We’re starting to put the lid on this thing.
It so exciting to see the roof go up!
Although, I think the framers are much more excited by the steel drum that Builder Gary delivered yesterday. You can see them here warming their hands while they break for lunch.
While they were lunching and warming, I had an explore. I have a healthy respect (fear) of nail guns, so I keep my distance while they are working.
Under this roofline will be the bathroom for our darling daughter. It will be a funny little room just as wide as a bathtub is long and with a sloping ceiling. There was going to be a window in the end, but we decided that the maintenance of having a window in a shower was too problematic and will put in a solar tube, instead.
This is what it looks like from the inside. It needs decorating. And walls. It’s a good thing we nixed the window. With a view like that, we’d never get her out of the shower!
From the back yard, the rooflines are beginning to take shape. with the plywood sheathing up, you can start to see where the windows and doors will be.
I like the way the top windows look crenellated right now. Especially since the two left windows will be son #2’s room. He has such a love for medieval warfare and history, that it’s neat to have his windows look like a battlement at this stage.
They’ll end up being dormers like this, though.
From the inside, the view is pretty spectacular. If anyone did storm the castle from this side, it would be an uphill battle.
Not surprisingly, the living room windows below have the same view, but just not with quite the treetop perspective.
Meanwhile, dear daughter’s bedroom is too chaotic and messy to get a good sense of the view. I wonder if that will be any different after she moves in….?
Here’s a comparison of plan vs. reality. You never quite get the same perspective, since the plans are flat and have no perspective.
Things are starting to take shape! I really hope they get some sheathing on the roof before the rain/sleet/snow in the forecast gets here. I know the framers hope so, too. Then everyone can have a nice easy sheltered job like this fellow adding reinforcements to a supporting wall in the basement.
Now that’s what I call a supporting role!