Finishing One and Starting Two More

The last couple weeks have been pretty hectic with all the details of finishing one project and starting several new ones. The pictures below speak for themselves and show a lot of progress on Turtle Pond Ct. Electrical, plumbing and hardware have mostly been installed. We are a bit behind waiting for countertops to be fabricated but they will be here soon and then we can prepare for final inspections and clean up. [gallery link="file" ids="381,382,383"]

This has been a pretty miserable spring but it looks like we will get our landscaping, sprinkler and sod installed in the next couple of weeks. We did a brick paver border on the sidewalk and will be pouring exposed aggregate concrete in the space between.


We also started a “little” renovation project in a 3,000 square foot ranch with a walkout lower level of about 2,000 square feet.



I am sure you get the idea!

We started by taking out all of the flooring – wood, marble, ceramic tile and carpet, all of the cabinets, appliances, plumbing fixtures (we left one working toilet for the workers) and all the doors, moldings and other trim materials. We aren’t doing anything structural but will move some doors and open up a couple of walls. This house is about 25 years old, hasn’t seen much updating and the level of maintenance inside and out was only fair. A buyer could have just moved in as you can see from the before pictures below but it was definitely dated. When we stripped back to the drywall (and studs in some areas) we found evidence of some old leaks but a basically sound structure. We will do some posts with before, after demolition and then rebuilt to new condition in the coming months. The new owners are veterans of many new construction projects and have assembled some great design professionals so this should be a very cool home when we are done.


As we wind down this one, we are in for permits to start a sold custom home on Turtle Lake Drive. This house will be a similar size but more traditional four bedroom floor plan with the master suite on the second floor and some large volume two story spaces in the foyer and great room. This home is on a wooded site with steep grades and a full walkout lower level that will feature a 12 foot high ceiling in one area to host a golf simulator.


Last but not least is Long Lake Pines, our four lots on Long Lake Rd. just west of Lahser. We are working through all the various engineering approvals and expect to start development activities by June or July. We are also finalizing some floor plans and exterior architectural themes for this private enclave.

Much more to come so keep looking for our posts.