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1232 Residence Update 6

I stopped by this morning to clarify a couple details with the contractor and to see what's going on. Before we get to the progress, I wanted to share this photo that we didn't get posted before Halloween. The neighbor decided that the porta-potty needed a little holiday spirit. Fantastic. Yesterday morning the slate arrived for the new roof. The company they worked with used a computer program to match the existing slate color and pattern. They submitted a...

Belvedere Update 13

A couple photos of the stone going up. This is a big step in the exterior of the project. The site work and retaining walls use the thin stone and all the building stone is full depth stone. This allowed use to keep the wall thickness at something more reasonable since a lot of the retaining walls, like the one pictured below, are quite high and have a lot of reinforcing.  What is difficult to see in this photo and...

1232 Residence Update 5

Things are moving along still over at 1232. Interior demolition is pretty much complete and one of the upset LVLs are in. In the photo to the right you can see everything has been removed except the walls around the stairs to the basment. The sloped portion will be concealed in a built-in cabinet/ fold-down desk. The walls visible to the right of the right image are temporary and existing walls that will remain in place until the second upset...

1232 Residence Update 4

Just a quick update today, if you want to see more you can check out the Facebook Gallery here.  Below is a before and after shot of the East side of the addition. You can see the metal mesh is in and the metal corners at the pilaster. All the doors and windows are in and trimmed out on the exterior. As of yesterday it seems like fall has started so we are now in a race with the elements...

1232 Residence Update 3

Making quick progress on the 1232 Residence, framing is getting close to complete, stucco starts next week. It is starting to take shape. In order to keep the homeowners in the kitchen as long as possible a temporary wall has been erected until all the exterior work is done to the point that the expanded family room is weather tight. With doors and windows going in it looks like that point isn't all that far away. ...

Olsen Residence Basement

We haven't posted anything about this project until now since its in Manhattan, KS and we haven't been able to see the progress as much as we have on other in-town projects. We went out there on Monday to photograph the completed basement and get the ball rolling for the next phase of the project. We are very happy with what we saw there and have put together a few before/after shots to illustrate the transformation. The basement is...

1232 Residence Update 2

This project is moving along so quickly we're going to take a little jump up to present day and try to keep up. Exterior framing is getting really close to being wrapped up. We've got a couple more posts to set and then all the sills and screen frame. The chimney and the fireplaces should be framed by the time most people see this. This is the one of the really fun parts of construction. In the course of a...

1232 Residence

A quick update on this project, the floor slab is in and the brick corners are in and look great. Demolition is starting on the house, removing the bumpout at the kitchen to put in the new structural members that will span that new much larger opening. The mason, Rick Roos and Greg from Hurst Construction discuss the new planters that will be added at the screen porch and adjacent to the garage. We just got a project album...

Belvedere Update 12

Another post on the Belvedere Project, they are coming closer together as the project continues to cruise right along. First up we've got a big start on the retaining walls and site work. Below left is a view from what will be the top of the drive down to the lower garages. We are really happy with the profile of the finished roof and the round endcaps on the the end of the ridges.  The retaining wall here steps back...

Belvedere Update 11

Here are just a few images from the Belvedere site from the last site visit. The roof was about 3/4 done, by now I'm sure that its done. Getting some roofing on there makes a huge difference and starts to make the project more real. In this photo you can really see the depth of the roof material and the great shadows it creates. It is a product that we haven't used before, an asphalt coated steel roof, that has some...