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Table of Contents

  1. Links
  2. Goals
  3. Exterior Look
  4. Features
  5. Doors
  6. Interior Ideas
  7. Outbuildings




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Major house building goals...

  • Nearly 100% wheelchair accessible.
  • Energy efficient.
  • Insurance friendly.
  • Low maintenance.




In general, we like the exterior look of these...

1st Choice

  • SR & MR - Like short single story look of house.
  • SR & MR - Like low pitch look of roof.
  • SR & MR - Like brick/rock combination. Needs more rock.
  • SR & MR - Like arches above windows and doors. Need keystones. Get rid of shutters.
  • SR & MR - Like not having gutters on roof.
  • SR & MR - Don't like pattern in gable end above porch.
  • SR & MR - Don't like little windows.
  • SR & MR - Don't like dormer on left side.
  • SR - Can imagine porch wrapping around right end.
  • MR - Like garage entrance being on side of house. (SR - House needs positioned so sun melts snow and ice on driveway)

2nd Choice

  • SR & MR - Like spread out look.
  • SR & MR - Needs a full rock/brick exterior.
  • SR & MR - Don't like bay window.
  • SR & MR - Don't like dormers above garage.
  • SR & MR - Don't like non-90° angles in floor plan. Creates wasted space.
  • SR - Like garage and front door on same side of house.
  • SR - 3-car garage needs 1 double wide door and 1 single wide door.

3rd Choice

  • SR & MR - Like spread out look.
  • SR & MR - Like look of roof.
  • SR & MR - Like color of rock.
  • SR & MR - Don't like garage door color or its lack of windows.
  • SR & MR - Don't like dormers.
  • SR - Not sure how to add a wrap around porch.
  • MR - Garage doors too close to front door. They look at each other!
  • MR - Don't like cave look of entryway. Too dark.




Some features we like and don't like...

  • #1
  • SR & MR - Nice brick/rock combination.
  • SR - Brick is too dark.
  • #2
  • MR - Having trouble visualizing porch wrapping around to back of house. Maybe it would look something like this picture?
  • #3
  • MR - Somewhat like this front door. Stands out and is a double door.
  • #4
  • MR - Like stone and porch.
  • SR & MR - Don't like bay window.
  • #5
  • SR & MR - Like rock and porch.
  • SR - Replace lap siding with rock or brick.
  • MR - Like window on gable end of this house.
  • MR - Like detail at top of these porch posts. This would be a 2nd choice to posts on picture #11.
  • #6
  • SR & MR - Like arches and keystones.
  • SR & MR - Like gray brick/rock combination. Needs more contrast.
  • SR & MR - Don't like bricks laying at an angle.
  • SR & MR - Don't like chopped off gable end.
  • #7
  • MR - Like the dark gray stone.
  • MR - Like big window to right of front door.
  • SR - Like driveway. Plenty of room to back car out of garage and turn around.
  • #8
  • SR - The small gable end outcropping is a nice way to visually connect the porch and garage.
  • SR - It's not to hard to imagine a hip roof and the porch wrapping around the right side of this house.
  • SR & MR - Don't like white blocks in corners (too chunky) or barbs on gable ends.
  • #9
  • SR & MR - Like rock. Needs more brick.
  • SR & MR - Like not having gutters!
  • SR & MR - Don't like dormers.
  • SR & MR - Don't like little windows.
  • Side view.
  • #10
  • SR & MR - Like brick stone combination.
  • SR & MR - Don't like rounded door top. Square door with arch above door would be better.
  • MR - Like rock under posts.
  • MR - Don't like round posts.
  • #11
  • MR - Really like this porch post style. Square post on rock column, 3 way branch on top. See #5 for another post option.
  • #12
  • MR - Like rock.
  • #13
  • MR - Like screens on part of porch/patio for insect control. Maybe motorized.
  • #15
  • MR & SR - Like Kansas limestone with brick accent.
  • #16
  • #18




Front doors Marsha likes...

  • #1
  • MR - Like red (not bright red) doors.
  • MR - Needs sidelights.
  • #2
  • MR - Like craftsman style doors.
  • MR - Needs double door and sidelights.
  • #3
  • MR - Needs double door.
  • #4
  • MR - Needs double door.
  • #5
  • MR - Like black door.
  • MR - Needs double door.
  • #6
  • MR - Needs double door.
  • #7
  • MR - Like arched top but square door more practical. Maybe arched window over door?
  • MR - Needs sidelights.
  • #8
  • MR - Needs double door.
  • #9
  • MR - Like brick work above door.
  • MR - Needs double door.
  • #10
  • #11
  • #12
  • #13
  • MR - If arched windows on house then would be nice to have arched windows in garage door.
  • #14
  • #15
  • #16




Interior Ideas

  • #2
  • #4
  • #5
  • SR - Like deep and wide beams
  • #6
  • SR - Beams are too narrow
  • #7
  • SR - Beams are too shallow
  • #8




Interesting outbuilding ideas (later project)...