Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Pleasant Surprise (new feature for the Verona)!

There have been changes going on lately with a lot of models.  The Verona's kitchen/family room layout changed (last year), 2 panel doors instead of the 6 panel, and one that we found when we walked through our house on Friday.  The entrance into the hall for the powder room and study has a curved arch.  I can't believe that I forgot to include that it my last post!

PM said that he mentioned it during our pre-con, but neither of us remember it :)  Ours is the first house that he's built with the arch.  Love this little detail!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

We have a house!

We visited the house Friday. The house is completely framed and roofed ahead of schedule. Next week, the garage and basement floors will be prepped and poured on Tuesday, the basement will be framed on Wednesday and the mechanicals will start on Thursday.

Checking out the fireplace

Love, love, love the oval window
in the laundry room.  It's what sold
me on elevation B!

Master bedroom

Can't wait to soak in the tub!  Kids are under
the mistaken impression that they will be
allowed to "swim" in there!

Bonus room

Bonus room alcove

Basement under the morning room.
Notice the walls hanging from the ceiling to keep them dry.
French doors in morning room

Oil rubbed bronze door hardware.
So glad we chose this upgrade.

View of the back of the house
PM said that mechanicals will start next Thursday and we should have our pre-drywall meeting the following Thursday.  Time is just flying!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Framing Day 4

Part of the second floor is up with windows and "spacesuit."  Pictures are from Tuesday.  We are meeting with our PM to "officially" walk through the house Friday afternoon.  Framing should be pretty much complete at that point.

Taken from "the spot"

Across the cul-de-sac

Side view of morning room,
master bedroom and bonus room

Back of house

Friday, March 16, 2012

We've Been Framed!

I got a call from our PM this morning.  Framing actually began yesterday afternoon and will be complete next Friday when they will begin the roof.  The roof will be finished the following Monday.   The garage and basement will be poured that Tuesday.

We visited the house tonight with the kids.  They kept walking from room to room and asking which room it was and where their bedrooms would be in relation to that room.  Here are some pics:

Taken from "the spot" yesterday

The spot today


Dining Room


Living Room
(full of windows & our front door)

View from Family Room

Morning Room

View from French Door in Morning Room

View from Morning Room
(Lot extends to the third post on the beige fence)

My Pantry!!!

Family Room (from Kitchen)


From across the cul-de-sac

We loved walking around the house tonight.  It finally seems real!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Now That's a Lot of Wood!

Our lumber was delivered today.  We're guessing it came on two trucks.  Framing is set to begin tomorrow.  Sump pump, garage floor drain and other groundworks were completed.  Backfilling was done on Monday.  The missing basement window has been cut.  Can't wait to get out there tomorrow evening and check on the progress!

(Hope there's a basement one
in there somewhere!)

Garage Drain

Sump Pump

Missing window now cut in

 Until tomorrow...

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Dimple board (aka waterproofing) is complete. Backfilling will be done on Monday. Lumber is scheduled to arrive on Thursday and framing will begin on Friday. Check out the Dr. Pepper bottle on the garage floor. Exciting pics:
Front Porch
From "The Spot"

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

We Have a Basement!

PM called this morning to let us know that we are missing a basement window but that they would cut it in next week when the lumber arrives. Dimple board will be done either today or tomorrow. Lumber is scheduled to arrive March 15.

DH was able to swing by on lunch and take a few pics: