I need a shed, but I really don't want to put a standard-looking shed. I would like something that's pleasing to the eye and fits my property. In addition, I thought it would be cool to have a second level that's part lean-to, part patio.
So I came up with the simple idea captured in the following sketch: LINK
I have never designed or built a structure so I'm wondering what obvious things I may have missed, why this structure may fall down and why my township may say no to it. Also, how do I go from this sketch to a blueprint that a contractor could work from?