There’s a light at the end of this tunnel*…this is a skylight shaft over one of the bathrooms. Bright & cheery it will be, a nice place to put your face on morning or night.
The house is insulated, and sheetrock has arrived for install. French doors & sidelights in the living room looking out to the deck.Above is the ‘peninsula’ gas fireplace that sits between the living and dining rooms, and the temporary stair – ladder.
Here is the upper run of the stairs being installed. We used a steel stringer to attach the aluminum CR Laurence base ‘shoe’ for the glass railings that will go up both flights of stairs and around the balconies. The shoes (silver strip toward bottom of pic) have to attach to steel, from what I know. A close-up of the shoe on the upper balcony. It’s attached to the tube-steel that is bolted to the wood PSL, so that the shoe will be aligned with the flooring and it will look (fingers crossed) as though the glass starts from the floor with no support.Jumping ahead a few days here is the stair with treads initially installed. I had pushed for an open-riser stair in this house, since you walk in and see the bottom of the stair from the front door. But I was overruled by the Feng Shui consultant, who explained that energy would flow right through with nothing (such as risers) to stop it. So we have risers. A view from the living room toward the front door and up the stairs. We originally were to have a low wall or railing at the square landing bottom of stairs, but decided to nix it and extend the bottom step all the way across so you can walk up or down into the room.A view from the park next door. We painted the bay window entirely the same dark bronze color as the windows. The window layout is original on this side.A view from above the house you can see the solar panel standoffs on the flat part of the roof. On the left is the new shed dormer at the front. Here’s the shed dormer that replaces the 2 former hobbit dormers. At the back of the house the new stucco siding is going on, and in the yard we have a small shed / outbuilding / meditation hut. Much more to share – stay tuned! *There is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel – we are determined to have the owners moved in by Christmas. ho ho ho!