After several years of research, planning, saving, and two bank loans I finally decided to construct a house we can call our home.
Above is my 3D rendering of the design offered by Architect Varquez and Engineer Sagre of Ergas Zeuqsav + Associates, suitable to my lot (evolved from the original design). We immediately agreed at the first glance of the design, forgetting the Victorian theme (that I fancied for more than a year). This was followed by several business meetings and plenty of empty beer bottles.
My lot is irregular like 1/4 of a circle, so when viewed from the curve it looks big. It is only 163 sqm and with subdivision restrictions — 3 meters setback on roads, and 2 meters setback on adjacent lot, can only build one firewall on one side of the lot — made it really difficult to layout. Allowed only is up to 2nd floor. Even roof deck is discouraged (so we had to call it ‘drying area’).
Many thanks to Ergas Zeuqsav + Associates for personally handling this project. I owe you big time.
Target date of completion: December 2013.