I’ve been thinking and talking to people about the last plan. T suggested it might be good if the living room was larger- I decided to make it bigger to the right so it wouldn’t block the bathroom window. C suggested putting the front door over so it would go in through an existing window instead of through supporting walls, a very fine idea :). I decided to move the bathroom door so it wouldn’t be right in front of you when you first came into the front hall.
This is a proposed renovation to a Cottage in Maine. The front door used to come in through the diningroom, and there also used to be a back entry off of the kitchen door. Parking is closest to the new proposed front porch. Hum… I noticed that I forgot to put in most of the windows…
I extended the 2nd floor to be above the kitchen and gave it walls. This provided a sound barrier (you couldn’t do anything in the original house without everyone else knowing) and helped provide support for the southern wall (It flexes alarmingly in the winter winds)