This blog documents the progress of our super-cool, pre-fab home "somewhere" in the wilds of Northwest Arkansas. Rocio Romero designed the home, model LVL, and incorporated our custom modifications. GC Don Lourie is doing the build and architect Brad Satterwhite is providing additional ingenuity.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

So Close

But yet so far. Heidi and I made a down-and-back run to Arkansas Saturday to deliver toilets, faucets and mirrors. While there, we caught up with Don, shot some pics and measured a few spaces. Everything seemed to be humming along.

Then, Monday came. A few critical path items jumped the track and will push us back about a week.
  1. The stainless kitchen cabinets we ordered from Lasertron will be delayed due to an email mixup.
  2. The heat won't be connected for two weeks, which delays the floor installation.
  3. We found out cultured marble won't work for the tub or bathroom sinks and devised a Plan B (Neptune Zen Soaker Tub and custom-fabricated under-mount stainless trough sinks).
  4. And, last, but not least, the company Don scheduled to prime the drywall bumped us a week.
I guess these things happen in building. It's just wild that they all happened in the last two days.

Here are the updated shots from Saturday. As you might expect, we're getting very excited and anxious!


Ryan said...

Looks great! I like that you went for a color on the exterior instead of the usual grey.

Captain Jim42 said...


Hopefully, you'll be in by Christmas!

The photos show how open, bright, large, and welcoming the living space, deck, and outside are together. A large contrast from 3635 Holmes craftman style, so it will be a refreshing getaway site.

The siding color looks fine...a rusty red?

Captain Jim

lauraflaura said...

SOOOOOO jealous!!!!! Congrats.