Quirch Residence: June 2018 Prev: May 2018 back Next: Jul 2018 June 4 - Most of the windows are installed on the front of the house. The porch steps (1 step down on the center porch and 2 steps down on either side porch) are scheduled for this week.June 4 - This is from inside the south gallery hallway. The windows are all fixed casements. The are impact rated for protection during storms.June 4 - This is the guest wing. The north gallery is on the right. The north vestibule is on the left side. The side entrance door is at the left edge of the photo.June 4 - This is the guest wing of the main house. Windows are being installed on the rear of the house now.June 6 - The small dormer windows are now installed. This is the guest wing. Brick steps will be built at the end of the porch in the next few days.June 6 - We have construction steps in place for the workers and inspectors.June 6 - The great room dormers are in place now. The horizontal ceiling joists over the dormer windows are being installed.June 6 - The windows don't obstruct the view over the lake.June 6 - From the lake's edge, the house is taking shape.June 7 - The foundation for the side porch (guest side) is formed and ready to pour. There will be two steps on this porch.June 7 - The front porch gets one step. It is the same width as between the center two columns.June 7 - The great room is huge. The internal bracing has been removed. The fireplace chimney on the far wall will be framed in and covered with shell. It will be straight up from the firebox and not tapered smaller at the top.June 7 - This is the kitchen/breakfast room. The double window on the right replaced a door.June 7 - The ceiling of the great room has ceiling joists in place. The doors are due to arrive in about a month.June 7 - This is bedroom #2 overlooking the lake.June 7 - Bedroom #4 overlooks the guest house.June 7 - This is the view from the guest side porch.June 12 - The bracing is out of the great room. The framing is nearly complete.June 12 - This is looking south from the north vestibule through the foyer to the south vestibule.June 12 - The ceiling of the great room is framed and the bracing is removed.June 15 - The masons have started on the front step. It goes inside the two center columns. There will be just one step here.June 15 - The side view shows the step more clearly. Fill dirt will bring the yard level up so one step is sufficient.June 15 - There are two brick walls inside the front door. The masons are laying them now. They are resting on the house foundation, so they won't settle.June 15 - The chase for the fireplace and chimney is being constructed. It will be faced with stucco and large oyster shells.June 15 - Exterior trim has begun on the main house.