I don't think I've ever had this much trouble finalizing a house design. We are now on Design Option #14 for the second floor. And after a meeting with the city this week, we discovered we have property setback issues that will potentially create timeline setbacks. Geezzzz.....
We have a no-dormer design. We have a small dormer design. A large dormer design. And a double dormer design (requires a modified variance). All of them give less than desirable ceiling height around the perimeter of the room (worst case is 5' 9"). But to bump up requires a major variance, that could take months to work through (and could look a bit wonky as well).
So I'm looking forward to lots of input from folks at Sunday's 'Before' Open House. What do people in the area want? One large master suite upstairs (for a total of 3 bedrooms in the house). Or 3 bedrooms (for a total of 5) for a family with young children? And of course my investment numbers are looking a bit crazy at the moment. We can't get too carried away.
Are you local? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts on Sunday. Hope to see you at 180 Preble Street, 1-3 pm in SoPo! (PS - you can't park in front of the house, but it's convenient to park on the cross street)