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A or B ?

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  1. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    We are having house extended.

    Architect did design A, and I did design B

    Curious to know which option you would all go for...

    Thanks!

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    (A) sorry but the white windows don't really do it for me.
     
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    Is there a dead old lady rocking in a chair on the top floor?
     
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    Possibly darker cladding?

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    A seems to have adopted another chimney :D

    Perfer A personally, but something is still off, I think its a colour thing with the stylish/modern green but the wood cladding doesnt compliment it. One or the other needs to change but it depends what look you are trying to achive, whether it be contempary farm house style or modernised clean and crisp. If it was clean and crisp id consider replacing the wood cladding with some of the new cladding options.
     
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    A - white windows don't look right IMO
     
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    A - like the lighter cladding over dark

    which one do you like?
     
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    Our house currently looks like this, so the odd roof does restrict a lot what we can do with it!

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    I've done a rough design for the back, which I'm happy with... just the front to sort now.

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    Thanks for the input - it's all helpful!
     
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    A for me. Looks much more aesthetically unified. Been mentioned... but the white windows dont work

    Nice hoose by the way
     
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    A) at a push, but like others mentioned, change the cladding colour

    Personally now having seen the back of the house i'd be looking to tie in that with something modern on the front side, perhaps some double gable pitches, white/grey wraparounds, floor/ceiling glass on the left hand side/centre to join the old and the new

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    What a lovely house you have! I think A is a bit too blended for me, nothing pops. I prefer B if I'm honest, but with the darker cladding.
     
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    Unfortunately, we can't go to modern, as it wouldn't fit in with the other houses down the street.

    OK - here it is with green windows, and a darker roof.

    The grey cladding is meant to represent oak boards that have gone slightly silver with age.

    Not sure what other kind of cladding colour would work really...

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    Nice house.

    Could you extend the amount the roof comes down and out over the front of the garage to add a bit of depth and reduce the amount of fascia that is just flat cladding - similar to the house on the right.
     
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    You're not in Brighton are you? Looks very like a popular cut-through down there!
     
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    Both are lovely, and my initial reaction was B, but with back in mind A is the winner. It has a bit more about it than B and looks more valuable.

    Either way thats a lovely looking project gonna be great either way and well done mate.