Week 38 – Plumbing and HVAC

Between Thanksgiving and work, I had to skip a week’s post. The crew have been busy continuing the plumbing and now have started all the duct runs for the HVAC.

The roof is full of duct work.

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Lots of parts for the vents.img_2364

More progress has been made on the fireplace masonry work.

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They even have Akash’s bathtub place.

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When I drove by Sunday afternoon they were still hard at work so slowly but surely this house is coming together.

Week 35 – House Envelope Starts

We are now at the point where the building envelope is being applied, and you really get a sense of the various masses of the house.

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The mason blocks are being installed to create the firebox for the fireplace. Here are views from outside and inside.

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From the upper terrace you really get a sense of the final form of the house.img_2235-1

Here is a view of the upper deck looking to the master. They have finally built it out enough that you can walk around on the second floor.

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Here is a view from the upstairs master looking out to the upper terrace.

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This is the upstairs master bath. The shower is on the left and the tub on the right.

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Here is the view from the upstairs room that faces the street. You feel like you are in the trees.

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It’s nice to see so much progress!

Week 34 – Framing for Windows

I skipped the week 33 post since it was just additional wooden framing that wasn’t so drastic that you could really tell in a picture.

This week, however, is a different story as the steel has been added in the framing in prep for the windows.

Here is a shot from the drive looking at the front of the house.

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This is a shot from the kitchen looking out.

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Mason blocks are in the living area now. I’m pretty sure these are for the fireplace box.

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This is a shot of the garage. You can see the framing on top where the garage deck planters will go.

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The framing on the second floor also looks complete and if I can figure out a way to get up there without killing myself, I’ll try and get some pictures.

Week 32 – Framing Continues

The framing continues as they continue to fill out the frame of the house. You can really get a sense what an amazing view the second floor bedroom will get of the live oak canopies.

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Here is a shot of the back of the house where the second story master and bathroom will be overlooking the roof top deck.

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Current schedule has another week or two of framing if the weather cooperates.

Week 31 – Second Floor Framing

I essentially took a week off from posting as the rainy weather minimized the noticeable progress. The rain ended early this week and the framing crew were able to make good progress on the second floor.

You can start to see the roof outlines of the second floor as seen from the drive.

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From the upper terrace, almost all the decking is complete on what will be the deck over the garage looking into the upstairs master suite.

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You can really get a sense of the entire structure now that most of the second floor is framed out.

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Here is a shot from the other side of the upper terrace.

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If the weather continues to cooperate, all the framing should be complete in the next two to three weeks.