Original design for an unusual house influenced by shingle style houses and English cottages, drawn in pencil, mostly HB, second floor and garage/laundry to be designed. Perspective sketch about 8"x10". Plan and front elevation very small, drawn in scale 1/16th inch = one foot.
Four original designs for American Greek revival houses, very common throughout the Old southeast U.S., usually built in the 19th century by middle and upper class people, first time I try my hand at these symmetrical, rigid, classical designs. These are design fragments which show the front of the house, usually a center entry, and maybe formal dining to one side and study to the other, with great room and kitchen to the rear, possible wings to either side with master suite on one side and laundry/garage on the other, OR, on a narrow lot, the whole house stretches backward quite far with garage in the rear.
Portrait, first and second floor plans, cross sections, wall elevations, and side view of European-styled house 304, planned for a narrow town lot about 45' wide and 125' long, with alley access garage in the rear. Asymmetric styling is dramatic and picturesque, featuring a mix of exterior materials in an informal arrangement, with casement windows, half-timbering, and a clipped gable roof. Floor plans have living spaces to front and right, with master ste in the back left, and service area to rear right. Two more large bedroom suites upstairs with private baths and a shared commons and second laundry service, as well as a large bonus room over the garage. Plenty more space in the climate-controlled attic too. It's on the larger side at 3800 SF.
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Technique: All illustrations, floor plans, and other drawings done completely by hand with Faber-Castell pencils. Plans drawn in scale 1/16" = one foot.
Latest edition of House 327. This version features the elaborate wall/cross section drawings. Note: File updated on Dec 15, 2014.
Technique: All drawings done completely by hand. Floor plans drawn in scale 1/16"=one foot. Cross sections drawn in scale 1/8"= one foot. Perspective portrait composed and drawn by hand, no help from computer models or other gimmicks. All drawings scanned, cleaned up, assembled, and labeled with simple software. This page would be divided into two page for a book, top and bottom, across from each other. Yes, I AM planning a book.
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Complete sketch plan for house 320, a mountain house inspired by the architecture of Northern France. I might post details separately. Work in progress. All drawn completely by hand and titled on the computer.