1. The Willamette went thru 27 revisions (in the original design)around a laundry chute....on the 28th it was gone. heh.
2. In Central Oregon, the mudroom/laundry is really important. Usually there is a dog bath in there too. The traffic flow from outbuildings into the house is key. Groceries to pantry, sometimes a half bath just inside and to the left of the back door...really convenient.
3. Kitchen layout is great for outside covered entertainment.
4. My fav part is the split purlins in the upstairs bedrooms (I'll see if I can attach that sheet).
5. It is just a winner on all counts for a big house.
Why don't I post more? I'd be talking to myself, I suppose. Not much interest anymore.
Wow, 27 revisions and then you removed the chute! Kind of reminds me of the first design that Tim had done for me...how I wish I could have built that home, it was really a cool design. There was a secret passage in the home which went from the basement to the 3rd floor lookout, and we kept trying to keep it in the design, but finally had to pull it as it kept getting in the way...
I'm still pecking away at the home I'm building, just taking me time to sort out the legalities and such, damn, building is complicated. And especially in CA with the earthquakes and fires.
Looking back with hindsight, I think I would have done it differently...but it's the foresight that was needed, foresight is harder to come by...LOL
Yeah, I lived in Oregon for a year or two when I was younger, it sure does rain...just like drizzling every day in the winter...it sucks... Gotta take care of the dogs though...for certain.
RE: talking to yourself
I think you have it wrong, it's when you don't post that you will be talking to yourself. If you post they will come. There's some good stuff on YouTube these days. If you haven't checked out Mr. Chickadee, do yourself a favor. He teaches dovetail and timberframe workshops it seems. Makes some really cool stuff.