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.
  1. This is the earliest photo I have of it.
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    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.
  2. Every thing going in is so nice.
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    Details, details... but something like these doors which are reproductions of 60's-era models all count.
  3. It's incredibly liveable.
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    The house isn't large but the main living space is open with a high ceiling.
  4. The ship prow roof was a pain to get fascia onto, but it makes the front of the house.
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    Framers not paying attention means variances all over the goddamn place.
  5. All utilities were done without subs, other than HVAC.
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    Plumbing, electrical, and gas were all installed. Simpler than it sounds if you have mechanical aptitude.
  6. Pine shiplap with an ebony stain brings the hygge.
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    The house should blend right into the woods when there are leaves on the trees.
  7. Hello, sheetrock.
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    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.
  8. Next up is flooring, interior trim, and built-in shelving around the stairwell.
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  9. And a built in bookshelf in this wall!
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  10. 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.
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  11. This front yard will be getting another deck, with a lot of plants surrounding it.
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    The back will be a bigger project, waiting to see if we can get the property next door.
  12. 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.