Things are moving along now. The framers have packed up and moved to another job (just a few things on their punch list) and other trades have moved in. The plumber more or less completed rough-in after a few days. The roofer and HVAC subs have been out to see what they’re getting in to. Check out the photos for details.
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Wide view of the house.
Front of the house. Our little 5 year old is excited to see his new room. Landing at the top of the stairs. A little mistake here that nobody caught until there were leftover windows. Next to the door, there are supposed to be two windows, not just one. Same thing happened on the opposite wall. The two towers. The other side of the two towers getting framed. Looking up from the bottom of the stair tower. In the middle of the frame is an opening for windows. It takes some skilled, brave guys to work up there. Framing is mostly done. Only a few windows remain to be put in. This is our tall skinny window in the master bedroom. Here’s that window again. When I was on the site, three different framers questioned the placement of this window. Yes, it goes all the way to the floor. See, it goes to the floor. The walkway from the top of the stairs through the master to the closet. The framers are almost done, here’s their to-do list. The wide opening is for double pocket doors. This is the hallway leading to the garage. It was really exciting to see those huge windows installed.
These windows are at the top of the stair tower. The idea is to allow convection to naturally vent warm air out of the house. The south face. The plumber has been roughing everything in. Pipes of the PVC persuasion ready to go in. Looking towards the living room and dining room. The framers cleaned up after themselves really well. View of the stairs from above. Two is better than one. They had to re-frame after mistakenly putting in only one window. Kid’s rooms They put up the temporary railing upstairs. This is the less-visible side of the house, but I think it’s just as interesting as the other side. We’re really happy with the last minute decision to upgrade to Andersen 100 composite window in black & white. They should look really good with our siding. The tower is coming along nicely, they just need to punch out space for two more windows. Making stairs produces a lot of scrap wood More stairs. Stair detail One good thing about non-floating stairs is that they’re really really solid. The same goes for the upstairs, I’m impressed with how solid everything feels underfoot. The stairs went in really fast. We had always pictured floating stairs, but these will do just fine. We’re anxiously waiting on a quote for the glass handrail.