The Weekender - a Box with a ribbon
This project has evolved and though I wish it were for Bart and I, I'm certain we could never relax in such a place with a 3 year old running around. But then I guess that is what grandparents are for, right?
Set in a wooded area, this house works well. We own a few lots down in Gun Barrel City, Texas-- five lots all together so this would ideally be nestled into one of the center lots to maintain the privacy despite the vast windows. The community is just a stones throw from Cedar Creek Lake though not close enough to dock your boat.
The floor plan is a 25'x25' square, stacked. It's just large enough to provide an open floor plan without making you feel like you are back in your college apartment which was a single room + a bathroom advertised as 'open floor plan'. Upstairs there is a suitable bedroom space with full bath plus a den/office/whatever you make of it.
What I love about the house is the ribbon
which winds its way around the box serving as an awning on one side and
then a balcony on the other.
This project has obviously turned into something of a Sketch-Up exploration to see how many objects we can insert into the file without it crashing. If only we knew how to insert proper lighting, though I'm sure the computer would absolutely melt down.
Either way, I think this is a viable design worthy of refinement and development. Thoughts or suggestions?
I giggle thinking of how this house design would be received in the neighborhood...it's not what you would call modern or contemporary. However, if THRASHER WORKS built out all five lots, we may just be able to change their minds.
So, do I have any takers? Seriously, five lots for sale in a sleepy neighborhood...you would swear you are out in the middle of nowhere. And I know the perfect architect for you.
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