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Barrel-Race7,077771570
TuesdayHouston, TX

Vilano-Beach--Water-...21,198391170
4/5/2014Saint Augustine, FL

HudsonHouse7,003300
4/2/2014Omaha, NE

Tanglewood86,6517862,22242
3/24/2014Colorado Springs, CO

697MarlinAustinArea1,17918910
3/15/2014Austin/McDade, TX

1860s-Texas-rehabnew...43,125441910
3/14/2014Boerne, TX

Bladenkirk526640
3/13/2014White Oak, NC

P-Wade-Crocker407100
3/12/2014Spring, TX

Shana481200
3/11/2014Chaffee, MO

OwensNewHome59,9861033810
2/2/2014Chandler, AZ

Du-Lock-Lane1,292200
2/1/2014Houston, TX

Family-Affair10,592440
1/31/2014Saint Petersburg, FL

TheCastle9,979270
1/23/2014Cheshire, CT

The-Last-Rodeo9,65427100
1/14/2014Angel Fire, NM

TheHoskensProject58,5091504333
12/31/2013Dome-ville, central, FL

NorthPoleHome30,207341330
12/29/2013North Pole, AK

navarre-village-buil...1,181100
12/26/2013Gulf Breeze, FL

Seven-Peaks-Faswall-...34,820483181
11/18/2013Graeagle, CA

The-Dailey-Project1,769100
10/27/2013Pompano Beach, FL

Beaver-Creek-Ranch30,275213210
10/15/2013Hayfork, CA

The-Cortes-Adventure17,679520
10/14/2013Snowflake, AZ

jeff3,859300
8/29/2013Jackson, MO

Miami-FL-country-hom...5,368320
7/30/2013Miami, FL

Brevard-County--Pt-S...2,556100
7/17/2013Rockledge, FL

Dream-Build-Austin-T...4,151300
4/17/2013Austin, TX

Eschete-Dome22,38030530
12/24/2012Lafayette, LA

ChapelHillNCBob5,561110
10/23/2012Chapel Hill, NC

The-Skimino-Bluff6,9633130
10/13/2012Williamsburg, VA

Octagon-in-Glencoe-C...48,781144110
10/8/2012Glencoe , CA

nateshomemtpeakview4,663100
9/29/2012

sherman20,036221560
9/27/2012Downers Grove, IL

Omaha9,169380
9/13/2012Omaha, NE

Holy-Hill-House16,47935530
8/27/2012Richfield, WI

Omega-CEO5,615110
8/13/2012Manassas, VA

JayHouse10,3277190
6/22/2012Sebastopol, CA

30233,37823770
5/20/2012Belfair, WA

SunburnStateHome6,303110
3/6/2012Charlotte County, FL

VICTOR-MONTANA8,098110
2/22/2012Victor, MT

Houston-720125966,791100
1/21/2012Houston, TX

Workshop15,589630
1/8/2012Florissant, CO

Our-simple-home11,815223080
12/5/2011LaPorte, IN

ICF-Construction19,362500
11/11/2011Elkridge, MD

Little-Help-from-my-...12,26811150
11/4/2011Rockwall, TX

YaNYca14,005810
10/29/2011Boston, MA

The-Man-Refuge10,838310
10/19/2011San Antonio, TX

mckernanmc11,152320
10/6/2011Amite, LA

Large-Family-Compoun...7,443200
9/23/2011Covington, GA

Woodchuck-Ridge10,297480
9/12/2011Akron, OH

Forever-Home-Sweet-H...20,92534310
8/24/2011Issaquah, WA

Clarksville-MD9,074200
8/22/2011Eldersburg, MD

steve-n-carolyn16,3184140
8/21/2011Sun City, CA

Old-York8,163200
7/27/2011Bridgewater, NJ

Carriage-House17,07320282
7/24/2011Ft. Collins, CO

DomeSweetDome22,30418291
6/4/2011Suffolk, VA

Goodpasture24,158562880
5/28/2011Westminster, CO

Marks-Log-Cabin13,926392210
5/12/2011Altoona, PA

Bill21,125100
5/4/2011Tucson, AZ

Mueller-Dream-Home8,799100
4/15/2011

Oklahoma-Steel10,745650
4/13/2011Minco, OK

DutchG8,418200
4/5/2011

HiddenInOhio10,3199130
4/1/2011Elyria, OH

MagnoliaHouse8,868100
3/29/2011Houston, TX

Buffaloader13,725200
1/11/2011Valley Center, KS

SouthernEcoHome27,79820210
1/9/2011Blacksburg, VA

Austrian-Chalet14,141780
1/2/2011Twin Lakes, CO

Vista-Ridge13,17921660
12/21/2010Swanton, OH

OurFarmstead28,429601890
12/10/2010Pennsylvania

AirparkHome-Remodel29,61522460
11/8/2010Hillsboro, OR

Holloway10,868200
11/7/2010Petersburg, VA

Building-Our-Lakefro...9,758110
11/5/2010Piscataway, NJ

SunburyGalena-Build9,022100
11/3/2010Galena, OH

BUILDING-OUR-GREEN-D...9,881800
11/2/2010Pattison, TX

RR-Homestead23,98531740
10/26/2010Janesville, CA

Casa-Paradiso-Vieque...9,835200
10/19/2010Chelsea, MA

Millerbuild11,1005110
10/1/2010Carstairs, AB

Delisledigs11,513300
9/16/2010Jacksonville, FL

h20dave11,343430
9/10/2010Waterloo, AL

