Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Site Visit

For todays post I'm going to take you on a field trip.  Once a week (more if required) I do a site visit to my SGG house, well, actually it's not really mine.  Lets start again... today I'm taking you on a visit to one of Moving Designz ongoing construction projects.  We've nicknamed it the SGG house. 


Work is progressing at a feverish pace, which was clearly evident by the amount of work vehicles in the driveway when we arrived today.

Bayside Builders, the general contrators and builders extraodinaire.  They are doing a top notch job.

And just around the corner,  3 more vehicles, one is clearly not visible in this photo but I assure you it is there.  The electricians are here as are the flooring and surface contractors Tops to Floors.

And another pleasant surprise!  Ralph is here, which means the staircases are getting installed.

Oh look, they rolled out the blue carpet for us.  Actually this blue film is a protective covering for the flooring that is being laid throughout the house.  Though technically a mudroom/laundry room there is no mud here.  I love that they cover the floors like this... it's a great extra step that some contractors miss.  It keeps the floors clean and protected.

A November flashback, in case you haven't been here with me before.  This is the great room.

A little further along our timeline and now the fireplace is framed and the drywall is installed.

Last Thursdays site visit.  The fireplace is looking WOW.  The last time I uploaded pictures the masons were hard at work applying the stone.  And that amazing light fixture is now up.  I just love it!  In this picture to the very right you can see the hardwood flooring has just started to go down, with more blue film.   

And the biggest reveal for today.  The striking railing and stairway system is well underway as you can see the bridge looks fantastic.  I along with most of the other people on site are happy and relieved to have this now installed.  It was getting kind of scary walking across it... as the barracades came down to allow for the flooring to be installed.

Ashley and myself striking a pose.  We're both fairly tall but as you can see we are completely dwarfed by the size of this fireplace.  We were busy checking on the progress and taking window measurements.  Custom built in cabinets will be installed on either side of the fireplace later this week.

Here's Ralph working on the other side of the bridge and the main staircase.

Craig from Tops to Floors busy installing the beautiful dark hardwood flooring.  Lets look at what else is going on in the house today.

Here we have Paul, the project foreman, and Sean checking the location of the diningroom light fixture box.  I think it might have to come a little to the left, like 12".  

Ronny from Tops to Floors holding up the master shower wall tiles.  We're laying them in a stacked vertical pattern.  Lets see who did we miss?  Ah yes, the electricians.

Guess they're both camera shy today.  That would be Dons legs and boots, I think it's Don but kind of hard to tell.  They were busy installing the electrical wires for the infloor heating system in the master bathroom. 

Lets look at some other work details that are getting checked off the to do list...

The guest bathroom shower tiles are done complete with a gorgeous glass tile detail band.

The girls bathroom showers are done with their pale blue glass detail border and shampoo niches.  On the floor we were checking out the tile pattern for the large grey tiles.  Yes, a perfect complement to the tile border!

Here I'm trying to show you a close up of the barrel vault ceiling in the great room which is completely finished in beadboard.  It's light and airy and lends itself to a seaside atmosphere.  On a house like this it is all in the finishing details... and everything is looking fantastic thanks to all the hard work by everyone on this job site.  Kudos to you all! 

The entry light fixture on the other side of the room is now installed too! 

This picture is just inside the entry below that fixture.  Now that that last high light is up, it's time to remove the scaffolding.  I hope someone remembered the lightbulbs...kidding!

 I hope you enjoyed the tour.  It's clearly obvious that the custom cabinetry is missing, plumbing fixtures and remaining lights need to be installed.  Yes there's still lots to do.  However with everyone working so hard it won't be long before we're delivering furniture and decorating this beautiful home.  In the meantime, I'm off to check on Number One Grafton, in Charlottetown, tomorrow.  This project is beyond the construction phase and the decorating has begun.  I hope to post some images on this fantastic soon to be open B & B over the weekend. 

Thanks for reading.  Have a great week!  


Grace said...

That was so exciting to see all the work you have done and to 'visit' all the people working away right now on the house. I have to say I actually said 'wow' outloud when I saw that fireplace - it is amazing. Thanks for the tour and I look for more after-shots.

Kerri said...

My goodness, that is one beautiful home. I love the details you've used - the beadboard, bathroom tile, and the fireplace - wow! Loving and now following your blog. K xx

A Room For Everyone said...

It's so interesting, I love these updates. Seeing a project of this size coming together is fascinating. The fireplace is incredible and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest..Rxx

DesignTies said...

So exciting to see this gorgeous house getting closer to being done :-) When do I move in?! ;-)

Love the barrel ceiling with the bead board, and the fireplace is stunning!!

The grey floor tiles are going to look fab in the bathroom.

Can't wait to see more!! :-)


DesignTies said...

I saw the words "Site Visit" and dashed over here without pause!!! I am in LOVE with this house. Smitten beyond hope. I WANT this house to be mine!!!

Thanks so much for the tour, Susan. I love your work!!

Victoria @ DesignTies

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

The construction phase of a project is just so much fun for me. I love to be in the midst of the subs, checking if the electical is in the right place...yada yada. I was a builder in another life....

qerat said...

This seems to be such a big project. Love the double volume and cant wait to see the end result.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a comment. I'd love to see pictures of that little church. I'm eager to go back and read your earlier posts about this project. I love to build things...that's really my passion, and I'm looking forward to catching up on the progess of this build. What a fun job you have. Can't wait to see it finished, and I'm really happy to be blogging friends with you!

AB HOME Interiors said...

What a gorgeous space! Love the exterior color!

The Zhush said...

The barrel vault ceiling is amazing...I think it adds so much character and charm!

Designer Decor - Designed For Living said...

This place is amazing. When do the tours start? I can't wait to see the fabric you pick the counters, the color of the furniture, etc. I love when it all comes together and looks so effortless.
Keep us update!

p.s. Can't wait to see #1 Grafton updates.


Donna @ dh designs said...

Gorgeous! Everything is beautiful, Susan! Like Victoria - as soon as I saw "Site Visit" on my sidebar I was over here in a shot! I love hearing about and seeing the progress on this amazing build. Can't wait to hear more!