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Looks like a exciting project!
If possible i would try to do both bedrooms in the «skinny» room, with doors/windows facing the patio and the office / living/ kitchen in the bigger room. One bad between the bedrooms and the other near the social area - living / office.
In the patio, access stairs to a rooftop.
Looking forward to see the project running!
Best of luck
I only envision the final product…..which is going to be exquisite when complete. So glad you got the ok to move forward.
Oooo, this is exciting!
Wow….quite a project….glad you are taking us along!
It is always difficult and takes a long time to have a project approved. When I built my house 26 years ago, it was built in 18 months and it took 3 years for the project to be approved, and there were no changes to the project… you just have to be patient.
This is Portugal….everybody works slowly..
I totally laughed out loud after studying the photo for a bit, scrolled down and read your caption that yours "is the ugly one on the right." Ah courage. Our dream is also to buy a ruin (in Setubal, where there's certainly no shortage!) but the issue is finding the workers to get 'er done. What's your strategy on that?
Nancy, Our architect charged us $10 grand for plans for our farm house. Mike did most of the drawings and revisions. You and Mike are so much alike. We never leave home without graph paper. I have a couple of ideas about transitioning between the interior and exterior of the house. I will send you some pictures. I can't wait so see what you and Denise do with the project. Also, that column can be a fine focal point.
Would it be possible to raise the front part of the roof ( over to the support column)? A pitched roof with sunlights would completely change the character of the large space. I realize you would lose the pickle ball area, but it would still leave room for a roof deck.