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Thursday, July 14, 2011

How the Beach House Looks Right Now

Here is an update on exterior progress on the beach house.  The decks on the the street side of the house are finished.  We had to make a few design changes, due to the building codes, but I still think they turned out great. We need to wait a couple of months before staining or painting.  

For readers who are new to this blog, this was an early concept for the home's exterior.

This is how it looked when we bought it.

The decks and courtyard were in pretty rough shape!

The courtyard is still pretty rough, in spite of many hours of cleaning and raking, but the decks are looking great.

We actually spent most of Fourth of July weekend on these decks -- this side of the house is well protected from the ocean winds, and so it is perfect for grilling.  And it is not without a view -- off in the distance is the harbor and beyond that is Mount Rainier.

We still have lots of new shingle work that remains unpainted.  It will have to remain unpainted until sometime in September, when it will have dried out enough.  We should have a window of about two and a half hours between when it's "dry enough to paint" and the beginning of the rainy season....

It's come a long way, but we still have quite a way to go. 


  1. Wow - Amanda that is looking beautiful!
    I had to laugh at your comment about when it will be dry enough to paint. It's the same up here. Last September we had the exterior woodwork of the house painted and I swear that we had just a little more than two and half hours of not-too-hot-not-pouring-rain.

  2. The progress and improvement is amazing! I love the shingle of my favorite exterior finishes!!!


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