We have made substantial progress this month, but also have had a bit of schedule creep so it looks like we’ll be wrapping things up in December. Over the next couple weeks we expect the wood floors upstairs and the stairs to be finished. The plumber and electrician each have a few more days of work. Painting is almost complete. The building inspector is coming in early December to do a preliminary review for the Certificate of Occupancy. Below are some pictures from the last few weeks.
Fill for what will be an “under-grass” driveway to the East door.
Back deck footprint.
Grading nearly complete — the yard looks huge now.
Blowing hay over the newly seeded property.
Backyard after seeding and haying. You can see the septic area behind the stand of trees to the back left.
Entry, with boulders.
Drains to the roadside ditch; one is the foundation drain, the other is gutter drains from the covered walkway.
Appliances stacked up in the office.
Kerdi membrane in the kids’ bath.
Kids’ bath tiling complete.
Girls’ room paint: one yellow wall.
Soapstone countertops installed.
Testing four kinds of recessed lighting trims.
Master bath with light!
Downstairs hallway looking North.
Siding is finally being completed.
North extension roofing almost complete.
Walkway lights at night.
There has been a lot going on outside these days, too: the septic has been installed, the well lines have been run, the walkway from the house to the garage has been built, and final grading of the property will be finished in the next few days.
East (street-facing) entry
East entry detail
Stainless steel, glass-bead-blasted, door thresholds
Walkway to the garage, cedar framed
Frost-protected yard hydrant installed (the pipe with the blue top)
Septic tank and pump chamber
Effluent is pumped to the leaching field in the rear of the property
Leaching field installed, getting ready to create Steve’s golf hole 😉
Logs from trees cut for the leaching field, truck 1 of 2. Logs sold to be cut into firewood.
A large boulder was dug out of the ground in the course of the septic work and broke into two perfect entry steps
The flooring installer worked late one night and brought flood lamps (North side)
A big bulldozer has been brought in to work on final grading this week, finally!
The approaching cold weather has made working inside a warm house a very compelling option for our carpenters. While there is still plenty to do outside, notably finishing the siding for the house, the interior is the big focus for us right now.
Primer in the kitchen
Primer in the entry hall
Primer in the living area
Interior door in mudroom
Upstairs hall flooring, douglas fir
Master bedroom flooring
Girls’ room, looking west
Girls’ room, looking south
Ikea cabinets ready to assemble
Tim making the base for the cabinets
Cabinets beginning to be placed
Entry hall, trim on office door