This is my first post to this forum. I'll try my best to describe my remodeling problem.
Our house is 100 years old. The front hall is 27 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 12 feet tall. It is a shotgun design with a set of French doors at the end opening into the back hall. The back hall is 15 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 12 feet tall.
I recently purchased a matched set of six, vintage, dark stained, heart pine doors (one 36x84 and five 17x84)that were never bored for knobs. I would like to have a 15 x 2 foot closet built on the long wall of the back hall making it the same width of the front hall and giving my family a LOT of storage.
There would be two sets of French doors, one 36" door, and one 17" door. The spacing between each door/set of doors would be about 12 inches finished in wood, stained to match the doors.
My questions are, will it look strange to have a series of doors in a row down the entire length of the hall (like a long armoire)? And, will it look strange NOT to build a soffit above the closet, leaving a 4 foot space above it?
I plan to put a church pew on the other side, making the back hall kind of like a mud room.
I would appreciate your comments.