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    My thoughts haven't changed on the "must have"...

    My thoughts haven't changed on the "must have" items from response #14 in this string. I really like the "toy rooms" others have posted in this string with some amazing vehicles too!
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    The house when finished will have a 4-car garage...

    The house when finished will have a 4-car garage with a 12-foot ceiling. There’s a nice workshop area too.
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    I am at the site with my camera almost daily with...

    I am at the site with my camera almost daily with the intent to create a photo essay of the build. I was advised to make a video too after framing to document the location of utilities that will...
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    Progress during a dry winter in Northern...

    Progress during a dry winter in Northern California. Framing for the driveway looking down from what will be the garage in 2019.
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    Congratulations Manuel on your plans to build a...

    Congratulations Manuel on your plans to build a new home! We thoroughly enjoyed designing the home to our specifications. Given the long wait through the design review and permitting processes, I...
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    Hi Patrick, We we were told 18 months for the...

    Hi Patrick,

    We we were told 18 months for the build from May 2018, so sometime in late 2019/early 2020 we move into our dream house. The ceiling in the garage is 12 feet high, and I plan for a...
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    With your well trained eye for light I am sure...

    With your well trained eye for light I am sure you are producing some amazing results. If you are interested in seeing more work of our architect Fred Herring, his most recent portfolio can be found...
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    Update: Building Permit

    After multiple submissions to local county departments over the last two years, our building permit was issued last Friday. Excavating of the property isn't allowed until May because of rain...
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    Thank you Ton and Ian. The work of our architect...

    Thank you Ton and Ian. The work of our architect is polarizing, you either love it or you hate it. With the recent design review approval, I felt more confident in posting these pictures as being...
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    Thank you Dave for the tips, and thank you Andrew...

    Thank you Dave for the tips, and thank you Andrew for the kind words.

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    Thank you Dave for the tips, and thank you Andrew for the kind words.
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    Pictures of model

    Our architect is old school, and his draftsman builds cardboard models of the homes he designs for his clients. Here's a few pictures of the model for our proposed home if you are interested. This...
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    Living in the San Francisco Bay Area where our...

    Living in the San Francisco Bay Area where our new home is to be built, we are not planning to heat or to cool the garage space. For the house itself, we are using radiant (floor) heating and a...
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    Dim light at the end of the tunnel

    After 11 months of give and take with local government agencies and a public hearing to discuss the project, the initial drawings for the house and 4-car garage were approved last week. With this...
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    Thank you Hunter, Jerry and Terry for the...

    Thank you Hunter, Jerry and Terry for the additional thoughts. The detailed spreadsheet assessing the space requirements is extremely helpful in planning for a car lift.

    As was mentioned above,...
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    Thank you Hunter for the reality check on the...

    Thank you Hunter for the reality check on the garage. It sounds like you have a great collection of cars when you include a Lambo as a car to be considered in designing your garage floor plans.
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    Update

    Little did I know when I started this post nearly a year ago our home design would still be work in progress (We're on version 6.1). We settled on an attached four-car garage and workshop with a 12...
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    Thank you Charles for providing your perspective...

    Thank you Charles for providing your perspective on some of the more practical considerations in building a garage. Your points are right on the mark!
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    Cheers to that!

    :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug:
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    I'll be using radiant heating in the home, but...

    I'll be using radiant heating in the home, but given the relatively mild winters in the SF Bay Area I wasn't planning for such a system in the extra garage. The 220v feedback above reminds me I'll...
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    More great feedback! I like the idea to...

    More great feedback! I like the idea to entertain in this space too, but the only dancing girl will likely be my daughter. I provided the architect a preliminary list of "Must have" and "Nice to...
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    That's great feedback on the garage design...

    That's great feedback on the garage design considerations! We're meeting with the architect next week as the plans begin to take shape.
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    New Garage Considerations

    We plan to build a stand alone garage for our new home. It would be great to have a workspace for minor projects on the weekend cars to be stored there including one starting with a Z and ending in...
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