Once we determined a Design Program and discovered the various regulations that will govern this project as it pertains to the Historic District, local Zoning, etc it was time to create a couple of Schematic Design options.
At the client's request I developed an option for a one bedroom floor plan and an option for a two bedroom floor plan, both of which included the list of rooms we determined in the Program.
Our intent during this phase is to begin exploring ideas that we can develop further once it has been determined whether we are building a one or two bedroom Accessory Dwelling. Everything presented at this early of a stage is simply conceptual and is kept rather generic, as we don't have any type of finishes selected and the floor plan will likely change quite a bit in the coming weeks.
One Bedroom Option
The option for a one bedroom floor plan came in at just over 700 square feet of conditioned living space, plus the screened-in porch.
Two Bedroom Option
The two bedroom option pushed right up to our maximum building space allowed, coming in just under 800 square feet plus the screened-in porch.
Choosing An Option
After looking over both floor plans, the clients chose to move forward with developing the one bedroom concept. They liked the larger spaces and more open feel, requesting that we go ahead and increase the overall building size to as close to the maximum as possible.
Among the revisions we identified were:
Now the bulk of the design work really gets underway as we enter Design Development. Taking the one bedroom floor plan, I will incorporate the revisions the clients requested and conversations I have had with them to begin developing this design concept. Once we have the floor plan right we will begin to look at the interior design and develop ideas for style and finishes. This will also allow us to refine our pricing and begin to gather a more exact price point.
Also, I will be continuing to communicate with the Historic District Commission to ensure we are all on the same page and compliant with their guidelines. There has already been a bit of a wrinkle develop along that front. I will address that in a later post.