Thank you so much for your submission. This plan not only fulfilled all of the project requirements, but also had a very nice, simple flow to the whole design. I was especially impressed by the multiple uses for the design (rental vs. resale) as well as the plan for phasing the construction. This plan was the top pick for not only myself, but also every other person to whom I showed the design. It would have been nice to see some interior layouts, but the plans themselves were more than adequate. This plan will feature strongly in the final construction documents.
Overall, this is my preferred design. The central, expansive living/ dining area is what I feel binds the entire floor plan. Considering that extra rooms are going to be added for tenants, it only makes sense that there be a larger space for everyone to congregate. The seamless integration of kitchen and living areas work beautifully with the traditional concept of food and community areas being the heart of the home.
The design and comments cover everything in the list of priorities. There are several thoughtful ideas such as powder room near entrance and fridge and microwave in rooms. The exterior entrances to 2 bedrooms are a plus. Laundry room off garage. Has phases of implementation.