This is our front door from the inside. We wanted alot more privacy than we have now, thus the sole window above the door. I hope enough natural light comes in through the windows in the back of the house so I don't regret this decision, but I have hated worrying that the person at the door could see me before I could see who it was. The mentally ill man at my door last Christmas who wanted to show me the knife and the flashlight he'd gotten as gifts was enough to scare me away from having any windows at the entry!! To the left is the study, which will have french doors and to the right is the wall of the guest bedroom.
You can get a good idea of how the house looks from the front in this pic. Sorry I don't have one without workers in the way. The garage is what's hidden by the mortar mixer (surely that's the technical term, LOL!). The window to the left of the workers is the guest bedroom, followed by the window in the bathroom, then Ella's window on the far left.
This is a good view of the front porch and door after the brick work had to be redone. It's a long story, but the short of it is that it actually turned out pretty well and maybe even better than what I had wanted. There will be a step up from the driveway to the little porch.
A view of the back of the house. The soffits have now been finished as well as the white vinyl ceiling of the porch, but you get the idea. The deck will be in line with the porch, so there will be no deck under the bay window. I can envision Ella dreaming of being inside her castle as she looks out that window. Corny, eh? But, we're big into princesses around here. :)
Ok, so that's it for tonight. Hopefully I'll get around to posting a few Christmas shots before long. Oh, and be on the lookout at my crafty blog for some new posts soon!