Here’s the deal. I understand that for most people, looking at floor plans and seeing the start of our new house getting framed out is kind of like looking at a pregnancy ultrasound. There’s some haze and it all looks sort of odd and uncertain, and you can make out a line here and there which might be an arm, or a penis, or a pantry. In the end you just sorta smile and nod and say, “oh hey…look at that…” although really you’re thinking, “I have no clue what the hell I’m looking at but I’m sure it’ll all look great in the end.”
I get it.
If that’s you, I’ve got some good news – all of those 2×4’s and I-beams I’ve been showing you over these past few weeks are totally starting to look like a house!
See that up there? It’s a roof! Or at least the start of one. We could slap a tarp on this sucker and move in!
The photo below was taken from our entryway, looking straight ahead. See the walls? And the hallway? And the window openings? It’s looking like a house to me!
A look down the center of our “square-case” from the upstairs down to the basement (the stairs down to the basement from the main floor haven’t been built yet):
Another look at our staircase. This picture was taken from our kitchen looking toward our entryway and G’s office.
Kate and I decided our house looks so much like a home now that we had ourselves a little picnic there after school one afternoon when we had time to kill in town before her swimming lessons. Here she is picnicking in her future bedroom!
The picture above was taken from my office at the opposite end of the upstairs. The wall I’m looking through to her bedroom will soon be the only fully drywalled wall in our double-height living room. (The kitchen is below her bedroom, living room to the right.)
Here’s another look at Kate’s bedroom. This picture was taken inside of her room, looking into her future walk-in closet. Behind the (future) walls of her closet you can see the staircase (square hole in the floor). The overlook to the 2-story entryway is seen a teeny-tiny bit at the far right, and my office is the big ol’ square of plywood to the left.
Below is the upstairs loft/catwalk area as seen from my office doorway. The overlook to our 2-story entryway is straight ahead, staircase to the left, and Kate’s bathroom and bedroom are kiddy-corner across. (See that ladder? That’s where her bathroom sink will be.)
A look into my office from the top of the stairs:
Okay, friends – are you ready for this?? Eeee!! Here’s my future view from my office when the barn doors to the balcony are open!
And here’s a look up to the balcony from our kitchen. (Dining room below.)
Here’s a look at that same view before the plywood was placed over the trusses. Is it the geometry nerd in me or is this not one of the coolest things you’ve ever seen?
Look at those lines!
And all that math!
I’m so in awe I’ve got to show more. Here is the interior of our garage looking toward the house. You can see the doorway (up a bit) that we’ll use to enter the house through the mudroom. Below that is a doorway to enter the basement from the garage. I’m all about doorways…but those trusses, y’all. (I’m making heart eyes.)
Pictured below is the future roof over our master bathroom, closets, and G’s office. Look at all those gorgeous lines and angles! Is there anywhere we could live where you could just keep all these open trusses exposed forever?
Next up is a look at the exterior of our house all framed out (the final framing post!) and then I’ll try really hard not to say the word “framing” again until we’re all moved in and decorating.
See more of our new home construction progress here: All Things G&D Dream Home.