Monday, December 15, 2008

The Present has been Unwrapped

For the first time in months, the house is visible from the outside! The tarps have been removed, the scaffolding is gone, and you can finally see what the house actually looks like.

Here is a picture of the front of the house, the side which faces South. The band in the middle of the house is where the skirt roof will be added - a second layer of roofing which will overhang the lower windows (and provide additional shade / cooling in the summer).

Here is a picture of the West side of the house....

And the view from the East side....

Eventually the house can be painted, but it has to wait a year so that the plaster can cure and the minor cracks can be repaired.

This week, the framing also began, and the divisions between the rooms upstairs are underway.