Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 2-8-15

Thanks to unremitting rain last Sunday, I was not able to get out for a walk. Later in the week, I made a driving tour of the neighborhood but was unable to get photos till today.

204 N. Bayview

As expected, the areas covered with metal mesh have been stuccoed. When I drove by, I could see that the work had been done, but I didn’t get a chance to photograph it before it was painted.

In this photo, you can see (I hope) the texture of the stucco.

308 N. Bayview

The biggest change, visible even a week ago, is that the roof has been covered.

This shot, taken through the front porch up into the attic, shows that the old roof has been removed.

A closer look at remnants of some of the massive timbers used in the construction.

An intriguing interior shot. The lumber balanced on the sawhorses looks as if it might be used—perhaps removed from the original roof, to be reused?

Now that the house is framed, grading is being done in the back to restore the original ground level around the foundation.

Dirt that was removed from the site, waiting to be restored.

351 N. Summit

No change.

112 N. Summit

Inside, almost all the moulding is in place, and a couple of bathtubs have been installed. The glass-paneled doors are still leaning against a wall, and, although there are only a few doorways without doors, their ultimate destination is still uncertain. Outside, carriage lamps have been added to the garage, and the dormer has been finished, not with brick as expected but with board-and-batten siding.

112 N. Summit 2-15-15A


111 Magnolia Avenue

Progress continues. Today I took time to walk through the first floor (the second floor is currently accessible only by ladder, which I had sense enough not to attempt). The floor plan is somewhat unclear, but if I am reading it correctly, the master suite (at the east end of the house) includes two massive walk-in closets and a ginormous bathroom. In addition to a half-bath next to what will become the stairwell, there appears to be a full bath in the public portion at the west end of the house, which comprises a large area that will presumably be a kitchen/great room, together with numerous alcoves of uncertain nature (breakfast room, dining room, study?).

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