I'm so glad you stopped by! Well then, where were we when I wrote last week? ...
Inside, the stone walls are starting to dry and are (thankfully...) looking less yellow and more cream...
I know the outlets for the sconces look low... We are actually planning to use swing arm lights to help us read the newspaper in the morning at the breakfast table.
The firebrick hearth will be flush with the wood floor.
Tim Lee (our plasterer extraordniare) has started plastering the ceiling in the great room.
The clean plaster is a wonderful contrast to the antique beams.
In our Master Bedroom, Tim Grant, from Superior Masonry Builders, is installing the antique firebrick in a herringbone pattern. The firebrick will be much lighter when it dries.
Our original mantel didn't work out (we discovered it had a dark spot located in the center). This is our antique mantel from Exquisite Surfaces that we've selected for our bedroom. It's going to look stunning in the simple contemporary space.
Let's go outside where Tim Grant's wonderful crew is installing the wall stone at the base of the house.
The area to the left of the arched steel doors will become a built-in seating area.
The steps outside our bedroom will be covered in stone...
Steve's wood sided office will have a stone base as well.
Antique barn beams surround the three glass doors to Steve's office.
Beyond Steve's office, you can catch a glimpse of the chicken coop.
Inside the coop, the "Chicken Kitchen" has been covered in stained Cedar boards this week. Superdeck "Weathered Grey" was used on all of the Cedar, which will turn a silvery gray as it oxidizes.
The house is starting to solidify!
The stone is also being placed at the base of the entry.
This coming week, the tower will officially become the "Stone Tower".
Steve gave me two drawings detailing the tower windows... no stone surround or...
a 4" stone surround detail? I think I like this one... Thoughts?
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Finally, thank you to our General Contractor Harold Rody, Owner of Craftworks for his amazing coordination and oversight of the building of Patina Farm!
As always, I wish you a wonderful week!