Over the Door

Back in January I suggested we might like a little roof over the Cottage exterior door.

Our inspiration for a roof over the Cottage door.

This week the carpenter began to build the not-so-little roof over the entrance.

The roof support is substantial.

He started by creating massive supports which are both bolted together and bolted into the Cottage structure.

The pitch of the gable was created to match the Cottage’s roof.

Then he laid out the gable by creating a temporary centerline over the center of the door so the line of the new roof can follow the line of the Cottage’s full roof.

Supports are in place.

By the end of the day the framework had been bolted to the wall.

The framework is secure.

I think this entrance roof will make the Cottage look less like a converted garage and more like a sweet little cottage.

What curb appeal detail appeals to you?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

9 thoughts on “Over the Door”

  1. Oh, this is going to be a major improvement, especially for those rainy days when your tenant is trying to get the door unlocked to get in out of the rain. I just noticed that the exterior light will be on the other side of the gable roof. Do you think she will still have enough light at night?

    1. We talked about the light. The automatic flood lights from the house cover this area. The actual light on the Cottage is seldom used. Jo

  2. This will look great and lend additional character to the cottage. You’re right, it’s come a long way from “converted garage.” I love how it’s being upgraded!

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