Sunday, January 31, 2010

With walls and ceilings, a totally different house!


Well, all drywall, taping, and mudding has been completed (all in four days, which amazes me). The heat is on in the home and some of the windows are cracked open to get the dry air in so that all of the mudding dries over the weekend in time to start sealing and priming next week. Without further adieu, here's some exciting new interior shots:

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Drywall has been installed on the East wall of the garage, and the spray foam insulation has now been installed on top of the mud room and storage room.

The kitchen (pic 1).

The kitchen (pic 2).

The dining room.

Looking down the "hallway" that runs along the front of the house, down towards the school room at the end.

Looking down the "hallway" from the kitchen down towards the family room at the end.

The school room (pic 1).

The school room (pic 2).

The family room (pic 1).

The family room (pic 2).

Looking down the north-facing window wall in the family room and library.

A central pic of the family room (my favorite of this whole set). It's a great view of how the home was designed to be a single room wide everywhere on the bottom floor, so you are surrounded by the outdoors on either side. You kind of feel like you are in a room that's an island unto itself. This pic also is starting to show just how much natural light will be in the family room (a true sense of the brightness of the room won't be had until we get paint on the walls). You can also see what is a surprising little twist that I wasn't expecting: the exposed flue above the fireplace looks like it just disappears into nowhere above the soffit :-). From this view, the eye is fooled into thinking that the soffit is flush with the wall behind the fireplace, when in actuality it sticks out about 12-18" (which was the solution we needed to implement for routing the flue around a truss in the ceiling). And finally, for those who have been following for a while, this view is the exact same one that my brother rendered of the family room when designing the home, and it looks remarkably similar (minus the design changes we've made).

The library side of the fireplace.

Going upstairs (still temporary stairs, but a lot less dangerous now that there is drywall beneath them).

My second favorite pic of this set, at the top of the stairs looking back. Another unexpected surprise: just how cool the indirect daylight looks coming from the family room and the fixed window up above.

Looking towards the hallway to the nursery and master bedroom.

The South-facing, warm, sunny nursery/guest bedroom.

Looking through the opening in the staircase wall down the hallway towards the master bedroom.

The master bedroom (pic 1).

The master bedroom (pic 2).

Looking down the hallway towards the boys' and girls' rooms.

The boys' room (luckily they don't live here yet, or they would be climbing and jumping off this scaffolding... repeatedly).

The girls room (pic 1).

The girls' room (pic 2, looking towards the girls' bathroom).

Looking back down the hallway from the girls' room.

1 comment:

John Curran said...

Fantastic! Amazing how it all comes together, not only as planned, but with some happy surprises as well.