The cabinet makers installed quite a bit of the kitchen mill work last week. The scale of our kitchen is really coming into view. Wow, we have a lot of counter space. In the foreground is where the island will go. This was finished a week ago but I was also struck by the entireRead more about Kitchen and mill work update[…]
The pool house is really taking shape. We started with the grading and excavation of the area ar0und the old fireplace in the back yard. Next, the plumbing and electrical was run to the pool house and the foundation was prepared. Then, the foundation was poured. Now, the framing is taking shape quickly. As youRead more about Pool house framing[…]
We saw a lot of progress on the cabinets last week. The 2nd floor is almost entirely done. Here are some particularly nice features. My office (I do quite a bit of my work from home): Our master bedroom: The master closet: And, our laundry room: Interestingly, with a few of the cabinets, once installed,Read more about Much progress on cabinets[…]
You might have heard about the fire we had this month, the Thomas Fire, now the largest fire in California history. Here is a great shot I took from my car on December 16th, the day we had the major wind driven flare-up in the fire. The plume of smoke is about 10 miles awayRead more about Carpentry progress[…]
The craftsman style was less about being opulent and more about showing off the talents of the craftsmen doing the work. As such, it is common for craftsman houses to have some interesting details where things don’t quite work perfectly, but are done in an interesting way. Charlie the builder calls this the perfection ofRead more about That funky craftsman style[…]
The roofers installed the leader heads and remaining down spouts this week. Boy do they look sharp. The attention to detail on some of these downspouts is amazing. The one just above goes across a rounded slot in the window casing. The one below goes across a rounded slot in the stone work.
Did I mention we are having a very large fire in the area? The Thomas Fire has been burning for more than a week now. Here is what the sky looked like a couple of days ago. Despite the fire, and the associated bad air quality, we continue to make progress on the house, albeitRead more about House update – painting, window & door casing, cabinets, and permits oh my[…]
The pour for the pool house foundation happened yesterday. It was a relatively small pour compared to all the others we’ve done – about a full truck or 10 yards. Framing on the pool house starts next week.
We received delivery of the blue stone for our outdoor decks, covered patios, and stairs last week. There is quite a bit of it. In that picture you can see the outdoor stairwell and the covered back porch which will both be getting blue stone. Inside, the stone & tile guys have started preparing theRead more about Tile and stone[…]
Here are a couple of neat shots looking up from the basement level. Here is the central hallway where the stairs land in the basement. Just behind the ladder is the elevator shaft. Here are two shots, one up the elevator shaft, and one up the stairwell right where the yellow bucket is sitting. AtRead more about Looking up[…]