We are starting the staircase rework phase as part of our restorations. Essentially the primary entrance to the property was via simple street door and straight 22 steps upstairs. Not a proper Victorian entrance befitting the residence above the shop.
So the plan is to take the old side storefront and shop entrance and reconfigure the front part into a new entrance hall and formal entry parlor and a private doorway to our shop office.
Slow and methodical work but we are making progress,