New Lot         

Picture from the brochure 

Finishing touches 

Winter 2007


 This is a "Woodland" Cedar Kit-house sold by Linwood Homes in Milton,  Wa.         View Linwood Homes website
It's a 2180 sq ft classic northwest Post and Beam Prow  House built on a southeast facing ridge. 

  Built into the hill, it has a daylight basement
  Began the site prep work, Summer of 2001
  Construction began Spring of 2002 and continues.

View of  Building Site  Summer 2001    (Looking Southeast )

  This will be Dave and Jan's "getaway/retirement house"     
  The lot is situated on  a north-south ridge, the first of the Cascade Foothills.


Dave installing heat tubes in the floor of the basement slab 2002

Lumber Arrives! The Linwood Kit Home arrives by two trucks and three trailers

First wall goes up

More walls and the house takes shape

Setting the main beams

Starting to look like a house

Siding going on

View of the rear of the house

Deck and roof install

Great room with fireplace

Final touches to the deck and railing

View of lower patio and daylight basement entry

Installing the septic system

Backfilling the septic tank 2004

Wiring the main power panel

Backfilling the septic system with the new Dozer

Insulation in the ceiling. Note the true post and beam construction

Propane tank and piping

Heating tubes in the main floor

Radiant heat control panel

Drywall going up in the greatroom

Cedar ceiling complete

Installing the kitchen cabinets 2005

Cabinets in place and final leveling

Picking out the granite countertops 

Shannon painting the upstairs bath

Railing installation

Bookshelf System

Kitchen cabinets complete

Another view of kitchen cabinets

Shannon showing the main floor bath

Installing the basement ceiling

Permit is signed off! Three years and 360 days (March 2006)

Now to move on to the finishing touches.
Attaching cement board to the fireplace

Taking the log chosen for the mantle piece to the sawmill
More on the Mantle Log

Mounting the sawn log Mantle above the fireplace

River rock fireplace Complete 

Basement Stove installation

Slate Tile Installation

Basement 100W Digital Ham Station

Solar Hot Tub Experiment

Completed Kitchen with Slate Floor

Moving the hot tub from Brier

This guy had a crane and just put it where we wanted it.

Final Resting place for the Hot Tub

       Some more Misc building photos...          

Foundation pour 

Basement bath groundwork

Running power from the power pole

Meter and temporary outlets

Dave backfilling around the foundation with the JD dozer

Steps and 2nd floor deck install

Wiring the upstairs bath

Upstairs framing and stairs

Drywall and greatroom

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Security Gate
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Wifi Network