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New House Enters “Home” Stretch

November 22nd, 2017 Posted in Lodge Inspired Open Concept, New Home

This custom home is heading into the “home” stretch, so to speak, with final finishes being installed daily. We haven’t posted photos in a while, so we have some catching up to do!

First, the exterior: paint and siding are complete, along with windows and trim.

The beautiful Douglas Fir front door with its stained glass has yet to be hung, and plywood is still protecting the Fir sidelights, but one can begin to get a feel for the home’s entrance. A paver walkway will be built this week, and the column bases will be clad in stone. The circular window over the front door brings light into the Entry Hall and Great Room.

The covered back porch awaits installation of concrete pavers and the fire pit, which is sounding appealing about now as we head into winter! The 16’ sliding door at right will allow the Great Room to fully open onto the porch in good weather. The Breakfast nook is at the center of the photo below, and doors to the Den are at left, beyond.

The Den and its picture windows face a beautiful panoramic view of the Cascade range. The full masonry fireplace chimney is being finished here, and is now about ready to be fired up for the first time.

Inside, the Den fireplace is nearly complete – in the photo below, the upper half is still wet from construction. Only the hearth extension near the floor is left to be installed. This is a “Rumford” fireplace design. (Click here for a great history lesson!) The hemlock ceiling and the Douglas Fir beams are already warming up the room. Cherry paneling on all the walls will begin soon, along with library cabinets and shelves. A wood mantel and wall sconces will be mounted on the fireplace face.

Looking east from the Den (a.k.a. A Room with a View), this room features large beams and a tongue and groove ceiling.

The Great Room fireplace is taking shape nicely, its chimney slipping deftly between the heavy timber trusses. A wood mantel has been installed (protected for the meantime) and a TV will be mounted above. The gas fireplace is linear and wide, and ductwork distributes its heat into the room. This is the first photo we’ve posted of the glazed cabinets used in the Great Room and Kitchen: they are truly a work of art!

Below is a sneak peak of the Oregon Maple slab countertop for the kitchen island. The incredible beauty of the figured maple is bound to become the centerpiece of the home. The edge facing guests at the island will be the “live edge” shown at the bottom of the photo below. Anyone will be happy to belly up to this bar!

The Master Bedroom is mostly trimmed and awaits flooring, wallpaper, and light fixtures. The reading nook at the corner of the room will enjoy natural light from three side, and is sure to become a favorite spot.

Cherry cabinets, quartz countertops, wallpaper, and floor tile have been installed in the Master Bathroom. Plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, and custom mirrors are on the way!

We are grateful for all the craftspeople – both subcontractors and our own carpenters – as well as the vendors who are working so well to bring this project to completion.

Stay tuned as we head to the finish line!






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