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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Move in Day - One Week Away!

This week we finally got a tentative go-ahead to start moving things in!  We still have lots of things on the punch list and quite a big cleaning marathon to do this week, but it looks like we will spend our first night a week from Wednesday!



Finally got the landscaping started.  A parking pad for guests is made of Dublin pavers.   The landscapers have started to plant and add the rock features.  We are still waiting for the shutters and garage door hardware.  The Designs by Bree lanterns were finally hung by the front door, however the tall lanterns by the parking area, still need to be installed.



Harry is pretty excited about being able to run around a large space again! He's not too crazy about the yard though and just stands at the door until someone comes to pick him up!



The stair railing is installed and we left it a natural steel color.  The Montana snow fencing finally arrived from Montana and was completed on the stair walls this week!




This large open foyer separates the living space from the master bedroom.


Gas logs were installed in the fireplaces and the lights on the beams were added to
add interest to the ceiling at night.


Entering the dining hall, the large island is now ready to be filled with goodies. Still lots of cleaning to do in here and still need all the shelves to be installed.



The two Restoration Hardware chandeliers are hung high in the rafters and need to be lowered 6 feet to go over the dining table.


Drawers had to be shortened to accommodate pop-up plugs in the countertops and are still sitting on the countertops by the stove- that stuff really is frustrating.


The unlacquered brass faucet is a little piece of jewelry for the kitchen sink.  And the window over the sink that looks into the conservatory was finally cleaned this week! 


The French range was completely installed and ready for dinners!

 I can't wait to take this little baby on a test drive! Especially that center warming plate!



Looking from the dining hall into the larder- white marble subway tile really brightens the space.


Wolf oven and steam oven were installed in the larder this week.




Love this faucet- had to create a niche in the backsplash to accommodate its size!  Worth it!


Master bedroom chandelier hung this week and adds a great contrast to the rustic ceiling and fireplace.


And the Air System Jetted tub for my bath finally arrived this week and was installed! 
Just in time for moving day! I'll need it!


And one of the most fun design elements of the house- a faux library in the elevator! Hats off to my master carpenters Chad and Brian for making this vision come to life for us! 
Hope our guests come with their library card! The panels are made of a soft velvet and should be
very forgiving to luggage marks.


And this week- too many good surprises- the hotel guest refreshment area- got it's backsplash!
This area will have wine, coffee, water and snacks for our guests.


Black and white marble with inlaid brass- too die for!! 


And another room that is turning out to be a favorite- the craft room.  Lots of counter and storage space and an old fashioned sink- perfect for artistic endeavors.

So 5 loads in our cars to the new house this weekend- exciting and tiring!  Can't wait to finally get everything there-   Stay tuned!



6 comments:

Christy said...

OMG! OMG! I have no words! Gorgeous! I love the iron staircase, the chandelier in the bedroom, the to-die-for range, the unbelievable elevator, the outside, the inside and everything between.

Katha said...

SPEECHLESS, but I'll try. Absolutely breathtaking! The attention to detail as only you can manage! Love it ALL! So happy for you and Jay and even Harry! I will definitely stay tuned !!!

Jill said...

Susan, all these final details really are awesome!i love it all! The tile work in all of the areas make such an impact as does the railing, the stove etc, etc! Can see why master Harry is so excited!!--- next few weeks are going to be hectic but oh what a place you will have!!-- I think you have accomplished exactly what only you can imagine!!

Ian's Girl said...

Absolutely stunning.You must be walking on air!

Laurell Banner said...

How exciting to see all of your hard work falling into place. It is truly a gem on the French Broad.
Harry is on lucky dog. He is probably wondering "where is my bed going to go".

frenchbourne said...

Susan,
Its absolutely beautiful. All that hard work paid off. You have to be jumping for joy...I am....I've got the goosebumps. Every element you choose is perfect. I love the idea of the faux library fabric in the elevator! Tell Jay I love the handle on powder room door. To know that this is not the end and all the exquisite pieces you have coming in. Oh my I just cant wait. So happy for you and Jay!