Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The pool room develops

The most unique feature of our new house is the indoor pool room. The pool itself will be on the walkout basement level. There are windows from the main floor living room looking onto the pool at the high end of the room and windows on the low end of the room that look out onto our valley. We also are putting skylights in the roof. I've been nervous and excited about seeing the walls and roof go up in that room. As luck would have it, that it was the last part of the main structure to go up. I understand it needed the rest of the house to lean on to but it didn't make the wait any easier. Today we headed up north to see it for the first time.

The light in the living room is fantastic and the view down are both wonderful. The pool room walls still look eerily high but in a good way. John loves the hotel feel of it. I did lose the eastern view out the breakfast nook windows but it's something I expected and can live with. I'm thinking that it might be a good spot to set up bird feeders for the cats to watch. Maybe it could keep Abbie and Nelson out of my cooking! There were the beginnings of plumbing and duct work but I was too absorbed in the pool room to get any pictures of Alex's tub and the vents in our bedroom. Also, the shingles are being installed. Here are the pictures:

The front of the house, shingles are starting to go up The south west side of the house with the pool walls and roof up Looking into the pool room from outsideThe main floor living room The main floor living room windows,
lower windows look onto the pool, upper to the outside
Looking onto the pool room from the hallway windows Looking onto the pool room from the downstairs family room,
the pool is covered by a large plywood platform now that all the cement has been poured.
The south west corner of the pool room,
I swear there is a pool under there!
Looking up at the skylights,
one row is blocked by the scaffolding The north east corner of the pool room,
these windows look onto the mainfloor hallway.
A view of the north east corner of the pool room from the south west,
the little window goes to the master bedroom.
The door to the downstairs family room,
above are the windows to the living room The space for the skylights,
each are just under 4 foot by 4 foot The compromised eastern view from the breakfast nook,
there is still a lot of light from these windows and a good western view of forest.

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