Avery Architects is home to some of the best house designers in the world. Recently, we were extended an invitation to join the company by creating their first house on Homestyler. We discussed some of the most important aspects of building and designing a house. We talked about the layout of the house and making sure that everything was easily accessible. We also had conversations about how math would be used in the building of houses. It was determined that perimeter of each room and of the entire house would be important to know in case you wanted to add something like trim, redo siding on the house, or even add a fence to the backyard. We found that area would also be important as homebuyers like to know the square footage of a home or you’d need to know how much carpet, tile, or hardwood flooring you’d need for each room.
Working in pairs, we got to work on designing our homes. We started by figuring out the layout of the house. Then, we went back through and added all the details that makes a house feel like a home. We added in furniture, appliances, and the little things like plants and paintings.
After all the designing was completed, students then went to work on figuring out the perimeter, area, and volume of the home. They used the dimension feature on Homestyler to see what the length and width of each room were. To find the perimeter, we added up all the walls in each room. To find the area, we multiplied the length times the width. If it was an irregularly shaped room, we broke up the different parts into squares or rectangles, found the area of each, and then added all the areas together. Finally, to find the volume, we used a height of 10 feet (very high ceilings). We multiplied our area by 10 and that gave us our volume.
Our last step was to determine the cost of the house. We assumed that most of the houses would be built along beaches or in desirable locations so we used a cost of $200 per square foot. After the total area of the house was calculated, we multiplied that by $200 to find out what our cost would be. We ended up with a wide range with houses costing anywhere between $150,000 to over $600,000.
Explore one of our houses down below. Take a beautiful panoramic look at the kitchen and living room layouts. Then, in the second image, scroll around to take a look through the whole house. If you scroll all the way down on the house layout, you can toggle between 2D and 3D and zoom in and out. Here’s a description of the house from the architects, Jenny and Frankie
This luxurious Florida beach front house is very spacious with 1,817 square feet of living space to be exact. This beautiful house has a total of four rooms and a sweet pool area with a brick oven outside too! In the house, there is a total of four TVs and comes with all the appliances you’ll need in your kitchen. This house can be yours at the low price of $363,400.
If you enjoyed Frankie and Jenny’s house, then you may also enjoy some of the others. Click here to view some of our other house designs as well as information about each.
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Dear Mr. Avery,
These are awesome! 🙂 When do we do these? I’m excited!
Dear Mr. Avery,
The Panoramic view is really cool! I like how you used Jenny and my house for the post. Thanks!! I loved seeing the house in a 360 view. I have to catch up on all of the posts! 🙂
Your house Is really cool! I liked to see it panorama view. Mr. Avery said there were some missing details. Like a couch missing here and there. Other than that, your house is awesome.
Dear Wes K,
How do you like middle school? scared :shock:? Tell me about it Im so excited! 🙄
Dear Mrs. Hembree,
Thanks for the really supportive comment!
The panorama’s were simple to make, but take a while to load. First, you go to the menu bar, and then click on snapshots, then a list should come up. click on 360 panorama and drag it to your desired position. It does take a while to load, but
the advantages really outweigh the disadvantages.
Anyway, thank you for commenting on the blog.
Sincerely, Wesley K.
How are you liking middle school? Should i be scared for next year?
Dear Mr. Avery and class,
With such quality designs from Avery Architects, will it be long before Avery and Co. Construction starts the project?
I have prepared answers to your questions but they are a little long for here so here is a link…
Teacher, NSW, Australia
Dear Mr. Avery’s Class,
I am so impressed by your house designs! it’s not easy to design a house and have everything work correctly.
I also found the panorama view very interesting! How did you do that?
Yes, I actually have designed a home before and it was built too! It is a log home, which comes with its own set of challenges.
I bet everyone really understands area and perimeter in your class now!
Hi Mr. Avery and everyone from Mr. Avery’s class.
I have looked at your house designs and I so impressed! I’m a teacher in Melbourne, Australia and you’ve inspired me to use http://www.homestyler.com/ with my class. I’m doing to show your designs to my class for examples because they are so good!
With a smile,
Dear Mr. Dunlevie,
Thanks for commenting on the blog. It is very nice of you to use our homes as examples to your class, we worked so hard on them! The math was definitely the hardest! I hope you enjoy everything on the blog.
Dear Mr Avery,
What did you use to make the panoramic view? This is an extremely cool post! This was a really fun project and I really enjoyed doing it! Thanks for creating and letting us do such an enjoyable project!