Friday, June 10, 2011

Stroll Down Memory Lane-2nd Floor

Let’s take another stroll down memory lane and check out where we were on our house building process 3 years ago…

3 Years Ago Last Week: We had the start of a 2nd floor

Last week we left off with the start of the walkway to our master bedroom…

For those of you new to the blog, this is what the walkway currently looks like…

It was framed 3 years ago this week….



As you can tell in the above photo, our two story living room wall was installed.  Our builder built the wall and installed the windows on the ground.  He then lifted the wall with a crane and then secured it in place.  I really wish I could have watched this step…pesky job that pays for said house.

Our master bedroom was also framed…




As you can tell in the above picture, our master closet has a large window in it.  Slight design flaw.  The exterior of the house would not look balanced without it.  It takes up precious closet space and is, obviously, not great for privacy.  The closet is very bright though!  We also joked that we could watch the town fireworks from our closet window.  We tried last year…it would work if we cut down one of the neighbors trees…

And now for the exterior…

There you have it!  3 stories of framing complete!

Happy Week-end!  Any big plans?  My best friend is getting married…better work on the matron-of-honor speech….doh!


  1. I wish we got to build own own home. I guess, the next time around, we'll shoot for that. Gorgeous.

  2. Isn't it fun to look back. It's a great shot from the back!

  3. Wow! It's so cool that you got so many in-progress photos. love that! Have fun this weekend, we have a wedding this weekend, too.

  4. crazy how fast time flies!!! Have fun at the wedding this weekend! We're going to relax a bit tonight, work on finishing the backyard planting tomorrow, go to a brewfest, and then close out the weekend with a bike ride on sunday! :)

    PS- LOVE the new header!!!

  5. Good for you for being so vigilant and photographing throughout the process. Awesome house!

  6. Really fun to see more of the house and how it was built! Love the iron work on the stair railing.

  7. I bet the window in the closet at least helps it from feeling too cave like, which closets sometimes can be! If you get going on that neighbor's tree (instead of writing a speech, for example), you might be ready in time for 4th of July fireworks...

    Have fun at the wedding! So fun when close friends get married!

  8. Love that walkway! It is super cool and original.
    Have a great time at the wedding. Be sure to take lots of pictures!

  9. How fun, I love this! We signed the papers to build our new home 4 years ago at this time. It was such a fun and exciting time for us. I love the walkway, it's stunning!

  10. i don't know why, but new builds scare the bejesus out of me. i'm so much calmer in houses that have been standing for 150 years. but i'm SO jealous of your layout and use of space... you might have me eyeing some new builds soon!

  11. I love seeing houses under construction :) It's so nice that you have pictures actually all up in the house. We were forced to stand by the curb!


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