Since November, some of the more time-consuming projects were completed. I'm going to try to touch on each of them, but if you want more information, leave a message here and I'll expand on those things in future posts.
Let's start with the fireplace. The framers set it up according to the measurements we got from the fireplace manufacturer, after we picked the insert, the type of stone, mantel height, hearth height, and many other measurements. Who knew fireplaces could be so complicated?!? We purchased the fireplace insert and stone from Condor. Really nice people, super-helpful and on time. We've loved working with them!
|Here you can see the framing and one of the reclaimed barn beams installed for the mantel.|
|Closeup of the barn beam ... and above it, is some darker reclaimed wood that is going to be installed above the mantel up to the ceiling.|
|The insert and stone are in! Painting has started as well.|
|Drywall equipment in the kitchen|
|Apparently, to be a drywaller you can't have a fear of heights. Yikes.|
|Steve literally spent days taping off the beams so that they wouldn't get drywall or dust on them. That guy. :)|
|Drywall in the dining/foyer area|
|Drywall in the loft|
|Ah! Finished! Those beams look more awesome with each passing day.|
|south side of the house|
|Rear, west-facing side of the house|
|From the barn, looking at the whole front of the house|
|Ha! Had to add this last photo. We had a couple of beavers on the north end of the property doing some significant work on a number of birch trees. Trapper Al came out and helped us take care of the problem.|
That's a quick summary of November and December. I'm already working on January, so that post will be up in the next week or so. Thanks again for reading! - Gretchen