With our friend Kate out from San Francisco this week, we got an early jump on the weekend and decided to make a trip out to Stonecutters Ridge to show her around and see the progress on the house. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the roof had been finished being framed, and the windows that were leaning up against the fence last week, were now in place. We timed our trip perfectly, as we arrived just as the bricky showed up to drop off some tools and have a look around the house, before he starts the brickwork next week!
Pulling up to the house, the first thing we noticed was that the front veranda was completed and ready for the brick pillars to be installed around the metal supports. The house now looks like the Liberty should look barring, well, everything else. It’s easy to start envisioning how the house is sitting on the land and how we can landscape and hardscape around it. Alongside the house were the numerous pallets of bricks, ready for next week. Here’s hoping the forecasted rain holds out (or misses Stonecutters Ridge entirely).
The plumbing has been installed too. Drain pipes and both the water and recycled water lines have been run to the appropriate spots, and the frames have gone in for the bathtubs to sit in. Megan was, of course, very excited about this.
Around the neighbourhood, the Hillview Release was posted, and set to go on sale this weekend. A selection of lots at the south side of the development, near the park are described as, at least by the sales office, as having “sweeping views with a glimpse of the golfcourse”. While they may have sweeping views, the lots are on the smallish side, and relatively narrow. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of homes go up in that area of the neighbourhood.
So, without any further delay, here’s a few photos from our trip out to the house yesterday.