This is the side entry as it was when we purchased our house, an enclosure built most likely in the 1950s or 1960s. This space was actually built out from the exterior wall of the original el. To the left is the exterior wall of a cape that was brought to the site and added to the original el. The different widths of the original el and the relocated cape created an alcove that was enclosed as shown above. We decided to open the space back up to create a more inviting, focal side entry.
Left to do:
Replace single-paned french interior door with solid six-panel Federal door
Install porch light
Finish touch-up painting
Come spring, create new path that leads from driveway to porch
And as the photos may convey, we are not going to be moving into the house before Christmas.
This realization came about a month ago.
But as of last week, the main house has heat! The new boiler was installed and propane line (dug by Mike) run. That was a big step to set up the last finishing steps on the interior (turning water on, painting, floors, etc.)
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