Thursday, December 6, 2012

Messy, but GRRRRREAT!!!!

Can you fall in love with stone? Sadly, I have. I feel it's one of the best decisions we made.  This is Rolling Rock's Foxfield Blend. Luckily, we have a little left over to do post at the ends of the driveway.

Definitely veering towards traditional cedar shingles in the peaks and stucco on the dormer window on the 2nd floor.

The door won't be red - this is just a base. Colour suggestions anyone? we are now deciding on holding, trim, soffit etc colour AND siding and stucco. Whew!

 Little whoops here. Lou needs to fix the curved drop on the porch ceiling, so we'll be able to see the lovely cedar going up beneath. The sidelight (windows of the door) panels (one third up) still have to be added.

Back yard side door entrance...

Panelled Stucco around the Sunroom. Deciding whether or nor to go cedar shingle for the dormer. I think so.

Friday, November 23, 2012


I'm a very lucky gal, so I don't mean to complain....Decisions are made thoughtfully, yes, but then they come like a machine gun at you. We spend most of our evenings, after a busy day at work, pouring over brochures, catalogues and magazines, looking online and checking the plans (for like the millionth time) and bam, our decision is made. Granted, the planning has been in the work a year in advance, so the options were already researched.

I am so enjoying the designing of a house, but imagined a slower pace. Silly me!

Hubby made a boo-boo - groan - ordering the side lights to the front door (note: still needs painting). They were suppose to be panelled a third of the way up. Now we're considering having them mullioned like the windows.

I lurve the stone!!!

OK - imagine the door stained or painted black or brown. Do you think I can live with horizontal mullions to match the windows. Or have the side lights replaced with the ones intended (panelled a third of the way up to match the door)?

Ripley brick by Brampton Brick - looks a little red here in the sun, but it is definitely more brown than red (see below for a more accurate colour photo).

This is a sexy shot of the stone, dappled by sunlights. Swoon!

And around the side. Brick's OK. We could have gone lighter but that was risky with the dark roof.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Windows In!!!!

Now, it's getting exciting!!! The windows got installed today!

This is the little alcove at the front of the house on the 2nd floor. It will serve as a study area for Elizabeth. Love these windows by Golden!

We saw them here....

And fell in love. 
Windows: check!

And nor for brick to go with the stone. Still hunting. Found these two today:

 Our stone...

I kinda like this last brick. Has an olde worlde look to it. Can't wait to pick out bathtubs. This exterior stuff is way too stressful! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Stone and Brick - Help!

So now, what brick do you think looks best with this stone...


 Too many choices!

4 Brampton Brick - Madison County

6 Brampton Brick -Crawford (quite red)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Townhouse quickie

We moved into a cute....back up....we squished into a cute townhouse close to town last June, a couple weeks before the house came down (see previous posts). We did what I call a lipstick job on the town house to update it and make it ours for a while. We hope to rent it when we move out (hopefully next April). In the next few days, I'll cover the before and after shots of the townhouse. Unfortunately, I don't have a flash on my iPhone and the black granite sucks in all the light. It actually looks a lot brighter. :)