The house took on a whole new look today when Lewis and crew framed the two windows on the front of the log section. They also began working on the two small windows in the master bedroom which look out onto the woods.
Log house section: at left is master bedroom with two small windows looking north into the woods, one larger window on front (west). The room to the right of the dogtrot is the office with one window framed in.
It’s amazing how with every step the house looks more and more like an actual house. There are lots of decisions to be made, as Kelley says, on the fly. Not the least of these is what kind of door to put in the dogpen connecting the log rooms. My good sense says, “Put a wood door and a window,” so that the house will look right from the outside. But my other less good sense says, “Put big doors with lots of glass so that when you step into the house through the main entrance you can see how beautiful the view is.” I am torn.
Kelley shows me how tall the window will be when it is completed. There will be another window exactly like this one on the north wall.
Now the office has a window. The office is a small room, only 9′ x 13′ or so. But I am picturing a soft chair, a lot of books, and the afternoon sun pouring in.
The view from the office. Someday the shed will be gone.
Now that the log section has begun to look house-like, I am more and more anxious for the timber frame to arrive. The spot for it is ready and waiting.
From left: the log section, the foundation walls for the timber frame, the sandstone foundation walls for the screen porch.