16 December 2009

more interior work

The interior of the townhouse continues to progress. Here is a view of the parlor floor foyer all framed out with it's door hung.

The library has all of it's full height millwork installed. The fireplace awaits its mantel and sheet rock.

The garden floor millwork is partially installed. Her you can see a built in desk and the bar cabinet.
The two main rooms on the master bedroom floor both have paint colors up. Here is the sitting room...
... and here is the master bedroom itself.
The master dressing room millwork has also been installed. Look at those shoe drawers towards the door!
The stair risers are also getting their first coat of primer.
Outside the ipe deck has been laid at the rear garden. Plants and debris still need to be removed.
The newly repaired gas line is also in. This means we're not far away from our boiler running.

08 December 2009

kitchen installation

The kitchen arrived on site last Friday and it will be installed over the next week or so.

The cabinets arrive on site primed white but they will be hand painted a warm off-white color which will pull from our travertine floor.

The parlor floor wood floor should also be completed in another week

How beautiful is the simple border strip? And of course, since the stair was uncovered, I had to take some photos of it...
The master bathroom stone tiling continues to be amazing. Here's a shot of her shower.

While I was on site today they laid the very first ipe board at the rear garden deck.

Here are three very bold vibrant color options for one of the top floor rooms.

And just for fun... What the site looked like one year ago today!

No walls, no floors, and the old, recycled stair.

No roof and no doors! We've come a long way.

02 December 2009

finishes and exterior work

The townhouse areaway is just about finished. Soon railings and another stucco color will top off the outside entrance. Aren't the steps and bluestone pavers great?

The rear garden ipe deck is just about ready to be put down as well. Here's a shot from the top floor looking down on the pre-cast footings.

Of course finish work continues on the interior of the house too. Here you can see that they're laying the last of the wood floor. Look at that decorative border!

One of the master bathrooms also has just about all of it's stone tile complete. Next will come fixtures and the vanity. The first image is of the shower and the next is of the bathroom itself.

The top floor bar is also in (although the uppers will be getting doors) and you can see that they've prepared the skylight shaft for it's faux skylight which will be fabricated and installed shortly.

This Friday the kitchen and family room millwork will be delivered along with the master bedroom dressing room cabinets.

17 November 2009

goodbye scaffolding

Almost all of the scaffolding has been removed from the front of the townhouse. The one remaining piece will come down early next week. It's so nice to finally see the new color next to the two existing houses.

Inside the house finish work is progressing quickly.

Our boiler has been installed...

... and plumbing fixtures are arriving on site for installation. Some of the library millwork is also on site and in place.

These have been shop primed and will be hand painted on site. Speaking of paint, we have some colors up on the top two floors. This will eventually be a child's bedroom.

Stone and tile work also continues in the master baths. Here you can see the 3x6 spring white stone tiles that just got put on the walls. Our tile guy is seriously amazing.

Soon they will also install the ipe deck at the rear garden. This is one of the purchased footings that 2x4s will sit on. Then, on top of that is the ipe.

06 November 2009

new facade and finish work

The townhouse has finally received it's new color of stucco! Half of the house is still covered up but the color is really amazing. It actually looks a little lighter than it really is in this photo.

The detail work is still intact and very clear and sharp. This is a view of one of the parlor floor windows.

The parlor floor itself continues to progress and look amazing.

The wood floor in the library is also all in. You can also see there's some laundry millwork in the library waiting to be installed!

There are also bathroom vanities on site as well which will be installed soon too.

We have also chosen our trim and ceiling colors for the entire house: winter white and decorators white.

Although this photo may look like it's of a "no smoking" sign there is, in fact, an installed elevator cab behind that sign. It's currently stopped between floors so that no one can mess with it. It should be fully functioning by next week. You can see the huge rails that it travels on in the second photo.