As I mentioned in my last post, Steve and I are having a wonderful time designing a French Normandy style home for our clients.
I wanted to share these images we took during our site visit this week.
Let's walk inside!
The wood ceiling and beams have been primed.
When the ceiling has been glazed, it will look similar in color to this wood beam.
The antique French limestone mantel from Exquisite Surfaces has been installed in the living room!
This beauty is in the master bedroom.
In the kitchen, they have started to install the cabinetry. There are two islands... one in the middle of the kitchen and another one that separates the kitchen from the dining room.
The stove wall will be the focal point of the room...
Steve designed the impressive plaster hood.
We've decided to do a diamond pattern backsplash behind the stove. We selected La Terre tiles (#20 and #8) from Exquisite Surfaces.
The authentic materials will add so much dimension to this house!
Let's go upstairs...
The brick has just been installed on the upstair's hallway floor...
Two of the upstairs' bedrooms have dutch doors, allowing them to be connected to the courtyard as well as providing a lovely ocean breeze.
There are so many charming details in this house, including vaulted, beamed ceilings...
and sleeping nooks.
The upstairs' gameroom also has a tall wood ceiling...
the diminutive arched entry to the second story of the turret...
as well as a lovely view of the ocean.
The stucco is being applied to the exterior of the house. You can see the final color on the second floor.
The brick work is continuing around the arched entry to the courtyard.
This door mimics the pointed arched courtyard entry as well as the little door to the turret.
The turret is getting its first coat of stucco, and the chimney tops look divine covered in brick.
On the ocean side of the house, the brick nogging is in place underneath the windows, and the wood shingles are beginning to be layed on the roof.
I really enjoy this part of the construction process. Each site visit is a surprise as the layers of materials are added to the shell of the house.
As always, feel free to ask questions in the comment section of this post :)
I did want to share one last thing...
Back at Patina Farm, the mini donkeys have arrived!
We have welcomed Daisy and Buttercup to the family.
We are all so surprised at how much we love them. They are both so friendly. They come to the gate of their enclosure to greet us when we come down in the morning, and they love taking walks with us. I highly recommend mini donkeys as pets!
Follow me on Instagram (Velvetandlinen) to see the donkeys in action (they are so cute!)
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our clients house and meeting the donks!