Mountain-Idyl11,089900
9/9/2010Asheville, NC

High-over-Lake-Granb...14,56912230
9/8/2010Granbury, TX

Homestead35,94564850
9/8/2010Smithville, MO

philandjan12,948100
9/2/2010

Commons10,169200
8/21/2010Atascocita, TX

Our-First-OB-home10,562300
7/27/2010Gardner, KS

Louisiana-Mediterran...20,108311870
7/21/2010Sunset, LA

Crows-Nest9,838100
7/20/2010

Patterson-Project10,406400
7/16/2010John's Island, SC

Hidden-Meadow-Home12,4482100
7/13/2010Murrieta, CA

New-house-in-Selah-W...10,194140
7/4/2010Belfair, WA

Arnold-CA-Alpine-cha...20,91522100
7/2/2010Arnold, CA

Working-Wilton39,894343010
6/16/2010Wilton, NH

JJ-Residence9,616100
6/7/2010San Antonio, TX

Thompson-Valley-Home10,820330
6/6/2010Monticello, FL

Naperville-Webster-S...26,3612360
5/21/2010Naperville, IL

Gary--Suzi11,062100
5/7/2010

crystal-falls-home28,82820270
5/5/2010Cedar Park, TX

Kapoho-Retirement-Ho...10,894130
5/4/2010Santa Ana, CA

NC--New-Construction10,494100
5/3/2010

Collins-on-Cobblesto...11,49421910
4/30/2010Waynesville, NC

Dwight--Colleen-Hart...11,896130
4/30/2010Vaughn, WA

Riley32,81332950
4/29/2010Cave Creek, AZ

The-New-Ries-Homeste...14,88919980
4/21/2010Polk/Richfield/Erin/Hartford, WI

The-Season9,541130
4/10/2010Mount Airy, NC

The-Naas-Place10,049200
3/30/2010Pittsburg, CA

Phil-and-Lauras-home13,105400
3/20/2010Tulsa, OK

Southport-NC-Home17,540201281
3/18/2010Southport, NC

Loris24,999110
3/11/2010

Seaton-Station10,244140
3/10/2010Siloam Springs, AR

Backwoods-Project14,303390
3/4/2010Jeffersonville, GA

ICF-in-Ann-Arbor26,222293710
1/25/2010Dexter, MI

DancingPines10,987200
1/25/2010Clinton, LA

Log-Cabin10,589150
1/23/2010indianapolis, IN

The-Kinzel-House9,983100
1/21/2010New Orleans, LA

PahrumpProject17,0635390
1/17/2010Spokane, WA

TheBeachHouse14,64013200
1/16/2010Shoreline, WA

Artist-Haven-Home14,956970
1/13/2010Kansas City, MO

SOPHIA--SAMUELDELAWA...17,40511310
12/2/2009Smyrna, DE

Plant-City-Craftsman16,8304100
11/22/2009Plant City, FL

WestermanFarm11,442130
11/10/2009Dickson, TN

Shane22,513600
10/31/2009San Antonio, TX

ADCountryHome12,8721130
10/31/2009Fort Worth, TX

ICF-Keller-Tx51,214321220
10/6/2009Roanoke, TX

digs24,225100
9/30/2009Tracy City, TN

threegables21,391201340
9/29/2009Hartland, WI

LittleLakeCorner72,8641016040
9/29/2009Groveland, FL

Utah-Casa11,590200
9/28/2009Saratoga Springs, UT

Tornado-Reconstructi...11,039800
9/24/2009Port Neches, TX

toolehouse50,301891450
9/20/2009Reno, NV

Bobs-Blog52,999614140
9/16/2009New Florence, PA

Blessings10,210100
9/11/2009farmville, NC

Schrammelot15,9937900
9/11/2009Pierson, FL

PennsmithLostValleyT...35,854552150
9/9/2009Dripping Springs, TX

River-House10,644220
9/7/2009Clinton, NJ

SantaFe-in-AJ10,388100
8/28/2009Apache Junction, AZ

Dennis-Dream-Home30,065385050
8/27/2009Readington Twp, NJ

Massive-Undertaking11,5361100
8/26/2009Wimauma, FL

Lafayette10,296200
8/11/2009Cramerton, NC

Dream-site-on-the-La...11,086200
8/5/2009La Porte, TX

Williams-New-Home-Si...10,335110
8/2/2009Windsor, NC

Cobblestone-Lane10,426100
7/30/2009Great Falls, MT

PensacolaBeachHouse10,236110
6/22/2009Gulf Breeze, FL

12YEARSINTHEPLANNING10,880120
6/16/2009LADSON, SC

Steinys-Hideaway10,856200
6/9/2009Venice, CA

DreamHome29,498261900
6/7/2009Orlando, FL

CastleHeims20,76721590
6/5/2009Cedar Rapids, IA

Utah-Warehouse10,103220
5/20/2009Fairview, UT

Where-to-start12,436610
5/16/2009Lemoore, CA

Castle-Rock-Lakehous...16,35910840
4/27/2009Necedah, WI

Oleg25,980360
4/22/2009San Diego, CA

MoeCompound10,268340
4/9/2009Camano Island, WA

Huckleberry-Home10,338200
4/8/2009Williamstown, NJ

Vonk24,241100
4/7/2009Zeeland, MI

Small-Timber-Frame14,681110
4/2/2009Central Mass, MA

EatonLoch-Haven11,136110
4/1/2009Roanoke, VA

windowsnsiding10,197110
3/28/2009Long Island, NY

