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The Norman Cottage - Kewadin Michigan

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The drywall continues.

Monday, October 23, 2006 - The drywall is now being finished and the rounded corners are looking great.


The windows and the corners are all rounded off and look very nice. 


The window at the master bedroom.


The process.  There is a corner bead that is placed and then it is mudded to look like it does above.  The living room has the first layer of tape on it.  There is alot more work to do.

The project status.

Friday, October 13, 2006 - Snow and cold is the words today.  In Traverse City there is 4" of that white stuff.  At the site, we have cold and 40 mph winds.


This is the only wall that needs to be completed with siding.  The soffit and the beams have detailed out very well. 


This is the pvc line that was requested by Great Lakes Energy to get between the house and the garage.  The power line was ran and they will be back on Monday or Tuesday to set the permanent meter.


The drywall is hung but there are we have a punch list of areas that still need board.  The finishers have started preparing the walls for mud.

The Landscaping phase one is complete.

Saturday, October 7, 2006 - The Landscaping retaining walls have been completed and look great!!


The timbers are in place and have softened the grade lines at the egress window location.  Notice that the stone is placed at a 60 degree angle also.

The status of the drywall is that it is still underway.  This is a very messy process.  The siding is going well and the lakeside upper deck area is the last that needs to be completed before the painters start.


The entry side of the house is complete and here are the beam details at the entry.  This finished up very nice and has a great feel about it as you walk to the front door.

The Landscaping has started.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 - The Landscaping has begun and they are working on the egress window location.  Check back in a few days to see the progress.

They are currently digging and moving the earth at this time to get ready to set the first timbers.


The planter box has been sided and looks great.


The siding still has a way to go but we are getting close to the end.


The "temporary" step to the entry deck has been built and really doesn't look temporary.