The 5 wide windows cause the plates to stick out into the rooms. I dont know if there is any solution to this though. The other thing is the fireplaces. Having the first floor one behind the staircase and the second at the top of the stairs doesnt make sense to me - too much of a fire hazard and also poor heating.
That is a problem with the 5-wide technique. If the window is in a plain wall, 1x4 tiles can be used to plug the gaps. The shutter holders hold the plates from falling out on one side, and a properly placed intertior feature can hold them from the inside. I did it this way with the butcher. If you use 2 2x2 tiles to plug the gaps you can make windows that can stick out, like on henry's house and the atilliator. I could have done a little better job blending the interior 'features' added by the 2x2 tiles and making them into something positive.
You are right about the fireplaces. I will put more thought into placing them in future creations
I especially like your solution to the roof-peak...
Thanks! I first did this on the Fisherman to make an odd width roof to suit the 5-wide windows. You can see back on the atilliator that the roof was even width and it forced some offset walls.
Is there a pic that shows the interior of the stable?
Probably not a very good one. The interior of the stable is pretty small and plain. There is a small box/trough and that is about it. If I were to redo the house I would have a hinge so that the stable could open up for more play value.
Do you think this house will still be together by the time Henry reaches you?
Probably not. Henry's journey has been a bit slow so far, and I'm at the bottom of the list. That's why I had my stand-in
Maybe he will have a new and improved home when he arrives
I didn't even know they made 1x1s in that colour.
They do, and someone on Bricklink had a bunch
There are close to 100 in this little house!
The 5 wide windows are totally new to me, but I LOVE them. I've got to try that one of my next MOCs.
Thanks! Check out the atilliator and the fisherman for more ideas. They both use the 5 wide window. So does my butcher's shop from the contest.