15 November 2010

A Year Later

After being more or less finished for a year now, here are some photos of the house taken in October with some of the landscape growing in. Thanks to lots of hard work (on the part of Mom and Dad), the gardens looked amazing by the end of the summer:


A more recent photo of the living room with some of the new furniture and a Tibetan rug from Mom and Dad's most recent adventures:


The house was on the Port Hope house tour this year, and we hosted about 950 people over the course of 6 hours! This was the line up to get inside:





07 December 2009

a port hope christmas

Finally, here are some photos of the (more or less) finished product from halloween...





....and now christmas!
















18 October 2009

landscaping

Here are some long awaited new photos! The landscaping is well on its way to being finished. We had to begin down in the ravine with the patio outside of Mom's studio and the stairs up the east side of the house, and then work our way out of the ravine up to the driveway which will be poured (with concrete of course!) tomorrow morning.

Inside paintings are hung, most things have been organized and unpacked, and the furniture is gradually being acquired and filled in.

To begin, some panoramas of the front with a very cool function on my new camera:





Some of Mom's new plants out front:



The pop-up balcony:



The new stairs and retaining wall on the east side of the house:



Moving inside, the more furnished living room with the new millwork piece on the west wall:



and living room looking in the opposite direction towards the kitchen:



the kitchen with the long awaited light fixtures over the sink:



and the glass panel separating the dining room from the stairwell:


21 July 2009

settling in

Mom and Dad have been in the house for almost a month now and are settling in. I've had a couple of special guests on my latest house visits, Debbie and Ayse, who both took lots of great pictures. Here they are:


















24 June 2009

it's time to move!

....and it's almost done.

outside, most of the siding and soffits are on the back of the house,


the zinc flashings and facias are finally going on,


there's a garage door,


and even a mail slot!


Inside, the ensuite shower has a faucet, tiles....


and a bench,


the kitchen has the beginnings of cupboards and appliances,


and there are lights!




Time to move, I'd say.