So I've Been Building a House
Not by myself or for myself, but a close friend bought an old A-frame upstate and I've been putting on the old tool belt. Not as many photos as I wish I had, but I'm incredibly happy with it.
- •This is the earliest photo I have of it.It was a fucking mess before. Two story A-frame built by someone who certainly was not a carpenter. Ended up tearing it all down to start again.
- •Every thing going in is so nice.Details, details... but something like these doors which are reproductions of 60's-era models all count.
- •It's incredibly liveable.The house isn't large but the main living space is open with a high ceiling.
- •The ship prow roof was a pain to get fascia onto, but it makes the front of the house.Framers not paying attention means variances all over the goddamn place.
- •All utilities were done without subs, other than HVAC.Plumbing, electrical, and gas were all installed. Simpler than it sounds if you have mechanical aptitude.
- •Pine shiplap with an ebony stain brings the hygge.The house should blend right into the woods when there are leaves on the trees.
- •Hello, sheetrock.Last time I went over, everything was rocked and taped. Crazy to see the interior coming together. Even in a gloomy day it was relatively bright.
- •Next up is flooring, interior trim, and built-in shelving around the stairwell.
- •And a built in bookshelf in this wall!
- •I love the way the siding came out, and while it's not for everyone I really enjoy the dark colors. Little things like the nautical lamps give it a lot of character where it's least expected.
- •This front yard will be getting another deck, with a lot of plants surrounding it.The back will be a bigger project, waiting to see if we can get the property next door.
- •Everything should be done by this fall. It's been amazing to see how connected to a house you are when you're a part of the design and construction.I'd recommend it to anyone with the time and the back for it.