This is the front of the gate house, with the second story installed. The second story overhangs the first on all sides, which helps to create a larger living area.
I've added a fireplace on one of the side walls. The open box you see in the second picture is actually the stairwell, which is closed in so that the stairs won't be visible in the finished piece.
I tend to avoid building stairs unless it's absolutely necessary. They take a lot of time, making the piece more expensive without adding that much interest to the interior.
With the larger second floor, I felt that the house was beginning to overwhelm the base, so after these pictures were taken, I added a 3/8" piece to the front to make room for more landscaping.
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