Here’s an update on a project we started last year in the Cedar Heights subdivision of Blind Bay. Our owners, who are from the Lower Mainland, hired us to build their dream home which, in their case, was a traditional log home with an array of green features, including a geothermal heating system. We’ve been working steadily on the home, which offers stunning views of Copper Island and the Shuswap Lake.
This ambitious project has had a few delays, as it has required the clients to make a significant number of choices and changes along the way. For example, we’re currently waiting for final paint colour selections for the interior. We’re doing our best to adjust our schedules as we work together to finalize these important choices, which can be difficult without the guidance of a professional interior designer.
With the exception of deck railing and some upper deck fascia, all exterior siding is complete, chinked and stained. European gutters have been installed and chain downspouts are scheduled for install. Top mounted rail-less glass deck railing is also scheduled for install. The overhead garage door has been ordered, and we’re waiting for painting to complete prior to install. The Septic tank and field are also complete. We’re currently helping our clients arrange for landscapers for a rock retaining wall and other areas.
Inside, our staff and trades are completely comfortable, as the all-floor radiant heat is now active. On the upper floor, we’re currently installing the stained tongue and groove panelling. The Sun room beams and wall finishing are underway. Fir doors and trims have been ordered and will be stained on site. Construction of the custom-stained wood staircase is well underway. Cabinet materials have been selected, but installation is on hold pending paint colour choices.
This home also features a dumbwaiter, which has been installed for three floors, and can be used for firewood, laundry or snacks. The sauna rough in is complete and ready for final install. And masonry material has been ordered for interior fireplaces and exterior posts.
Watch for more updates over the next few months.