Saturday, July 24, 2010

Our New House

We have spent the last 2 months designing our new house on the hill, negotiating with builders and ordering supplies.  The basement is now finished (except for waterproofing) and the framing is supposed to start Monday!

This is looking down the hill at the basement (looking north).  Our power pole is in the middle and the creek is the white line just beyond the first trees.  The next picture is a closeup of the back of the basement wall.  The little "wingwall" sticking out is a support to help hold the wall against the weight of the backfill.  The wall has rebar every other block and every cell is filled with concrete.

The next picture shows the floorplan.  There will be a 10 ft by 32 ft screened porch on the north side and a 8 ft by 32 ft sunroom on the south side.  There will be a balcony off of the study in the loft and a carport on the west side.  The sunroom will be used as a greenhouse in the winter.
The next picture shows the east elevation and the following one is the loft plan.