The terrace is pretty much done and the steel bases for the railing are installed.
All the structural steel for the floating steps for the front door entry are in place and the rest of it will be formed and poured early next week. It will be so nice to finally have steps.
In solar news, the city passed our system and the meter has been installed. It is already pretty cool to see how our system is performing.
The main irrigation lines are also installed allowing us to start landscaping.
Things should be wrapping up in the next month and we may move into this house yet.
Progress continues on the steel railings for the staircase.
The deer fence is also getting finished out.
The upper deck planters and trellis continues.
The framework for the floating entry steps is in progress.
Finally get to see the finished island without all the protective tape and paper. I can’t wait to cook with this view.
The steel work has started in the house for both the interior and exterior. On the inside, the fireplace wrapping is installed.
The staircase railing has also started.
On the exterior, the planters and trellis installing on the roof top deck has also started.
In addition, lots of other general progress. The garage door has been installed.
The footing for the staircase leading up to the front door has also started.
We should be tracking for completion no later than end of April. We can’t wait to move in!
The rain and drizzle held off long enough to get the paving in the auto-court finished.
It was also finally dry enough to get the granite slabs installed over the outdoor kitchen.
The tile in the guest room finally arrived and work has resumed.
Lots of other little details are being finished up like door hardware, closet rods, towel holders, etc. I’m actually starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The auto court area is getting prepped for pavers now that we’ve finally had a break from the rain.
The guest house privacy screen is also complete.
The fireplace hearth has also been poured.
Electrical work continued this weekend to call in an inspection on Monday to get the meter added to the house.
Slowly but surely, the hardwood floors and bathroom tile work continues.
The upstairs master is very close to completion.
The hardwood floor installation upstairs has also started.
The limestone outdoor patio is compete and has been grouted.
The limestone at the front door entry way is also started.
I’m hopeful that all the tile and floor work will be done by next week!
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.
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.
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.
The plumber has also started installing fixtures where the tile work is complete. Here is Akash’s room with the shower/tub fixtures installed.
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.
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
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.
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.
View from the 2nd floor.
View from the 1st floor sitting room.
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.
The metal roof is on the main structure and it looks great.
On the interior, tape and floating has started on drywall.
The stucco painting has been delayed since the original colors picked didn’t quite look right. Some new samples are going to be painted and hopefully get started next week.