my parents' suggestions, I redrew the floor plan with more generous
dimensions. I was then nearing the end of my freshman year in
plan, shown below, also added extra storage closets to the garage,
the master bedroom, and a hallway. Our house would have a
basement (unlike the Georgia prototype), so I included access stairs
from both the utility room and the back yard.
specified a colonnaded front porch with a curved bow window, a
feature that we had seen and liked elsewhere. Any my own
bedroom (room #8) grew from a cramped 11½ by 11 feet to a
comfortable 16 by 12.
contractor used my plan to make his working drawings. The
house was essentially built to these specifications, except for
rearrangements of some fixtures and appliances.