Let me start by saying how blessed I am to be a part of such a generous design community! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to join me in my cupola placement obsession. Thanks to you, the cupolas have found their permanent homes... one above the coop...
and the other cupola will be placed opposite the coop, on the top of my office. The cupolas will be attached to the metal roof and look much more permanent than they do in these pictures.
Now let's move on to last week's progress...
Our plasterer, Tim Lee, and his crew finished the bathrooms this week. I was excited to see our sink table placed in the room. The plumbing fixtures will be going in soon!
The top piece of glass was put in place on Friday! Steve's shower components will be installed on the glass.
You can see how my shower wall continues to the outside, on the opposite wall.
In the kitchen, the Lacanche was uncrated! It's so beautiful... My cooking skills are unworthy!!!
The Lacanche should be moving into the niche next week. It's going to be a tight squeeze!
The finish of the brass fittings are already starting to mellow...
The cabinetry is starting to be installed as well.
Harold Rody, our General Contractor, moved the gorgeous French antique cabinet into the kitchen. I bought this piece last year from M. Naeve and have been anxiously awaiting this day. Once the crown is attached, the cabinet will look fantastic! The paneled refrigerator will be situated on the opposite side of the doorway to the pantry.
This cabinet needed to be a special piece, since it will be seen from the main space of the house.
Now that the interior plaster work is complete, Tim's crew is focusing on the exterior stucco.
The back of the house is done and will dry over the weekend.
The stucco on the front of the house was completed a few days ago. It will be acid washed at the beginning of the week. This process will age the stucco, allowing it to complement the rest of the exterior finishes.
The bleached Oak windows look lovely in the white plaster. In the next few weeks, the shutters will be installed, adding more detail and dimension to the front facade.
In the week ahead, the wood floor will be installed in the main space of the house (if you want to catch a glimpse of the floor, scroll back to the first picture of the Lacanche), and hopefully, the plumbing fixture installation will begin!
I am also hoping to finish a post about one of Steve's favorite new projects. I am planning to have it up on Wednesday.
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