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Beta7.2 - close, but not the final plan.
French drain established on the southeast side of the foundation. A PVC pipe fits to the drain and guides any water through the pea gravel and starting down the hill into the woods to the south.
This is the drain groove extending from the west side of the house towards the private road. It parallels the driveway. This drains to the septic tanks.
Our land is glacier till. Lots of rocks. This one broke a Cat.
Early stage framing -- foundation and basement are done; framing for the first floor starts.
More of the first floor framing is in place. The "room" jutting towards the right (west) is the master bath.
Taken early in the framing stage,standing in front of the basement bedroom below the master bedroom above. This shows how the two wings extend out to shape the courtyard in the middle.
Taken standing immediately in front of the courtyard at the back of the house.
Taken from the east woods behind the house during framing. You can see the door to the garage at the extreme right. The screened porch is in the middle of the kitchen/family room wing extending east. Again, this perspective shows how the two wings extend out on either side of the courtyard.
Looking through the living room window doors from the front door. During framing.
The geothermal system. Not so different from a regular furnace. To come are the 2 water heaters.
Closer look at the exchanger for the geothermal.
The balcony from the family room side.
Balcony from the master bedroom side.
Gray box for the Catgenie in the mudroom. There's another one in the master bath and one in the basement.
Framing begins on the screened porch.
The hill is deep enough that we needed to put a deck to span between the screened porch and the back garage door.
Siding is going up as the first floor balcony is built.
Closer look at the first floor balcony construction.
My gas fireplace awaiting installation.
Temporary stair leading from firsts floor to basement.
Temporary stair going up to the first floor from the basement. The room at the top of the stairs is the dining room. The stair case opens onto a small hallway in front of the dining room between living room and kitchen.
My gas fire place being installed in the family room
Husband's wood workshop in the basement is framed.
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