we prefer the traditional VTM 2652.
Thank you for entertaining and promoting our desire to build a new home in Vale View. While we like the expanded version of the VTM 2652, the shed roof addition on the family room is basically aesthetically unacceptable for a house of this price and quality. We want to make a few changes to that side of the house as it relates to the added SQFT. The expansion area at the end of the kitchen is ok as is.
The expansion area at the end of the kitchen is ok as is.
The shed roof depicted above must be replaced with a traditional 6/12 pitch roof with brow. the structure will be indented from the plain of the wall common to the family room and kitchen to allow for traditional style roof evage etc. The roof line of this box out will maintain the same pitch as the main roof and incorporate the same brow style as the garage and the front facade of the structure. The box out will have a “double ” single hung window assembly units at the upper story as well as the lower story. The upper and lower window assemblies will share the same centerline. In addition, the window assemblies will be centered on the box out. The width of the window assemblies will not exceed 60 inches etc.
The north facing large back windows can be reduced to 32 inch single hung windows to help preserve heat etc.
Additional windows at the second floor of that side will also incorporate a double single hung window assembly.
The roof structure will be a traditional gable end.
The existing shed roof design might be ok with the addition of a bay window with separate single hungs. Then the upper window would look something like what is listed below. the upper window would be like what is is listed below. Then again, a bay window is not mandatory as long as the windows are somewhat snazzy. A small box out that transmits to the ground with nice windows would also be attractive.
The current design of the 3 car garage is acceptable. Diane and I are considering the garage doors that are depicted in the picture above or something to that effect. However, the doors depicted above are way too busy.
As far as the siding, we prefer to limit the use of board and batt to the back side of the house that will face north. We are also considering the use of natural dipped cedar shake at the peak area of the gable ends. Very small amounts.
Diane and I are pondering the use of brick in lieu of stone. I have two complete pallets of brick left from a brick job on the 9164 Jotipa drive house. There must be a brick ledge at the front of the house and the west side of the house to the box out described. Consideration will be given to bricking the end of the garage to the gable.
We want the gas fireplace to be located at the end of the family room on the wall common to the porch wall “North wall! The window depicted will be removed. We will also require a run of 12/2 romex on a 240V CB in that area for a ductless mini split. The exterior J Box will be to the right of the fireplace venting chase when viewed from the outside. We will also require a second run for an upstairs ductless minisplit on the second floor at the north wall . We can discuss this further
Diane wants the garage insulated and sheet rocked.
As far as the A/C unit, I will provide a Goodman evaporator, condenser and copper lines and then pay to have it installed. Otherwise, we will pay $3500 for A/C.
All the windows will be white.
Diane likes the use of Berber carpet on the stairs and the upper floor. We really want Brazilian cherry on the main floor with tile in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. Given that we are paying for the project with cash, we will need to talk about this issue. I prefer to do my own tile work, and have a hardwood guy that I pay $2.50 and sqft for install. Please look at cost of inaugural flooring, base trim, and labor for main floor and subtract that cost from construction bid or see if you can install Brazilian cherry for no more than $7.50 an sqft.
We want the 5-inch base trim . It should not cost that much more given that it is MDF with very little detailing. If the trim is nailed up lightly, I can do the floors at a later date. If this is the case, we can settle for inaugural flooring etc.
The property is situated at 3011 Elderberry lane Mead 80542
253 237 1860
253 468 2728