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Description:
We have inherited an old house. Its design is not very practical. It has two "apartments" and two kitchens, but only one bathroom and one shared toilette. Only the outside walls are carrying walls. All other walls are not and can be demolished.
We need to change it into one of the following:

1. Two apartments - each apartment has a small living room with a small kitchen and a small bathroom with a shower. One apartment has two small bedrooms, and one apartment has one small bedroom. Each apartment should have a separate entrance.

2. One big apartment with a big dining/ living room and kitchen, and 4 bedrooms. A bathroom/toilette and a separate toilette room. Each bedroom should have a separate entrance from the living room.

The water sources will most likely not change but the electric outlets can.
Wants:
a floor plan or a 3d model.

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
1st Winner
#4 ARQ02 by cristinapims
Feb 3, 2022 1:15
#10 Niranjani-House renovation plan_submission PDF by niranjanir
Feb 8, 2022 18:47
#19 House floor layout by Mahdaoui Houcin
Feb 19, 2022 2:37
#17 Floor plan modification V1 by Hamed1
Feb 12, 2022 17:35
#16 Floor layout by Mahdaoui Houcin
Feb 12, 2022 4:05
#14 Floor plan by Hamed1
Feb 11, 2022 19:39
#1 apartement floor layout by Design And More
Jan 30, 2022 14:31
#9 Niranjani-House renovation plan_submission by niranjanir
Feb 7, 2022 12:28
#8 Two apartments by Quintessential Architecture
Feb 6, 2022 12:16
#7 2D CAD by Exo2
Feb 6, 2022 9:06
#3 Apartment floor layout #2 by Design And More
Feb 2, 2022 21:12
#2 ARQ01 by cristinapims
Jan 30, 2022 21:04

Discussion

alexandrad

Buyer

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 21:24:06 +0000
Thanks everyone for your submissions! We went with the one that made the most sense to us! Great job everyone!

alexandrad

Buyer

Wed, 02 Feb 2022 18:41:57 +0000
Yes! we only want to change the upper floor and are still not sure if we want 1 big apartment or 2 smaller ones. so either one of the layouts is valid.

ecooco

Designer

Mon, 31 Jan 2022 05:58:50 +0000
Hi alexandrad
You say "We need to change it into one of the following:
1. Two apartments ....
2. One big apartment ...
Is this mean you want on second level layout of two apartments as stated under 1. with your description, or one big apartment as stated under 2. with your description.
Is this correct?
Regard.
Sat, 29 Jan 2022 21:23:58 +0000
@alexandrad
Appreciate the clarity and additional photos. What a lovely home! It has so much character (design elements)!

alexandrad

Buyer

Sat, 29 Jan 2022 19:31:25 +0000
yogeshs1:
I am sorry. That is all we have available for now. There are likely some columns in the middle wall but we don't know where. Very old house

alexandrad

Buyer

Sat, 29 Jan 2022 19:30:08 +0000
@AlexK
1.) Renovation will strictly be for top floor (2nd level)?
Yes
2.) If plumbing is not to be relocated, how to expect new floor plan layout? From interpreting the drawing, plumbing is within a central wall.
The wall can be torn down and the room layout can also be changed. But the sources of water are not easy to change as it is a 300 year old house.
3.) Looks like there are structural columns centrally located (top floor seems to illustrate this, and would make sense for structural integrity). Please confirm. (Still able to remove walls, if columns are load bearing). Some pictures of basement/crawl space will help.
There is no crawl space. I am not sure what you mean by basement. We have a ground floor, a second floor and a roof. We believe there might be a column inside the middle wall upstairs, but do not know where. We will adjust the plans we get accordingly. There are no other plans other than what we submitted. As far as we know only the outside walls are bearing walls upstairs. So we will just have to look out for columns once we start the renovation.

alexandrad

Buyer

Sat, 29 Jan 2022 17:06:49 +0000

Design And More:
1. ground floor plan shows big walls which seems structural for the house:
Yes, that is why we are ONLY changing the upper floor which doesn't seem to have integral walls and can be changed. There might be a column, but we have no idea where so we will adapt once we find it, but there are no other plans in existance.
2.Are you sure for this floor ?
for upper floor pretty sure
2. How much entrance in the house are ever made ? We have one garden and one street entrance downstairs. That will stay the same as we don't want to change anything on the outer walls.
Do you want to transform cella into a living space or let it like that ?
Eventually we want a third apartment upstairs, but not in the next 10 years.
Are you ok to create three stairs to create 3 duplex ?
not really as we don't want to change anything downstairs for now.


Thank you for the great questions
Sat, 29 Jan 2022 12:09:56 +0000
the attached drawing plan doesn't show the location of column , the new floor plan must be designed as per the existed column so re send the drawing plan so that the new floor can be designed accordingly.
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 23:50:26 +0000
Please clarify:
1.) Renovation will strictly be for top floor (2nd level)?
2.) "The water sources will most likely not change but the electric outlets can." If plumbing is not to be relocated, how to expect new floor plan layout? From interpreting the drawing, plumbing is within a central wall.
3.) Looks like there are structural columns centrally located (top floor seems to illustrate this, and would make sense for structural integrity). Please confirm. (Still able to remove walls, if columns are load bearing). Some pictures of basement/crawl space will help.

Design And More

Designer

Fri, 28 Jan 2022 22:20:55 +0000
Hi, Great challenge. I'm sure we could have fun with. Somes questions :
You said that the walls can be demolished but the ground floor plan shows big walls which seems structural for the house. Are you sure for this floor ?
How much entrance in the house are ever made ? I see 3 openings from exterior to the house and one last for a cellar.
Do you want to transform cella into a living space or let it like that ?
Are you ok to create three stairs to create 3 duplex ?
Thanks by advance.
regards,

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