like how you did all of this within the original footprint of the house, making it easier to build with very small changes to the down stairs. Bravo! Do let us know if you are a licensed architect in California.
Hi, after some discussion, we have a few points we would like to see considered: 1. The sales manager office is angled. Can this be straightened? It looks good, but long term it will be better to be straight. 2. The sales and admin area is very separate. We are worried it doesn't feel as like a team environment when this is so separate. 3. The sales area can be more open and less private. Very functional and aesthetically pleasing design! We like it a lot. The fact that the showroom is designed to be visible from the conference room is a nice touch. You proposed a sales expansion area. Can you please clarify how you foresee integrating with existing sales bullpen area? Would it be by knocking out storage? Also. Since we have high ceiling, what's your thought about raising the ceiling as part of the design to make it feel less enclosed? Thanks.
Dear Arc 433, Thank you for all the work that you put into the design for my 3rd floor. The pictures look beautiful and I love the way you specifically addressed many of my ideas for the project. I appreciate how you provided options based on your expertise. You captured the importance of the water view and low maintenance. The gable roof looks nice and does allow for that round (porthole-like) window above the TV. I had considered the more common switchback stairway, but could not figure out how it would allow for a door at the 2nd floor entrance and provide enough distance between the sitting area and the 73” TV on the 3rd floor. I would prefer your alternate plan for the master bathroom to avoid having to walk through the bathroom to get to the bedroom. I like the large 3rd floor deck option as described on your page A6. I wanted to make the 3rd floor deck as large as possible and still stay within my budget. It appears that either one of your options would require significant changes to the 2nd floor roof deck, which currently provides an 18” overhang. The adjustments that you made to the floor plan did allow the house to take on a more distinctive shape, but I’m afraid the costs would exceed my budget. I’ve asked my contractor to take a look and advise me. You removed all the window overhangs on the south wall. They are very important to block the summer sun and yet allow the lower winter sun to warm the rooms. This is one reason why I specified the large Anderson windows (C235/P4035/C235) in the master bedroom, as well as for the view and to align with the 2nd and 1st floor windows. The hip roof on the south was part of the plan to shade the windows. Part of the need for the ventilation plan was to move the extra free southern heat to other areas. I appreciate that you did include the super fan in your ventilation plan. The anchor and huge chain in your plan looks way cool and very dramatic. Hard to imagine how that could realistically be accomplished. I’m sorry that I was not allowed to give you this descriptive feedback without completing the mandatory ratings. Sincerely, Bob 1/7/14 Hi Arc 433, I met with my contractor. He was also very impressed with your beautiful work. He agreed that the large deck option would be clearly superior. How much do you think it would cost to build the addition according to your plan? He told me that I could put a door at the base of the switchback stairs that would open out into the hallway. Did you get my earlier feedback? I have not seen any response from you and wonder if I’m missing something. Thank you.
Thank you for the submission. We appreciate the license taken with rearranging several of the rooms, but the area reclaimed for entrance into utility room is right where our HVAC and water heater are, and overall seemed like more structural changes than we can probably afford to do.
Best I've seen so far. You clearly spent some time on this and took care to include everything I mentioned. My only (small) quibbles are aesthetics--not sure I like some of the exterior detail or colors. But easily the best overall based on what I've seen thus far (about eight submissions). I will probably move forward with a design very similar to this.
I was so excited when I saw your first floor plan - you nailed it - it is fantastic! You really did an excellent job at addressing my wish list! The only downside overall for me was there were other elevations I preferred. Thank you so much for submitting! I really appreciate your efforts.