Brick Delivery

So here we are Memorial Day Weekend and the brick has been delivered. Belle Grae is the color of the brick, and although it is supposed to be reddish, it definitely looks more brownish. We’ll have to wait until it’s a wall, and hope it captures the look we envisioned. It also has some white, so that should offset the browns. If it is too dark we may change the finish on the exterior lighting.



Although this is not a great sample, Giallo Fiesta is the granite we selected. Our slabs have browns, whites, blacks, grays, and flecks of burgundy. The piece for our island has some subtle veining.

Plumbing Fixtures


The Moen Arris line will be in the master and the Align will be in the guest bath. We love the rain shower with a diverter for a handheld. The bar also doubles as an ADA compliant grab bar for me.


We went with Spray Foam in the attic. We also insulated some of the interior walls, especially between the bathrooms.

From our master bedroom looking into the master bath with pocket door.



These fan lights will be for our uutdoor light fixtures, including the garage, front and back porch


Sue and I are still deciding two or three of these Kichler 9 inch diameter fixtures over the island. I’m in favor of the Rule of Three, given that our island is 39 by 79 and will also be our only eating area.

Until next time. Thanks for following.


Progress in Pictures

They have made a tremendous amount of progress since my last post. They started framing on April 25. Here’s some photos of what has been happening over the last three weeks.





5/14 and 5/15

The front with the tree on the left corner of the house removed  and after the live oak underwent a class III pruning by Rose’s Tree Service. The pruning was done to remove the deadwood and thin the middle of the canopy.


The living room, from the front door with the kitchen off Sue’s right shoulder with the door way to the garage.

The living room, with wood burning fireplace, from the hallway.

Kitchen and keeping room from the living room looking west onto the back porch.First opening on Left is the pantry and the second is the laundry room.

Back yard from the porch

View from the dining/keeping room of the kitchen and living room beyond. Kitchen sink under the window, and pantry opening to the right.

I’m standing in the laundry room and looking into Sue’s office. The wing wall separates the laundry from the office while still allowing some natural light into the laundry. Pocket door opening on the right into the keeping room, and the doorway to the screened in back porch.

Master bath from the master closet. On the right are the shower, pass through doorway to the laundry, dual sink vanity, and commode.

Master Bedroom from hallway.

Bedroom Three.

Guest bathroom

Bedroom Two