The GD House is a difficult project that was just finished by ESQUISOS-Architecture and Consultation, a Portuguese company. The structure has four floors, three of which are joined by a sculpture-like staircase that is part of the architectural route....
The GD House was designed by Garcia da Silva & Garcia da Silva Architects for two young architects who were friends with the founders of their firm. They wanted to build a house that was unique and that they could live in themselves. So, the designers created a flexible space that could change its use by adding rooms or removing others. The result is a house that can be used for living purposes only, but it could also be turned into an office or a workshop if needed.
They called this type of house "GD Houses" because it was designed by two architects who were members of the Garcia da Silva family. The first one to create such a house was their father, who built his own home when he was still young. He showed his sons how to design buildings before they started working as independent architects themselves!
In Portugal, there are only five other GD Houses besides this one. Three of them are owned by Garcia da Silva & Garcia da Silva Architects, while the other two are private homes. Even though these five houses look different from each other, they all have something in common: flexibility!
Neoclassical style of architecture Palladian style architecture Architectural styles at the White House built between 1792 and 1828 include Neoclassical and Palladian. The current White House was designed by American architect James Hoban and completed in 1792.
Hoban also designed the Senate Office Building, which was completed two years later. He used a modified version of his own design for the Capitol building as a guide for the White House project. The two buildings are quite similar in layout and appearance. They both have a rectangular floor plan with an open central hall flanked by large rooms. But while the Senate Office Building has fewer than 10 rooms, the White House has more than 30. Also unlike the Senate Office Building, which is made of marble from Tennessee, the White House is constructed of limestone from Maryland and Virginia.
The White House grounds include many other important buildings, including a cottage that served as George Washington's presidential residence during his first term; a second cottage that was built as a family home for Thomas Jefferson; and the existing Oval Office, which was originally part of the basement apartment of the president's private residence.
The White House was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
As you go through bi-level house plans, you'll see what we mean. Split-level home designs, in brief, provide three different interior zones connected by short flights of steps. The two main floors serve as separate family living areas with their own bathrooms and cooking facilities. A lower level often contains a second kitchen, laundry room, or media room.
The split-level design is very popular in the Midwest because of the ability to divide up the house into smaller, more manageable sections. It's also easy to maintain because there are no high ceilings to clean out or cobwebs to chase away from the stairs.
A bi-level house can be one floor or two stories tall. In either case, it has two main levels separated by an intermediate floor or section. The upper level is called the first floor, while the lower level is called the basement. A bi-level house can have only one bathroom on each level, although some have a shared bathroom between them. Other parts of the house may have more than one bathroom.
If there are separate bedrooms on each level of the house, they too will usually have their own bathroom. Otherwise, people tend to make do with just a single bathroom for a bi-level house.
The main home of a plantation or estate. Other buildings on the property include office houses, slave quarters, and other administrative offices.
Greatness is achieved when you inspire others to be great too.
The Griswold home, like Todd and Margo's, is an exterior set on "Blondie Street" on a Warner Brothers back lot in Burbank, CA (the neighbors next door). The filming of the show was done between September 8-November 14, 1987.
Here are the details of where to find the sets on which the Griswolds lived:
The driveway that leads up to the house is located at 910 Blondie Street. You can see it in this photo from the TV series:
And here is a photo of the whole street with all of its houses:
Now, having found these sets, you might be wondering how many Griswolds there actually were in the show. Well, there are usually two people in every family unit so if you include spouses and children then there should be six people in the family. But since only four people were played by actors, we have three families on the show. This means there should be twelve people in all on Griswold Lane.
But since some of these people were extras they probably didn't even know they were on a television show!
So really, there could be as few as one Griswold person or as many as twelve!
The street-facing portion of a property or structure. Frontispiece, façade, facade, facade, face, aspect.
Front yard: The area in front of a house where trees, plants, or other objects not allowed in the backyard are kept. This is also called the public yard. Compare Backyard.
Front porch: A porch on the first floor of a house that faces the street. It is usually used for greeting visitors and offering them refreshments. Pots of flowers often fill these spaces with color during spring and summer.
Foyer: A hallway with a door at each end; usually, but not always, opening onto a parlor or other room. Also called entry hall.
Garage: A building or space enclosed by walls and having a roof for shelter and storage.
Back yard: The area behind a house where trees, plants, or other objects not allowed in the front yard are kept. This is also called the private yard. Compare Front Yard.
Backsplash: The finished surface of the wall beneath the place where a kitchen sink is located.