Tension cable foundation for added stability on the sloped plot.
Freshly poured foundation.
Finally cured and ready for framing.
I was taken aback by the height of the foundation on this end of the house.
Looking out at the road from the newly framed garage.
Looking in from the garage.
Framing of the rear walls.
Our daughter’s bedroom walls were finally erected.
Guest Room Framing.
First glimpse of the Laundry Room.
Sun-room is coming along.
Framing of the Gathering Hall.
A view of the sun-room.
The way into his closet.
Tub and shower walls.
This is where her vanity will go.
The Master Bedroom.
The Foyer is taking shape!
A view of the framed laundry from the hall. I specified a dropped floor to retain water in case of a flood and a floor drain to evacuate the water.
A view from the garage into the guest room and kitchen.
The Throne Room. 😉
The office and powder room framing is almost finished. the walls have been erected.
A view of the powder room in the framing phase. I was inspecting the plumbing and room dimensions.
A view of the Master Suite from inside the powder room in the framing phase. I was inspecting the plumbing and room dimensions.
Inspecting the progress on the foyer, sun room and kitchen. It’s coming along nicely.
The Oak tree that caused us to set the house further back than we intended. The office I am standing in was supposes to be sitting on top of it but I heard the birds in their nest and didn’t have the heart to cut it down. so, further back it was!
Looking through the gathering hall wall to view the framing of the master bedroom.
We are still missing part of the garage , guest room, and stairwell but I feel we are making good progress.
This is one of the front end areas of the house where you see the architectural dimension starting to form.
Back to the foyer because although it seems right, something is off. And I realized what it is. This is what Project Management is about: catching things before they go too far.
The garage ceiling is going up. I asked for these I-beams to be over-specified because I don’t want to see deflection. Deflection is determined by a hairline crack on the drywall which means the load above the beams is too great.
You see: the garage has a very long span without support except for the exterior walls. This is where deflection is at its greatest risk. The far end was specifically designed to house my truck so I needed to make sure all of our vehicles would be safe from dings and having to sit out in the sun because we would have issues with the ceiling. I like to do things right the first time even if it costs a little more.
The stringers for the stairs were installed today. I say wood treads and white risers instead of carpet. What are your thoughts?
I can’t wait to climb the stringers and look down at the overview of the entire house. The birds-eye is much more appealing during construction.
Looking at or daughter’s bathroom now, I feel that we need a really beautiful vanity for her to grow into. Time to reach out to the distributors because I want something spectacular!
We wanted dimensional lines on the facade so here’s one place we added that – in the princess’s room. We are seeing more of the home’s character starting to come through but only in scattered hints. I should disclose that this is normal. Patience is required during construction.
Trying to make good use of space instead of wasting it is the key to building and project management. Here, I ma reviewing the only area with wasted space. Three square fee isn’t bad when you are pushing Five thousand square feet, right?
Trying to make good use of space instead of wasting it is the key to building and project management. Here, I ma reviewing the only area with wasted space. Three square fee isn’t bad when you are pushing Five thousand square feet, right? So far, so good!
A-ha! Another area with potential wasted space! Let’s build a closet, I said, right under the stairs!
More framing of the master bath suite and the office just beside it. Sound-proofing walls is definitely a consideration here!
He’s happy with his closet and that’s all that matters!
Supports are being removed since the walls are bolted and secured. I felt like I was playing Twister as I navigated my through! 🙂
Somehow, the developer came back and said the house was not big enough? A media room was added to meet the minimum building requirements. 😀
I’m not seeing things: The front of the house became taller by two feet!
I won’t lie when I tell yo this tree is the first thing i look at when I arrive and the last thing I look at when I leave.
I’m interested in how the closet beneath the stairs is coming along so I decided to pop in and see what room I’ll be adding. It’s not bad. Extra storage where it’s needed. Looks good to me!
The gathering hall looks good. It’s a really big open space. Hmm, this calls for a large fireplace!
The stairs ready. Now I can safely go upstairs without clinging onto 1 inch stringers and wall studs, hoping I won’t fall. 😀
When your ceiling heights change, they are more obvious from the second floor. Guess what room I’m standing in? If you guessed the extra square footage required to build, you guessed right! BTW, this is the future media room. While I was standing in here, I took a moment to enjoy the view. 🙂
Another great view from the upstairs family room.
We can’t forget the bar area. This is where the future microwave and beverage centers will go. What house isn’t complete with one of these when you have a media room right next to it?
Here’s where another bathroom will be. Why go downstairs if you have room for one of these upstairs?
In my personal office, I opted for lots of windows in order to make the most of natural lighting. 🙂
Here’s to a great view that makes yo say ” Oh, shoot. We need a second story deck otherwise we will never see this again! and that’s where all of our deck woes began. 🙂
And, again, I noticed the ceilings in the sun-room and his office are higher than specified. I wonder what else he will change?
You know, somehow, this house keeps getting bigger and bigger and the ceilings keep getting higher and higher… :/
I’ve never been a fan of large pantries in my own home so a smaller one it is. This doesn’t mean it won’t make a statement. I I have a special door switch for.
The sun-room has a trapezoid shape that Mr. Hyden was more than open to.