Monday, December 7, 2009
There is still lots to do though - painting of the cement / stucco walls, staining the new bed frames, and unpacking, unpacking, unpacking! The hope was to have everything setup by Xmas, but it is looking more like it will be Spring.
The bed frames (100% solid maple - no toxic adhesives) will be stained with a milk paint - also totally non toxic (from Homestead House: http://www.homesteadhouse.ca/products/WoodStain/).
Also, the mattresses are all 100% organic, natural rubber (a sap from trees). They are covered with organic cotton, and when you come to sleep over you have your choice of organic wool or organic natural rubber pillows. Of course, they will also be covered with organic sheets and an organic wool comforter. All products are from Obasan. (http://www.obasan.ca/)
Stay tuned for interior photos as everything starts to come together.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Here is proof that there is actually water in the house!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Stay tuned...hopefully more good news soon!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
The juliet balconies have been installed - can you imagine standing here and calling for Romeo?
Here is a view of the juliet balcony from the outside.
This beautiful railing at the top of the stairs was designed by C. and created by Tom Mourgas (The Iron Man - http://www.wroughtironman.com/index.html).
Another exciting design feature is the octagonal hallway that joins all of the bedrooms and the upstairs bathroom. It is hard to capture in a photograph, but you can see the skylight and a peek into two of the bedrooms.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The painting of the drywall walls is complete, and now the doors and trim are being stained. This is after one coat, one more to go!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
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Sunday, January 25, 2009
- The wall framing is just about complete
- The electrical system has been roughed in
- The plumbing has been roughed in
- The HRV (Heat Recovery Ventialation system) is in
- The Geo Thermal system has been installed and turned on. There is now heat in the radiant floor.
- The radiators have been installed upstairs.
- The fireplace has been installed...the chimney just needs to be put through the roof.
- The skirt roof installation is in progress.
Next week: Drywalling begins!
A very simple and straight forward maintenance room! This is just part of it...I think we'll need a week long seminar to figure out what everything is and how it works!
The radiators. What can you say....they are ugly as hell (not what we envisioned at all!), but we do need to heat the upper floor....
Some of the framing. This is the closet of the yoga room (great room upstairs), adjusted for shelves and separate storage in the top section.