The first thing I do every morning is check my inbox for photos of House By The Water. You never know when one of my Mandurah friends might have been in the area and thought to take a photo or when our builders decide it’s time to show off some work. This week I cracked the photo jackpot. My blogging friend, Trixee, was in Mandurah. Trixee is building a solar passive home in Perth and knows what a girl wants when it comes to building photos. No detail is too big or small to snap. Aside from evidence of building progress and quality, the photos serve as a record of the location of pipes, wires, holes, etcetera. As if Trixee’s photos weren’t exciting enough, our site supervisor sent photos of windows! WINDOWS!
Here’s an abbreviated collection of the photos:
The top floor render is completed and is drying out before being sealed, “textured” and painted.
The window frames (in “white lustre”) should blend in with the walls once the render is painted. Some top floor windows are yet to be measured up on site. Coming soon!
Left to right: linen closet, stairs (scaffold covered), master bedroom (in distance), living area.
Upstairs the rendering is complete, the ceilings and cornices are in. Ready for sanding the ceilings and white-setting the walls.
Smart wiring panel.
The garage that will be filled to the brim before long. Entry directly into the hallway, handy, should we ever be able to fit a grocery laden car into our garage. (Note: photo featuring discarded tradie clothing. I think Trixee wanted to add this to her rather impressive “What the tradies leave behind” photo collection.)
Entrance and hallway.
Looking rather dark, but not for long. Scaffolding currently covers the entrance void space and light grey walls will make all the difference. The library opening is to the left.
Bedroom for the littlest pig.
Scullery. My mess hiding indulgence. Home to sinks, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, pantry and more.
Featuring the laundry chute.
And the best for last,
Open living area.
From the dining room, looking into the kitchen. Scullery at right rear, “cellar” through the door.
From the dining room, looking across the kitchen to the living area on the left (still housing a lot of scaffold to cover the void).
To top it all off, Nearmap published another aerial view of our property – the first time they’ve flown over since December. There’s not much to see now that there is a gigantic roof on top, but you can see the difference in style of our house compared to a typical house in our area. I hope the neighbours are not cringing!
December 2014 -ground floor
Canal side view. Work in progress.