The city house is very close to Mr. CH's downtown office, and we are building in a historic neighborhood.
Here are some photos of the first floor framing going up.
You can see just how close this house is to the neighbor's. These lots are notoriously small, but I say "Less to mow!" This room is going to be the living room/kitchen/breakfast room.
Here is the second story being framed.
Okay did you see that? Mr CH agreed to build a garage apartment! Right now the plan is to leave it unfinished, but that means one thing to me... S T O R A G E!! We are talking to the builder about maybe finishing it out, but we are still working on the details.
The house is up about 2 ft off the ground on a pier and beam foundation. Because this is a historic area, the houses are all built up high rather than on a typical concrete slab foundation. We are going to have a covered front and back porch, but much smaller than the big one at the ranch.
I'm not sure my daughter will have much of a view from her window, since there's a big pear tree there.
I've been picking out appliances, lighting, plumbing fixtures, doors, brick, stone, and paint. I'll be sharing all of those selections with you later.