Time for some pictures.
These are some illustrations that Tai has played around with in SketchUp. (This is also how he spent the considerable time alone while I was working nasty hours at Body Worlds.)
The lot is long and narrow and oriented east-west, giving us great southern exposure. The narrow width of the lot has been the deciding factor in the designs, and the width likely would also limit flexibility in the interior floor plans.
Here are some early sketches, playing with the lines:
Here's a bit of color:
We'll put up a few more in the coming days.