167 Photos - Aug 12, 2012
Photo: We chose this amazingly cool corner lot for our project.

Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: Land surveying is underway.

Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: Land surveying is underway.
Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: Clearing the land.
Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: Land clearing and prep is almost complete.
Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: Land clearing and fill is complete. Preparing for the foundation pour. Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Looking from the northeast corner. Across the street is my nearest neighbor's home, no one else for quite a way in any direction. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. The biggest staked out rectangle visible is all garage. Finally, space to wrench the bikes comfortably. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Pam's palms are visible behind the stack of steel mesh that will be used to reinforce the concrete. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Looking east-to-west across the garage. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Rebar and the start of plumbing, looking south from the garage into the living room to the kitchen beyond. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Looking east to west, into the office and beyond. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. From the dining room, to the right will be the doorway to the screened lanai - an easy escape from climate control. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Looking from the dining room to the southwest, the lanai on the left. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Plumbing. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. What will eventually become a nice, sheltering pine out front. I guess if I get old enough I may need to take it down when it gets too big. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Looking in from the northwest corner. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. The stake marks the south property line. Looking in from the street there's a nice buffer providing some privacy. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Looking from the middle of the street on the southwest corner. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. There's a bit of an opening on the west side that I may need to fill in. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site.Photo: August 18, 2012 Checking out the project site. Photo by Rick.Photo: August 17, 2012 Trench with rebar. Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 15, 2012 Down the drain! Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 15, 2012 Plumbing. Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 28, 2012 Block is onsite! Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 28, 2012 Looking across the garage at some of the stacks of block. Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 30 2012 Block going up! Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 30 2012 Block going up! Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 30 2012 Block going up! Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: August 30 2012 Block going up! Photo by Lake Weir Living.Photo: September 8, 2012 Getting ready for a roof! Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 8, 2012 Getting ready for a roof! Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Looks like the guy in orange is doing a sound check. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Thinking about where to put the toolboxes, lathe, drillpress... Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Neil and Joe just *know* I'm lovin' that garage, after seeing photos of what I endure today. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 Framing in progress. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 The interior is taking shape. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012 From the street it's starting to look like a home. Hard to believe it was unimproved land last June. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 13, 2012  Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 17, 2012 We've got a roof! Well, the vast majority of one, anyway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012 The roof's almost finished. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012 Builder, Joe (with plans), discussing lanai details with Pam and me wile Neil takes notes. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012 Everyone's busy taking notes at what will eventually be the bar. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012 The cavernous garage-slash-workshop. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012 Taking a break at Gator Joe's on Lake Weir. It was a busy day. This is literally five minutes from our new home. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012 Our builder, Joe. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 The foreground space with the central white pipe is a walk-in shower. Yeah, it really is about 9 by 4 feet. Dual rainfall heads means it'll be like a small room with controlled precipitation. A glass-block wall will soon obscure this view. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 Looking from the living room toward the dining area. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 Ever hear of "love bugs"? Go google 'em, I'll wait. Our visit coincided with one of their bi-annual swarms. It only lasts a few days. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 Taking a closer look, you can see where they got their name. They're screwing. And that's pretty much all they do, _while_ they do everything else. Then they die. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 The office, with the climate-controlled network closet. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 Looking across one of the bedrooms. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 The bar separates the kitchen from the dining area. Pam in the background strides the length of the office. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 Looking into the kitchen from the enclosed lanai. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 Looking southwest out of the lanai. Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012 The enclosed lanai isn't climate controlled, which will create a great buffer between the living areas and the screened deck/pool. Photo by RickPhoto: September 20, 2012 Roof's ready for shingles. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012. Roof almost done. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012. Discussing lanai power, network & AV layout. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012. Reviewing kitchen outlet placement, everyone's taking notes. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012. In the 4-car garage, taking care of details with Joe. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 19, 2012. Looking from the northeast corner of the garage toward the entrance to the home in the far corner. The other door leads to a smallish room for the cats' litterbox, accessible through the laundry room. Ah, customization! Photo by RickPhoto: September 19, 2012. In the foreground, the shower in the master bath. Yeah, it's as big as it looks - about 9 feet long with multiple rainfall-style heads. The glass-block wall will soon obscure this view. Photo by RickPhoto: October 14, 2012 Aerial view of our home under construction. Photo by Neil ShusterPhoto: October 14, 2012 Aerial view of our home under construction. Photo by Neil ShusterPhoto: October 14, 2012 Another aerial view, that's Bay Road - the main drag - on the left. Photo by Neil ShusterPhoto: October 14, 2012 Aerial view of our home under construction. Photo by Neil ShusterPhoto: October 16, 2012 Ductwork going in. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 16, 2012 Ductwork going in. If it looks like a duct, right Neil? Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 16, 2012 Ductwork going in. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 16, 2012 Ductwork going in. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 16, 2012 This is the outfit doing the ductwork. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 18, 2012 Neil: "That's mighty powerful ducts, my friend." Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 22, 2012 End of this workweek, this is where it stands. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 18, 2012 Neil: "My,..what ducts you have..." Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: September 22, 2012 Awesome progress! Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 18, 2012 Neil: "That be some crazy ductwork!" Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 18, 2012 Neil: "Power, Baby." Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 18, 2012 Neil: "Gettin' ready for some power, Baby!" Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 19, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Look at them cords, Baby!..They rock! Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 19, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: It looks like a "blue Christmas" tree. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 19, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Tim put in the lines to power up Plavnicky's domain! Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Spiderweb of cable. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Lighting or ceiling fan? Hard to tell from here. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Serious cables, Dude! Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Inside the box. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Inside the box. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Inside the box. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Inside the box. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Network & power to the lanai. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Network & power on the lanai. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Network & power to the lanai. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: October 24, 2012 Inside a box on the lanai. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 10, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 10, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 10, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 10, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 10, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 10, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 13, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 13, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 13, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 13, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 13, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 13, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 13, 2012 Shingles underway. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 14, 2012 Laying pool forms. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 14, 2012 Adding the steel rebar. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 14, 2012 Adding rebar. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 14, 2012 Gotta have a shower near the pool. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 14, 2012 Digging the pool, measuring the depth. Photo by Fiesta PoolsPhoto: November 14, 2012 Formed and almost ready for concrete. Photo by Fiesta PoolsPhoto: November 14, 2012 Formed and almost ready for concrete, another view. Photo by Fiesta PoolsPhoto: November 16, 2012 A pool with concrete begins to look like a real, live pool. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 21, 2012 From the southeast, the decking surrounding the pool is being staked out. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 21, 2012 The view from inside the pool. Can't wait for a swim! Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 21, 2012 Detail of tile at the waterline. Nice pick, Pam! Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 26, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 26, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 26, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 26, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 26, 2012 Photo by Fiesta PoolPhoto: November 26, 2012 Photo by Fiesta PoolPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: November 27, 2012 Photo by Adriana RosasPhoto: December 1, 2012 Drywall - office, network closet. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 1, 2012 Drywall - living room, dining area. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 1, 2012 Drywall - counter, living room/entry. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 1, 2012 Drywall - walk-in shower. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 1, 2012 Drywall - bedroom. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 1, 2012 Drywall - living room, dining area. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 1, 2012 Drywall - master bedroom. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Lanai doors. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Living room tile work. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Erecting the glass block wall for the shower room in the master bath. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Master bedroom tile. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Laying tile in the guest shower. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Garage space. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Erecting the driveway form. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Grading the front yard. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Pam's palms on the side. Photo by Lake Weir LivingPhoto: December 10, 2012 Southwest corner. Photo by Lake Weir Living