I promised earlier in the week I would show you some of the first house plans our architect designed for us. Things have changed quite a bit since these first set of plans, but it is interesting to see how things evolved. The idea was to add two bedrooms to the existing structure, but have them separated by a courtyard. In both of the plans shown above the wall between our existing bedroom and the living room remains intact. If you have been following the story, you already know I ripped that out last fall. What we actually ended up with is more of a hybrid of these two designs. The real tricky part has been cutting down on hallway space to maximize livable space. Next week I will post one of our first 3D renderings which is much closer to our current design.