It’s far from complete, of course, but the three new ell walls are up and define the size of the new living room.
We can now stand inside the room and see where the windows and doors are, and what the view is like from the windows.
This is the side where the porch will be. The wide opening on right is the space for double french doors onto the porch:
The pile of lumber in the foreground of the picture above includes many of original ell posts and beams, which will be added to the new room. The ceiling beams will be returned to their original position and act as the support for the second floor room (a new bedroom).