Arkansas-First-Timer25,86439880
3/27/2009Trumann, AR

Back-Home-In-Crisp12,427111510
3/22/2009Ennis, TX

Victor--Susan-0820,344211210
3/17/2009Ruckersville, VA

Rick-and-Tinas-dream...11,659120
3/14/2009Auburndale, FL

Keener-Road13,0484100
3/11/2009Elizabethtown, PA

NC-Newbie10,957100
3/10/2009Boone, NC

MadisonGA11,1801130
2/26/2009Madison, GA

Techbuilt-Scammed12,618100
2/25/2009Rebew, LA

choanne83110,207100
2/9/2009charlotte, NC

WilliamsinVegas34,008301190
1/29/2009Henderson, NV

PhilesBryant12,068260
1/20/2009graham, WA

MortgageSmart10,436100
1/19/2009Cocoa, FL

QuarterlyHouse57,909136990
1/12/2009Orlando, FL

RabbitRun19,776311690
1/11/2009Afton, VA

Sonave-Sunsets10,544120
1/9/2009Yucca, AZ

Heart-of-PA16,1409160
1/6/2009Lewistown, PA

Krusehome11,616200
12/27/2008Lake City, FL

BrunkHouseAlmaKansas15,625260
12/26/2008Garden Grove, CA

Raider-Bills-Tenn-Ho...14,6366320
12/22/2008Largo, FL

Andel-Ranch28,311334020
12/17/2008Rogers, TX

Elijahs-Home11,800460
12/6/2008Vero Beach, FL

ranch-house10,433100
11/25/2008springfield, IL

Howard-Georgia-Retir...16,065670
11/9/2008Harlem, GA

The-Woods-Journal11,306110
11/6/2008Doraville, GA

StansTLH16,0251090
11/1/2008Tehachapi, CA

Kevin--Kerrys-Dream11,574350
10/17/2008Northvale, NJ

Katabatic-Wind12,178470
10/16/2008Huntsville, AL

Elmhurst-Modern13,633120
10/14/2008elmhurst, IL

Accessible-House11,6013100
10/14/2008Munford, TN

Cherry-Valley-Vista10,661120
10/5/2008Duvall, WA

Jon-and-Mollys-House18,271150
9/25/2008Ellicott City, MD

Proctor-ICF11,731110
9/25/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Hawaiian-Bungalo18,072111020
9/23/2008Holualoa, HI

Pete--Rhiannon12,742430
9/19/2008Springfield, MO

2008-Cedar-Ln17,56214350
9/19/2008Seaville, NJ

dmaceld20,76214880
9/16/2008Nampa, ID

Help-with-Goulds-and...12,898100
9/16/2008tampa, FL

Consulting10,303100
9/2/2008Orlando, FL

AlaskaICFREMOTEHouse16,71719380
8/17/2008Wasilla, AK

NC-Pond-House11,769320
8/4/2008Wilmington, NC

MargaritaVilla11,379240
8/4/2008Raleigh, NC

Latest-update12,6798100
8/4/2008Sierra Vista, AZ

ANDREA11,269400
8/2/2008Dallas, TX

The-Ridges14,04111130
7/31/2008Logan, UT

Avenida-Del-Sol15,17413520
7/31/2008Peoria, AZ

dream-home-ohio11,333600
7/30/2008Zanesville, OH

Penetang-Craftsman10,963360
7/27/2008Penetanguishene, ON

Tristan--11,418600
7/25/2008Lebanon, NJ

Dreamy-Design-in-Glo...16,718100
7/9/2008Clifton, VA

need-help-Jim11,902110
7/8/2008Bandon, OR

deltona-fl-custom-ho...12,4984140
7/6/2008Deltona Beach, FL

Ingraham-House-Chape...11,749200
6/29/2008Cary, NC

famborgie10,656100
6/26/2008Lockhart, TX

95821-Addition21,9177140
6/24/2008Sacramento, CA

Cajun-Homestead19,04712930
6/22/2008Lafayette, LA

West-Texas-Ranch-Hou...12,854110
6/18/2008Andrews, TX

Quail-Bluff-Pasco12,6609290
6/10/2008Pasco, WA

Spyders-Web10,560100
6/10/2008Norman, OK

mike-and-tori-darnle...13,091510
6/2/2008Rainbow, CA

Lin-Washington10,601100
5/29/2008Fresno, CA

Capernall-House11,446420
5/15/2008Belleville, MI

Hidden-Valley-Texas10,738100
5/7/2008Southlake, TX

cosdreamhome41,389731470
5/5/2008Colorado Springs, CO

Sowle-Family-House13,238590
4/29/2008South Burlington, VT

Cyberdoc-Residence10,947200
4/25/2008San Diego, CA

Fortune-House10,973100
4/17/2008Mooresville, NC

Joeb28,804400
4/15/2008Oakland, FL

Alvin-House11,216200
4/14/2008LaPorte, TX

Thomas-Home--Raintre...21,273271800
4/9/2008Lee's Summit, MO

Greg--Kathys-New-Hou...12,207200
4/3/2008Barryton, MI

Where-is-Waldo28,32244830
4/2/2008Marion, OH

Nimmerrichters-Fores...10,065100
4/2/2008Waldorf, MD

Mayfield-House10,676100
3/31/2008Mayfield, UT

beamanhouse10,722100
3/27/2008Manistique, MI

Kanak-ICF--Virginia15,495900
3/26/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Sheldon-St15,324300
3/21/2008Orlando, FL

