Our architects updated rear elevations. Not bad.
We received the latest refined drawings for the entire house. Pictured here is the elevation for the rear. Pretty close to final. The glass panel sizes will probably change (wider and fewer hopefully) and the black stained cedar siding is horizontal (the vertical natural wood between the glass on the 2nd floor remains as is). It’s not clear from this angle, but note that the 1st floor actually ends directly below the tan wood on the right side. The far right section of the 2nd floor is cantilevered 15 ft and supported by 2 narrow steel columns (one shown far right).
One battle we had to lose was having all facias be the exact same size. Due to the size of the size of the roof trusses, the steel beams going into the 2nd floor and some pre-existing conditions, the roof facia will now be 8” fatter than the facia on the sides and base. It really bugs me. But I’m hoping some roof flashing trim and the vertical perspective will make it unnoticeable (looking up should reduce the roof thickness appearance based on distance from viewer).
Keep in mind that elevation drawings always look bad/wrong because they’re technically accurate but visually impossible. They are drawn without perspective for building purposes, so judging them for visible design is inaccurate. For example, the small section peeking out of the roof is the front entrance. But extends from the front of the house to the middle of the roof — about 20 ft before the rear edge. So unless you were very far away, you’d never see it from a ground angle.
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