Keller Residence: April 2007 Prev: Mar 2007 back Next: May 2007 April 2 - This is inside the garage where the stairs will be built. You can see the door to the walkway on the extreme right. The top of the stairs will be between the two vertical beams on the left side.April 2 - This is a view of the ipe deck from the master bedroom door. The wood is actually darker than the photo shows. Most of the fasteners are hidden.April 2 - The roof over the main part of the house is covered with plywood. Temporary bracing and handrails are in place. Tomorrow, it gets ice and water shield.April 2 - The garage second floor walls are taking shape. The gap where lumber is leaned up will be a dormer. There will also be one where the ladder is placed.April 3 - This is where the stairs will be built in the garage. The horizontal beam at the back is where the landing will go. You can see an angled board where the steps go up at the left side of the landing.April 3 - The rough steps in the garage are in place. A workbench will be built under the steps.April 3 - This is a view from the landing in the garage. The door to the walkway is to the left at the foot of the stairs. The opening to the right of the foot of the stairs is one of the garage doors.April 3 - This is the private back porch. The double opening on the left goes to the master bedroom.April 3 - The garage second floor walls are going up. You can see where the dormers will be built.April 3 - Most of the bracing is out of the Brays room. The balcony is on the right. The windows on the left have not been completely cut out yet.April 3 - This is a view of the garage from the lounge windows.April 5 - The private porch has a roof. The roof will get water and ice shield today.April 5 - This is another view of the south east corner of the house showing the private porch.April 5 - The garage ridge beam has been set. Precut rafters are leaned up against the building. They will be installed today.April 6 - Rafters are being installed on the garage. Next will be the plywood sheeting on the walls.April 6 - The gable end is now on the south end of the house. The private porch is on the right. The upper window is in an attic.April 6 - This is another view of the private porch. The chimney has been boxed with plywood. The porch will be screened.April 9 - This is a view of the inside of the garage. The second floor trusses are visible at the top.April 9 - Not everyone waited to move in. This bird nest was built under the stairs a week or two ago.April 9 - The view off the master bedroom. The posts are on the private porch.April 9 - The joists for the ipe (E-pay) decking is being built on the public porch. The public porch is on the north end of the house. It has a fireplace.April 9 - This is the north end of the house. The public porch extends a few feet from the house. It will have a gable roof over it. You can see the chimney (which will soon be bricked).April 9 - The garage is getting more rafters and framing upstairs. It also is getting steel rods installed (not visible in the photo) for high wind resistance.April 10 - House wrap is being installed on the house. This should be finished tomorrow.April 10 - The garage roof framing is being finished. The gaps are where dormers will be built. Notice the blocking (perpendicular) boards on the rafters on the right and left sides. These strengthen the roof.April 12 - House wrap is on most of the house. This is the east (back) side of the house. The four large windows on the back open to the Brays room. The private porch is close to the camera.April 12 - This is a view of the garage from the north attic window. The dormers have to be built and then plywood will be finished on the walls and put on the roof.April 12 - The plywood has been installed on the roof. Next week, the dormers will be built and covered with plywood.April 12 - This is a view of the house from the garage apartment bedroom window. The side door of the house is just visible on the left edge of the house.April 12 - As you come up the stairs to the garage apartment, you see the living room. The vertical and slanted boards on the right are temporary bracing.April 12 - The view out the living room window of the garage apartment is beautiful.April 12 - This is a front view of the garage. Dormers will be built next week and the roof will be covered with ice and water shield.April 17 - Much of the bracing has been taken out of the upstairs garage apartment. Today, work will begin on the dormers.April 17 - The well is in. It is located behind the garage. Within a few days we will have running water on site.April 17 - The windows and doors have arrived. They will be installed in the next few days.April 17 - Ipe decking is going down on the public porch.April 17 - The first dormer is on the garage. Much of the plywood sheeting is also installed.April 18 - Windows are distributed to their proper locations. Installation will begin very soon.April 18 - Window installation is proceeding. The windows are the trim color of the house.April 19 - Window installation is going smoothly. The house is starting to look more like a house with the windows.April 19 - The Brays room has windows and doors installed.April 19 - The Landscape Professional is placing flags where trees will be planted. Blue flags represent pine trees and yellow flags represent myrtles. About twenty trees of various species will be planted.April 20 - Most of the windows and doors are installed. The framers are catching up various minor jobs today. Framing will be complete in a few days.April 20 - Work has begun on the steps at the side door of the house. Soon the walkway will have a roof and brick pavers.April 20 - The brick sidewalk connecting the house and garage is being finished. Brickwork should be done in a day or two. The walk will soon have a roof.April 20 - The master bed room has the door to the private porch installed.April 23 - Plywood sheeting on the walls is complete on the garage. Openings for windows have to be cut. The ice and water shield is on the roof.April 23 - The brick walk is nearly finished. Mortar still needs to be put between bricks on the walk. Within a few days, the roof will be built.April 23 - Trees have been planted where there were flags on April 19. (The red flags mark the power line.)April 23 - The rear awning over the Brays room doors is being finished. Roofing will begin in a few days.April 23 - The public porch gable roof is being built. The porch columns are also being installed.April 23 - The third gable is being built on the garage.April 24 - The public porch gable roof is built. More posts have to be added to the porch roof. You can see the awning on the rear (left) side of the house.April 24 - The two north gables on the garage are built. The walls are sheeted with plywood.April 25 - Posts are now mounted on the public porch. The porch gable is installed.April 25 - Bricks on the walkway are complete. Today, the roof framing will begin. This is a view from the house side door.April 25 - This view shows the public porch and back awning over the Brays Room doors. You can see the red firebox in the fireplace if you look carefully.April 25 - All four garage gables are built. Paper will be put on the roof very shortly. An awning will also be built above the garage doors.April 25 - This view shows the relationship of the house and garage. Very soon, a roof will be built over the walkway that connects the two buildings.April 25 - Framing is started on the connecting walkway.April 25 - The upstairs living area of the garage looks large with all of the bracing and most of the tools gone.April 25 - This is the kitchen area of the garage upstairs. On the lower left, you can see the stairwell.April 25 - The room on the right is the garage bedroom. On left is the garage upstairs bathroom.April 25 - One window was damaged in shipping. It is the only window not installed. A replacement has been ordered.April 25 - This is a view of the side door of the house from the walkway.April 25 - Trees are now planted on the north end of the property. Compare this photo to that taken on March 2, 2007 from about the same location.April 27 - This is a view of the now covered walkway from the front yard.April 27 - This is a view of the firebox on the public porch. Bricks neatly surround it.April 27 - This shows the covered walkway and garage from the public porch. If you look closely, you can see men are putting ice and water shield on the garage roof.April 27 - Windows are being installed in the garage. The house wrap is in place.April 27 - The dog ramp which leads to the dog door is being installed. A hole will be cut in the brick curtain wall in a day or two.April 30 - This is a view down the ramp to the dog door. It will be installed at the bottom on the right.April 30 - The attic of the house is cleaned. the railing on the lower right will be replaced with a half wall soon.April 30 - This is the living area over the garage. The tools and braces are now gone.April 27 - Bricks are being laid around the firebox. On this end of the house, they will extend to the top of the chimney.