Saturday, January 30, 2010

Drywall (1st Floor)

First floor drywall is done. Pictures show the common living space and both bedrooms. The place reminds of a sanitarium right now.

More Insulation Please

Standard batt insulation added along with the spray foam to help minimize the sound transmission between the floors.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spray Foam

Spray foam insulation just installed. For the trusses in between the floors, they are doubling up using a combination of spray foam and batts for sound proofing.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Upstairs Balcony

View of the decking for the upstairs balcony partially installed.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hidden Fastener

A view of the hidden fasteners used to attach the deck.

Decking Installed

Our first view of the angelim decking installed. It is currently a light reddish color, but we intend to let it patina into a nice silver gray. Only the front walkway had been fastened so far but the rest of the decking should be installed tomorrow. We should be able to walk out into the third floor deck for the first time later this week.


Electricians dug a trench for the underground lines from the power pole to the house.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Looked at a couple tile places around town today and somehow ended up buying a walnut dining table that we've been eying for a few months. Got lucky and picked up the floor model for over half off!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hello Neighbors

Finally started working on the landscape design and I see a privacy fence in our future.

Back Door

Back door of the house located at the 1st floor with improvised security system installed.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Front Porch

Profile view of the outdoor front porch and the big tree.

Front Door

The front entry with a temporary door installed. The metal fascia for the flat roofs have been installed as well (front entry cover and porch cover). Still need to figure out what color we are going to paint the hardie.

Stairwell Nook Revisited

An updated shot of the space underneath the stairwell in the bottom floor. It's looking a lot more habitable now that it's all cleaned up.

Covered Up

Here is the bottom floor all covered up to minimize any damage to the finished floor.