It's been too long
I can't believe the last entry was in March. So much progress, yet, we're still not moved in.
Since then, the house has really begun to take shape. Doors, trim, flooring, kitchen cabinets, appliances, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, etc. have all been installed. The elevator and site work really have to catch up. Carpet is laid out, and should be finished tomorrow. Stucco should be done today and scaffolds down tomorrow.
A few friends have commented: The house is really following a Frank Lloyd Wright/Prairie style? Are you going for a Prairie style home? The answer is yes - we've tried to stay with the style. We've loved working with our friend and architect, Chris Payne. His suggestions/recommendations have been so helpful. And as details have evolved due to field changes, we hope we didn't screw up too badly. The house will continue taking on new details and character through the years, we're sure of that.
In the meantime, we continue to battle with the weather; praying for three consecutive days without rain. The problem with that is, we have dry days on the weekends, and no one works then. The pile of dirt in the backyard is almost gone - lots of it used to backfill the foundation, and more will go in the front. I was hoping to get the driveway cut this week and framed, but not going to bank on it. Might be raining for the next three days.
Here are a couple of pics from the interior. The stairs are all stained and here's a shot of the dining room. Funny part is, the electrician hung the fixture 90 degrees the wrong way. This whole time I pictured it the other way, and I walked in to find it this way. However, we measured the room to find out that the fixture is actually running in the longer direction, so we'll just live with this for right now and see how it works out. More "funny" stories another time.
Posted by julietiu
at 12:41 CDT
Updated: 5 June 2006 13:06 CDT