House Update - Misc. Projects

Time once again to catch the blog up with some of the projects that have been happening around the house...

Boy's Bathroom Sinks (Alape Bucket Sink) & Medicine Cabinets. Hopefully this will be an easy (easier?) space for the boys to keep clean. 

Boy's Bathroom Sinks (Alape Bucket Sink) & Medicine Cabinets. Hopefully this will be an easy (easier?) space for the boys to keep clean. 

Wall Mounted Soap Dispenser and Wall Mounted Mop Sink Faucets

Wall Mounted Soap Dispenser and Wall Mounted Mop Sink Faucets

Concrete poured this summer in the courtyard area. The ground level decks that will wrap under and around the south end of the house, along with final grading, will have to wait till next summer.

Concrete poured this summer in the courtyard area. The ground level decks that will wrap under and around the south end of the house, along with final grading, will have to wait till next summer.

Concrete walk out to the driveway with stairs. This has become a great covered, outdoor room as well as a passage way. 

Concrete walk out to the driveway with stairs. This has become a great covered, outdoor room as well as a passage way. 

The first light box was constructed for the ceiling. These are not easy and will be slow going. What an amazing impact they will have on the light in the space!

The first light box was constructed for the ceiling. These are not easy and will be slow going. What an amazing impact they will have on the light in the space!

After the concrete work was done, we got some grass growing to complete the inlay pattern in the courtyard. We also got these shelves built to hold some of our wood supply for the winter. This is a great place for the wood to finish drying and is an amazing wall of texture in the courtyard. Both highly ordered samples of nature, along with the framed view to the south of the open field and vegetable garden. These stand as a contrast, as the house transitions into the more untended woods setting. 

After the concrete work was done, we got some grass growing to complete the inlay pattern in the courtyard. We also got these shelves built to hold some of our wood supply for the winter. This is a great place for the wood to finish drying and is an amazing wall of texture in the courtyard. Both highly ordered samples of nature, along with the framed view to the south of the open field and vegetable garden. These stand as a contrast, as the house transitions into the more untended woods setting. 

While aesthetically tempting to not take wood for daily use off this wall, it has been perhaps more meaningful to see the passage of time showing itself by the depletion of wood on the shelves. This doorway in the shelf leads into our utility room where the wood boiler sits. Great proximity, that makes grabbing wood easy.

While aesthetically tempting to not take wood for daily use off this wall, it has been perhaps more meaningful to see the passage of time showing itself by the depletion of wood on the shelves. This doorway in the shelf leads into our utility room where the wood boiler sits. Great proximity, that makes grabbing wood easy.

This is also proving to be a great setting for parties and a band!

This is also proving to be a great setting for parties and a band!

Washing this wall of wood with light gives it a stunning effect at night.

Washing this wall of wood with light gives it a stunning effect at night.

This view shows me how much work there is still to do, but I also see the finished work beginning to emerge. This repetition of form and void is primary to the experience of movement through the house.

This view shows me how much work there is still to do, but I also see the finished work beginning to emerge. This repetition of form and void is primary to the experience of movement through the house.