The main concept of this proposal, the continuous flow from garden-pool-lanai-living-dining-kitchen works pretty well. It was a nice surprise, and we like it. However, we have to be nick-picking when choosing our dream home, and my family and I spent hours pondering the virtues of beauty versus practicality, and eventually found that having the kitchen so far from the lanai, where we eat most of the time and where I BBQ for family and friends is quite inconvenient. Other minor point is that there is no “main door”. Your proposal complies with all requirements and your façade is beautiful and complex; your additional perspective views of some rooms including swatch sampler was also a good touch from you, very much appreciated. You got the second place because the winner proposed a more appealing concept, especially in the first floor. However, I would love to explore the possibility to develop further your proposal as no submission can be used as it is for the detailed design. I will ask Arcbazar to contact us directly. I appreciate very much your hard work for this project.
Overall, met project requirements. Very pleasing design!! Well integrated with design of existing house. I love the wrap-around stone veneer, including support poles. The counter-pitched roof over carport is far better looking than I imagined. Very quick turn around on window detail. Clever use of Dryvit. May need stronger beams across garage for storage space above.
This is a wonderful overall design and the perspectives were great. My only critique is I'm not crazy about the closet space.
Thanks for the attention to detail and the complete plan submission. Great design; we may have a couple of tweaks, but overall, we feel that this is something that we could see ourselves very happy with.