Erecting a 600 pound roof beam using a scaffold and winch system, it just took a few minutes to hoist the beam into the column cap connectors.
Connell Homes constructed the ICF foundation in the fall before frost conditions and has initiated the framing this January, the post and beam superstructure will be shipped to site this week.
The cottage has integrated nicely with the building sites bedrock conditions.
This aerial Phantom 4 shot shows the two volumes integration with the building sites sloped topography. North Steel is erecting the 12' X 48' cantilevered steel deck from the common living space and screened in porch located between the two floor systems.
The lake elevation features floor to ceiling patio doors, a four foot roof cant on both elevations will block the high angle summer sun from penetrating the interior space.
TJS Construction has completed the decking and exterior finishing, the lake side exterior room and opposite elevation covered entrance walls will feature a rolled steel application.
Dewayen Simms Construction has completed the ICF foundation on the lower and main floor levels. The ICF system will continue from the main floor volume to the third floor along the rear and partially along the side elevations to facilitate the sites topography.
The radiant floor pex system, plumbing rough-in and concrete floor are completed. Hopkins Crane Service off loaded the first floor framing from the elevated parking pad to the sub-floor.
Vic West AD 300 steel siding has been applied and the soffit & fascia completed. The color choice was specified to integrate with the existing structures wood finish exterior.
This Barred Owl visited me the other night while chilling out on the deck, it was content to sit and have its photo taken. Before hand I heard it flying through the forest hooting "Who cooks for you".
Tom Prentice Construction excavated the sloped bedrock building footprint with a 22 ton hoe. Two connected structures will be elevated onto steel piers above the lower lake front grade, while hugging the site along the rear elevation.
A mini excavator navigates the ridge along the lake elevation.
Kirk Bull Masonry initiated the ICF frost wall foundation system this week, the 3 footings to the left will facilitate concrete piers with steel post extensions to the second level structural framing.
The foundation footings have been constructed to comply with the surveyors stakes from the high water setback while integrating with the sites sloped rock face along the rear elevation.
The 2 story structure integrated wonderfully into its sloped topography, the large deck above the lower level provides a seamless living space extension from the kitchen, dining and living room.
The lower level facilitates 3 bedrooms, patio doors provide access to a gentle grade and stairs to the lake beyond.
Bronze corrugated siding was applied vertically, a nice option to the horizontal application on previous projects. The living room features glazing on all elevations, note the catwalk and guest cabin beyond.
View from the guest cabin along the 27 foot catwalk, transparency through the structure and beyond was achieved by specifying a window wall in the master bedroom along the opposite bay.