Bert-25,901310
3/20/2008Southern, CA

Our-Ohio-ICF-home22,01020270
3/20/2008Mansfield, OH

ericdc11,214310
3/8/2008Uniontown, PA

EurekaHouse-ICF15,0885150
3/6/2008Berkeley, CA

Superstition-Views15,406281600
3/6/2008Mesa, AZ

Blue-Springs-Project12,8918230
2/24/2008Broken Arrow, OK

Our-House10,568100
2/24/2008Miami, FL

httpownerbuilderbook...13,316830
2/19/2008Clayton, NY

JourneyBackHome10,405100
2/3/2008Oviedo, FL

Collier-Home12,862110
2/1/2008Little Rock, AR

DDs-ICF12,405330
1/27/2008New Smyrna Bch, FL

EurekaMT-Timberframe12,0301430
1/24/2008Augusta, MI

The-Larnerd-House13,5135210
1/21/2008Newport News, VA

Casa-Bella11,351100
1/14/2008Pueblo West, CO

Gordon-Lake-House15,36817510
1/3/2008Oakland, IA

STEPHANIES-DREAM12,56217570
12/30/2007Lower Burrell, PA

Florida-Waterfront-C...14,942310
12/29/2007PB, FL

6158-in-Montgomery-T...11,297410
12/23/2007Conroe, TX

ClearwaterHills13,710260
12/14/2007Paradise Valley, AZ

BobDonna9,988100
12/12/2007Sacramento, CA

AboveTheAppleTree9,965100
12/8/2007La Farge, WI

Casa-Nostra12,228230
12/2/2007Bangor, PA

Building-the-Dream-i...13,773700
11/29/2007Gladstone, OR

Ingram-Fleming-ICF-H...16,373480
11/29/2007Plant City, FL

inniagara9,461100
11/24/2007Niagara Falls, ON

SchnabelEstate10,580240
11/16/2007Avon, IN

WeAreBuildingAgain21,39427560
11/15/2007Orlando, FL

Lake-Pleasant10,537210
11/14/2007Erie, PA

Green-for-Dean10,557100
11/10/2007San Jose, CA

The-Ponderosa12,3298220
11/4/2007Perry, OK

FlagholeRoad10,619260
10/25/2007Franklin, NH

Beckynray11,785300
10/24/2007Powhatan, VA

Spicewood-TX12,270330
10/20/2007Austin, TX

Powderhorn24,164481760
10/4/2007Florida

Luray-VA-1stTimeBuil...14,847730
10/4/2007Luray, VA

kittyfhughesnet10,327250
9/27/2007Noblesville, IN

Scott-Family10,913100
9/25/2007Trinity, AL

Taking-the-Plunge13,4116180
9/18/2007Springfield, OH

RozBuildingAdventure10,791100
9/14/2007San Pablo, CA

Helpful-Tips11,888200
9/13/2007Encinitas, CA

Poplar-Creek-Farm13,8285250
9/10/2007Oakland Park, FL

TheWillemsHome21,5481750
9/10/2007Galloway Township, NJ

ComfortHome11,364200
8/30/2007Dublin, OH

10000-sq-feet36,34222260
8/26/2007La Habra Heights, CA

Bird-house12,4863400
8/22/2007Ithaca, NY

Circle-S_ICF_House35,775462640
8/21/2007Sparta, IL

New-England-Saltbox10,766100
8/16/2007Columbia, SC

RamblewoodatJeterFar...11,5846330
8/10/2007Kansas City, MO

Kraemer-Collinwood-H...11,173200
7/21/2007Delano, MN

BigOakBuilderTX14,797270
7/20/2007Wharton, TX

Johnson-Family-Dream11,025100
7/20/2007Normal, IL

19225-ROBERTSON-ST17,71714250
7/12/2007Orlando, FL

Thattle-Dew-Farm10,980220
7/12/2007Halls Harbour, NS

WindyJ14,94911260
7/2/2007Knoxville, TN

Vistoso-Green-Home12,269310
6/28/2007Tucson, AZ

Lewis-Chapel-House16,476200
6/25/2007Dunlap, TN

father-daughter10,525200
6/25/2007Loveland, CO

davewhite11,506100
6/24/2007Nanaimo, BC

NutmegWedgefieldOrla...12,489600
6/22/2007Orlando, FL

4600SF-Dream-Home-in...14,585410
6/19/2007Mooresville, NC

Coeur-dAlene-Idaho-H...12,360240
6/13/2007Coeur d Alene, ID

Tampa-Bay13,938490
6/10/2007Ruskin, FL

Dream-In-Progress14,375540
6/7/2007Shawnee, KS

todd-in-tullahoma10,901100
6/4/2007tullahoma, TN

TheOwens11,681300
6/1/2007Dickson, TN

Country-Cleaver11,805140
5/29/2007Springfield, IL

South-Dakota-Lake-Ho...12,0726110
5/23/2007Sioux Falls, SD

Gods-Home11,214200
5/18/2007Eustis, FL

hammock11,070110
5/14/2007Martinez, GA

Grove-St-Rocklin11,150300
5/13/2007Orangevale, CA

Gardeners-Delight11,981330
5/13/2007Norristown, PA

Newman-Family11,995100
4/26/2007oralndo, FL

do-over-house12,641200
4/25/2007Roseville, CA

Mountain-Building11,381370
4/21/2007Hiawassee, GA

Alaskan-Log-Home12,706120
4/15/2007Tok, AK

Warner-Dream12,903600
4/11/2007Astatula, FL

RehmannSchreiner13,89218150
4/2/2007Maple Grove, MN

outspokenbikeguy13,5444140
3/29/2007Sanford, FL

SmelltheForest35,810471480
3/23/2007Colorado Springs, CO

PolkCityProject15,1997110
3/21/2007Norcross, GA

DwaynePam12,035200
3/21/2007Normal, IL

cypressknoll11,100100
3/20/2007Palm Coast, FL

candlepower19,117241550
3/20/2007Lansing, IA

Team-Rosa11,970200
3/19/2007Springfield, VA

GLOUCESTER11,653120
3/17/2007Newport News, VA

Ohiodreamhome12,0354140
3/16/2007Reynoldsburg, OH

Gypsy-Love12,525110
3/12/2007Highland, NY

Forrest-Towne11,710220
3/10/2007Brinnon, WA

Dreams-Come-True10,977100
3/8/2007Glen St Mary, FL

Almost-A-Country-Gir...10,992100
3/7/2007Addison Township, MI

BrandonBuildingBlog11,776100
3/4/2007Layton, UT

SafecreteHouse13,029300
3/4/2007Raleigh, NC

newbie-12,139100
2/21/2007North Plains, OR

BuzzardsNest14,382310
2/14/2007Saint Lucie, FL

woodfamilyhome12,491200
2/10/2007Keno, OR

vegascastle11,812100
2/3/2007Henderson, NV

newsteel17,780100
1/28/2007Florence, SC

Dream-Home-200712,302100
1/27/2007Gwynn Oak, MD

DelgadosAdobeAbode12,710200
1/18/2007San Diego, CA

bobindeltona14,935250
1/14/2007Deltona, FL

Highland6412,425300
1/8/2007New Orleans, LA

SmallProjectSilverSp...17,7551020
1/7/2007Silver Springs, NV

BeehlerHome22,68511640
1/3/2007Kalamazoo, MI

eveningshade12,021110
12/25/2006Evening Shade, AR

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Pictures

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 7/21/2010 12:55:12 PM

As promised earlier, here are a few pictures of the circular drive and pool installation. More to follow.

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Pool being hoisted over fence.
Pergola
Circular Drive



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Two Years

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 7/19/2010 11:43:39 AM

It's hard to believe that it has already been over two years since we finished. Well, I don't know if it truly is ever finished, as I think I've done more work after than I did building. Since the last pictures on this blog, we added a circular drive, 1,800 sq ft of landscaping in the front, a pool and pergola in the back along with another 1,700 sq ft of landscaping. I did pretty much all of the landscaping myself, despite objections from the wife. It was definitely a lot of work, but worth it when I was done. Will be posting pictures shortly, but take into account that we had a pretty nasty winter for southwest Louisiana and my palms got pretty beat up. Who would have though it would get to 16 degrees with snow here?

