Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 11-1-15

I won’t make any promises with regard to snow or gloom of night (and heat is not really an issue right now), but a little rain did not stay me from my appointed rounds—some of them, anyway (most of these photos were taken yesterday).

204 N. Bayview Street

A new development here: a gate at the front end of the carport. Also shown, the view from the back (with no cars in residence), the “outdoor kitchen” bundled up in its raincoat.

308 N. Bayview Street

Caps have been added to the porch railing posts, and light fixtures have been installed on either side of the front door.

In the back, the patio and steps, walk, retaining wall have been completed. A view from the back veranda and a close-up of the steps to the carport.

I was fortunate to find another son of the owners “snooping” (his term), so I was able to get inside. He was impressed with progress since he’d last visited a month or so ago and said he thought his parents planned to move in on Veterans Day. The most obvious changes were in the kitchen, where range, ovens, dishwasher, and refrigerator have been installed (laundry appliances also waited on the veranda). It appears that the dishwasher and fridge will have custom front panels.

This light fixture in the butler’s pantry is new.

The toilet and faucet have been installed in the powder room (but no mirror or light fixture yet).

In the master bath, the medicine cabinets have been completed and a light fixture installed.

351 N. Summit Street

On Saturday brick masons were at work, and siding has also been installed in some of the less accessible spots.

On Sunday, these clapboards were out in the rain (another pile was inside), but presumably they are made to handle a little weather!

111 Magnolia Avenue

Grading in front of the garage has progressed.

Plumbing for the pool (and possibly the garage apartment as well) is very complex.

A brick veneer has been added to the hot tub, and it appears that slabs of stone will form a seat.

On the front porch, a stack of bricks awaits an unknown application.

Inside, however, the fate of a lot of bricks is revealed, paving the “mud room” entrance from the garage and the laundry room.

Inside, a frame has been made for the tub in the master bathroom.

Shelving has been added to the two walk-in closets in the master suite; this is the smaller one.

A stained ceiling has been added to the front alcove. From the paint color, it appears this may be one of the “reading rooms” noted on the paint chip shown on September 27.

It appears that a carpet selection has been made for the taupe (NW upstairs) bedroom.

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