Fun Design Present

One of my favorite Christmas presents from John this year was a set of design templates, a pad of graph paper and a special ruler.  I’m working on a new house plan and running around measuring furniture so I could draft accurately sized rooms was driving me crazy.  We like “just big enough” spaces, so being off by six inches in a design can really screw things up.




We’ve only gotten as far as the first floor plan. 


The indoor/outdoor dining room/breezeway (a.k.a. as a dogtrot) is one feature we’re still working through.  I want to be able to have an outdoor dining room in spring and summer and yet still be able to enclose it during the winter months.   This also would give the guest suite/library a little more privacy. 


Any suggestions are welcome. 

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4 Comments on “Fun Design Present”

  1. jennie Says:


    I can’t imagine a better floorplan than the one you already have, though. Your house is one of my favorites in the world.

  2. Katy Says:

    Mine too,

  3. david Says:

    Troy and John,
    I am assuming that the outdoor dining room/breezeway will be where Team Kiefle congregates? I mean really, have you thought of this in your planning? I’m gettin’ nervous.

  4. Troy Says:

    Good point David. John is figuring it out though. Never fear. Plus, even if we don’t use the breezeway, there are 12 foot porches all the way around, so we’ll have plenty of room for pattin’ it out.

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