Week 40 – Moving right along

The house has been wrapped before the exterior finishes are started.

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They have also started the installation of the flat roof material.

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Inside all in the internal systems continue to be fleshed out including electrical wiring.

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Akash’s bathroom is coming together with the shower niche framed out.

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For the exterior, some of the bricks are onsite to start looking at the brick coursing.

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The roof/fascia color was chosen using Berridge Matte Black on the left.

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Things are moving right along. I expect things will slow down toward the end of December with the holidays, but good progress continues to be made.

 

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.