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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 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. ...

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...

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...

Belvedere Update 10

A lovely day for a site visit yesterday, Mike and Rick went out to look at a few things and check up on the progress as the framers finish up. Here is a slightly different view of the house, to the left of the garages there will be a third smaller bay added. This has been left out for now to allow access to the rest of the site. This bay will help to balance out the master suite that extends...

Belvedere Update 9

We've got some roofing felt on now and a few windows installed. The windows in the tower are especially nice to see them in. They are looking great. This is looking up from the center of the main stair. The rafters will be wrapped and a wood ceiling will be install between them spanning the blocking that you can see now. This is the start of the helical stair being constructed on site. A wall is constructed and the layers of plywood...

Belvedere Update 7

Another site visit to take a look at some roof framing and to see what's been going on since we were there last. Roof framing and sheathing is cruising right along as you can see from the pictures. Below is the view you'll see coming in the new drive. The temporary gravel drive has been built up quite a bit above where the new drive will be. The garage doors below are actually framed up higher as they will have...