The Grand House

MAJOR Measurements!

We needed a longer tape measure for our first project at the Grand House.

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The damn house is so grand, we can’t get all the outside measurements in one clean swoop!

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That’s why Mark and I are a team. He tells me what to do and I just listen and follow behind him…holding his notepad until he needs it. (Not sure if that’s the definition of teamwork or just a master/servant relationship!)

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We took several measurements inside the house too.

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The third floor has a pitched roof and it might be the hardest room to render in the computer model.

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Mark did a really quick paper sketch before we left.

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He then got right to work building the house in CAD. The next step is to build a 3D model of the house and add the brick, moldings and all the finishings.

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This is all part of Mark’s process, but it’s especially helpful for me to get an overall sense of how the finished product will look!

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4 thoughts on “MAJOR Measurements!

  1. I LOVE the nooks and crannies you get from dormer windows. The first house I lived in until I was 9 had dormers that were wider than yours and my dad fitted the one in my bedroom with shelving to make it a mini alcove for books and stuff. I think it was special because small spaces felt like the right size for me when I was little. But boy, that textured paint is stretching my ability to see past existing conditions.

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  2. If it’s the sun rays you’re looking for then don’t add the roof. Personally I would. I’m sure you’ll want to walk out there when it’s raining and wish you had a roof.
    BTW Courtney: One of my “bucket list” goals is to meet you sometime, somewhere, someday. lol

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