Okay, so I’m done messing around with the second floor footprint on that houseplan I posted earlier today.
Here’s the original second floor:
And here was the first change I did on it, extending the master bedroom to completely cover over the 2-story great room to make the great room single story:
And lastly, here’s the one I did tonight that incorporates Denis’ idea of having a catwalk on the upper level of the great room and leaving it somewhat open. The master bedroom still goes over the great room a bit, but keeps a portion open which actually is a good shape for creating a “funnel” type of situation when it comes to air flow. This change also changed the back wall of the master bedroom and made it more square, which means the first floor footprint would have to change slightly to make that fit. But I don’t think that would be too hard to do.
And I just realized that if we WERE to do a catwalk in the 2-story greatroom for bookshelves, it’s possible that we can remove some of the shelving from the study area and make that more like a play area – maybe set up the Wii there and have that be an open “hangout” place for the kids instead of a study area.
Thoughts so far?