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3rd story addition turns into a 4th!

January 8, 2017

We're working with clients on the 700 block of S. 8th St. in Bella Vista and the project took an interesting turn after the architects from Design Blendz, Scott Woodruff and Cortland Shankweiler, completed the first round of schematic designs.  What they discovered was that the top of the pilot house, space which leads out to the roof deck, was at 39'.  That meant that if the architects could figure out a way to make the top of the house 38' then this wouldn't technically be a pilot house, rather a 4th story.  You can see by the render below how they were able to configure the roof in a way that would adhere to the 38' height code.  So at that point why not make this 3'x3' landing into a much larger space like an "all seasons room," as the homeowners are calling it.  You can see by the render below how they were able to configure the roof in a way that would adhere to the 38' height code.  Obviously there are higher costs associated with building another floor like this, but as evidenced in the render it will be well worth it!  The construction is scheduled to begin in February 2017 and be complete by July.  Stay tuned for updates...

 

 

 

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