There will be four fireplaces at the house: one outdoor linear pit, one in the living room (pictured first), one in the office, and a three-sided one in the master bedroom (pictured second).
The stoneyard has dropped off the first installment of stone to be used at the house--not just on the exterior, but throughout the interior as well. The light color of the rocks will contrast nicely with the dark siding that we have lined up.
The plumbers have been moving at ludicrous speed to get things installed.
Installation of water, sewer, and gas lines throughout the house: happening right now.
The master shower features two nozzles, four rain-head units mounted in the ceiling, and steam units to boot.
This is what will be used for the counter-tops in the kitchen alongside the custom table in the dining room. It's going to be gorgeous.
Plenty of big houses have unique features like elevators, interior stonework, or creative layouts. Few of them have a two-story water feature designed to connect people with nature while enjoying one another's company. This is where the water will come down through a hole in the floor into a basin near the entrance to the home.
Although it's been an unusually dry winter, springtime in the high country is always going to be wet. The home is ready for all the storms that will come its way this spring.
A couple of quick peeks at the main staircase and bonus 'secret storage' area above the master suite.
Behind the tarp on the right is Buffalo Mountain with Peak One opposite on the right. This is taken from where the island will be in the kitchen--careful planning ensured that the windows will not block any of the views from the most commonly-used parts of the home.
This is looking up above the counter and appliance from the perspective of the island. The morning sun will filter through these windows offering extensive natural light for a morning cup of coffee and crossword puzzle.
This is taken from the back corner of the kitchen and previews the amazing views this home will offer: unobstructed sights of the Gore and Tenmile ranges.
With the 'private' side of the house fully framed, the 'public' side is coming together nicely. The office is framed with the steel and timbers in place for the rest of the upper level.
Getting ready to start framing the most common area of the house: kitchen, living, and dining rooms. A massive beam will be at the peak of the ceiling with timbers coming down to the walls.
The earth doesn't use radiators or forced hot-air to warm up during the day--the sun heats the ground which then keeps us warm. Radiant in-floor heating does the same thing. Warm air from the floor rises and circulates through the home, which is high in efficiency as well as comfort.
This photo is taken from the living room. The only thing that will obstruct this view is the roof--which won't really obstruct the view.
The two sections of the house are connected with an enclosed bridge--which is now in place. The floor-to-ceiling windows will make it feel like you're outside: one of the many ways we accomplish our design objectives.
From the driveway looking at the social side of the house: cantilevered living room juts out above the family room on the lower level.
Same view as 6 days ago from the north-east corner. Guest room is in the fore-ground with the master suite opening up to the expansive views.
View from the driveway looking at the master suite.
This is the view of the upper-level guest room and master suite from the north-east side of the house.
From the driveway looking at the front door.
No chimney yet for Santa to squeeze through, but the bones are being put in place to make that happen. The house is going to go up FAST.