Time not only flies when you're having fun. It zooms by when you're pulling your hair out. So, I know it's been months since I posted. It has been an experience I wouldn't wish on an enemy. It's almost done.( I think I believed that 6 months ago) Not sure I believe it yet. We are only waiting for lot grading, a driveway, a couple of interior doors, a new front door, and some handrails for the entrances and the completion of exterior painting, and most importantly the CO (Certificate of Occupancy) from the town so we can live here (we're currently on a temporary CO).
Here's a walk through the house. We love it. Our Kids love it. The grandkids love it. So it was worth it!
|Great room from the second floor. TV cabinet not yet installed over the fireplace.|
Can be seen in a later picture.
Front door in background of Dining Room. Front door if you recall was a custom made 42 inch mahogany door. It's being replaced on Wednesday morning this week because it split and warped.
Turning around from the picture above you see the kitchen. Custom made cabinets by Mr. Paul's Cabinets http://www.mrpaulscabinets.com/ Granite counter-tops throughout the kitchen, and all bathroom vanities: http://www.aphroditemarbleandgranite.com/
Continuing from the kitchen to the rear of the house, the driveway side entrance is on the right as you proceed to the great room. The TV in it's cabinet is visible on the back wall.
From the 2nd floor overlook-The great room in one of it's many looks. Every visible piece of furniture and some others have been moved around to each of the available spaces in the room to capture a casual feel. This picture is iteration #8 or 13. I lost count and interest at #2.
The largest 2nd floor bedroom has 2 trundle beds and can sleep all 5 grand-kids when a blowup single is added.
The back (year round) porch gets the morning sun and is quiet and relaxing. The windowed door on the left leads to the office room, seen in the follow on picture.
Off the back porch, with doors from the porch and the great room, is a small mahogany deck with stairs leading down to small brick/concrete patio.
The soon to be replaced front door shown for the roof brackets similar to the one on the side porch seen next
The driveway waiting for new straight curbing(that's another story) and a sea shell surface. Promised for this week!
Finally a beautiful Manasquan sunrise. Come visit!