This is a preliminary 3D model of my house design number 312, a Mediterranean villa, (see gallery for plans, somewhat altered in this version.)[link] Model helps me solve a few issues. Garage unit would be off to the left rear of property. Interior walls are modeled and scaled correctly. I need to learn the Component feature soon to make carved rafter tails/corbels and other details. Work in progress. (Aren't they all?)
Oh Boy!!! A new storybook cottage design! Pencil sketch on paper, mostly 3H, H, a little HB, 8 and a half by 11 inch paper, another version later to be shaded out more. I drew this with a very gentle perspective, view almost frontal, just a bit to the left, so it would blend in with the cottage street scene I am doing posted yesterday. Foliage to left blends with scene of cottage number 345, continuous gentle street slope up hill to the right, sun always to right. No floor plan yet for this design. Creamy white stucco with stone foundation and accents, multi-colored barrel tile roof, a mix of window muntin styles, heavy timber wooden brackets and posts in rot-proof cypress, fireplace to left, possible master suite there, possible breakfast nook up front to right, entry and stairs in center, great room towards back, garage in rear with the usual alley access. Enjoy!!
I put House 338 in a deep southern coastal setting with a huge 200 year old live oak tree next to it with drooping Spanish moss. This house does not have a finished floor plan yet. There is a color front elevation study in my gallery. I consider it heavily influenced by American 1920's "Storybook Style." Of course, it has my own design details and whimsical elements. Interior is open heavy timber frame with wood paneling everywhere. Front porch welcomes you into the house. Multi-colored barrel tile roof is part of the fun! Pencil study, 2B, HB, H, 2H, a little 4H, on 8"x11" tracing paper drawn over the rough sketch. I'm putting a 3 step tutorial up too, check that out for method. Enjoy!
The Glavin Residence, a project for an exclusive development in North Carolina. Main house walls on first floor are 26 inches thick, a sandwich of 8 inch stone over 8 inch aerated autoclaved concrete block with 1 inch air gaps. Cathedral ceiling in great room features two timber frame trusses with true joinery. Rear deck overlooks a steep cliff-like drop-off with a waterfall far below. Generous master suite with large walk-in closet. English arts and crafts styling combined with rustic mountain features makes for a dramatic front elevation with a unique front entry truss and beam. This is a large drawing (for me) at 18"x24", done mostly with HB pencil entirely by hand. I only use the computer to "label" it.