Saturday, January 13, 2007

I think I may have a crush...

...on our house. Yes, it's true. I sit here writing with a giddy, stupid feeling inside. It's just so much better in 3D than we could have ever imagined. I'm happier after visiting it and I'm always eager to see the next bits of progress. This would seem to qualify this as a full-blown 7th grade crush! Here are the most recent progress photos:

We can't really start the photos this week without a full shout-out to the fantastic guys who are working day and night at the site. They are there 7:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Saturday. It is completely humbling how hard they work. It has certainly put a lot into perspective. It's such a treat to visit the site and be greeted by such huge smiles as well. They are single-handedly building our dream...and we couldn't be happier to have them involved.

So onto the house and the garage, which is detached. It's difficult to see here, but the garage is in the foreground and the front of the house in the rear. The moulding for the second floor concrete slab has started, but it is barely visible here. The blockwork is up to the ceilings and the outdoor columns are starting to take shape.

You may recall last weekend's post about the building discrepancies. Ironically, besides clarifying our wishes with our builder, we noticed that the exterior wall to the dining room was significantly blocking a view of the canal. This wall was originally planned to accomodate a large painting, but in the end, we decided to change the design. Although the exterior wall is in the wrong place in the first photo, the following images show the "before and after" views. The structure for the 2nd floor slab is in place for the second photo so we can now get a good feel for what the room will feel like. I think that it's a significant improvement:

And I thought that I might leave this post with some photos of the front and back:

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