Saturday, June 18, 2011

Everything at the End - Part 2

We finished construction and moved in! And I totally forgot to keep track on the blog. I'm sure I will find more photographs from the intervening months since February!

Here are some photos I took in the last days of rushing to finish before our final building inspection. The walkway at the street entry was done by Merced and his crew. Merced is the guy smiling....

We even installed a street tree - African Sumac. Did the inspector from the city care? Not at all. By the way, that's the new garage door and driveway in the background. And if you look carefully, you will notice that the stucco wall in the foreground to the left is a different color than the building. Just barely,

The interior stairs as finished for the final inspection. Technically, it's acceptable for the code requirements and the city inspector. But we may revisit this and build the railing as originally planned with steel.

Did I mention I had a really nice birthday?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Under construction

Men at Work

Job well done

Clean deck and new handrail

Corner detail

Entry Trellis and Concrete Deck

Redwood 4x4's over the dining room deck

Looking North to Entrance Door

Douglas Fir 6x6 Post

Post and Broom

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Garage Framing

First Level at Storage Room looking west

Framing for the future garage slab at street level

Storage room interior

Framed window openings. Garage level looking north at house beyond.

Garage door framing.

Peeking around the garage towards house

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Exterior Etc.

Someplace far away....View of the house from adjacent empty lot (for now).

Hauling away the latest round of debris. This extraordinary truck features one fantastic theft prevention device - the steering wheel is removable.

Northeast exterior looking up at "fake" chimney.

Powder room window

Interior View Updates

View from Living Room towards Kitchen

View from Kitchen

View from Kitchen looking towards Living Room


Master Bathroom Shower

Stairwell Ceiling