It’s a house!

Framing is wrapping up, and now we can see that it really is a house.  Plumbing and roofing should begin next week, with siding soon after–which means we need to settle our discussions about the exterior color.   What do you think, a dark, dark gray exterior, or a bright, ashy, cream exterior?   Both are great modern looks, but we can only choose one.

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Onward and Upward

After a short intermission, the first floor walls were quick to raise, and today, the second floor begins to take shape.  Walking through rough framing can often feel constricting, but not 654 Homewood.   You can already feel the airiness of the first floor, from the kitchen opening into the dining room opening to the great room with its view to the backyard.

Home with a Steel Spine

It may not seem like much, but that simple steel cross-beam that went in today, is one of the most important structural elements of any home and provides the confidence to build up–much like the spine of the house.  With this in, we look excitedly forward to the beginning of framing.

Basement All Tucked In

The brand new basement is all “tucked in” now with backfill returning the soil to the soon-to-be front and backyard.  Foundational utilities are all set, and soon the framing will begin to rise, to outline the silhouette of a beautiful new house.

A Basement Rising

Rising from the brand new foundations that were poured last week, the basement walls take shape. This is one of the fun phases of construction where you can see a lot of progress really quickly–if only the whole project could move so quickly.

We’ll be offering 654 Homewood with an unfinished basement, but if a buyer takes advantage of our negotiable pre-sale offer, they’ll have the opportunity to add a finished basement as a paid upgrade. Other upgrades options could include fixture and appliance selection, if negotiated early enough in the project.

Foundations Poured

Construction is officially rolling now with foundations for our new home poured and curing. There’s no turning back now. By this fall, we’ll have a beautiful new four-bedroom home available for a family to move in.

654 Homewood – Where We Began

The original 654 Homewood was three-bedroom/one-bath house built in 1902 and home to a few families over the years. Eventually though, years of neglect left the home uninhabitable and an eyesore for the neighborhood. The deterioration of the house as a whole left us with no other option than to raise the house to the ground and start fresh, where we could offer the community a fresh, modern-construction home that would fit comfortably into the neighborhood.

See the Current Project page for more about our goals for 654 Homewood.