Week 94 – Updates before the rain

Austin is about to get 3-4 inches of rain today so I ran by the house at lunch to take some photos since it is very difficult to get into the house after a heavy rain with all the clay making the uphill drive way very slick.

The pads for the AC units have been poured and you can even see some of the exterior light sconces have been installed.

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They are also preparing an area on the outside of the flex room so people exiting have a small landing area instead of just lawn.img_1605

The metal trellis between the main house and guest house has been completed. There is a solid piece of metal between the houses for rain protection but then it is open after that.

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The plumber has also started installing fixtures where the tile work is complete. Here is Akash’s room with the shower/tub fixtures installed.

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There were also a lot of little finishes like electrical sockets and light switches being installed everywhere. Depending on how much rain, I may try and make it out Sunday depending on how muddy things still are.

Week 91 – Site Cleanup

All the rain in Austin has kept the site pretty muddy but we’ve been mostly rain free for the past week which gave the crews some time to get in and try and cleanup

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You can tell it is still pretty sloppy but this is 100% better than it was a week ago.

The painters are continuing to apply the stain to the interior and exterior cypress. The picture doesn’t do it justice, but the slight whitewash really mutes the yellows in the wood and nicely blends into the other materials.

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Week 81 – Landscape Grading

Now that all the scaffolding is down, the builder was able to get a bobcat into the backyard and do additional grading on the backyard which really gives you a better sense of the space.

View from the carport.

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View from the 2nd floor.

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View from the 1st floor sitting room.

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The MDF panels that make up the interior center core of the of the house that extends up to the 2nd floor is almost all installed.

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Week 73 – Stucco and Drywall

After a week on vacation, we came back to see lots of progress on both the exterior and interior. The stucco went up very quickly and they are almost done.

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Drywall also started and there was a crew continue installation this morning when we stopped by.

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With the drywall going up, you really get a sense of the finished room. We are looking forward to what the next week brings.

Week 72 – Wood Siding

The vertical wood siding on the front of the house started this week.

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The brick work around the entry and guest house is essentially finished.

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The work has moved around to the patio and backyard area.

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On the interior, the trim work around all the windows and doors is almost wrapped up which will allow the drywall work to start.

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Lots of good progress on the exterior this week and the stucco should start next week as well.