Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stone in love...(with drywall too...)

Once framing week ended, we thought things might slow down a little bit with our home. Things had calmed down Monday and Tuesday after our pre-drywall last week, but then Wednesday the drywall was up for the entire house. What do you think about that Alden?

(Looks like he's pretty happy)

That wasn't the only surprise. We came back at lunch today, and saw the stoners (huh-huh, stoners) working on the front. When we came back tonight - wow! A little music from the maestro please...

Yes, we were pretty thrilled, and with good reason. Check out these photos:


(a few quick notes - the garage door will have added trim on the glass, and yes we noticed the window to be replaced on the porch - Lauren's OCD helps :) ). The stone gives off a bit of a reddish tint in this photo, but the photos below better illustrate the color. 

Now, that's what I call a porch! (again, we know about the window) :)

Detail around the front door. :)

And, yes for those wondering, the mystery shelf mentioned in the last post is gone. But we're O.K. with that. 

We are really pretty happy with the stone. It is actually a little darker than we expected, but we think it adds a lot to the house. We are also glad we went with the full stone up the side. It was a little bit pricey, but it was worth it in the end. It really makes a big difference in the house. 

Again, it is amazing how much things change. The drywall really gives a better sense of how big each room will be, and it really helps you to envision the rooms. The only bit of a bummer today was that the developer still hasn't removed the big rock from our backyard. (Amber, our SR pledged that he was coming today to our buyer's agent). But, we'll give him another day before we start to really get upset about it. 

We can't wait to see what's next. The kids are so excited - they've already made a couple friends in the neighborhood, and we've gotten to know a couple neighbors too. We only have six weeks until our expected close date, and we're just counting down the days and getting excited about all the great things to come. 


  1. I love the first picture and the stone looks great!

  2. I really like the design of the house with the stone and the garage door. Those were great choices!

  3. The house looks great, and I love the color of your stone!

  4. The stone is amazing. I love the colors! All the details (trim around the door, stone, garage door) complement each other so well. Your home is beautiful!

  5. Loving the stone! And those excited kids! So much fun to get to enjoy this process doubly -- first your own pleasure, and then seeing the excitement on your kids' faces!