The Newport in brick a.k.a. The Beast

by brae  

Since I've been making some (slow) progress on the second floor, I decided to go ahead and do another dry fit of the third floor.  There will be the rooms behind the mansard roof currently planned to be an artist studio, a bathroom, a sewing studio and a secret nook.  But, I enjoyed making the guest and master bedrooms so much that I might combine and/or eliminate one of the creative rooms and create another bedroom upstairs.

What a massive house!  The rest of the roofline will also have the widow's walk, though I will figure all that out later.  :]  The three open window holes will be dormers, and the conservatory will have a roof as well.

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And, from the back.  I'll likely change the layout of the doors in the "tower" section, otherwise everything will be shoved into the house and nothing will be displayed toward the open back.

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Just as a refresher, here is the Newport in brick (the base kit only).   The two-story addition is made for the left side, but I flipped it and put it on the right side.  I also bashed a Foxhall Conservatory kit to make the garage and cut a new conservatory for on top of that garage.

The two-story addition had a flat roof as purchased, so I ordered additional roof parts from the main Newport kit to create an additional rooftop room that will have a dormer matching the rest of the roofline.  There will also be a railing on top of the extended front porch I added.

The extra roof pieces will be cut to fit later.

The room created with the extra pieces will be a tiny room that I want to do something special with.  What, I have no idea yet.  :D


Comment from: Cecelia [Visitor]

Love the work you are doing on this fabulous house. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful talents and inspiration.

10/12/10 @ 20:37
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

Have I told you lately how totally in love I am with your Newport? I’m not a big fan of the Newport itself, but the Newport a la Brae is most definitely in my top 5 fave houses. :) I love every detail that you have put into it and am truly excited to see every new step. Mark my words, pea pod friend of mine, SOMEDAY…even if it takes until I am gray haired, toothless and quite wobbly, I will see this masterful work of art in person. &#59;) Fabulous job, every time and I cannot wait to see more!!!

10/12/10 @ 21:47
Comment from: May [Visitor]

Que maravilla de casa.
Cada paso que haces es mas impresionante.
Te eta quedando preciosa.
Besitos, May

10/13/10 @ 00:07
Comment from: Marlene [Visitor]

Your house is looking good, I love the fact we buy a kit as a strating point, I have done the plans for my attic space, my kit was brought with just a roof topper, i now will have two rooms and an attic area, I just have to have a maids room in the attic.
your standard of work is exellant

10/13/10 @ 00:27
Comment from: Peggy [Visitor]

What a great job you’re doing there, I love the house. It’s huge indeed, but calling it “The Beast” seems so harsh. It looks more like a “Belle” to me :)

10/13/10 @ 01:27
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]

Brae dear, the house is huge now! very nice model of the front and I like that you have added other rooms … the room above you could do an attic in which to collect all old memories of family …
I found an inconsistency, but is not a criticism, everyone has their own tastes as it wants, but .. to enter the master bedroom you must go through the bathroom?? LOL!
kisses, Caterina

10/13/10 @ 02:11
Comment from: Heleni [Visitor]

Wow wow, what a very beautiful house.I love the style…


10/13/10 @ 02:14
Comment from: brae [Member]

Caterina - you should know me better by now. :)) I will put in a false wall not seen here to create a hallway in front of the bathroom.

Yes, Peggy - perhaps you are right. The Grand Belle! :D

Thank you all so much!

10/13/10 @ 06:07
Comment from: Cynthia Epp [Visitor]

Not a beast at all, but a very grand beauty!!! It’s really coming along, Brae.

10/13/10 @ 18:49
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]

I love every aspect of your house. Such pleasure to come back for the next step. I like your style very much as well. Could live in your house myself. ;-)

10/14/10 @ 00:39
Comment from: lisa shobhana [Visitor]

it is magnificent!

10/16/10 @ 11:35
Comment from: jose [Visitor]

it is beautiful the small house that it has enorabuena you have left very well

10/17/10 @ 13:23
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]

AH! behold, now everything is clear! thank you for your explanation!
in fact it is just so …
sorry, did not want to be a criticism, just that I could not understand ….
Thank you for your answer!
kisses, Caterina

10/18/10 @ 07:33

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