Great forum! I am thinking about buying a great house but unfortunately, the size just isn't big enough for us. I say it's great because the property is just unbelievable and the house itself is quality. What I'm thinking about doing is raising the angle of the back portion of the roof to create a second floor. The attic is one of those old school, completely open attics (no cross beams or really anything in the way at all... just 2x10 beams at about a 45 degree angle on the actual roof line.) It is currently about 10' at the center so there's plenty of room. I've attached a drawing I did in MS Paint of what it looks like and what I'd like to do.
Is this even possible? My mom said it would likely cost $200,000 to get it done but that seems incredibly high. Has anyone ever done anything like this? What were the costs?