Thursday, June 17, 2010

Timberframe Journal - Update

Lawry's Timberframe home is finally coming together. I know that we are close to completion when the light fixtures go in and the balance of the tile is being installed.
Hurray for Lawry!! I know that he can't wait to move in!
The project has been a true labor of love for Lawry as he has been "hands on" literally through every square inch and every phase of building his new home. He has applied the finish to the exterior siding, sanded and applied the finish to the cut beams that I wanted for window sills, applied finish to the base molding, and on, and on.
He has driven and picked up siding, tile, beams, appliances, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, finishes, etc. He has sorted and cleaned literally tons and tons of stone and I bet that Lawry dreams of rocks in his sleep.

Here is a short video showing the pools and waterfall that Lawry recently finished. He has been tweaking the waterfall to get just the right sound. I think he's got it!!

His soul is in this home and I feel it when I enter this warm, rich, inviting abode.
I thought I would share some pictures from my site visit today. Our finished project photos in the future will better convey the beauty of the spaces but here is a tickler of what's to come.

View of Dining Area fixture from 2nd Avenue and the Hammerton fixture for over the Kitchen Island.

The Hammerton center island light fixture. I love this fixture. I think it makes the space!

2nd Avenue fixtures for above the long dining table.

Fire Mountain Forge chandelier for the Great Room.
We have two of this smaller sized fixture on either end of the Great Room and one larger version of this fixture in the center of this great space - just in front of the wonderful fireplace.

We spent many, many hours searching for the right tile for the bath floors. Lawry doesn't like anything with too much pattern or movement. He likes clean, natural, real stone. Ah, a man after my own heart. :)
In the end we selected this 12"x12"quartzite tile. My tile rep. (who walks on water) had the factory sort the tile and in the end we received just the right colors. Whew. It was a long process with a happy ending.

I found this pillowed limestone, in stock, with just the right feel and tone to work with the quartzite on the floor. It feels wonderfully smooth to the touch.

As soon as the warm weather arrived, Lawry headed outside to work on the landscaping and the stonework. He is amazing! He and another person have been busy building this fire pit and laying out the stones for the patio.

Lawry is using reclaimed curbs that he found. Aren't they beautiful?
Can't you picture sitting here with your feet up by the fire, relaxing, and gazing out over the valley below?

Note the interesting stone pattern that Lawry designed radiating out from the fire pit.

Stacks of limestone, sorted by size and waiting to be incorporated into the patio and retaining walls.

More stone stacked and waiting to be installed.

How beautiful are these?? The colors are wonderful!!

Great color on the stone.

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