Because I cut my Beacon Hill in half, I need to fill in what I took away. In the left portion, I’m leaving the side open for easier viewing, but because I put it on top of a garage, I need a new front door, and a staircase to reach it.
I’m turning the side bay window into the front door. I’ll build up the opening and then put a door in it, possibly with sidelights–I’ll think about it. A staircase runs up from the ground to reach it.
The opening below will be an archway through which our imaginary people can walk to get to a door into the garage. More realistic if they can park and walk out to the stairs without having to use the rolling garage door.
This is a rough-in of the outside stairs that will run up to the front door. You can sort of see what will become the porch roof as well.
Another view relative to the garage.
I will build the walls, put in the stairs, and then trim it with plenty of moldings, spindles, posts, and lots of Victorian gingerbread.
On the right portion of the house …
I’ve added the outside wall with bays on ground and second floors. The bays give me more room on each of the floors to add furniture–it’s a small space without it. I painted to match the rest of the house.
When I get it all trimmed up with moldings and roof brackets I’ll post more pictures.
The inside of the second floor bay window. I need to wipe the dust off the floor, but this bay extension will let me put in a desk or sofa or something as I decorate. Again, more pics when I get it all trimmed and cleaned up!
Using the large windows lets me have a different perspective of the inside, one I wouldn’t see well if I’d built the house as one unit. This is looking into the upstairs and the French door to the balcony.
Ground floor with front door and staircase. The staircase is intricate and hard to build, so it’s nice to see it!
I have more trimming and painting to do, not to mention the outside staircase on the left house, but I’m getting there!