Soaring to New Heights

It was a beautiful fall day and I had no idea when I snapped a picture of the front of the house in the sunlight and blue sky that a hawk was flying majestically overhead with our main gable over the entry pointing up at it – but here it is. I think it’s pretty cool!

The stone masons are finally gone. You can see the details in the picture above and the fireplace and chimney below. We are very pleased with their nearly two months of work!

We also cleaned up the lot and graded it all around the house as planned.

Next up are the driveway, porch, lanai and maybe even the sidewalk if this great weather holds out…every day is an adventure!

Details, Details Part II

Our masons saved the best for last and have completed the library gable with its brick arch and corbels.

Here is the fireplace nearly complete inside the lanai.

The two pieces of wood sticking out are called corbels too. These corbels are made from reclaimed barn timbers and we have a hefty barn timber mantel that will be installed on top of them. The masons will be moving on to the front entry and then topping off the chimney next week. And we will be right behind them with grading, irrigation, landscape and sod.

Ahhh! Feels good to be on the old critical path.


Our masons have been reaching new heights both literally and figuratively as the beautiful brick arches have been built in several places. 

Here’s a little closer look at these well executed details.

More to come.

More Stone, a Garage Floor, and Plumbing Begins

Stone work is moving along and our masons have now reached the front of the house. Another week or two and they will be wrapping up.

Fireplaces have been installed and the lanai fireplace hearth is taking shape.

The lanai and front porch have been prepped for their exposed aggregate concrete floors to be installed.

The garage floor has been poured and looks really great.

The plumber has started and the HVAC and electrician will not be far behind.