Some explanations

2009 April 20
by admin

Some explanations of what we have been posting. I will try to get some plans scanned so this all makes a bit more sense. The framing over the next few weeks will really help show where we are going with the house. We are extending our house into the backyard and widening it into what used to be the driveway. The extension will hold our new and much needed larger kitchen and above it our master bedroom & bath. In the kitchen we will finally have multiple ovens (professional range with a real hood, wall oven & convection / microwave) huge refrigerator, paneled dishwasher, farmhouse sink, pantry, cabinets, glass tile back splash and counter space! After living with a 6’X11’ kitchen for 10 years this was one of the major impetuses behind the remodel. We are also adding a nice laundry room (again with counter space) and a 1/2 bath that will be accessible from the backyard. Upstairs will be the master suite, complete with office space, ocean view balcony that steps down to the sun deck on top of the new garage, bathroom with a walk in shower and Mishel finally gets a walk in closet! We will end up with a total of about 1,700 interior sq feet – so no McMansion, but plenty for us. We worked with Roy Blackford our architect and Don Funkhouser our contractor for almost a year before we broke ground trying to get the best use of the space and making the most livable and comfortable home we could. We feel pretty good about it so far :-)

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Back of the house before and during, the plywood is where the old French door to the back yard was. 

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Back of the house foundation framing and finished raised foundation for extension off back of house. This will be our new kitchen that opens to the back yard. The second story master suite will set on top of this.


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Garage before & during with the existing wall saved so we can stay with the current setbacks.

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Garage slab / foundation poured. The garage will have a roof top deck (ocean view!) that you will be able access from our upstairs room balcony. We are  building the garage so the deck will structurally be able to hold the spa.

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The “old” front of our house and in process. The new concrete corner foundation for our new porch columns.

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  1. 2009 April 20
    Aunt Donna permalink

    Okay, now it makes sense to me. I guess we forgot you were having a spa put in……………very cool. I know it’s too early but have you even thought of interior paint colors or waiting for see and feel??

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