Where would I put new stairs for attic?
We have a foursquare home built in 1900 and it seems like we have the space to add stairs and finish our attic. I am just spitballing since this may not make financial sense, but I thought I'd ask around- where/how/what type of new (not spiral staircase) stairs can I put in without changing my roofline?
I have a single dormer under which I may be able to put a landing and then have you turn 90deg. and go up 3ish steps to the attic and be in full headspace under the hip. I just can't figure out where and how to do the ten steps from the second floor to that dormer landing.
here is my house:
You walk in the front door and to your immediate right is 3 steps up to landing, 90deg left turn, 5 steps up, 90deg. left, 5 steps up. I guess this would be a U shape.
Upstairs you end in a hallway and a foot to your left is a 5 x 5 landing with a 2 x 2 linen closet on one end of it seemingly just hanging above the stairs. I think the linen closet is a place holder for attic stairs, given the economic use of space in the whole house.
this is the landing, this window is below and left of the dormer.
I found these inspiration pictures of a home for sale nearby, that is basically identical but there are no pics that give me an indication of where the steps are, other than the point of view of the pictures.