Friday, November 18, 2016

Week 26 & Nearly Done!

The Hardwicke House is nearly done!

North Shore still needs to do the grading on the laneway & once that's done, the front staircase can be built. North Shore is now three weeks behind, from the date they said they would come to grade.
I heard that they have the Miramichi City contract & damn, the city sure needs work, that work then bumps my job. It is said that Monday or Tuesday, the 1st of the week, is now scheduled.
I just joke that North Shore is now on the south shore & is walking back!
Bill will be arriving with the last trailer load this year on Wednesday & I hope that the laneway is graded. With all the rain & mild weather, it is so mucky here.

                                                  Inside Hardwicke House

Front Foyer & Hall, With Foyer Oak Staircase

 These photos were taken this morning. As you can see at the front foyer door, the morning sun greets you. The silhouette of the topiary tree is seen on the left. More photos of the front outside, ...when there are front  stairs.

Standing in the front foyer. I love the grey doors, with the grey slate tile floors!

                        The hallway from the master bedroom, looking down to the foyer.

The foyer, standing in the kitchen. The staircase is finished & now awaits the glass & metal railings.

 There's grey slate on the landing of the staircase. Oak has such beautiful grain lines! The baseboard wrapping the area, really does add a warm,  rich looking touch.

Jeff, the installer, aka - IKEA  kitchen cupboard installer,  was kind to add the cardboard with painters tape on each stair tread. So much moving in still has to be done. Thanks Jeff!

The Laundry/Mudroom

                                             The laundry room, off my dressing room.

 The laundry room has a 3/4 slate wall, there's going to be hangers above it. Wet coats, when the coat hooks (which are stag heads!) are installed, will hang to dry there, making this area the mudroom.

The Kitchen - Dining Room

 It has a nice open feel to it, this is the view from the pantry door. I should have removed my camera bag & purse, off the counter. I came in & made myself at home! lol

 This is the work station triangle, it's nice & tight, hopefully it will function as planned!

The island as seen from the dining room. The dining room light has been measured to be center on the oval table.

 The view of the dining room with the garden doors going to the sun porch or what we call our three  season room.

 The pantry door on the right, is a pocket door & opening it, is such a delight as there is a good size window in that room, so the natural light is always there. With the front porch outside of the pantry wall, the heat should not be that intense during the summer months, time will tell.

A view from the dining room, looking into the kitchen. I think the triptych of lights over the island, really make that area. I chose that style as it reminded me of the top a of lighthouse.

Great Room Update

 The painter, Leopold & his son,  had time to put two primer coats & two paint coats, on the staircase.

                                    I just love how bright & clean the room now looks!

                                            The chandelier is even more noticeable too!
 The stair treads & floor, will be sanded, stained, & sealed in February 2017. I'm going with a similar look to the satair treads in the front foyer. I know with those being oak & this room being pine, it will not be a match, I'm just hoping to lose that orange colour & replace it with a warm brown.

Upstairs We Go!

 This is the view on the mezzanine from the great room, it shows the sitting area upstairs & to the left....

                         The guest bathroom & yes you can see the morning sun shining through!

Remember this photo? Well if you go through that door... it goes to the upper mezzanine, that over looks the front foyer.

 Railings are on order & will be installed... sooner than later, I'm hoping.
The chandelier looks great hanging there!

                         And at night, it can been seen through the triptych of windows.

I could not help but notice that the stickers for the warning of bulb wattage were left on!
It is noticeable when your on the mezzanine, looking at it. Details, details. lol

Stained Glass Room

 The kitchen has been installed & I like the warm feeling that the dark wooden cabinets give the room.

 The counter top goes to the wall as I want to store garbage cans, with wheels, under it.

 The utility sink will be used to wash the glass, after it has been soldered.

                        The view from that room this morning... I know I'm going to like it here!

 The view, with the window at my back. The glass doors will allow the daylight to shine through.

 Well there you have it, well some of it. Bill will be arriving on Wednesday & we're moving in on Thursday. This is so exciting for us, we've never had a new build ever! It's such a new adventure for us & it's everything that we need, under one roof!
Our children are happy & excited with us & some will be joining us for our 2nd Christmas in this Hardwicke House. It will be much warmer this year.
I'm hoping that the issues with the geothermal are resolved as it's running on electricity right now & that is one costly bill here in New Brunswick, specially for a house of that size!

As more is done, I'll keep up updated & the Christmas photos too!

Thank you for stopping by to view this post. I know your as pleased with all of this as I am.
Remember photos like this?

Last May, when this started,  I did think... oh my what have I done?!
This is where the all those beautiful pictures & the new addition is located. Wow!

Dreams do come true!

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!


1 comment:

  1. Wow! The progress is amazing! Luv the panel doors and the grey is great! Also luv your choices in lighting, the 3 in the kitchen are so appropriate for a home with an ocean view, and your Chandelier is fab. You are going to have such a wonderful new home. Enjoy - you deserve it :)