progress at the Farmhouse

Hey, it’s Doug.  Things are really moving along at the Farmhouse project Hannon and I are working on here in Birmingham and we wanted to show you some updated photos of the house.

The drive up to the house is so beautiful!  Check out that shiny new galvanized roof.

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The deep and wide front porch is finally starting to be framed on the front of the house.  I really wish that last little bit of siding would be painted…that yellow primer is driving me crazy!  Eventually crisp black shutters will be installed on all the windows.

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Inside all the framing is completed and plumbing and wiring is wrapping up.  Soon sheetrock and wood planking will begin to cover the walls.  The view above is in the kitchen looking towards what will be a sunny Breakfast Room overlooking the back yard.  Reclaimed white oak beams will run from side to side in the room.

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In the adjacent Family Room, big windows and a pair of french doors overlook what will be a screened porch with a stone fireplace.  White painted wood planking and rustic beams will soon appear in this room too.

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I’m amazed with how the curved front staircase is being built.  A special stair builder is on site creating this intricate element of the interior…the run from the first floor to second floor is almost complete but there’s another flight that will lead to the basement that still has to be built.

There’s Hannon, inspecting some framing upstairs.

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While the contractors are busy completing the bones of the house, we’ve already started  selecting fixtures and finishes.  Because our clients won’t move to Birmingham until the house is complete, we’ve been emailing and UPS’ing everything we’ve selected to Texas for final approval.

We sent these boards with tile samples out last week.   We’re excited to see these finishes come to life over the next few months!

We’ll keep you posted as the house progresses…it’s going to be beautiful!  Have a great week, everyone!

Our Five Favorite Things {Hannon & Kristina}

We realized it’s been a few years since we shared a few of our favorite things [que The Sound of Music…] and lots has changed around here! Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we all share a few of our cant-live-without products, hobbies & past times.

{Hannon-Mountain Brook}

1. A Saturday of doing nothing but relaxing by a pool with a stack of design magazines.

2. The Lululemon Stride Jacket. It's the most comfortable piece of clothing I own & it makes exercising less miserable.

3. Hot Tamales. I can eat a whole box in one sitting & should probably cut that habit soon.

4. Stella by Stella McCartney. If I had a 'signature scent' this would be it!

5. Mac, ny nephew. He's the cutest kid on the planet & he is currently working on saying 'Hanny'.

{Kristina-Rosemary Beach}

1. J. Crew Suitcase.....I love me some yellow & a suitcase making this an unbeatable combination!

2. Kitchenaid Mixer. It's pink & it mixes cake for you. I'll take one in every color!

3. The 50/50 Project. Local artists designed the State's mottos with a fresh new perspective. Love Florida's!

4. Lifeproof Case-you can put your iPhone underwater & it won't get wet! I have tested this.

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5. Bote Paddleboards. They are manufactured near by in Destin, FL by Auburn Grads!