Renovation Project Underway @BEARNEST

Let’s call this one “Superdeck”! We are in early design stages of this complete exterior renovation. Phase I is the deck & outdoor living space… next will be the overall exterior updating, to follow the new look. The existing red brick will be eventually painted or covered in stucco…maybe some different sidings. With different colors & textures, this 90’s home will have a whole new look. It’s quite a property. The view from the bathtub in that upstairs window is SPECTACULAR!
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Residential Project Underway @BEARNEST

I’m working on this current project, making some roof changes. It’s working now, but I still don’t think we’re there yet… but hopefully close.

“Figure it out” is what I do. I know a lot about roofs, all kinds of roofs. My desk was known as “Team Re-Roof” at a former job. We did all kinds of roof renovations, including putting new sloping metal roofs over old flat roof buildings.

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Plans for Custom Homes, Additions & Renovations, As-Builts, Misc. Drafting/Modeling, etc. http://bearnest.com #ArchiCADwrangler #bearnest

Renovation Project Underway @BEARNEST

When doing a major Renovation project, the first thing you need is good “As-Built” drawings & model. Document all the existing conditions first. This is phase I of several on this project. Partial As-Builts + New Deck Design, Covered w/Fireplace, etc. As we design the new deck & roof, we are thinking about Phase II which will be a new look for the entire house, matching what we do with the new deck & roof. Then, the client will probably redo the entire pool deck, & terraces, all to match our new work. Quite a project. I will add existing terrain to the model soon, along with more detail & ArchiCAD eye candy to the house as we start working on the other sides. This is only the beginning. We are working out new deck design now. I will post progress as we go. I will hang out of a helicopter if needed, to measure your house. Just another day at the office.

CAD/BIM & Design Services by Billy Earnest:

Plans for Custom Homes, Additions & Renovations, As-Builts, Misc. Drafting/Modeling, etc. http://bearnest.com #ArchiCADwrangler #bearnest

Bat Cave, NC Design

If I was building a house in Bat Cave, NC… it might looks something like this. If you are brave enough to turn me loose on ‘design work’…I’m ready. Let’s get started. Out of the Box designs are welcome here!!! I ain’t scared.

CAD/BIM & Design Services by Billy Earnest: Plans for Custom Homes, Additions & Renovations, As-Builts, Misc. Drafting/Modeling, etc. http://bearnest.com #ArchiCADwrangler #bearnest

A Preliminary 3D Site Study Sketch

Some times I have to show my clients that the thing that they WANT to do with their house is not the most logical or natural thing that their SITE WANTS the house to do. I do these rough site models in ArchiCAD with iPad hand sketching on top. Whether they decide to change the design or not is another matter, but fighting a site costs a lot of money in foundation work here in the mountains. I predict this design will change…at minimum, the plan will probably mirror. Maybe a compromise. This is NOT the house design that I would recommend for a site like this, but sometimes that’s how it goes. Figure it out, make it work, if that’s what they really want.

CAD/BIM & Design Services by Billy Earnest: Plans for Custom Homes, Additions & Renovations, As-Builts, Misc. Drafting/Modeling, etc. http://bearnest.com #ArchiCADwrangler #bearnest

I’ve found that designing & “drawing” houses is a good distraction…good therapy. This one is starting with some rough sketches from owners. I get the rough model shaped up, geometrically…then I start sculpting & shaping, all while the drawings are being generated my magic. I’m about to figure out a roof for this one.

CAD/BIM & Residential Design Services by Billy Earnest:

Plans for Custom Homes, Additions & Renovations, As-Builts, Misc. Drafting/Modeling, etc. http://bearnest.com #ArchiCADwrangler #bearnest