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Front of House (Finished)5.jpg

The house is complete, our builder gave us the keys and we can finally move in today...

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20190722_House Front Masonry.jpg

Finally, the limestone masonry work is finished on the outside of the house. Here's a picture of the front of the house - we're super happy with the final result!

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20190722_Finished Fireplace.jpg

And here's a picture of the finished fireplace on the back patio. We'll be adding a cedar mantle and outdoor TV above that.

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20190722_Master Bath (no tub).jpg

The tile work inside is still a work in progress, but our master bath is completed. Our big new tub will go between the 2 vanities on the left. We had to special order the 600lb cast iron tub ourselves, and it is supposed to be delivered on July 30. The trick is going to be persuading Ferguson's to deliver it right into the master bath where it belongs...

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20190722_Kitchen Cabinets With Flooring.jpg

Here's a shot of the floor tile and kitchen cabinets, taken from the middle of our new living room. All we need now the appliances and electrical fixtures (and oh yeah, plumbing fixtures)..

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20190718_Wood Look Flooring.jpg

And this is what the tile flooring looks like throughout most of the house. 3 of the bedrooms and the guest retreat will be carpeted, but the rest is tile. Can't wait to move in -- the builder now says no later than September 13!

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20190718_Kitchen Island Countertop.jpg

This week the tile flooring and countertops are being installed. The color of the granite on the kitchen countertops is called "Typhoon Bourdeaux". Since the kitchen island is 14 feet across, the countertop had to be cut from 3 different slabs. But they've done a great job matching up the patterns along the seams.

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20190712_12101 Septic Installed.jpg

Our septic system has been installed. Although not as exciting as the masonry work, it's really important to include that in our plans...

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20190706_Fireplace WIP.jpg

And they've started working on our fireplace on the back patio. Karen bought a cedar log mantle piece at Trading Days a couple of weeks ago, Later, that will be mounted on the 2 pipes sticking out above the fireplace. We can already see ourselves sipping on a glass of wine in front of a fire later this fall.

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20190706_Bedroom Side Masonry Completed.jpg

They've finished the other side of the house, and started working on the back patio. It's really coming along. The limestone brickwork is beautiful, the pictures really don't do it justice.

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