Sell and Sod

Main 2

We have a pending contract to sell our house! We will be closing on our current home August 5. We will be moving in with Sue’s mom and dad for a few weeks while our new home is being complete. In the meantime, enjoy the progress.


Looking southwest. The steps off the side of the front porch will be bricked this week.

The sod was rolled out Thursday. The front of the house is set to be painted this week too.    Icy Lemonade (Sherwin Williams), perfect for late July in Alabama.

We love this old gnarled cedar.

Soon-to-be screened in back porch.

Lots of people comment on our low roof pitch. (Determined by the number of inches it rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends horizontally. Also referred to as roof slope or roof slant, according to roofgenius.com) Typically, you see 8 on 12, like the neighbor’s on the left. We’ve always liked the lower 6 on 12 pitch of older homes. It reminds us of our first ranch house in Falmouth, which was built in 1955.


Kitchen looking from the back door.

From the living room.

The giallo fiesta granite and subway tile back splash provide a nice contrast to the coffee stained cabinets.

Living room with coffered ceiling looking north. When the bricklayers come back to do the steps they will build the raised hearth and brick around the wood-burning firebox.

View from the front entry.

From the kitchen looking southeast. Donnie the trim guy will be back this week to finish the trim work, hang the custom doors, and install door levers.

Front bedroom

The luxury vinyl tile is sawtooth gray. The walls are Misty (also Sherwin Williams).

Bedroom three.

Master bedroom.

Master Bath

Master Shower with cultured marble. Plumbers arrive this week to install fixtures.

Laundry room

 Sue’s office.

Front entry, looking east. Yes, there will be a railing.


Cabinets and Driveway

There has been lots of activity this past week at the house. We met with Bobby Radcliff, our builder, Mike from Creative Cabinets, the door hardware person Jana from Southern Brass, Mike and Kathy the painters, cultured marble guy, electrician, Pedro the concrete man, RC the landscaper. Oh yeah, the guy from Coastal Stone was measuring for our granite.


Shaker style Coffee stained cabinets with feet

Our Window seat in the front bedroom

Guest bath vanity

Master bath vanity

Laundry room cabinets

From the garage before the cement mixers arrive

Bottom of driveway before pouring begins

Truck one

From the kitchen window

Pedro, guiding the shoot, and his dad on the right, from our front porch

Sue’s Dad with Pedro’s Dad getting ready for the third mixer

From the garage

Looking southwest


Street view


Happy Fourth of July!

With all the buzz around the construction of our new house, we’re excited to share that our current home is now For Sale! Please help us share our listing however you wish.

Alas, time marches on and the new house continues to shine.

The front of the house this morning.


From the driveway, which might be poured later this week.

Finally committed to brick steps with white railings for the front porch.

Back porch. We’re having a 10 by 10 patio poured linking the garage door with the covered porch.

Kitchen, with crown moulding and painted ceiling.

Boxed out and ready for the coffered ceilings.

The trimmed out front bedroom window. Window seat will be added later.

Fourth of July greetings to you from our front porch.