The New House

Well, mom and dad are moved into an apartment in Centuria. They had to go shopping to get stuff to move in. New beds, blankets, TV, clothes, just about anything you can think of.

One of the first things on dad’s list was some drafting tools so he could start drawing up the new house. He faxed me over a copy – yeah, I know, first a cell phone, now faxing!

Here is a copy of the drawing that dad made. Most of the garage and a slice down the middle of the house got cut off.

Some of the high points of the new house are:
The living room is almost exactly how the old living room was, bay window and all. My folks wanted to feel at home when they sat down in the living room.
Very open flowing design. The central room in the house is the dining room, just like in the old house.
The opening between the living room and the dining room is very large, and the corners are arched, just like in the old house.
Large great room for us kids to sleep in when visiting with french doors to the dining room and a sliding glass door to outside. Mom also gets to use this room as her computer and sewing room.
Common bathroom to my folk’s bedrooms.
Check out them closets, no, count them, and see how big they are.
The garage has a ton of storage in it as well.

I started to ‘build’ the house using Google Sketchup so we can see the new house before we even clear the old one off the foundation.

This is just a rough rendering. I have to add the garage, doors, windows, closets, major furniture, etc. My overall plan is to add the rest of the buildings and all the trees in the yard properly positioned. This will allow us to ‘look’ out the windows.

How cool would that be?

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  1. That’s really cool that you can sketch the house in 3D and do a flythrough. I bet your parents are impressed.

  2. I think I was more impressed then they where.
    Once I finish the walkthrough with all the doors and windows and the rest of the yard they will be impressed.

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