We approached this project from a slightly different angle, as we would normally design a theater set, trying to capture the mood first, before we approached the functionality of a house! Aside from using the reference you have provided, we heavily drew on medieval architecture of France and England during 1500s.
However, regardless to mood and the theatrical approach, our main goal was to make it a “normal” house, in terms of functionality and sustainability. The overall functional area in the end came just under 110 m2 (1180 sqft). We have included all rooms you have listed, which are the great room (with designated dining area), with adjacent kitchen and home office, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pantry and utility room! We also added foyer/mudroom, isolating the main house of part from the private. Great room is the main point of the house, and it can be opened up toward south-west. Kitchen was designed for removable cabinets, and can feature either fire-wood stove or a gas range as desired, given that it can be connected to the chimney (which adds up to sustainability of the house). Storage capacity was mostly placed into the pantry, adjacent to the kitchen, while utility room was placed close to the master bedroom, with ability to feature a full sized washer and drier, conveniently placed under the ironing/folding counter! We decided against the urinal in the guest bathroom, but have reserved the place (cabinet) if you still decide to pursue that option.
We also wanted to honor your wishes as far as the morning sun is concerned. Both bedrooms receive morning sun, as long as the front facade is oriented toward north-east (which makes the front of your house aligned toward the road, which borders the north-east of your lot). 3D renderings of bedrooms simulate the morning sun at around 9am - 10am.
The central “tower” (space above the foyer) plays an important role in terms of sustainability, and was designed to draw hot air away from the main rooms, and vent through the upper window, and provide overall air circulation thus eliminating the extended use of AC systems. We also aimed toward using natural materials, such as stone and wood, in combination with AAC blocks. Wood roof construction became a part of the great room, with visible trusses and spans. We would also like to point out that decorative elements of the facades can be done in stages, subsequently after the main house structure was built, thus minimizing the amount of money needed to spend at a single time!
In terms of documentation, we have included PGNs for a better viewing capabilities, as well as compiled PDF (for easy printing) and a CAD file which will hopefully be useful to your contractor!
We hope we have met your desired criteria, and provided you with a comfortable home!
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