Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm standing on top of the stepped east retaining wall. This will support the deck and provide some shelter for that John Deere loader in the background, and the F150.
The barnhouse begins to take shape. This shows the double french door entry on the west side and the large 'barndoor' entrance on the south.

Peeling back the forms

Adam inspects the future bath in the cellar. His right hand is holding a stud at the cellar's ceiling height.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

preparing to pour the retaining walls and stem walls

With the foundation poured, MEGA Concrete sets the forms for the 12" thick retaining walls. The big retaining wall on the north side will require about 10 truckloads of concrete.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

This is where it all started.
A simple pole barn design called the Walnut Coach House.

And then about a year later, with the help of Twig Gallemore at Elevation Design & Architecture, we arrived at a two-story barn with a mezzanine.

The foundation and retaining walls

Now we're beginning to go vertical. A 12' retaining wall with some #8 rebar

Excavation for the BarnHouse