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We have started construction!!

Posted by finethreads (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 14 at 10:45

We have just started construction of our new home in the Florida Panhandle. Just a few steps from the beach.

Lots are small here so we had to be a little creative in our design to maximize space usage. We designed it to be old age friendly with two masters on the main level. Both main floor baths have no threshold showers with trench drains.

The room over the garage is a studio for our business with lots of heated and cooled storage along the sides. We are pre plumbing this area for another full bath.

House is our main residence, but will rent for 2-3 months during our high (hot) season.

Comments welcome!

This post was edited by finethreads on Tue, Jul 29, 14 at 8:22


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Foundation started last week!


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Hi finethreads,
Looking good! You must be excited about getting construction underway.
Question and a thought -- will you be using the studio area to store your things during the rental months? Would it be useful to have a separate exterior entrance to that space? Depending on the ceiling height, maybe over the wood deck next to the garage doors? You might need to steal some space from the bunk room. Just throwing that out there.
Good luck!


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Hello, yes that area over the garage will be our storage when we rent. Great idea on the separate entrance. We did briefly consider that, but were so overwhelmed with the cost overruns we incurred as a result of other design changes, including additional square feet, that we passed on it. Thanks for the encouraging words!


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Stem wall and piers were filled with concrete; garage pad poured. Moving right along!


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Framing is progressing nicely


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We are saving a lot of the original Live Oak trees in the front of the house and garage. We will cull out a few, leaving the healthy and best placed.

First change order - we are following our designer's recommendation and using open cell spray foam on the rafters, knee walls and gable ends. That way our ductwork will travel through semi conditioned attics.


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The front of the house is currently hidden by approximately 26 Live Oak trees and a couple of Magnolia trees. Lots of nice native vegetation to work with when we get to the landscaping stage.


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Finethreads - Looking very nice. When its finished, I want to rent it but due to my build, I am sure I won't be able to afford it. ;)


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