One of the biggest engineering projects has been to design a 15 foot high retaining wall that will
ultimately hold the dirt that will become our driveway into the garage! Finally this week, huge sandstone blocks arrived and were put into place forming a tall wall. It should be finished this week, so that next week we can install garage doors!
The conservatory stone wall was completed and the 12 foot windows were trimmed out.
Final step is to grout the floor and that happens today!
The crown molding installation is moving along nicely and
has been primed to it's gauntlet grey color.
This window shows the intricate trim that the architect designed around the windows. It really makes a big difference in the overall height of the windows. This particular window is 45 inches off the floor to accommodate the long slender cabinet below.
This Italian cabinet will house chargers and serving pieces.
The man cave for my husband- lovingly named the "Fly Shop" as it will store many fly rods and flies for his fly fishing passion. The room is filled with light and opens on to a lower level deck.
The river is next to the deck- a tempting scene for a man with a fly rod!
Simple wood floors have been installed on the lower level and are waiting for their
4 coats of high gloss white lacquer paint! I purchased the beautiful grey and gold doors from my friend Linda D. . They came from a hotel in Paris and were white when we got them. My friend Laurell lovingly painted them grey and enhanced the gold details for me. I chose hardware for them yesterday from the greatest store-"Bella" in Asheville. Chad, our trim guy, will build door jams and install them soon.
Unlacquered brass knob and back plate will be used on all the gray doors on the lower level.
My bathroom cabinets arrived and have been installed.
We are now waiting for countertops, hardware and sinks.
Jay's knotty alder sink base in a light gray tone works great with the marble floor.
The brushed nickel sink will be installed in Jay's vanity along with this unusual faucet!
The front of the kitchen island in the deep gray color. Now I need to make a decision on honed white marble or quartzite for the top.
Waxed polished brass hardware will look great on the dark gray color.
It is all the details that come together that give the home a personality. We have such talented
tradesmen working on the house- each with a real pride in the their work. I feel fortunate to work with these highly respected professionals and am truly enjoying the process. While I am looking forward to moving in to the house, it is the building of the home that I enjoy the most!