Sunday, August 29, 2010

What a Week It Was - August 23 to August 28

This past week has been a period of transformation.  By Wednesday, August 25, we had a large portion of the upstairs completely framed.  The large void in the center is the Great Room.  At this time we were still debating whether to have a 10 ft. ceiling or a 12 ft ceiling in the Great Room.
The Dining Room, the room behind the large opening, has a 12 ft. ceiling, as does the Foyer.

The Master Bedroom has a 10 ft. box ceiling.

Finally, we had to make a decision so that Red and his crew, the framers, could complete the main level of the house.
With a lot of help from Red and Steve we decided to go with the "LODGE LOOK."  The cathedral ceiling is 17 ft. tall and extends out over the deck.  We will have four windows and a door along the floor and then 3 more windows above the floor windows.  Everyone that has seen the view from the entry is impressed.

This is the front of the house and gives you the view upon entering the Lakeview Dream.

This picture was taken from our boat on Bull Shoals Lake.  We were cruising the main channel that is in many of our background shots from the house.

The back yard wood pile continues to grow.

To complete a very exciting week, on Friday the floor for the garage and the Mule Room was poured.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

We're movin' on up!

The basement framing is complete and we are moving up to the main level.  This view includes the Grandkids room on the far right and the family room in the center.  Above are the floor trusses for the main level of the house.

This is the Family Room on the right and the Downstairs Master on the left.  Above will be the Deck off the upstairs Family Room and the Breakfast Room above the bedroom.

This is the shop area that will be the home for the Jet Ski, GeoThermal system, and the guest washer/dryer
 and above is the Master Bedroom.

We have now moved our attention to the main level.  The small cut out in the center is the foyer, the room to the far left is a bath and Steph's sewing area, the room to the left of the foyer is Lindley's office, and to the right is the Dining Room.  You can also see where the stairs will enter from the basement.
This is a closer view of the Dining Room, Kitchen, and Breakfast Room.
This will be one of the special spots in the house.  This is the master bedroom and it has the million dollar view.
The wood pile continues to grow.  This is the second wood pile we have started from trees pushed over when the lot was cleared.  Dr. Tom has purchased a chain saw and is now a co-cutter for the back wood pile.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Basement Walls are Going Up!

On Monday the framing crew showed up to start building walls in the basement.  First, they put down chalk lines to show where the walls should be built, then they marked where windows and doors were to be installed, and finally started screwing the boards down.  Next the walls went up.  Things are really starting to take shape.  The shop, the downstairs master bedroom (also known as Brent, Melissa, Tom, Laura, Jared and Ann's room), the great room, and the grandkids room (Hannah, Jake, Clara and William's room), the media room, and the bathroom have all been framed out in one form or another.  The crew still has a couple more days work on the basement before they head upstairs.

This is pretty much the latest picture of the house.  The room in the bottom of the picture is the shop, next is the downstairs master, next is the great room, and the room on the far side of the house is the grandkid's room.  The rooms on the left side of the picture (starting from the bottom) are the downstairs master closet, the bathroom and then the media room.
Here is the grandkids room from the back of the house.  You can see where the windows will be.
This is the great room.  There are two french doors leading out to the back yard and four windows across.
This area will be closet, bathroom and a media room of sorts.
Here's a good overall view of the progress.  This basement is approximately 2200 square feet.
This is the shop.  The jet ski, 2nd washer and dryer, workbench, lawn maintenance equipment and the mechanical room will be in here.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pouring the Concrete Walls

The concrete walls and the floor of the basement have been poured.  Framing starts tomorrow!