graphic demonstration of a home plan’s flexibility
CastleView 3D recently completed a fun and interesting project. I was contacted by Alex Schenkar of Schenkar Construction, a design/build firm in the Seattle area. Alex was preparing for an upcoming home show and wanted some renderings to show off his new home plan. He sent me the plans for a lovely mid-size home designed in a traditional Craftsman style. His goal was to show people how his firm could customize the basic plan to suit their style preferences.
Alex requested an exterior rendering of the Craftsman style home, but he also asked me to change up the roof lines and finish materials to create another version of the exterior that was more modern or contemporary in style. He emailed a couple of photos as examples of the style he was looking for, and specified that he wanted the roof to be either flat or no greater than 1/12 or 2/12 pitch (versus the 8/12 pitch on the original plan). Other than that, he invited me to use my own judgment and creativity.
Below is a comparison of the two very different looks created from Alex’s home plan.
When Alex saw these exterior renderings, he told me that I had “hit it out of the park” and decided he also wanted to showcase two versions of the kitchen and master bathroom in this house. So, following some basic specifications from Alex about materials to be used, I created Craftsman versions of the kitchen and bath using warm colors and traditional Craftsman details, while making the Contemporary versions cool and sleek, with European-style cabinets and a minimalist color scheme.
I really commend this builder’s creative idea about how to highlight his firm’s flexibility and ability to customize their work to suit a homeowner’s tastes and preferences. I hope these renderings help draw a lot of traffic to their booth at the home show!
Which of these two styles, Craftsman vs. Contemporary, do you find more appealing?