Here are some of the latest pictures taken of the house. I think these were taken a little over a week ago so things already look a bit different on the inside. I have not posted inside pics because they were hard to tell what's what before the sheetrock went up. So I thought I would post some. Not sure if you can tell what's what but I will attempt to describe it.
These first two are of the outside and the rest are inside. They are preparing to put on the stucco. They have been delayed with this quite a bit lately because of the cold weather. I am not going up to the house as often these days so not sure exactly how far they have come now.
On the inside, things have moved along nicely since these photos. They have hung most of the doors and installed many of the cabinets. They have also finished most of the trim work upstairs, including the closets. They have finished some of the trim work downstairs but will likely make good progress on the rest of it this week. The last time we had an update on an estimated finish date, they predicted mid-March. Now for the tour.
The pic below was taken as I was coming into the house from the garage. You can see the wood floors are down, although they wait until towards the end to stain and finish them. To my immediate right will be the mud area. The first doorway to the right will be the laundry room and the second will be the powder bath. The last doorway on the right will be to the husband's office. The lighter area just through the hall door straight ahead is where it opens to the main living room on the left and the front door on the right. The doorway all the way at the end leads to the master and guest bedrooms.
Standing in the same spot as in the first pic, looking to the left. From the landing that you can see at the top of this section of the staircase, you can see into the library and there is also a staircase there so you could go down into the library or on up the stairs. The door next to the staircase will be for the small pantry, as the kitchen is just to the right of the pantry.
Now you can see the door to the kitchen.
Here, I have stepped into the door to the kitchen and this is straight in front of that door, looking through the kitchen and into the main living room, which has a cathedral ceiling.
Now I have moved into the main living room, to the right of the fireplace and I am looking back into the kitchen/dining room. The kitchen is more to the left and the dining room to the right. The double door opening leads back into the library. The windows in the main living room look out onto the screened back porch.
In this picture, I am still in the main living room only now I am standing to the left of the fireplace. So the windows/screened back porch are behind me and the kitchen is now to my right. You can see the front door and just to the right of that is the husband's office. There is a small coat closet on the right side of the picture. The larger door to the right of the coat closet leads back down the hallway that was shown in the very first picture. The large square hole in the wall up above is in the upstairs hallway and will have a railing;). Looking to the right side of the balcony opening, you can see in through the door to B's room.
Here I am still standing in the same place. The windows looking out on the screened porch are to my right. The kitchen is straight ahead and you can now see the door I walked through when I came into the kitchen from the garage and through the hallway. You can see the stairs that are in the earlier picture also. The thing on the left wall just inside the kitchen that looks like a doorway is actually where the refrigerator will go. The black thing sticking up in the middle of the kitchen floor is the plumbing for the sink that will be in the island. The wall oven and microwave will be right next to the refrigerator and the cooktop will be on the back wall, just across from the sink.
Now I have walked through the kitchen / dining room, through the double doors that lead to the library. The kitchen is now to my left. The landing at the top of the first section of stairs is the same landing in the picture taken above, where I had just come into the house from the garage. The door to the left of the stairs leads to the storm shelter. The double door to the kitchen / dining room is to my left.
This picture was taken from the top of the staircase, looking back down into the library. You can also see the set of stairs that lead down to the hallway in front of the door to the garage.
Now I am standing in front of the attic door, looking down the upstairs hallway. The stairs to go down are just to the left. The area to my right, with the slanted ceiling, is the loft area.
Now I have moved down the upstairs hallway and am shooting this picture from that big balcony opening above the main living room, looking down and to the left. You can see the kitchen, dining room, part of the main living room and some of the windows that look out onto the screened back porch.
This picture is taken from the same spot as the last picture, now looking straight ahead. These are the windows in the main living room that look out on to the screened back porch. You can also see the two Solatubes in the ceiling. They look like lights but the lights are not yet working so this is just the sunlight coming in through the Solatubes. You can also see the scaffolding on the porch, which they will use to do the stucco.
Again from the same spot, now looking down and to the right. There will be built-ins on each side of the fireplace and the fireplace will have stone around it up to the mantle.
Now I am standing in the same spot but I have turned, looking back down the hallway from which I came. You can see a large linen closet to the left and the loft area further down. The work out room is to the right; you can just barely make out the edge of the doorway to the work out room on the right side of the hall. B's bedroom is on the left, just before the linen closet. N's is behind me, also on the left. Their bathroom is between their bedrooms and does not have access from the hallway. The only access to their bathroom is from their rooms. The door at the very end of the hallway is the door to the attic, where I was standing when I took that first picture above of the upstairs hallway.
This picture was taken from the landing, as I was coming back down the stairs and is again of the library. I really like how the ceiling turned out in this room. You can also see the windows that look out on the back yard. The wall to the left will be all built-in bookshelves. As I am standing on this landing, the storm shelter is underneath me. The double door to the kitchen / dining room is down and to my right.
And here is the double door to the dining room / kitchen, which is down and to my right:).
Now I am back in the same doorway in the kitchen where I took one of the first pictures up above, looking out straight at the fireplace in the main living room. Now I have turned to the left a bit so you can see the windows from the dining room that look out on to the screened back porch. You can also see some of the windows in the main living room that also look out onto the screened back porch. You can once again see the pipes for the sink that will be in the kitchen island.
Now I am standing in the hall doorway that leads to the master bedroom (to my immediate right) and the guest room (to my immediate left). Straight ahead of me is the hallway that leads to the garage. You can see the doorway to the garage at the end of the hallway. The front door is to the left, the main living room is to the right and you can see just a bit of the kitchen.
Another picture from the same spot, looking right into the main living room / kitchen / dining room.
From the main living room, looking up. You can see the cathedral ceiling, the Solatubes and also the ceiling of the screened back porch, which is a nice wood that will be stained a pretty color.
Standing in the kitchen, looking up at the opening to the upstairs hallway. You can see the doorway to Nick's bedroom. You can also see the front door again. I'm really sorry we chose so much glass for the front doorway. Too much exposure. But we'll make it work.
That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed the tour!