Thursday, December 23, 2010

Taking Shape - Part 5

It's been a couple of weeks since our last visit to the site. Luckily they got the house water tight - roof on and walls up before the rain started. Most of the siding is in place now, they need to paint it when the weather is good. After the outside is painted the stone work will be done. The front porch, back deck and screen room have been framed and will be completed with a decking material called "Batu". It looks and feels alot like mahogany. The rough electrical and plumbing are in. We're waiting for inspections before completing that and moving forward. The windows and exterior doors are in. The crew is now of Christmas holiday. Merry Christmas everyone!

Front viewed from across the road

Viewed from backyard

Viewed from backyard
This will be the screened room

Another view of back
Our seasonal creek in the back

Another view of screened room
Another view of the back

The creek in back
The area without siding will be stone

Front porch under construction
Another view of front porch

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Taking Shape - Part 4

We haven't been out to the property for a few weeks. The holiday season is keeping us busy. The builders have been busy as well. All the windows are in. The front porch and rear deck have been framed. The siding is going up. We can hardly wait for it to be finished.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Taking shape - Part 3

Well it's been a week since we were at the property. All of the roofing tiles ( 40 year composition ) are on. They are making sure all the rain gutters are clear of junk - they will be installing a mesh over the gutters to stop leaves and pine needles and anything else from getting in and clogging them. The dormers are in and add a nice touch to the roof line. The house is pretty much enclosed now - just before winter weather sets in. They will work on the outside when weather permits and on the inside the rest of the time. A lot has been done to this point but it is still probably 3 months away from completion.

Siding material (HardiPlank)
Being install soon

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Taking shape - part 3

It's only been a week since we were at the property this time. The builder is keeping the pace and quality constant. The house is now wrapped with the weather protection system "TYPAR", check out the specs: pretty cool stuff. The roofing material is going on - 40 year composition. Most of the windows are in also. Can hardly wait to see it next week!

Viewed from the backyard
Left side

Garage door on the left-window in front
Another view from the left
Roofing materials being delivered
Greatroom/Master Bdrm windows
and french doors(not installed yet)
Opening on bottom for storage under
Deck will be installed later
Viewed from front
Viewed from down the street
Viewed from left
Viewed from the backyard
Viewed from the backyard
Screen porch on the left
Decking not installed yet