Jan and Don Darr are building a new home about 5 miles further west of their current house. The plan has been approved and many of the fixtures have been specified prior to them getting busy with work again. This page will show the progress as their new home raises from the Virginia soil !
Early August 2006
The new lot and proud owners.
Cleared lot, ready for construction.
8/13 - driveway roughed in.
9/15 - Jan and the new footers.
9/15 - footers poured. Can you infer the floor plan from this ?
10/6 - Finially something coming out of the ground !
10/7 - The foundation
10/13 - Floor framing started
10/13 - Detail of composite lumber floor joists
10/16 - More framing going up
10/18 - Don looks good behind bars !
10/20 - Second floor goes up
10/29 - View from second floor
11/1 - Taking shape
11/11 - Roof joists going up
11/11 - Looks nice through the trees
11/14 - With a roof, the house is starting to look like one
11/16 - New front door (in garage)
11/20 - Family room windows
11/30 - Main stairs
11/300 - Master bath
12/17 - Chimney scaffolding
12/25 - Jan and prep sink area (Xmass gift)
12/28 - Jan and Dave on 2nd floor
1/6 - The House from distance
1/13 - Begining Siding
1/13 - Main Fireplace
1/15 - Stone going up
1/16 - A maze of tools
1/16 - Siding progressing
1/20 - The Moose departs from Blue Lake Drive
1/20 - Moose moving party !
1/25 - Evening sun relects off the completed siding on the rear of the house
1/25 - Front of house
2/7 - Roof going on