|Our "patch of dirt" in early spring|
|First version of the site plan|
Oh yes, the house plans. Our architect Jamie Wolf is busily working on the detailed schematics and energy analysis of the house plans to submit for approval to get our building permits. We have scale drawings of the layout of the house and Jamie has even created a 3D computer model of the interior and exterior. It's starting to feel like a real place. Jamie is doing a fantastic job of taking our needs, wants, and vision for our family and shaping them into a physical space that works on many levels: aesthetically, functionally, energy efficiently, etc.
Paul and my homework this week has been to start looking at appliances, cabinetry, flooring, tile, and fixtures. It is early in the process but we need to have all the "fixin's" ready to go in as soon as the structure is built. For appliances, energy efficiency is paramount. We are planning on choosing low VOC cabinetry. I've ordered some samples of bamboo flooring and recycled glass counter tops made out of beer bottles. The design style we are going for, I describe as Modern Farmhouse/SOHO Loft (you can take the girl out of New York,.....) which to me feels warm with an open layout and some wood elements. There are also a few surprise architectural elements. I can't wait to throw our first party.