We Have A View

A fairly productive two weeks I suppose. We now have walls on the master side of the house and the support walls are in place under the office and guest bath. We have roofing lumber arriving on Monday from Miami so the roofers will start immediately on getting the roof framed on the master side. The idea is to have the work staggered so that both the concrete and roofing crews can stay busy at the same time.

During these past two weeks we also received some rather shocking invoices from our contractor that we believed to be part of the contract we have with him but he doesn’t feel that they are. I think we have come to an understanding but time will tell.

We are hoping that all the stresses we are experiencing in building this house will be worth it. Part of my doubts were erased the moment I walked in to check out the view from our newly formed master bedroom. Ahhh, some of that stress went right out this window.

2-11-2011 - Master Bedroom

2-11-2011 - Master Bedroom

The photo above is where we are today.  Below are some of the photos leading up to this one.

2-3-2011 - Walls

2-3-2011 - Walls - All the electrical/plumbing conduit and window blocks must be in place prior to pouring the walls.

2-4-2011 - Emily and the dogs checking on the progress

2-4-2011 - Emily and the dogs checking on the progress

2-7-2011 - Exteriro wall forms now going up

2-7-2011 - Exterior wall forms now going up

2-9-2011 - Walls formed, ready to be poured

2-9-2011 - Walls formed, ready to be poured. This is the master "wing". Yes, "wing" sounds pretentious but I am unsure what else to call it. The "wing" consists of the bedroom, bath, closet/dressing area, and exercise room.

2-9-2011 - Walls formed, ready to be poured, heavily supported

2-9-2011 - Walls formed, ready to be poured, heavily supported

2-9-2011 - Pouring the office foundation walls

2-9-2011 - Pouring the office foundation walls

2-9-2011 - Pouring the office foundation walls

2-9-2011 - Pouring the office foundation walls

2-9-2011 - Pouring the master walls

2-9-2011 - Pouring the master walls - Equipment provided by T & K Pumping Services

2-9-2011 - Pouring the master walls

2-9-2011 - Pouring the master walls

2-9-2011 - Pouring the master walls - View from up on the hill

2-9-2011 - Pouring the master walls - View from up on the hill in Judith's Fancy

2-10-2011 - The day after, the forms are being removed

2-10-2011 - The day after, the forms are being removed

2-10-2011 - This is the view we are left with in the master bedroom

2-10-2011 - This is the view we are left with in the master bedroom after the forms come off

2-10-2011 - Master side of the house

2-10-2011 - Master side of the house

2-10-2011 - Master Bath

2-10-2011 - Master Bath

2-11-2011 - Office foundation walls

2-11-2011 - Office foundation walls

2-11-2011 - Master Bedroom door to deck

2-11-2011 - Master Bedroom door to deck

2-11-2011 - Master Walls

2-11-2011 - Master Walls

2-11-2011 - Master Wing

2-11-2011 - Master Wing

Sunrise over Christiansted from our rental

Sunrise over Christiansted from our rental

One thought on “We Have A View

  1. Hi! Thanks for posting the pictures and comments. I have heard some interesting stories about building a new home. My husband and I are just starting the process with the archtect. This is the first time dealing with new construction and your words of wisdom are appreciated.

    Thanks, AVA

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