Many of you know I built my own house, acting as owner/builder last year as documented on the old blog with stories of Woody, my redneck contractor and Rancher Ed. I love my house- especially since I got to design and pick everything out. Since my old blog was deleted, I will repost old information from time to time.
For new blog readers, here are some pictures of the house. My house is set on 5 acres, among a large cattle ranch with oak trees. It is a one story home with 8 foot tall doors and even taller ceilings. The master is deluxe and has both a library and studio:
(In case you notice a ladder in the pic above: that to keep the cows out)
and the view out any windows:
And last, but not least… my studio before I messed it up with art stuff:
I love my house, but now need to plan the landscaping. I will design most of it, in case you are curious, and have already drawn the plans for the front. This fall, we will install the landscaping according to my design. The hardscape (walkways, patio) are already in.
We also need to finish the entrance gate, complete with communication system, lighting and other doo-dads. The entrance pillars and gate will also have a similar stone finish as shown in the lighting photo.
I hope to show you any progress we make over the full process. We are taking our time, and will do most of the work ourselves if we can. Obviously, parts of it we need to hire out- such as the stone mason work.
Enjoy your Sunday!! Regards, Carla