Quoted from lastlight:
What sort of room is that to begin with? Typically I only see that sort of layout in the front of houses... livingroom etc with loft area above.
My house is built onto the side of a 48’x72’ two story shop building.
One one far side of the 48’x72’ is my house (24’x48’ two story) on the other far side of the building is my game room on Just the second floor (24x30 upper floor & 24x18 on the mid level floor with the pins).
I built the floors at two different heights because of what I was needing for clearance height in the shop originally. Worked out to make a nice split level for the game room.
The whole game room thing actually started when I was 26 as myself and two buds were drinking (too much) i told them I was thinking of making those second floors into a guest room kinda thing, when my buds were like “hell no, you need a game room”. That night, drunk and stupid we started framing and running wires