Monday, February 25, 2008

Insulation & Arches

We going to be getting our house Earthcraft certified for energy efficiency. Jon's company is working on moving towards green building, as energy prices rise and the demand increases for more energy-efficient housing. We think this will help with resale value, but we will see. Above shows the foam insulation boards installed (we will also use blown cellulose). The shingles are now on, too, and the guys are working on putting up siding this week. BTW, our plan is to live here 2 years, sell, and build again. If we do that 4 or 5 times, we will hopefully be mortgage-free in 10 years or so (hopefully...!)

Dining room arch framing

Entry way arch framing

Jon has added some nice architectural touches to the house like arches and pillars. We are looking forward to completion (late April or early May). If any of you ever visit Fredericksburg, we love having company, and would love to have you stay with us!

6 comments:

Aaron said...

hey and I m in progress of making a sustainable landscape design for this house too....

can you say cha ching

Green is the way to be

Aaron

wildwestwaldos said...

Wow! The house is going to be gorgeous when it is finished... I love the arches. I love your blog- the kids are adorable! When we moved Michael wasn't much older than Katie is.... so weird!

Adrian, Heather, Caleb, and Emily said...

Beautiful! We would love to stay at hotel Blakemore if we ever make it up that way!

Aaron said...

hotel blakemore eh? do they leave the light on for you.......

Jon, Karen, Michael, & Katie said...

Think less Motel 6 and more Hilton, Marriot... maybe a nice bed & breakfast. We will leave the light on, but that is just so we can see to get the gun when the alarm goes off! All are welcome, just call first! :-)

Smallworldtraveler said...

Nice house! It looks like it is going well. So when are you going to post pictures of Katie's christening?