Lord Residence: March 2009
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March 5 - Here are the stained floors of the north gallery. They were freshly stained yesterday and will get their finish coat tomorrow.
March 5 - This is the south gallery with the floor stained. This staining was done two days ago and has toned down from when it was fresh.
March 5 - This is the floor of the study with its stain applied. Here again the floor has toned down a bit once the stain cured out.
March 5 - This is the walnut floors of the great room with its stain applied. It will get it finish coat today or tomorrow.
March 5 - This is more of the walnut looking towards the fireplace. The floor looks better in person and will really pop out when the finish is applied.
March 5 - This is your view of the walnut coming through the front door. Notice how bright this room is from the early morning sun.
March 5 - This is the stairs up to the studio. Notice the finished newel cap and the stained treads and handrail.
March 10 - Planting began on screening plants today. These are the trees on the north side of the lot.
March 10 - This is a view from the road of the house through the plants on the north side. The house will eventually be mostly hidden.
March 11 - These screening plants were planted today. These are the plants on the south side of the lot.
March 11 - This is a view of the house from the road through the plants on the south side. There will be several more plants eventually.
March 11 - The priming began yesterday. Most of the house is now primed. This is the view from the owner's entry.
March 11 - Here are the stairs all primed in. The Heart Pine treads and rails were carefully covered before priming.
March 11 - This is the great room all primed in as well as some of the shelving for the pantry closet.
March 11 - Here is the master bedroom and assorted doors from various rooms all primed in.
March 11 - Here is the south gallery all primed in. You can see where they have now started their puttying.
March 11 - Here is Bedroom 3 all primed and puttied. All of the nail holes and some of the major imperfections in the wood are puttied.
March 13 - The screening is complete on the south side of the property now. This is the first view you see when riding on the road.
March 13 - Here is the view a little farther up the road. Where the power line goes through is the only place not screened.
March 13 - Even farther north up the road this is the view under the oak tree to the right of the driveway.
March 13 - A little farther along and you can see that it opens up a bit and needs more screening to keep the house 75% hidden.
March 13 - Here is the view of the house from the head of the driveway. A cedar tree will fill the far gap and provide the remaining screening.
March 13 - One more wax myrtle bush goes in this gap and then some smaller plants which will complete the screening from this angle.
March 23 - The interior painting is coming right along. Here is the first coat of the paint color in the foyer. One more coat and it will be done.
March 23 - This is the high area of the foyer showing the contrast between the ceiling and walls.
March 23 - Here is a photo of the living room with the trim paint finished and a coat of tinted primer applied. The final color will be applied shortly.
March 23 - This is a view towards the south gallery with its first coat of paint on.
March 23 - This is a view towards the north gallery with its first coat of wall paint applied.
March 31 - Here is the view looking into the master bedroom.
March 31 - This is the east wall of the master bedroom.
March 31 - Here is the south wall of the master bedroom all painted.
March 31 - Here is the master shower door installed. The glass pattern is Flutex and is very private.
March 31 - Here is the view as you are leaving the master bedroom.
March 31 - This is a view of the closet and bathroom walls of the studio. The flooring here will go down in the next few days.
March 31 - Here is the pantry closet off the kitchen. It will have a lot of shelves and storage space when completed.
March 31 - Here is the study TV cabinet and bookshelves with the contrasting paint scheme.
March 31 - Here is a view of the great room beams with their two coats of finish on them. They will be finished out with an X brace in the middle.
March 31 - This is looking at the foyer and down the south gallery.
March 31 - Here is bedroom #2 with the walls and trim painted and the fan and can lights installed.
March 31 - Here is the South wall of bedroom #3.
March 31 - This is the north side of bedroom #3 and shows the linen cabinet complete with doors.
March 31 - The shower fixture trim is installed now in bath 3.
March 31 - The ceiling fan is now installed on the screened porch.
March 31 - The garage doors are now installed. The doors will be painted soon.
March 31 - Some of the additional screening plants are now installed.
March 31 - Here is a photo of both the locally transplanted screening material as well as the nursery grown plants.
March 31 - Here is more of the screening material mix. The nursery grown material has a ways to go to be effective screening.