There are too many exceptional design decisions to list here. The added dimension of the window seating on the front and garage door sides of the house is brilliant. Adds another visual dimension/layer to the house and kids are both thrilled to have a window seat. Two versions of the plan were provided, both excellent, which is much appreciated.
This is the only submission incorporating the black cast iron door. But this design went beyond just including the door - it incorporated it into the overall design with the iron work on the top left window and addition of a black bench on the far left. Changing the middle garage door window into something elegant and decorative is another example of exceptional, thoughtful design work shown throughout this submission.
The garage door side of the house incorporated a similar window seat, which was particularly beneficial since there was little visual interest without it. Also, the added window on the right side of the chimney - complementing the one on the left as well as the windows at the top in the back-facing part of the family room - balanced things out as I hoped.
To top it off, Ferguson-sourced lighting was used and with the comprehensive material sourcing information from websites, etc. the design is extremely buildable.
First rate job!