My initial thoughts for plot 22 was to renovate both the Out Building and the Main House. However after careful thought coupled with ideas from other sources and finally looking at the finances available to me; the best option was to demolish the whole place and build a new structure. Ok so that was the first thing out the way. The second issue, finding an example of a house, built or picture was not hard to find. My brother has recently built himself a house at McCarthy Hill. It is absolutely beautiful. I had previously seen optics of it on Facebook, but my immediate thoughts were that these were probably optics he had obtained elsewhere (smile). I did not even realise he was having a house built for him and his family. The house looks lovely, something certainly along my tastes. When I was in Ghana this March, I made arrangements with him one afternoon for him to take me to his crib. The optics did not tell a lie. It even has a swimming pool! The amazing thing is that so much detail has been incorporated onto a limited portion of land. Next door to him, his neighbour is almost 80% completed on his building. It looked absolutely horrible. I see a lot of these types of buildings being built in Accra. They are hideous. They have massive roofs and about two to fours tall pillars making up part of the front of the building. I totally hate them.
I have posted some optics of his crib; and this is just the outside. One thing that impressed me was the location of the water tank. It is not perched on some tall structure purposely built for it or on the top of the house as you mostly see. It is actually at the back of the house on the ground. Water is feed to the house by a pump. He has really done a good job of it. I could go on for ever describing his crib.
It does not take much to get ones creative juices flowing. For him, he got some inspiration from Houzz. The next thing was to get him to introduce me to the contractor who built his house. I have been in constant contact the contractor, but have also engaged another builder to throw some designs at me. I really want to make this building stand out from the rest. I need it to be the talk of Nyaniba, so it has to be very appealing to the eye.
So far, my brothers contractor, Boadi has not been able to “wow” me. This other builder, Justice has caught my eye with his sketch and 3D design drawings presented. I have thrown a sketch his way, but the results from him do not move me. His 3D drawing based on the sketch doe not move me.