Building our new house:
Porches and siding complete
All of a sudden, today, 18 April 2008, our new house looks like a house!!
The wooden columns have been installed on the front and back porches; porch
ceilings and floors completed; siding completed. Also -- the drywall was
sanded today and will be pointed tomorrow (final finishing, cleaning up any
blemishes) ready for two coats of primer on Tuesday, 22 April.
Here are photos from today.
Front view of the house. Wooden columns installed on the front porch;
porch floor and ceiling completed. This porch will be open; no ceiling
fans because this porch faces the water -- too much wind; we will put one or two
porch swings on this porch (with built-in tie-downs to keep them from swinging
wildly in the high winds).
Back porch -- the big opening is the 6-foot wide French door
that opens into the great room. This porch will be screened; two ceiling
fans; porch swing.
Another view of the back porch. The two windows that
flank the French door are casement windows that open into the kitchen which is
the back portion of the great room. The door at the far end of the porch
opens into one of the guest bedrooms.
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18 April photos.