Here you're standing in the living room looking through the dining and into the kitchen at the back. The big sheet of plywood is where the large steel window will go in the kitchen...
Living Room looking into the Dining Room
To help with the visuals, I'll show some photos with the sheetrock installed. It comes much later but it may help to make sense of the framing and easier to see the progression of rooms.
We kept the spaces open to one another to allow light and flow but also delineated between the rooms to give them a sense of scale and formal proportion. I find that a series of rooms tends to feels experientially larger rather than one big space.
Living Room looking into Dining Room
This shot is taken from the kitchen looking back through the dining into the living room at the front of the house. Alignments were critical, as the coffered ceilings that will come later would accentuate anything that may be off.
Kitchen looking into Dining Room
Here we have the bay window in the master bedroom... the framing on this took a few tries but eventually we got it so the trim install would work out perfectly. Thanks, Stackpole ;)
Master Bedroom Bay Window
Another centered opening into the dressing area and master bath to bring light deep into the center of the house.
Master Bedroom looking into Bathroom
Here it is sheetrocked to give you a sense of the space. Mirrored framed doors on the flanking closets are yet to come...
Master Bedroom looking Dressing and Bathroom
We primarily used metal studs with some 2x's here and there for blocking and door jambs. The masonry party walls get furred out as well to accommodate wiring and plumbing. And at the ends, it allowed for spray foam insulation to get a good seal and create a thermal break from the exterior walls.
Storage Room & Party Wall
A generous opening at the existing stair hall skylight.... here you see the original peaked skylight which will be replaced with a double glazed unit. I love how these old ones look but they will eventually leak and you'll loose all your heat up there!