The Ashland House: An Update

Lots going on at The Ashland House this week. The decking finally arrived

and was placed in the future classroom:

Decking Material

Man made, low maintenance and currently dusty from all of the drywall work being done.  In the sun it looks like weathered teak.   

Here are some pictures of our deck frame as of yesterday:

West Steps to Back Porch

Stairs to the West patiently waiting to be finished.

East Steps to Porch

Stairs facing East.  These stairs are just as patient as the ones facing West.  These stairs also lead into the side yard/future play scape for the kiddos.

Now for a quick tour of the first floor of The Ashland House as of 2:20 pm CST yesterday via photo:

Front Entrance Drywalled

Front Entrance

Dining Room to Living Room

Looking into the living room from the dining room.  The front entrance is to the left of the bay of windows.

Living Room to Dining Room

Looking from the living room into the dining room.

Dining Room to Kitchen

Looking into the kitchen area from the dining room.  Beyond the kitchen is the future classroom for Joyful Day Montessori.

Classroom to Kitchen

Here’s a view of the kitchen from the future classroom.  Those white pipes are for the sink in the peninsula.

Future Office

This is the future home office located across from the kitchen.

Drywall Type in Majority of Home

Here is the type of drywall that’s going in… because you are dying to know, right?!

Since I last posted an update the guys were able to put siding on an additional dormer:

Dormers with Siding

The colors don’t appear to make sense now but they will.  Trust me.  Also, keep in mind the gutters are not up yet.  😉

That’s all for now.  As always, thanks for reading and have a Joyful Day!

xo Whitney


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    1. Julie Denise

      I was worried about the type of drywall…woooh, thanks for sharing! Love the upstairs windows and architecturally how the house looks with the second floor can’t wait to hang out on the front and back porches and the inside 🙂

    2. Valerie (the evil brick painter!)

      Love your newly-exposed Chicago brick! Have you thought about painting the porch brick? Just kidding! (or am I?!?)