Best Of

When it comes to house design and plans, I am constantly snapping photos, tearing pages out of magazines and collecting images on Pinterest and Houzz.  Needless to say, I am all over the place and feel the need to pull it all together.  Here are my favorites, in a number of categories.

 GARAGE EXTERIOR

I found this garage on the dorr fitch rd in S newfane.

I found this garage on the dorr fitch rd in S newfane.

HOUSE EXTERIOR SIDING

cedar shake

We like the idea of dipping the cedar shakes before putting them on the house, a technique Rob Wadsworth uses.  I will have to check with him to see if it wears well.  We want low maintenance.  This house is a good example of overall design as there is a shed dormer that has a spring line that is equal to the top of the ridge.  See more on roof pitch below.

ROOF PITCH

I prefer a roof with a little more pitch than shown above.  I would like a seemless roofline that does not have a change in pitch and covers the porch – all of these considerations for snow load.

roof

In this photo the shed dormer starts at the ridge line and the roof has one consistent pitch all the way out and over the front porch.  This seems to make the most sense for snow load.  I do with the roof it this image had a greater pitch.

roof2

In the photo above, I am most interested in the building in the backgroud, with the porch.  I like the pitch of the roof and how it is is a consistent slope right over the porch.  If you put the shed dormer, from the building in the foreground, and put it on the building with the porch, you would have the house I want to build.

SHED DORMER

shed3

shed2

I saw this house in Newfane - notice the shed dormer

I saw this house in Newfane – notice the shed dormer

I like the pitch of the roof and how the dormer starts at the top of the ridge.  I also like how it is a continuous dormer instead of two.

Sometimes what you are looking for is right in front of your eyes.  Less than a mile from the lake house is the Whitingham School House.  No longer used but still set up exactly as it was when used as a school.

We like the pitch of the roof and the simple New England Design

We like the pitch of the roof and the simple New England Design

It is almost the same size we will be building - just add a shed dormer and screened in front porch

It is almost the same size we will be building – just add a shed dormer and screened in front porch

 

 

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