Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Major Milestones

It's only Wednesday, and several milestones have been reached just this week.

Concrete was poured in the basement yesterday and will be sealed this afternoon. Windows are being installed today. Wait until you see the corner window in the kitchen. Absolutely gorgeous! And, if that wasn't enough, the exterior of the garage is being waterproofed and furring strips (lie perpendicular to and directly under the cedar siding) are being installed. See the photos below of all of the progress:

Concrete floor in the process of curing
Waterproofed garage exterior with furing strips
Outside of Liv's bedroom window
Children at play (from the stairwell)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Busy Weeks

It's been some time since my last post. So much has happened.

Framing is complete. The roof was installed. Insulation and rebar were installed on the basement floor, to prepare the space for radiant heat and concrete. The Mad Scientist, Mike, spent all day on Saturday staining 65% (he claims he would've completed the job should he have had more "special stain juice.") of the upper box siding boards. It looks super cool! The stain for the cedar siding on the garage was decided. Doors have been purchased. Windows have been purchased and will be installed in about a week and a half.

In the coming weeks, we will reach several major milestones. Siding and windows will be installed. The 16' sliding glass door will also be installed. The basement floor will be complete. The garage will be prepped for it's concrete pour. Our new decks (front and back) will be built. The list goes on. Stay tuned!

New torch-down roof
Front bumpout storage (our neighbors suggested that it would be a great house for Bohdi)
Back bumpout storage
North view with the roof and the bubble sky light
Mad scientist's meticulous placement of the upper box loft stained boards
Basement floor insulation with rebar

Friday, March 5, 2010

Letting the Pictures Speak for Themselves

I'm a woman of few words this morning, which is why I'm posting the following photos and leaving it at that:

View to the loft
Sun shining thru the skylight
View to master bedroom

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We're Baaaaaack!

We've been back from vacation for only 3 days, and yet, I'm ready for another one. The best part of our return was seeing all of the progress on the house.

Framing is complete and walking through the space that will ultimately be our front door, felt almost surreal. There was the completed loft. The 18ft ceilings. The recessed build-out of our media area. The 670sq foot garage. Stairs running upstairs and down.

Took some photos today:

Framed roof with the sloping details for appropriate drainage