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9 weeks post demo.

houseshinglesNine weeks ago I almost vomited on the street when I saw the entire house knocked to the ground. Today I actually enjoy driving over there to see the progress.

It’s incredibly strange to see this “new” house transformed, because we didn’t intend on a full demo, people probably drive by and think it just IMG_0741got a face lift.

Or maybe not….

Crazy. I really love that we are staying with the “Tega Cay” look, minus the whole “Polynesian” thing. Unless I find some really great yard ornament to tie it all in. Like a tiki bar on the dock, maybe.

As excited as I get to take pictures of the interior transformation, it just looks like space and sticks. Walls won’t be put up for another few weeks, but here are a few pictures from this week:

housedoor  VS IMG_0752


houefoyer1 foyer housefoyer

A Groin vault was added at the door. The house was previously a box with 8 ft ceilings throughout the up and downstairs. Now, the new mudroom, kitchen, bathrooms, Shaye’s room and the dining (which will be coffered) are 9, the rest have vaulted ceilings.

housestairs foyer1

No more climbing a tunnel, the rod iron railing won’t box in the narrow stairs.

There are no walls on the first floor, no more rat maze–from family room to kitchen, from kitchen to family room.

house2stfloor house1stfloor

The lanai door (wait, is that polynesian??) and beadboard ceilings are so purrtee.

housebackdoor housebeadboard


houseshingles2 and the hardiplank/shake shingle, I love New England style homes, and this is going to be painted “Alpaca”. Because Alpaca sounds fancier than grayish white. Next week the stone goes up in the front, until then, I will leave you with the soothing view of this, while imagining my ever growing pile of bills. Enjoy.

ps- can someone PLEASE come buy my BAX house?? Or send me a statue of St. Joseph, that would be mighty nice, too….


(notice the water is blueish instead of poo-ish today….)


April 15th-20th house update.

I hadn’t been over to the house for a few days, and headed over on Monday afternoon.
I saw this:
mom 439Yeah, that use to be the house. Once I was able to stand, and pulled my upside down head from between my legs and the panic attack subsided, I did see something going up

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The 12 foot rear addition. And with that, I had to leave. Two days later it was better:

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and by Friday we officially were going in the right direction…..UP.

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Okay, walls going up. The 12 foot addition is added to the back, and I can make out the rooms on the 1st floor. The biggest change to the house was adjusting the original floor plan (which sucked because it was awkward). What use to be a family room is now a kitchen and pantry.

fireplace1  fireplace2

friday322-kitchenfamilyroom mom 512

The wall left of the fireplace use to butt up to the garage, but we replaced that space with a walk in pantry that will have an entrance in/out to the garage.

foyer dining


dining room lost all of its walls, because they were stupid.

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 family room changes:

fam2 fam5


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Tunnel hall is how a mudroom:

hall mom 479


and the Master changes include the former little walk in connected to bath, is now to separate master walk-ins.

master mom 481

master1 mom 485


What use to be a wall on the left, was bumped into living room space to make a new bathroom.

master2 mom 480


I really cannot believe how fast things can move. I have a feeling if everything goes according to plan, this coming week is going to fly. (I hope!)



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