Friday, October 21, 2011


Well, that was quick! The formwork has been removed. I had expected it to remain for a couple of days, but apparently not. I took a lot of pictures today. This one shows the detached garage:

The right front corner of the house:

The front porch:

The front of the house:

The left side. I like to call it the “long back” because of the design of the house:

The morning room from the long back:

The morning room from the short back. This is the rear of the property, and the closest part of the house to the farmhouse:

The side porch from the garage:

The side porch from the street:

This picture shows where the fireplace will go:

Presumably, the water-resistant wrapping will be happening soon. After that, I expect things to go quiet for a couple of weeks while things settle. I'm pretty sure they will start work on framing the model home shortly, so I'll be keeping an eye on how things are going there. You can see the lumber for the model home in the background of this picture:

One more picture for you. This is the restored farmhouse that is at the rear of our lot:

I wonder who our neighbors will be?


  1. You can really get a better idea of the size of your house now. It looks huge! :)

  2. Looks great! I can't wait to see your home go up! I have never seen this model in our area. =) It looks very big indeed!

  3. It's not that big. The base model is 2,552 square feet, but we've added a morning room and a fully finished basement to that.

  4. It's cool you get to look at that old farmhouse! We have cows behind us.

  5. Cows mean fresh milk, or at least kick-ass summer cookout with fresh beef!

  6. Looks great...I love the farmhouse...hopefully it stays. They don't leave the forms on long...1 because they don't want them to get stuck and 2 because the concrete will cure better if it is uncovered.