I don't think I've ever faffed about with a property as much as I've faffed about with this one. I had an idea of where I was going with it then I really got into the research which threw up all sorts of different ideas, each one better/different from the last which resulted in me not being able to make up my mind!
I would go into the hobby room and move cardboard around (or at least that's what it felt like) with no progress of any note being made.
There's been a lot of "I want this but can't do it until I do that" and "if I do this, then I can't do that" and on it went.
Another factor delaying the progression of this was my sister Valerie. Valerie suggested I watch Monarch of the Glen which was filmed here Ardverikie. I hadn't watched the programme when it was shown but I trusted her judgement and duly ordered the series. I have therefore been spending my time doing "research" and it has thrown up all sorts of other exterior ideas so really I'm no further forward!
Here, nothing is fixed, just all propped up. Do I go with an additional oriel window?
How about a squared off bay? The picture I'm using for inspiration here is Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott.
I definitely wanted crow stepped gables
At last, at least one decision has been made and I'm stoning the walls using Bromley Craft Products stencil and compound and I'm going with the squared off bay (I think!)