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Showing posts from March, 2009

3d Renderings of the Rear Elevations

Since we found the the rendering of the front and side elevations to be so useful, we went ahead a asked the architects to produce rendering of the rear elevations  as well. Notice we changed the side window to an arched window After seeing this elevation we decided to 1) have the 3rd garage be in–line with the other garages (i.e. not recessed in a foot) 2) use another oval window in the bathroom rather then the medallion – this required us to eliminate the small closet in the master bath (so the window would not end up in the closet) 3) we reduced the wide trim band around the family room. Here is front rendering imposed on a picture of the property:

Soil Moving Permit

We submitted our site engineering plan to the town and applied for a soil moving permit. We thought we would have had a variance free plan, but as it turns out the existing driveway, which is in the no disturbance area, is not grandfathered since we are taking down the existing home.  Also, since one of the new retaining walls is connected to the house and the bottom elevation of the wall is 6 inches lower then the house foundation, the roof ridge elevation is now considered 6 inches to high (there is a 40 foot height restriction).  Rather then change the designs, we decided to apply for two variances – one for allowing the drive way to remain in the existing location and be expanded, the other for allowing the roof ridge height to exceed the 40 feet maximum. The variances, required us to send letters to homes within a 200 foot radius and also put a notice in the newspaper.  The planning meeting is this week.  Hopefully we will get approval with only meeting. We also had to submit t