The pool was really an afterthought that my wife came up with once we had been in over a year. I never thought we would have one, but now, not sure why I didn't include it in the beginning. The pool was put in by Leisure Pools, and the guys were really good. If I took out the rain delay, (It rained every day for about three weeks) the time spent was really only about three weeks. As usual with a house project, I did some wheeling and dealing on eBay and added fiber-optic perimeter lighting and two fiber-optic spillway pots to the project. It all came out really nice.

Didn't have my camera card with me, so I'll post up pictures of all of this shortly.

Really can't believe it's been this long since I was last here.


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And Even More Pics

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 5/23/2008 10:53:17 AM

More inside and outside.

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Walk In Shower
Master Bath
Master Bath
Master Bath
Back Yard
Outdoor Kitchen



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More Pics

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 5/23/2008 9:47:41 AM

More Interior Pics.

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Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen Hutch
Dining
Guest Room
Laundry



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Long Overdue Update

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 5/23/2008

Its hard to believe that its been almost two months since the last time I updated the blog. We are in and with all the little stuff of moving in and projects finishing up, I got behind in posting. I'll do a few posts with pics of the interior. To try and load all of it at once would take forever.

Over the last two months we had quite a bit of extra work done.  Johnny and Tim put up about 425 linear feet of fencing, so we now have a very large backyard. My brother-in-law and I got my daughter's play set squared away and now we really do have a great outside area to cook, relax and play. Once all the "little things" are done, we might actually get to use it. It's funny how with a project this big and so many people working on it, that there would be so much left over. Every weekend I make a list and do my best to scratch everything off by the end of the weekend. 

When I get done with projects, I'll post about the whole 6 1/2 month experience and I'll try to include all. The good, the bad and the ugly. 

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Family Room
Entry
Formal Living
Formal Living
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Family Room
Foyer



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Almost there

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 3/28/2008

Well this has definitely been the week for ups and downs. The wood flooring was wrapped up in two days. Tim, Johnny and Casey did an incredible job getting the job done quickly and the floors look great. That was the up. The down came Wednesday when the plumber showed up to do final. Due to a mix-up, he thought the stuff wasn't there and left. Then a no show on Thursday and finally getting started today. Needless to say this delays us with grouting the tile floors.

Final electrical is underway and will be done on Saturday. During this time Tim and Johnny focused on some of the smaller stuff. They got the backsplash done and got the hutch together. Johnny also finished the shower. A whole bunch of 4x4 travertine tiles. Things are starting to shape up with a lot of little stuff still left. But it is closer.

Another thing that had been on the list to do was the stone veneer for the fireplace. The stone took a while to come in, and on Thursday, Travis and a helper came by and put it up.With the multicolor veneer and the slate floors, I think it looks really good.

Will update again when plumbing and electrical are completed.

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Wood Flooring

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 3/24/2008

Well, Monday started with a bang with our wood flooring started. The guys got a total of five rooms done today and it looks great. They got Emily's room, playroom, closet, the dining room and my media room done. We chose Timborana wood from BR-111. It's a glue-down engineered floor that has a really deep color.

The updates will probably be plentiful this week as we are in the home stretch.

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More flooring and granite

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 3/23/2008

Our flooring is still going with Johnny and Tim finishing up the slate and the Travertine in the master bath. It really looks good and I can't wait to see the wood. Overall the pace seems to have picked up a little. 

The granite was installed Thursday and finished on Friday. The granite in the kitchen is called Amber Fantasy and it really ties the room in well. We chose Santa Cecilia for the master bath and it looks good too.

Final plumbing and electrical should start this week and we should be on the home stretch. Will update in a few days.

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Flooring

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 3/18/2008

Things have moved along better this past week and we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Johnny worked on Saturday and started laying the Travertine in the entrance and formal living and got quite a bit done. For these areas we chose an 18x18 travertine and it looks really nice. We also set a tumbled medallion in under one of the fixtures. On Sunday, Anna and I did some clean-up (never ends) and moved tile in for the next rooms. I also installed the granite on the guest bath vanity. Yesterday Johnny finished up the 18x18 travertine and both of us started on the slate in the family room and kitchen. These rooms are a puzzle design using 12x12 and 6x6 tiles. So far all of the flooring choices are looking good.

We also finally got the mounds of dirt knocked down yesterday.  It actually looks like we have a yard now.

The granite in the kitchen and master should go in Thursday, and I'll update after that.

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Still going

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 3/10/2008

Well, not a lot to report after last week. We are waiting for Entergy to come and connect us to power so we can get the HVAC system up and running to get the house climate controlled. I don't have too many pictures of the inside as the guys were doing small touch-up things while waiting. Over the weekend, I finished up the whole-house audio system by running all of the speaker wires and hooking up the control boxes. We are using a system from home theater direct (htd.com). There will be 12 zones in the house, each having the choice of up to 6 sources. This became a do it yourself after we got quotes from some of the local companies and found them to be high in price and short on features. I'll let you know how it sounds once we get power.

I also installed the granite on Emily's vanity. I found a nice one at Lowe's for a great price and couldn't pass it up.

I also included a picture of Emily's play set. This should tell you how the weather's been down here.

Well that's it for a whole week. Everyone told me the last few weeks would be LOOOOONG and it's definitely true.

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Electrical and a day of clean-up

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 3/1/2008

Electrical is moving along with more fixtures going up and it's looking good. The entrance, foyer and kitchen hanging fixtures went up today. Overall the electrical is going really well.

We used the good weather and the fact that the stucco work is done to clean up around the outside of the house today. It's just amazing how much better the house looks without scaffolding, lumber, full throttle cans, empty buckets of stucco, tools and anything else that piled up outside.

As next week progresses, my inside guys have told me flooring is going to start. Anna and I are both really excited to see the flooring go in.

