The winner of this competition will successfully pull together key elements of the inspirational photos into a single, cohesive, visually appealing exterior for the two most important sides of our home: the front exterior - with an impressive entrance - and the right wall with the three-car garage. Competition also includes a thoughtful (but simple) design for the sidewalk, driveway, and landscaping together with lighting.
Primary exterior construction material is stucco with stone used in select areas. No more than ~60% of the house can be stone due to budget constraints. Resizing, adding/removing/changing window types, sizes, locations, colors, grid color between panes and other design elements (such as lighting, shutters, gutters, trim work) are all very desirable. Please include chimneys in your design process. Again, the goal is to deliver the look and feel of the inspirational photos.
Please select outdoor and landscape lighting from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery: http://shop.ferguson.com/decor/search.pl?qs=Ns%3DAvailabilitySort%257C0%257C%257CPrimary_Finish%257C1%257C%257CSort_Order%257C1%26N%3D102%2B221&mp=123&sp=1&M=&Ns=&rpp=84
My recommendation is to spend 45% of your time and energy on design of the front exterior, 30% on the garage-door side of house exterior, 15% on driveway/sidewalk/basic landscaping and the remaining 10% on "buildability" of the design. I'm defining "buildability" as details on how to turn the design into “reality” (including size/dimensions of windows, type, grid color, brand/product number for windows, trim, and related items as well as color scheme specifics).
The weights for each of the four design categories: Beauty (50%), Buildability (25%), Graphics (15%) and Function (10%). Beauty includes ability to successfully integrate most attractive features from “Inspiration Pictures.”
The winner of the competition will also receive first shot at future interior design jobs for this new house, including a basement (currently unfinished), and the first and second floors of this 5-bedroom, 5 bath house.
Many thanks and good luck!!