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Possible Front Stairs option



So I took Emily's (Fov) advice and tried out a mock-up of a different front stair configuration than I had originally intended.

I added a little extension to the front of the porch to allow the first flight to descend at a right angle to the house (I will need to figure out some kind of railing for this.. I don't want my little people swan diving to the driveway when coming home from a night on the town :D ).

The landing at the bottom of the first flight would be the same level as the front garden and their would be a retaining wall under it as indicated (this house is on an imaginary hillside :D ). The lower flight of stairs would end beside the driveway and they would be enclosed on the front side at least, maybe the backside also, but I kind of like the understair area as storage. There is a little alcove under the porch for access to the basement apartment.

It still needs some tweaking, but I like it!

Thanks for the inspiration Emily! :thankyou:

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I like that the folks in the lower apartment have some protection from the weather as they come and go. :)

I might test a third landing that would bring the bottom set of steps parallel to the driveway. As it is in the photo, If there is a vehicle parked in the driveway, it might be difficult to get to the steps.

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I think a third landing would also give the tenants a bit more outside storage under the first set of steps. It might not be a lot, but it could serve as added space if need be.

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6 hours ago, KathieB said:

I like that the folks in the lower apartment have some protection from the weather as they come and go. :)

I might test a third landing that would bring the bottom set of steps parallel to the driveway. As it is in the photo, If there is a vehicle parked in the driveway, it might be difficult to get to the steps.

I like this idea Kathie, I think I will try it.... Added bonus would be that it might give me a little space between the third flight and the retaining wall... to store the bins. :):thankyou:

 

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5 hours ago, CraftyMtnMom said:

I think a third landing would also give the tenants a bit more outside storage under the first set of steps. It might not be a lot, but it could serve as added space if need be.

I agree, I'm going to try it. :)

Thank you!

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2 hours ago, MikeUK said:

This has taken a major step forward.......looking good though!

Haha... hardly! I'm not a prolific precision producer like you Mike! (Like my alliteration.. lol).. 

I'm moving at snails pace, but I'm new to this.. bear with me, I"ll get there in the end. :D

 

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Looks good! I like Kathy's idea of making the bottom of the stairs parallel with the driveway instead of perpendicular.

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No one can be as prolific as Mike ....I change MY mind often.  I love YOUR project and I think your work is amazing....I look forward to more posts.

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