We spent a few hours at the architects reviewing preliminary floor plans today. Here is what we have so far.
The side of the house with the family room, dining room and kitchen will be facing the pond and field. That whole area is open and will have a cascading ceiling. The dining room higher than the kitchen, and the family room higher than the dining room. Outside of the dining room will be a cover patio, where you can see the BBQ sketched in.
The upper floor has the bedrooms. With a nice reading nook off of the master bedroom that is a few stairs up and separated from the main bedroom.
The lower floor will be a daylight basement, with a entrance to a small covered patio off of the rec room.
We have made a few modification to these plans at the architects today, but nothing major. Next step is to start working on the exterior and elevations.