Christian and Deepti came back with a more….realistic design. I like to think of J’s design as like a concept car – it’s very pretty, but the production version is a bit more conservative and practical. 🙂
The U-shape was collapsed to a more conventional design, which works better on the narrow block. They integrated the laundry into the end of the hallway, allowing good airflow down the east-west spine of the house. There wasn’t really a front door per se, the large window in the NW corner of the livign room would serve double duty.