Re: I need a room!
- From: John Ashby <J.V.Ashby@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 11:30:36 +0100
Wildepad <noreplies> wrote:
No, not one with rubber walls (at least not officially).
In the design of a house, the rooms so far are (with <> indicating the
Bedroom <> Bedroom
Kitchen/family dining <> Arts/Crafts/Sewing/etc.
Family room <> Home Gym/Sauna/Jaccuzi/etc.
Game room (pool/darts/etc.) <> Laundry/Utilities/Storage
Smoker's lounge <> Home theatre
Living room <> Spiral staircase (the entrance to the house)
Formal dining room <> Kitchen/walk-ins/storage
Music room <> Library/office
XXX <> Display room (pottery, coins, paintings, etc.)
Guest bedroom <> Guest bedroom
(The obvious absence in the list is bathrooms -- there are three 1/2
baths opening onto the hallway (taking up part of the space of the
gym, lounge, and library), and the bedrooms each have a full bath
where the hallway would be if it continued on.)
The problem is that it wouldn't make sense to leave out room XXX, but
I just can't think of what else a person might need/want.
Since there are many bright and imaginative people
posting/lurking/pasing through here, I ask for your help, either in
supplying an answer or in kick-starting my imagination. :)
Any help appreciated!
The rooms are spaced 30' apart (center-to-center) along each side of
Each room is 24'x36' with a 16' arched ceiling. The wall opposite the
hallway has a fireplace in the center with glass doors and
floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides of it. There can be no other
windows/doors. (The rooms on the right side of the hallway have no
windows, but XXX is on the left.)
Room measurements cannot be changed (any alteration would require
custom shuttering which would triple the construction costs), and a
fireplace is absolutely necessary.
It cannot be a parlor, formal sitting room, or other room which
typically has many couches or chairs (for reasons too odd to explain)
or another bedroom.
I thought about an indoor pool, but once you allow for a 1/2 bath and
changing room and a proper space in front of the fireplace, you're
left with a size that is too small for many purposes and too big for
Changing the spacing of the rooms on the left to make the absence of
room XXX less noticable is unacceptable (you should be looking
directly into the living room when you come down the staircase).
The house could do without a separate game or music rooms, but since
all of the rooms on the right side of the hallway are necessary and
none can reasonably be moved to the left (because of the windows and
the doors to the outside) that would only make matters worse.
Can anyone think of what's missing?
Workshop - details of how its equipped to depend on precise crafts to be
pursued - could be looms, lathes, hoists for large prices of stone or
car engines, the possibilities are endless.
Dunge^H^H^H^H^H let's not go there.
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