Design Development for The Glade Renovation

We recently received the Design Development Floor Plans and Elevations from our architect. The dark lines denote the existing structure and the double lines the addition.

Floorplan for the additions and renovations for The Glade.

She’s ready to send the plans to the structural engineer and then to finish the Construction Drawings to allow the permit process to begin.

The exterior elevations that correspond to the above floorplans.

Now is the time for us to OK or change details in the plans.

So here’s our list (as returned to the architect):

  1.  Only one sink per bathroom.
  2.  Only windows in the kitchen bump-out. I don’t want access directly into the kitchen due to dragging in dirt and mud; prefer everyone always use the mud room.

    Mud room Plan “B”
  3. I really like the bay window bump-out. The windows should not be floor to ceiling, just regular windows or slightly over-sized with a wall up to the sill which can have trim, baseboard and electric.
  4. In the conservatory one French door centered in the wall at the back of the house. 
    French Doors with regular size windows

    Windows will fill other spaces (6 total?).  The windows should match the ones in the kitchen bump-out. In future there might be a deck out from the French doors but for now some steps down to the yard would be fine.

  5.  The shower in the master bathroom can go all the way to the wall near the door. 
    Glass Shower

    Eliminate the linen closet by the shower; we’ll put it directly across from the door in the bathroom.

  6. Love the placement of the bird’s eye windows.

    Bird’s Eye Window
  7. Pantry might have double doors that open out.
  8. The pricing of the engineering drawings ($1600) and construction drawings ($1850) is OK.

What decisions are you making?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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