Locating the House on the Lot

A and Pt. I and Pt. Any two corners of the house can be used with any two nearby
and easily measured property corners. These measurements located the two front corners of the house in relation to the front property line. The fireplace located on the east wall between corners D and E is not labeled because the fireplace corners are not major house corners. IV and noted on the sketch (Figure 6-25). Once the house is sketched on the paper, triangulation is used to accurately lo­cate the house in relation to the property corners. As can be seen from the photographs in Figures 5-12 and 5-13 from the previous chapter, the house configuration can be estimated easily. The next job is to locate the house within the lot. II. III and Pt. Next, label each principal corner of the house with a capital let­ter of the alphabet (Figure 6-24). III and Pt. The first step is to sketch the config­uration of the house within the lot previously drawn on the graph paper. With two house corners located, the entire house is accurately positioned on the lot. Next, take measurements from one of these house corners to two different lot corners. It is not necessary to draw in the doors and win­dows during this step; draw only the walls. D to property corners Pt. In a similar fashion, the back side of the house can be located in relation to the back property line by measuring from house corners Pt. For the Duncan residence, measurements were taken from Pt. G on the house to property corners Pt.

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