As I mentioned before, I spent a lot of time tweaking the layout and exterior elevation details with the architect.  I absolutely love how it turned out!  A couple features I'm really excited about are:

  • I love the symmetry and this house.  
  • I wanted the entrance to feel stately so it is recessed making it stand proud.
  • I want the house to feel like it's been there forever so I chose to do brick instead of lap or shake siding.  

Here are a couple photos I used as inspiration. As you can see, there are elements I like in each photo, even though the overall look may be different than the end result of mine:

Light Exterior & Symmetry

Light Exterior & Symmetry

Symmetry 

Symmetry 

Recessed Entry

Recessed Entry

Gutter Detail 

Gutter Detail 

Dormers

Dormers

Porch

Porch

My next big decisions to make will be finalizing the window color & grid pattern.  I will also need to decide what brick details I want: coin/no coin, proud band, and color, etc.