Belvedere Update 8
Let’s start with a view from the new driveway location. The roof sheathing is just about complete so you really can get a feel for the shape of the house now. We used a 4:12 slope on almost every roof to keep the height from going over the Lake Quivira height restrictions but also to give the house a more horizontal feel even with the towers at the drive and lake side. This also means that during site visits when we need to climb up onto and around the roof its feels a lot safer. To the right is a larger image of the exposed rafter tails at the tower. This piece needed to have some punch so the rafters will be exposed from the inside as well.
Above are a few views from the hillside looking up at the house. In the top image final grade should be somewhere just above where the block stops so it won’t seem quite so tall once the infill is complete.
Above is an over exposed but still cool view from the 2nd floor balcony into the great room. Through the wall you can see the screened-in-porch and the view beyond. It is all about the view! Hope you’re enjoying the updates, we’re excited about this project and want to share that with everyone. If you have questions, want to see something you haven’t seen here yet or if you just think that it’s cool like we do go over to our FB page and let us know what you think.