2 story foyer or not?
I am debating on keeping the 2 story foyer in our plans. I did a quick (not to scale) paint of the space in the upstairs. The blue area is the stairs, so that is open.(right?)
The red area is just under 11' long x 5' wide.
The gray area is 3' x 12'.
If I enclose the gray and red areas then I have this narrow (3') space at the front with a big window in it. Seems odd.
I think the reason that section is so narrow is because the main floor has a bump out of a couple feet for the front door. The 2nd floor doesn't bump out.
I thought about making a closet in the red area with an access door to a an unused balcony or ledge in the end of the closet. But would that door show through the big window and look bad being so close to it?
I guess I could just leave it as open space with a half wall and maybe let the kids use it as a sitting area for reading.