Well that's it for the typing update, I just wanted to update pictures.

Be back later.

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Stucco Done?

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 2/28/2008

Well about a month ago I made the comment in the blog that I just decided to accept that one day I would be told that the stucco was finished and it really happened. The third crew to work on my house were three guys (Devin, Mike and Greg) and I have to say, I wish these guys would have been the first crew. They did a really great job on finishing the portico despite the weather. I've included pictures of the work progressing late into Sunday evening. But finally, after what feels like an eternity, the scaffold has come off!

Final electrical has started and is progressing. There are a lot of days that go by that don't feel like there is a lot getting accomplished quickly, but some of it is due to we are ready to move in now. Apartment life stinks!

The inside guys are moving along with the second coat of paint, and it looks really good. Now we are into stages where I need to get electrical finished and the A/C on for the wood flooring. Overall it's been a pretty good week.

Be back later with more.

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More Cabinetry

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 2/18/2008

First, it's good to see my friend Brandon has jumped into the fun of building. Two guys from Southwest Louisiana on the blog at the same time... we may not survive.

I've got some more cabinetry in since the last update. I spent the weekend laying out the master bathroom and kitchen cabinets for install. The laundry are another set of oatmeal glaze in a different door style that Jamie (the cabinet shopper) found for me. Once again props for Jamie. It really made it worthwhile to shop with Jamie and pay for freight shipping when you factor in the rooms that were covered. We also built the support for the drop down in the kitchen. When we drew the house plan, we decided to get rid of the breakfast nook and add dropped down section of granite to the island for seating. I think this is where we will end up eating most of the meals instead of the dining room.

I also put together the vanity in the half bath. It came out really nice.

I also included some pictures of the shelving work Tim, Johnny and Dennis did in the master closet and pantry. It was great to have these guys help design how the shelving would go. My wife can't wait to go shop at Sam's to fill up the pantry.

My HVAC guy should get everything in place Tuesday and I'm trying to get my electrician back this week to do his final stuff.

You may have wondered about the outside and why no updates for there. The weather has been such a pain that we can't get the stucco finished. We have forecast for three days of good weather and I'm hopeful that we can finish up and get the scaffold off the front of the house.

Be back later in the week.

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Cabinets

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 2/13/2008

Over the weekend I moved all of the cabinets to the house for install. I had not commented about the cabinets in previous entries because I wanted to wait until they went up. If you've been to Home Depot or Lowe's looking at KraftMaid cabinets, you've probably experienced the same sticker shock that we did. My wife had seen the Oatmeal Glaze from KraftMaid in a house we looked at and she loved the way they looked. I was initially excited that it was KraftMaid because of the ease of just going to Home Depot and getting them. We made an appointment and went to design the kitchen.

To make a long story short, by the time we were done with the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry the quote was $48,000. With that price tag, my wife was very disappointed. I started an internet search to see if there was a way to cut those costs down. After some searching, I came across an entry for "the cabinet shopper" Jamie Williams. His webpage is cabinetshopper.info. Jamie shops at the KraftMaid outlet in Ohio and there were a lot of hurdles to overcome. We live in Louisiana and we wanted a specific finish and door style. After talking it out, we figured it was worth a shot, so I called Jamie. We spoke for about 20 minutes and he was hired.

In this adventure called home building, I am reserving high recommendations for a very few, but Jamie is definitely worthy of my highest recommendation. He is truly one of the good guys. When we talked, he told me the oatmeal glaze was not a finish he would see a lot of, but you never know. Well over the next few weeks, Jamie went to the outlet and one weekend hit the jackpot. Not only did I get the kitchen and a great hutch, we got cabinets for the laundry, bathrooms and I have enough left over that I get an outdoor kitchen. The next hurdle was getting them from Ohio to Louisiana. Due to my work schedule, taking time off to drive to Ohio, pick up 60 plus cabinets and drive back was not in the cards. So I got back online and went to uShip and arranged with Champion Express to deliver the cabinets for me. If you have to ship, I highly recommend these guys too. Within four days all of the cabinets arrived in great shape.

Now the most important part, the price. All the cabinets, Jamie's fees and shipping cost us 1/4 of the price we were quoted. I also left out that we got numerous upgrades to the cabinets, a more expensive door style and quite a bit of decorative stuff by going this route. If you can be flexible in the layout and have just a little bit of time on your side, give Jamie a call. It's definitely worth it. I've included pictures of the kitchen in progress and will include more when it's done.

The hood vent was also found online and we think it looks really cool.

Be back later with more pics.

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More Paint

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 2/7/2008

The interior keeps on going at a great pace. The first coat of paint is on the walls and the colors are looking great. My little girl loves her room and playroom (yes, it's really that pink). The guys will be finishing up the walls tomorrow and will probably start cabinets Monday.

Outside is still a struggle. The second stucco sub has bit the dust. If you have read the previous posts, you know that my first stucco guy had some personal issues that caused him to be removed. His brother had taken over and was trying to make good on the deal, but I think it boils down to he was too far from his home base and the job was taking longer than expected due to weather. I found a new crew this morning and they were all set to go, but just our luck, there is no more Sealmark product in Lafayette. We had to call the distributor in New Orleans (120 miles away) to get more. The guys agreed to drive out there tomorrow and come back and get started. We'll see how these guys do.

Be back next week with cabinet pictures, I hope.

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Quick Update

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 2/5/2008

Things are still moving fairly well inside. Tim and the gang worked on the master closet and pantry shelves over the past week and they look great. All of the crown has been  painted with the first coat and today ceilings started. The colors are looking really great. Hats off to my wife and Cherie of Dunn's Designs for picking colors. The double tray looked awesome with the color scheme.

We finally got to a part for me to do that I actually knew something about. Over the past few days, I installed the speakers for the whole house audio and the speakers in my media room. It really is great to have things moving along and see the house come together.

I'll update again sometime during the week.

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Interior Doors

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 1/30/2008

Nothing earth-shattering since the last update. We now have interior doors up and they are looking good. There was some concern about hanging the doors with the fortress frame walls, but everything went well. Anything that continues to make it look more like a house is something to be celebrated at this point.

