From left to right, this is looking at the kitchen, butler's pantry (sadly it does not come with a butler), dining room and guest room/office.
This is the place that will house our giant 12' sliding door from the living room to the back patio and yard. One of my stickler-items was to have an open-feeling living room, so those two weeks a year when Houston weather is divine, we can enjoy the openness. The 3 large glass sliding door panels will slide completely into wall. I haven't quite figured out how we will combat mosquitoes with this but that's just details, right? (Wrong.)
Looking at the front of the house, the guest room is on the left, front door in the middle and garage on the right.
Hello from the front entry! A long hallway goes straight through the middle of the house so hopefully there will be a good view of the back from the front.
Then in week 5 the second floor started going up! The kids got to walk through their bedrooms for the first time and Lilly's response was "I have to share a bathroom AGAIN?" She had a long lecture on entitled attitudes after that and how she is lucky we didn't put them in the same room so Mama could have a yoga/craft/wrapping room (what? It could be a thing!).
Peaking at the steps, we found our first design problem. The ceiling clearance going from first to second floor isn't quite 6'8" (code height) so there will be some re-engineering of the trusses in that area.
This is the view of the middle hallway from the back. Just past the stairs on the left is the mud room coming from the garage and I am so excited to not have backpacks/diaper bags/purses/laptop bags strewn all over the kitchen. Which they better not be. AHEM.
Lilly scopes the kitchen while Andrew stairs dreamy-eyed at the cellar. I had to refrain from writing his cellar because that starts a whole mess of arguments that's not even worth the breath, but suffice to say, he is really REALLY excited about the refrigerated closet that will house his beer collection, and some wine.