It’s Looking Like a House!

I know, I’ve been slacking again on posting. However, a lot has happened since I last posted when I showed you the beginnings of the framing of the house {read here}.

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Very shortly after this picture from my last post, the framing was complete. It was crazy how fast it went and it was so fun to drive by every day and see the changes and progress.

Within a few days after the completion of framing, we had a roof!

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And a couple days later, we had windows!

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Here is the back view of the house.

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It’s starting to look like a house, huh?
Well, all that exciting stuff is over (for now). For the past week and a half it’s been plumbing and HVAC. Not that it isn’t great progress, it’s just not as much fun to watch! But we have our plumbing and HVAC systems in (I’ll spare you the details and pics of that!) and electrical starts tomorrow. Once all that is done, the drywall will start going in and it will really start looking like a house inside!

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Foundation and Framing

Has it really been almost a month since I last posted about our house? Sorry about that! It’s been a pretty busy month! You’re going to be shocked by what I have to show you.

When I left off they had just poured the footings (see previous post here). The foundation came next and we were thrilled that we finally got to see something coming up from the ground!

brick foundation

I absolutely LOVE our brick choice. It’s the first one my eyes were drawn to when we walked into the brick. It’s Statesville Tumbled Oversized Walnut Creek Brick.

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I love even more this beautiful brickwork!

brick foundation statesville oversized tumbled walnut creek

This is the foundation for our front porch. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
While the foundation was being finished, we got this delivery.

wood

Who knew a shipment of wood would be so exciting?!
They quickly laid the floor.

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This was the first time we got to “walk” our house! Finally! After looking at it on paper for over six months, we were actually walking on it!

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Then this…

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It was one of the happiest days of my life! It might sound silly, but my dream house was coming to life.

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 And it went up fast!

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At this point we were able to walk through the house and actually see the framing of the rooms downstairs. It was wonderful to finally get a real-life view of the house we had worked on creating for so many months.

The back…

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The roof…

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The porch…

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And this is where we are today. They put some makeshift stairs in so we were finally able to go see the upstairs today as well. It’s unbelievable! It puts a smile on my face just thinking about it!

framing custom house river district baxterI do have some pictures of the inside and I’ll post those soon. Stay tuned…

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