I am in the planning stages of a large two story addition to my small San Diego 1950’s ranch style house. Due to the angled placement of the house on the corner lot and the setback requirements, the addition needs to be at approximately a 30 degree angle to the house. I would like to find some architectural references that deal with “non-square” houses so that I could attempt to make the finished house plus addition look better than just a house with a large box stuck to it. I don’t plan on hiring an architect for the preliminary design work because I am a mechanical designer by trade and would like to work out the overall layout and feel myself using my own CAD software. When I am closer to the time when I can afford to do the addition I may or may not consult an architect depending on my level of satisfaction with the design. I do plan on consulting with a structural engineer (I’ll have to for code anyway) before I start building.
Thanks in advance.