8th in 2014 New Vienna House Series
Now that the roof has been put on, our house is really starting to feel like a home (okay, a carpenter’s home).
I have seen this house in the drawing for a while but it is always interesting to see the walls get laid out and rooms really start to take shape. Room dimensions are especially important in the end, so placing the walls exactly as designed is essential.
Parts like stairs come in from off site manufacturers who build them exactly to the plan and deliver them ready for installation.
This home does have 10′ ceilings on the first floor, so there will be plenty of crown molding and oversize trim work.
And now that it is under-roof and dry, a lot of work can get done. Specifically having the electrician come in and start the wiring layout, and the plumber to do his job.
Everything is done in sequence but before the drywall gets put up the builder and buyer will meet to see if there are any adjustments or recessed lights that should be added or moved.
As you can see, the front porch which was created as part of the foundation has been filled with soil which shall be compacted before the porch floor is installed.
From the rear view, the house overlooks a wonderful yard from all three levels.
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This part of the process is highly visual so please check out the photos. There are almost 200 photos now, and you can follow this project to a moment in time before the little old Vienna VA house was torn down, and you will follow along with the building and design for months.
When this project started, I thought it would be fun for the Vienna Real Estate Blog to actually follow a custom built home get custom-built. It just made sense and I wondered why I had not done it before? The reason probably had to do with taking better iPhone photos and having a nice Cannon DSLR with a wide angle lens. There have been a lot of lost real estate action photography…
As I get tossing and turning on this project, I am always open to suggestions or questions. Let me know below and I will do my best to answer.