Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Framing is almost complete and it's so gratifying to see the plan start to come to life. The dormer is framed, the roof framing is nearly complete, and this little house isn't so little anymore (though it still feels entirely charming, even in this early stage, thanks to the design and layout). Here's a bit of what came before.

Excavating, foundation, waterproofing, and back-filling.
Next: first floor framing.

Starting the second floor (with spectacular views of Lake Washington, major bonus).

Stairs built to code, hooray!! This made me so happy (I really despised the existing staircase, which has since been demo'd to make way for a new walk-in pantry).
 A view from the back.

And from the side, taken today. Hello, house! Roofing, windows, and siding, you're next :)
Until then, the little guy is keeping everyone in check.