Windows, Walls, and Loft Stairway
Kelley worked hard to select the windows for Bunny Vista, and he was excited to see the sunset reflected in them.
The crew has installed most of the Bunny Vista windows. They will wait until the drywall is in the timber frame room before they install the front windows and French doors in that room. I think the windows are beautiful, and when Kelley showed me how easy they are to remove for washing, I thought about my mother sitting on the window sill struggling to wash the double hung windows in the house I grew up in. I am so glad Kelley picked windows that are beautiful and energy efficient and ones that will be simple for him to keep clean.
The kitchen has casement windows. The one at the left was damaged on arrival, but the replacement is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. The cypress siding is here for the shed addition, and the crew will start installing it this week.
Lewis has almost finished chinking the log section.
Lewis is putting a layer of Permachink on the office wall. He put the first exterior layer of chinking on this wall early in the summer.
Kelley has finished building the staircase for the loft. It is beautiful. The treads are cypress and the stringers are white pine. He and Lewis worked hard to design a beautiful staircase that would not be so steep that it would be difficult to get to the loft.
If you stand between the kitchen and the mudroom and look through the timber frame, you see the loft staircase against the interior log wall of the office.
The treads are protected with paper and tape, but you can see the beautiful cypress wood on the underneath edges. I love the staircase.
The view from the loft
Another view from the loft, including a look at the hearthstone.
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