Outside is still moving, although very slow. The weather is still giving us issues. If it's not raining, it's too cold. One day, we'll be done.

On a fun note, our little girl's party was a lot of fun. It was cold, but at least it wasn't raining. It was great to get away from the day to day of the house and have fun with the family.

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Quick Update

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 1/26/2008

Just a quick update on our progress. Tim, Johnny and Dennis are moving along well with the inside trim. All of the crown and a lot of the baseboards are in and caulked. Interior doors should start Monday. Not bad for less than a week. 

Outside is moving even with the rain. All of the soffit and fascia are up and we are trying to paint as we can.

The stucco is also moving with basically the portico left. 

We are off today, as it is my little girl's birthday party.

Here are some pics of the crown and base.

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Inside and Outside

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 1/21/2008

Work has moved along well inside and now that the sheetrock guys are done, (with a few touch-ups left) the finish guys are in full swing. Our v-groove in the kitchen and family room was put up and it looks great. Since the patio and this area are right next to each other we stayed with the same stain and finish. The inside walls are primed and the next step are the moldings. We spent the afternoon Friday with samples of the different crown options and went room by room to decide what was going where. Tim, Johnny and Dennis have been great workers and  we could not be happier with their progress.

In the last week, stucco has become more interesting. I had mentioned that we had hit a snag, but stucco has restarted. Well, another snag requiring my stucco guy to be removed from the project. Luckily, his brother Jason has really stepped up and the project is moving forward again. Of course now the weather is being very uncooperative. It seems that every time we get a good bit going, here comes the rain. I've taken the stance that we'll keep chugging along and sooner or later, the stucco will actually be finished.

The soffit and fascia are moving along also. We had elected to go with Hardie for both. The soffit is wider than normal, so we are having to cut the lengths from 4x8 sheets, so it is time-consuming.

Our garage doors also came in and were installed this past week. I included a picture with one of the doors closed. 

Be back later with pics of some of the finishing inside and hopefully more pictures of some finished stucco work.

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Another Week

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 1/10/2008

Things keep moving along and it's great to see the house shaping up. The sheetrock guys are in the finishing stages and it's really shaping up on the inside. I'm waiting for my time update on when they are going to be finished and asking for a draw.

While the inside was moving along, we took advantage and got the v-groove cypress put up under the patio. We found a great deal on the cypress here locally and picked a stain both my wife and I really liked. The install guys did a great job and got it all stained, put up and sealed in a couple of days.

In last week's update, I mentioned the stucco had hit a bump in the road. I'm happy to report that we are back on track with work starting up again yesterday. Today is a washout here, but the next four to five days look to be good days. Hopefully, I'll have some stucco pics on the next update.

We also took the time to finish Emily's play set she got for Christmas. I had spent the day before Christmas building the set. (Nothing like waiting to the last possible minute to do it.) We spent the weekend putting the landscape timbers and mulch in. We think it came out pretty good for a couple of amateurs, and Emily even likes it too.

That's it for now and I'll be back with another update soon.

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Crazy Times

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 1/3/2008

It's hard to believe that its been almost a month since the last post but things got really crazy in mid December. In the last update, I mentioned that we had sold our house and were packing. Well, we moved out the weekend of the 15th. It's truly amazing how much stuff you can accumulate over 9 years in a house. Luckily, after much stress, a few close calls with nervous breakdowns and lousy weather, we moved out of the old house and into an apartment. We signed a three-month lease and hopefully, we won't have to extend it any more than that. 

Friday the 21st was a historic day in that we closed on our old house, finished black-in, finished roofing, and started hanging sheetrock all in one day. One of the last things to go up during the black-in was the front door and it was well worth the wait. We had picked a Mahogany door that both my wife and I thought was beautiful, but during a late night bargain search on the Internet, I stumbled on a wrought iron door that was awesome. I contacted the builder and started the process of getting the door. The builder's name is Steven and he was a great professional. Each door he builds is custom designed to what you want and the size you want. It took a few weeks to get it completely built and shipped, but it arrived on the site in more than enough time to be inspected and put up. If you haven't decided on a door or just want to look, his website is garzezmodernwelding.com. I almost forgot, you may be asking how's the price? The door we got was actually less (that includes shipping) than any wooden door I could find locally and it definitely makes the front entrance. Hats off to you, Steven.

The last update also talked about the stucco getting started and how well it was going. I should have kept my mouth shut until it was finished. We are still working on it and ran into some people problems that we are trying to work out. Hopefully this will get back on track soon.

The sheetrock guys blew through the house in two days and did a really good job on the hanging phase. They had about 8 guys on the crew and it was amazing to see these guys work. Finishing starts today and I'll have an update a lot sooner this time.

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Moving Along

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 12/7/2007

It's been a couple of weeks since my last update and quite a bit has taken place. We sold our house that we are in currently and that's why the update is a little late. Work, packing and building a house can get a little crazy. 

Since the last post, the roof panels are completely finished, the roof is decked, the outside of the house is decked, the roof is papered, the electrician is about 75% done, the HVAC is complete, windows are going in and the stucco has started. Sometimes it seems that we aren't getting anywhere fast when you look at it on a daily basis, but when you see what has been accomplished over a couple of weeks, you realize there really is a lot happening.

The biggest thing this week was the construction of the portico or as my project manager called it, the ___________ castle on the front of the house. (leaving the expletive out). I figured it was going to painful considering it took two weeks to convince him to start it. It definitely has changed the look of the house and we couldn't be happier with how it's coming out.

Our stucco has started and I've been very impressed with the sub for the first couple of days. We chose a synthetic called Sealmark and the sub (Josh) has been professional and is really doing a good job. At the rate he is going, he is going to have the first coat on the entire house by early next week.

The most surprising sub was our HVAC installer. I had thought this was going to be a few days on the site, but Mitch and his 66-year old father-in-law basically installed the unit, air exchanger and all the duct work in one day. 

Will update as soon as the windows and doors are finished.

