Our most ambitious plans at this point are for the second floor. Here are a bunch of photos of it as it is now.

Landing “Bedroom”

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This is the view from the top of the stairs, my favorite parts are these "super useful" closets.
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Some details here, like the halfway done ceiling drywall and the old school heating grates.

Master Bedroom

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The master was modified to match the shape of the front of the house, making it octagonal.
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Here's the other "closet" and this weird wall-mounted light socket.

Normal Bedroom

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Not much to see here, some dark green walls and unfinished painting/trim work.
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This room has the only real closet of the three. The ladder is still in there from when we inspected the attic.

I also made this quick video, to give a better idea.

Blueprints - Before

This is the blueprint I made of the floor, using various iOS and OSX apps.
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And their associated 3D views.

Blueprints - After

Our plan for now, subject to change of course, is to add a bathroom as follows:

  • Split small bedroom to make room for the bath

  • Arrange bathroom wall to avoid any window modification, eliminating the need to modify the siding

  • Bath will have a shower stall

  • Remove the French doors to the Master

  • Add a wall separating the landing bedroom from the stairs

  • Eliminate both triangle closets

  • Add closets roughly 36”x24” for both small rooms

  • Add a closet roughly 60”x24” for the master

And here's the blueprint, new walls are black.
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And the 3D views, with some generic furniture.

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