KLook wrote:You are correct in the expense. I was not aware of the American 4 square name. I struggled to explain why such a small house cost so much to build. Luckily, I did not do it under contract. The fact that it started 4 ft. out of the ground did not help as it it high.
totally off topic now... rich gonna kill me but can anyone find a link to klooks facebook?
I hate that damb facebook crap
i cant find you
I do believe your home is an elaborate American 4 square. The original intent was for cost efficient living because of their squareness it was great for prefab, kit houses. The problem is to construct one of these lil' gems cost more now a days because of its height (they all have walk up 3rd levels), because of its hip roof design (hip roofs cost more to build), because of that signature wide porch, etc,etc,etc. The benefits are many.... you have large rooms, every inch of that house is useable which allows for easy access with furniture, wider hallways, etc. its design is a concept by a lil' man some of you may know as Frank Lloyd Freekin' Wright!
Many people (me included) fall in love with these because of the "arts and crafts" features built into many of them and your being a "newer" constructed one is rare for sure... Id love to see details!!!