While I am not at that stage yet, I am trying to think ahead and understand the ramifications of each of my decisions.
When I look at your sketches for VC as well as for the original victoria's cottage in the gallery, it looks like the main ridge beam is supported by a header at the top which also frames the window near the peak. Then the load is transferred uninterrupted down to the foundation.
Then when I look at the Kahn's version in the gallery, it appears that their window extends into the load line.
So my question involves how inviolate the load path should be for the ridge beam? I also noticed that in the gallery of the original VC that the header is supported by 2, 2x's (2x6's) rather than just one. I assume that is pretty important, no. For the Kahn's variation, would they have had to use a larger, built up header to carry the load down?
I am planning on keeping my load line just like in the plans, but I wanted to know about the advisability of changes and what that would imply.