Again this week I have quite a few photos, representing some interesting and occasionally significant developments all round.
308 N. Bayview Street
With the “drop-dead” date of October 31 just three weeks away, workers were busy yesterday at various tasks, and at least the interior bids fair to be completed on time. Outside, the screen doors have been installed on the front porch, and work continues on the stair railings.
To one side, the railings for the steps and top landing are painted and awaiting installation.
These painted hollow posts will surround the metal stanchions that are being bolted to the brick steps and landing.
In the back, painting of the carport continues, and grading has marked out a terrace area to be paved, plus what appears to be some sort of runoff channel.
On the north side, near the bathrooms, this Navien tankless water heater has appeared.
Inside, yesterday’s work included installing many of the traditional glass doorknobs throughout the house. Shown below, knobs on the closets in Bedroom 3 and a close-up of the knobs on the linen closet outside the hall bathroom.
In the powder room, the lavatory has been installed under the counter and a marble backsplash added.
No toilet in the powder room, but this one has been installed in the master bath and an identical one in the hall bath.
Both of those bathrooms also have faucet handles now; although the ones in the hall bath are swaddled, I’m guessing they’re the same as the ones in the master bath.
In the master bathroom, twin “rain” shower heads and a handle have been installed.
When I visited yesterday, workers had the two entrances to the south end of the house (the living room, dining room, kitchen, and pantry) sealed off with plastic although I think spraying had been completed. They seemed to be installing drawer hardware in the kitchen. The master bedroom was the temporary repository for most of the drawers, including these two intriguing models.
When I returned today, I was able to get access to the kitchen and take stock of progress. To start, here’s a shot of the entire kitchen for orientation purposes. The windows look out on the back yard, facing the carport, and there is a glass door (left background) opening onto the back veranda. The entrance from the foyer is to the left, just outside the photo (it can be seen in one of the photos below), and the door at the far right is to the pantry.
What first caught my eye was the new granite backsplash under the range hood.
If I had to guess, I’d say that these handsome brackets will probably (appear to) support the range hood.
Around the refrigerator space, an opening for some 220V appliance, as well as a 100 outlet in the space below, plus a tray/platter rack and loads of drawers.
The arched doors in kitchen and butler’s pantry cabinets have been glazed.
In the pantry, cabinet doors have been installed and more kitchen drawers await.
351 N. Summit Street
The big news this week is that most of the windows have been installed. Their color, as seen from a distance, is deceptive; a closer inspection shows that they are protected by blue plastic film.
Inside, a few of the larger windows await installation.
Now that the windows have been installed, the temporary floor above the stairwell has been removed and a temporary railing added.
In the breezeway, a ceiling is being constructed.
111 Magnolia Avenue
The first thing I noticed was that a door (complete with lockset) had been installed in the doorway that opens to the breakfast room (the area is still covered with plywood inside). Some steps will be needed to make this useful!
In front, the front door has also been installed.
Inside, this lumber on the living room floor is intriguing.
The ceiling of the living room alcove (which faces Magnolia Avenue, east of the front entry) has been painted black, and the master bedroom ceiling is now white.
No progress in the master bath, but I don’t think I have previously focused on the attractive cove molding here.
Upstairs, in the bathroom of the east bedroom suite (what I think of as the “second master suite”), a tub has been placed.
A view of the pool area from the upstairs porch of the garage apartment.