Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 3-12-17

Not a marathon today, but there are some interesting developments.

352 N. Summit Street

The story here this week is counters and lighting. In the foyer, these sconces have been installed. Not unsurprisingly, given that the builder is the same, they are the same style as the sconces in the living room and hall at 251 N. Bayview (Lorraine Architectural Railing Sconce from Restoration Hardware), though these have a different finish (Aged Steel rather than Rustic Iron). I see now, too, that they have (when complete) a shade, not just the exposed bulbs.

Here’s a close-up of the notice visible in the photo above, instructions for the placement of “dinner” switches (in some places where it wouldn’t have occurred to me that mood lighting would be desirable).

This pile of boxes in the dining room attests to the number of lights and fans that have been installed during the past week. I took close-up photos of many of them for reference, as an aid to finding the corresponding fixtures online.

Here’s one designated for the closet in Bedroom #2 (the center bedroom), which I didn’t think to check out.

In the kitchen, some of the granite countertop has been installed, and most of the light fixtures have been hung. The chandelier over the island (one of two to be installed) is a Morgan from Capital Lighting.

The island countertop has been marked for installation of the cooktop.

In the pantry, the second Morgan chandelier awaits installation. On the ceiling is the Heath Flushmount from Restoration Hardware.

In the sunroom, the two-blade Quorum Turner fan in Persian White, and a better glimpse of one of the pendant lights (with milk-glass shade) over the sink counter.

A Leddington single-light sconce by Feiss was designated for the half-bath (powder room). If it had been installed, I did not notice it; none of the other fixtures (pedestal sink, toilet) have been installed there.

It’s probably not too much of a stretch to guess that a king-size bed will be placed between these two pendant lights in the master bedroom. As can be seen in the close-up, they will hold two bulbs and presumably will be shaded, perhaps something like this.

In the master bath, another granite countertop, with an undermount Kohler sink that I believe is the Archer model. The light fixtures are the Sutton Grand Sconce from Restoration Hardware.

Upstairs, in the “break room,” another Heath Flushmount light fixture and a small stainless steel sink in the granite countertop.

The sconce in the break room is the same as these seen in the stairwell and hall: the Denton Narrow Sconce Tall from Restoration Hardware (with the Weathered Zinc finish).

In Bedroom #2 (the center bedroom), the Sundance fan from Minka Aire.

In Bedroom #4 (the back bedroom), the Rudolph fan from Minka Aire.

In Bedroom #3 (the front bedroom), the Hunter 1886 Limited Edition in Midas Black. All these rooms have recessed “can” lighting at the corners, so there will be no lights under the fans.

In the upstairs bath, a granite countertop and oval undermount sink, plus two more of the Leddington single sconces (I’m not sure what the mysterious markings indicate). There was also a box from a three-light Leddington sconce, which I did not see, but it occurred to me belatedly that I had completely forgotten to look in the en suite bath (adjacent to Bedroom #2), so perhaps it is there.

As I was leaving, I checked out these unopened boxes containing Palmetto Street lanterns from The Coppersmith designated for the front porch.

The specs indicate that it will be the gas rather than the electric model.

351 N. Summit Street

I was unable to get inside today, but I couldn’t see any noticeable changes. Outside, however, there was a development. Last week I said that “the two potted trees that I was worrying about seem to have disappeared.” I was worrying about them because it seemed like they’d sat around in pots for quite a long time without being planted. Today when I arrived, there they were, just where their pots had originally been placed (they were later moved to the driveway).

Had they been there last week and I missed them? That would be embarrassing. But no, as this photo of that location last week clearly shows, I hadn’t missed them because they weren’t there.

On the other hand, this photo from December 24 also clearly shows that the potted trees that had stood for months in the driveway are not the same ones that have been planted, so apparently there was a change of plan.

59 N. Summit Street

The front porch has been framed with concrete blocks.

Progress has been made on the addition, and the gutting of the interior is complete (staircase and loft removed).

In the back, the frame for another porch, patio, or addition.

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