While we were here for ten days...
|Well, we were only at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for five nights (the other five in Waikiki). The hotel itself is a wonderful modernist building from the 1960s that is much more elegant in person than it is in pictures. A really lovely place to stay. They have created a really fun microsite for the hotel that starts to get at the groove of the place.|
...a lot of stuff happened at the house.
The last time I was at the house was on February 27th. Demo had continued inside in spots and the footings had been poured in the big hole in back.
|The two deep window wells allow for emergency egress for the bedroom in the new basement.|
|Basement floor plan for new addition. You can see the egress wells on the left.|
|New steel header above the old French windows.|
|The open space to the left used to be the exterior wall of our kitchen.|
|Plan of the first floor of the addition. The blue arrow shows the general view point of the previous picture.|
|The masonry under the new steel beam will also be demolished.|
|New steel framing starts to give a sense of he new space. The place where the beam gets shallower is to accommodate the new decking--so that when you walk out of our new master bedroom you still have a slight step down to the surface of the deck.|
|You can see what that new beam insertion looks like from the inside. The window is our former master bath and is about in the place of the new closets in the master bedroom.|
|Taken from our master bedroom looking into the old kitchen and out to what will be the first floor of the addition.|
|Slightly different view of the same.|
|Its amazing how small unfinished space looks. A view of the new basement bedroom taken from what will be a new laundry and mechanical room.|
|I'm glad I don't have to understand what is going on here.|