In the previous posting, a wise questioner asked about planning. It is a royal pain and you should plan for a full year’s work.
I want to show the development of the house from the start and here are the elevations and plans. You couldn’t copy these and build it again so I don’t care about intellectual ownership. So much had to be changed on the fly it was not funny. I did block out names and such.
There seems to be a common theme in our construction project of nothing moving forward and then a big panic. No time to do it right but plenty of time to do it twice. That kind of thing
Our plans from the designer were just that. A lot of dicking around for MONTHS, slow painful progress and then a big push at the last minute to get them through the city, some stuff without our approval. The designer worked with a guy at the city during the plan development so as to get pre approval and direction during the design stage. Then the city guy was on holidays right when we needed the plans approved so in comes someone else and approvals disappear and tons of changes need to be made. It was unreal. We had rented a house and moved in August. The build sat for almost three more months before demo while we awaited approvals…all on my coin of course. We started design in January and plans were finally approved in early November. They poured foundation the next day.
hmm, no basement plan in my folder, will have to look for it.
Sorry the pics are so small, I though they would expand open but I guess not
House is a WestCoast Craftsman Contemporary to give the style a name
-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"