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Showing posts from December, 2008

First drafts

We met with BlueLine Architecture , the architects we chose for the project, last week and they presented us with drafts for the first floor and front elevation.       Eric and Wayne , the architects at BlueLine Architecture , were fantastic.  In our initial meeting they listened to everything Kathy and I had to say about what we wanted in the home and what we did not want the home to be.  They managed to incorporate almost everything on the first pass. Next the architects must work with the site engineer, we chose Map Engineering out of Kinnelon NJ, to position the the house on the lot and consider all of the zoning requirements.  We already know our lot has steep slopes, so we might not be able to put the pool where we want it. Please post some comments on what you think of the plans so far.

We are going to build a new house.

Kathy and I are taking on a big adventure next year.  We plan on knocking down our current home and building a new one. I thought it would be interesting to blog on this throughout the year so that people interested in home improvement can follow along on a real project.  I plan to walk the readers through the entire project,  from the initial meetings with the architects to the first time we jump into the new pool. The next post will include floor plans and a rendering for the new house as well as information on the Architects.