Small Lakefront Cottage RenovationBlind

in Architectural Design held by Benjamin Kern
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Description:
The attached Sketchup file is a scanned model of a 110+ year-old cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan. This is a very small house – approximately 984 square feet. A large part of the house is taken by the screened-in front porch that faces the lake.
We are limited as to the changes we can make – for example, we cannot change the footprint. We would like to change the roofline, most likely to a “t-gable” roof, given the T-shape or L-shape of the footprint), and replace the kitchen and bath with updated and more useable spaces. We would like two bedrooms and one bath (1.5 if there were any way to do so).
A similar cottage nearby has some loft space above a porch that the kids enjoy. Most of these places are open to the rafters, but ideally with bedrooms closed off.
We would like to carve out room for a washer/ dryer station (vertical).
Also love the idea of a two-sided fireplace in the main room and porch, although this may not be feasible: www.supremem.com/duet4seasons.php
This is a seasonal place and is not currently insulated. Plumbing generally runs in a crawlspace. Hot water is currently provided by a tankless electric heater. Other cottages in the area have hot water heaters below the units in the crawlspaces.
It is not critical that all the current porch space be retained.
Please note that the scan is largely accurate.
Wants:
Revisions to the attached sketchup file that are detailed enough to be used as the basis for a construction plan (and could be submitted for permitting) would be much appreciated.

We are primarily looking for a design that makes efficient use of a small space, and rationalizes a structure that was cobbled together by DIY handypeople over the course of a century.
Don't Wants:
Designs that would require changes to the footprint.

Designs that would require materials that are particularly cumbersome, given that reaching the property presents some challenges.
Ask for Sample:
Samples (rough floorplan without details) could be helpful.
Software:
  1. Trimble SketchUp (Google) (2017)

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
1st Winner
#27 Cottag_lake_model by Sergiu.Nasta
Mar 13, 2018 19:11
2nd Winner
#19 LAKESIDE UPDATED 3-2-18 North side porch addition by Jim81
Mar 2, 2018 17:29
#14 Lakeside total re-vamp as requested by Jim81
Feb 25, 2018 20:01
#26 Cottag_lake_model by Sergiu.Nasta
Mar 13, 2018 19:10
#23 Lakefront Cottage Renovation by KRING ARCHITECTURE
Mar 8, 2018 16:22
#20 revamp #2 with existing north wing shown by Jim81
Mar 3, 2018 20:21
#17 NORTH ELEVATION by Jim81
Mar 1, 2018 22:08
#16 Lakeside total re-vamp as requested by Jim81
Mar 1, 2018 16:37
#1 The cottage by Arhitecto
Feb 11, 2018 11:58
#11 Cottage Renovation by Mahbub
Feb 14, 2018 10:14
#10 Lake side cabin alternates 1 & 2 by Jim81
Feb 13, 2018 23:08
#9 Lake side cabin alternates 1 & 2 by Jim81
Feb 13, 2018 22:52
#8 RED LINE PROPOSAL by Jim81
Feb 13, 2018 17:49
#7 rE-VAMP # 2 by Jim81
Feb 12, 2018 22:59
#6 REVISED LAKE SIDE CABIN 783 S.F. SUBMITTAL by Jim81
Feb 12, 2018 18:39
#5 existing cabin plan by Jim81
Feb 12, 2018 4:12
#4 Lake side cabin el # 1 & 2 by Jim81
Feb 12, 2018 3:54
#3 Lake side cabin RE-VAMP plan by Jim81
Feb 12, 2018 1:27
#2 Lake side cabin by Jim81
Feb 11, 2018 17:39

Discussion

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:46:02 +0000
Why submissions after contest ending Segiu Nasta ?
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:14:20 +0000
I have additionally uploaded a 2015 version of the sketchup file as well as some images of the existing structure. Thanks!
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:30:58 +0000
Hi! can u submit the file in older version please! for sketchUp 2015!?:)

Jim81

Designer

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:04:05 +0000
Please disregard all of my comments on this project. My Sketch up program is malfunctioning. I will get back with you when the problem is solved.
Thanks for your patience..

Jim81

Designer

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 02:17:14 +0000
Mr. Kern, I was finally able to upload your ketchup site to my computer. The only thing that shows up is an elevation of the cottage you speak of. I will need foot print dimensions of the exterior walls and at least a sketch of the existing floor plan before I can draw a preliminary design layout. If you can provide this I can move forward with you on what sounds like a fun project for us both.
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:02:40 +0000
Apologies - I have additionally uploaded this as an uncompressed Sketchup file. Thanks!

Jim81

Designer

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:49:49 +0000
Sir, the attachment opens as a Win Zip renewal add. Can yo furnish an attachment that will show your project ? Thank You

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