Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kitchen Island (Part 1)

View of the kitchen island cabinets. Hard to tell how they're going to look without the countertop installed. There is about 12 feet of cabinetry here, including the empty space for the dishwasher.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pano Update

Panoramic shot of the exterior taken close to street level. You can actually see the metal roof.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Railing (Part 3)

Railing for the master deck and balcony.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Railing (Part 2)

Steel railing being assembled by the front entry.

Ditch Witch

Septic guys have started digging the trenches for the leach field up front.

HVAC Units

Recently installed HVAC units. The larger one handles the first and second floors.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stairs (Part 2)

All the steelwork for the supports are done. That white oak paneling is looking really good. We still have a few things to do (treads, step lights, handrail), but it's nice to finally be able to go up and down the stairs the way they were intended.

Powder Room Tile

We went with a slightly different color for the powder room (slate grey color) but retained the same vertical theme.

Kitchen Cabinets (Part 2)

All the boxes of for the kitchen cabinets are up, including the island (not pictured). I couldn't get a good wide pic so I just took two pics from each side.

Walking around the space feels great. Can't wait to try it out.

Empty Lot

Lot looks much larger now that all the debris has been hauled off in preparation for the driveway.

Bath Tile (Part 2)

Bath tiles are going up and looking great. We went with the same size and color for both the master and lower bath. Should end up with a very clean look when it's all done.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Natural Choice

We decided to go with an off-white color for the exterior painted surfaces that was aptly named Natural Choice. Looks very similar to the unpainted siding color but has a nice buttery look to it up close.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bath Tile (Part 1)

Just got this pic today of the bath tile orientation. I read somewhere that this is called raindrop, where long tiles are oriented vertically on a wall. These are 6 x 24 so they are fairly big and fill out the large master bath nicely.

Boxes (Part 2)

Box for the master bath vanity cabinets. This one is 8 feet long.

Railing (Part 1)

Steel supports for the railing by the front entry.

Stairs (Part 1)

Steel support beam detail for the stairs.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Fridge

The day I've been dreading has finally arrived - we finally get to move this 700lb behemoth from the garage into the new house.

Delivery is scheduled for March 23rd.

Boxes (Part 1)

Box for the lower bath vanity cabinets.

Stucco Finished

Detail of the finished exterior stucco.

Going Down

View of the stairwell space from the top floor looking down. You can see the wood floors installed on the two landings as well as the stained concrete floors on the first floor.

Master Bedroom Flooring

Here is the detail for the master bedroom floors (solid white oak). They are still unfinished.

Master Deck

View of the master deck from the bedroom.

Kitchen Cabinets (Part 1)

Initial framing for the kitchen cabinets.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wall Panels

Here is the detail for the wall paneling (rift-cut white oak veneered plywood) being used for the closet by the dining room, the kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, master bath closet and stairwell wall.

Bedroom Window

View of the interior bedroom window overlooking the living space.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Landscape Drawerings

Hello, my name is Stephen and I like to do drawerings! Would you like to see them? Are you looking at my bum, bum-looker!?

My landscape architect sent me this teaser drawing of the master plan for the landscape. Really like the colors and the direction it's going.

Stair Render

Preliminary rendering of the stairs. We still have some concerns about the height of that open riser and need to look at some mock-ups to make sure it's not too big for kids.

Neat how something can be scary and beautiful at the same time (reminds me of Nicole sometimes).