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Roof Panels Finishing Up

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 11/21/2007

The roof panels are just about done and its starting to shape up. Today the guys finished the roof over Emily's playroom and all that's left is a small section in the back of the house. That will be done first thing Friday morning. The next step will be bracing the roof. Since our project manager can't be there Saturday, we'll keep going with the OSB on the exterior.

My electrician is moving along pretty quickly as well. He has the garage and back part of the house wired with recessed cans, up through the family room and kitchen.

All things considered the last few days have been really productive and hopefully the weather will cooperate over the next week or so.

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Roof Panels

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 11/19/2007

It's been about a week since the last update and after getting past a few "issues" the roof panels are moving along. The company contracted a crane last week to help get the large panels up and things picked up and hopefully, (fingers crossed) all roof panels will be up tomorrow. 

When the roof panels started, we had a crew of 8 with four on the ground and four on the roof. They would hand the panel up and the roof crew would attach it. This proved to be slow going and it didn't take long to figure a crane was the ticket. 

Now we are fighting the weather. For the first five weeks of the project, I don't think it rained us out more than one day. Now, it seems we are dodging rain every other day. The guys came out over the weekend and started decking the outside and sure enough, Sunday -- rain out.

Our electrician also had a little issue with the wire penetration through the top of the wall panel. The top of every wall panel is steel and topped with wood and his question was how to protect the wire and keep it from contacting the metal. It seemed there were numerous solutions given and the electrician asked if I would talk with the inspector and find out what he wanted to see. I did that today and now we are back on track. Electrical starts up again tomorrow. 

I'll update again later in the week.

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Moving Along

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 11/8/2007

Well, all of the ceiling joist are up and the roof started. It's been a long week with some things flying along and others dragging. I guess it's to be expected. Tomorrow the guys will start putting the actual panels on the roof and we are hoping that moves quickly as the shop is sending extra guys to help. I'm not sure they will get the whole roof in one day, but hoping for 3/4 of it to be up by quitting time tomorrow. We are still planning to let the electrician and plumber start next week. I'll try to post some roof pictures by the weekend.

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Interior Walls up and moving along

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 11/1/2007

All of the interior walls are up as of last Friday. Monday and Tuesday morning of this week were used for leveling, making sure everything was square and putting on the top plate. We did have a little hiccup Friday in that our project manager was terminated by the company.(Nothing to do with our house, business decision). They told me that the new project manager would start Monday and they would do everything they could to make it seamless. I have to say "hats off" to the guys at Fortress Frame as it doesn't even look like we missed a step. Things progressed very well yesterday as the back patio was framed up and ceiling joists are moving along. According to our new project manager we may even see some of the roof up by Friday. 

We are looking to get the plumber and electrician in on the 12th and with a little luck the roof panels should be on and we keep to that schedule.

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Interior Walls Continued

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 10/23/2007

After a rain delay yesterday, interior walls, we're off to the races again. We now have about 3/4 of the interior walls up and, it's great to actually see what rooms look like. There is only so much you can tell from a piece of paper. Tomorrow the rest of the interior walls should be up. Included are pictures of some of the rooms. Master bedroom, master bathroom, exercise room, and Emily's room. Be back with another update later.

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Interior Walls Started

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 10/20/2007

Just a few pictures of interior walls going up. The guys worked pretty hard Friday and got most of the walls up for the master bedroom, closet, bathroom and a couple of other rooms. Things may slow up as Monday is forecast to be a washout. Will update again next week.

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Exterior Walls Up

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 10/16/2007

Well the guys finished the exterior walls today and we seem to be moving along at a pretty good pace. Tomorrow will be screwing all the corners and starting on the interior walls. The guys making the panels are staying one to two days ahead and with a little luck, interior walls will be up by the end of the week or beginning of next week. Here are some pictures of the progress. Emily really liked the size of the windows in the formal living room.

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Walls are going up

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 10/10/2007

A quick update on our progress. All of the materials came in and production of the panels started late last week. After getting a section of the house done, they trucked them out to the site and started to put them up. I like this method over producing everything, then getting to the site. At least I get to see stuff happening on a daily basis. Only took a few pictures, will update over the weekend.

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We've Started

Posted to Louisiana-Mediterranean by Chris in Sunset, LA on 9/29/2007

There is a lot that has taken place before this first post, so I'll try to get everything in. This is the first time for owner-building for my wife and I and we had no idea what to expect. At first, we decided to get turnkey quotes and then price everything ourselves. Once all the numbers were in we would decide how this house was going to be built. After reading the book, I felt we could do this. It says 1,000 hours of planning; well, I passed 1,000 hours a few months back, but it has been well worth it. Okay enough rambling on.

The Land:

We found a lot right under three acres back in October of last year and after much discussion decided to buy. It was a little bigger than we wanted, but as this project has progressed, we are pleased to have a lot that easily set up for construction.

The House:

My wife and I both really liked the look of a Mediterranean style and after pouring through plan books after plan books we found the basic look we wanted.

The Plans:

I drew out the first set of plans with a home CAD program and then started looking for an architect to take those and convert them to something we could actually build with. After much searching locally, I found a website, houseplanarchitect.com, and sent the rough plans to them. Dan did an incredible job and was actually the best price I found. Through all of the changes, we found him to be quick and thorough. The final set called for a 3,560 living area with just under 4,700 total area. I would highly recommend these guys.

The real work begins:

We had lined up all of our foundation subs and were ready to start on Friday September 14th, but we had a surprise visitor on the 13th. Hurricane Humberto came ashore to our west and while we didn't have damage, there was a ton of rain. First test, our property drains great, this only delayed us one day as the forming started on Saturday. The forming, grading, rough plumbing and rough electrical all followed over the next days leading up to our pre-pour inspection Thursday evening. Everything checked out and the pour started at 4:00 a.m, on Friday the 21st. There was a slight miscalculation on concrete. My concrete guy has estimated about 110 yards, but we ended up with 134. Our concrete salesperson was on site during the pour and really helped with getting the additional trucks to us quickly.

Well this brings us up to date. The next step will be the walls. We chose a panelized system, called Fortress Frame. Due to the size of the house, additional materials had to be ordered and the panels should start next week. Once that happens I'll be back with an update.

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