GOOD NEWS!!!! my client/daughter is pleased with construction progress (so far!). yesterday, we had the first opportunity to “tour” the house with most exterior walls in place. access to the house was unimpeded, so jessica could get in and roll around and begin to get a real sense for the spaces on the first floor as well as the backyard and front entry court, both important outdoor spaces.
jessica liked what she saw and experienced. the backyard is large enough to provide enclosed exercise space for dogs murphy and cash. the house will be flooded with daylight – this will help the smallish house feel spacious and reduce energy costs (less dependence upon electrified lighting!). jessica was satisfied the house is of sufficient distance from the street (for privacy), yet it is consistent with the other houses in the neighborhood. and, the master suite appears to be of ample size, including jessica’s studio space that will be baby boy’s nursery for the first year, or so!
BTW, the little guy (currently referred to as “rupert” – its a long story) is due to arrive on october 25. so, my varied project roles will soon include GRANDPA! i gotta hurry up and get this house finished….