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Belvedere Update 21

The upper patio is starting to come together. The masons are hard at work on the main walls and the lower seating walls. As you can see from this photo and from the one above the view is incredible. For safety there will be a very minimal guard rail and planting barriers but for the most part the view will be pretty much just like this. Here you can see one of the seating walls around the fire pit. Imagine sitting...

Belvedere Update 20

Another site visit our at Belvedere. Blue tarps are gone from the front entry but all of the beautiful cast stone is now covered in pink foam to protect it for the rest of construction. Progress continues on the exterior stone and cast stone and upper terrace.  The bevel is also cut on the perimeter cast stone. The waterproofing and tile is installed in the screen porch. Any water that goes through the screens will drain out behind a trim piece and...

Belvedere Update 19

A hot day out at Belvedere for a site visit but things on the interior and the exterior continue to move along despite the weather. Here is a view of the front of the house, the masons have made a little tarp fort for themselves as the sun just beats down on the front of the house. This is what is happening behind the tarps. The cast stone has arrived and is going up at the columns on the front porch....

Belvedere Update 18

Things out at Belvedere are moving along. Below you can see the formwork for the pool/ waterfall/ spa. This will be sprayed concrete and the stone and tile over that. It was a big change from the original plans but the shape is pretty nice and it will be a big asset on this huge patio. Stone work is in on the arcade and the wall below is done. The masons deserve a round of applause. It looks better...

Belvedere Update 17

A beautiful day for a site visit out at Lake Quivira. The warm weather means construction hasn't skipped a beat. The front isn't a whole lot more complete with the exception of the stone work. Because there is a belt of cast stone between the stone and stucco, the mason can only go so far and the stucco can't be started until that is installed.  The stone work on the base has also advanced as fas as it...

6718 Residence Update 3

With the pool issue resolved, Hurst Construction has taken advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to pour the foundations and start the framing. The screened porch foundation is sitting on a pool full of concrete.   The retaining walls on the south side of the house create a lawn that will help replace some of the backyard that will be taken up with the new screened porch and patio. ...

Belvedere Update 16

A site visit out to Belvedere, we had a stop to make on the other side of the lake so I shot a few pictures showing the whole site. Now that the concrete walls are covered up the house is starting to blend into the site in the way we designed it. Once house wrap is covered up with stucco and the backfill and plantings are in, the house will look like its always been there. A view of...

Belvedere Update 14

Rick and Mike had a meeting out at the Belvedere site and had some time to take a few progress pictures. First off we've got the first view you see coming onto the site. Some excavation of the extra gravel in front of the garage has been removed to get the grade a little closer to where it will end up. You can see through the trees that the same has happened at the lower garage in addition to the...

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...