Sorry about the odd sizes of the pictures – I have upgraded to Apple’s Yosemite operating system which no longer supports my photo editor. I need to work out a new way to resize pictures. The servants’ courtyard area was cleared of the pavers and the ash foundation was dug up. This means I can turn this into a garden bed of shade loving plants – any suggestions? In summer it gets a bit of sun but none in winter. We also get frosts.
Now for the audience participation part. This opening is going to be walled in to form the toilet. JB and the team were looking long and hard today at how to build this wall and there are two design possibilities.
First you need to observe the Edwardian mock-Tudor design detail at the front of the house. You can see that there is a black and white timber and render detail around the front door – Edwardians and Victorians adored the Tudor age and there are echoes of Tudor design in many buildings from that era. I want to echo this design in the new wall.
These are my crudely drawn design options for the new wall. Remember that this is going to be the view from my kitchen window, so I want it to be interesting. Above is Design A. You can see that there is red brick at the base of the wall, then the leadlight window with the Tudor timber and render detail, and then brick continues above.
And this is Design B. The timber and render detail continues above the window and fills in the rest of the space to the roofline.
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