Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

After fiddling with our house plans, I finally was able to shrink and paste together this rendition showing the front elevation. The back of our lot has a gentle slope, so we're taking advantage of it to put in the walk out basement. We offset the entrance to the 24' x 8' front porch to the side by the garage so as to have less steps to climb. The little bay window is Ann's bedroom ... to the left ... Nathan's room ... and further left ... a window over my soaking tub (complete with a shade!) .. To the right of the bay, we have foyer windows ... the entrance door with sidelights and a transom window above. Below the front porch is the visible walk out basement. The garage is a side load with a bonus room above. This has been quite a process to design the entire home. We must have looked at 1500 floor plans before picking up enough ideas to try designing it ourselves.
Mrs. Mac's house sketch 7/06


Birmingham Girl said...

It looks perfect, I am just waiting to see an interior floor plan next! Could I ask how many square feet it is? It must be kind of stressful trying to get it "just right", but it looks like your doing a great job. Like, I said before, I'm living through your building process, step by step, and really enjoying it from my end!

Lee-ann said...

Beautiful! it looks like a home for a wonderful happy family.

Enjoy the journey "of building" it is fun there are moments when it rushes and moments when it goes so slow but the end, that moment when you walk through the door of your new home arrives and then the fun begins! decorating! lol lol lol

best wishes

Mrs. Mac said...

birmingham girl, the house is about 2920 sq. ft. I'm working on getting a sketch of the floor plans reduced in size.