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Saturday, July 18, 2015

New House Update!!


Things are progressing at a very nice pace at our new home, and this week they made more progress that we could see. 

When they are inside doing the electrical, and plumbing you don’t see the progress, but when you see boards going up, and your home change right before your eyes it is pretty exciting.

This week they started the siding on our home!!

When I chose this elevation it was because it had siding, and  had a cottage look to it. Cottages have always been my preferred style home for my taste. 

We were so very fortunate that one of the 3 elevations that we had to choose from had a cottage feel too it.

Since our home is surrounded by grape vineyards, and hills they seem to choose wine related names, or places where grapes are grown. Our elevation is called the Napa…..

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This is a rendering of our home, but our home has the garage on the right side. I am showing you this to point out some of the details.

Notice the gable over the entrance, and how it has the vertical boards, like board and batten? Remember those boards, and how they look as we proceed.

Our home will be a different color. The siding will be a pretty blue/gray/green (I love colors that you have to use more than one word to describe it) with white trim and black shutters and door……

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House color is Tilting by Frazee paints.


To say I was excited about this option is an understatement, this was my first choice and I felt so fortunate that it was offered for our elevation. 

Since we live in California, and around grape vineyards the Mediterranean style homes seem to reign, as nice as they are, they are just not for me personally, so you can imagine how delighted I was to get my sweet little cottage elevation.

Okay! now I have you set up to look at some raw wood on my home, don’t forget the vertical boards because those little puppies are what I am thrilled about on the façade of my home.

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SEE!!! I have siding, and trim is being installed all around my windows!!! 

To say we are excited is truly an understatement. The horizontal board that is at the base of the vertical boards will also be painted white which will break up this wall and give our new home some cottage charm.

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I can’t look at it enough!!!This really puts a big ‘ol smile on my face!! 

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The side of the garage, plus my cute hubby, a little added bonus for your viewing pleasure!
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You can really see the definition  of the siding, and boards on this side of the house.

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The trim pieces are on the front so next week they will probably do the siding on the front too. It is really taking shape!

You can also see the tiles stacked up on the roof, they are a really pretty gray tile which compliments the color scheme of the house……

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We also received some exciting news this week as well. They moved our move-in date UP!!! It looks like we will be calling this home the end of Sept. beginning of October!!!



Anonymous said...

Hi Kathysue and your little cottage house is going to be so lovely. Doesn't look too little though. I'm very happy for you and can read the excitement through your words! I know you just can't wait for it to be finished! Yay!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

It gets more exciting with each step of progress, yes? I love the board-n- batten detail. I'm a cottage lover also.
Your siding color looks like the color of the walls in my home. (Quiet Moments by BM)
Is your front door & shutters black or navy? I couldn't tell.

Kathysue said...

Hi Sheila, thank you! we are really excited. Our little cottage, as I refer to it, is 1590 sq. feet, but just right for the two of us. Thanks for stopping by today, nice to see your comment here!

Kathysue said...

Mary the door and shutters are black!! Very happy about that choice!!

michele said...

exciting news! love those details you also love--the board and batten is to timeless and charming. can't believe things are moving ahead of schedule...when does that ever happen?!? loving the blue hues! best as you dream and scheme and enjoy your process!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I can feel your excitement! I like your choices and can't wait to see it painted and the roof finished! Having the move in date moved up is quite a treat!

John said...

Your house is looking great! It reminded me of when I built my own house in Boulder City during the summer vacation. I kept track of the progress and time for all phases in a diary and hought of writing a book! Early on the progress seemed quick and was pretty visual but then came all of those things you mentioned like electrical, plumbing, insulation, etc. that needed to be done but weren't so obvious. Be patient, you'll be in quicker than you know!!

Karena said...

Kathysue I am so excited for you and know you can hardly wait to move into your new abode!! Happy Sunday!!

The Arts by Karena

Unknown said...

Love your choices, Kathysue.

Thanks so much for stopping by the new back porch:-). We had supper on the deck, which included a little wine. We too live in wine country. The wineries here were originally started by German settlers. We led the country in wine production until the mid to end of 19th century when blight attacked the vineyards. They came back and we are now producing some wonderful award winning wines again. And we enjoy those on a regular basis.:-)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The outside of the house is going to be beautiful....love your color choices and how great that your move in date is coming sooner than later!...How exciting!

The enchanted home said...

Hi Kathysue, very exciting. Congrats...how rare to move a date up...lucky you! Best of luck as you plow ahead:)

Marty said...

So Happy and excited for you. Can't wait to see what you do to make it yours! Your style is always beautiful.