House Update – Siding and Metal Roof
Hey guys! I have like 15 minutes to whip this out before I have to grab my kiddos off the bus stop, so this will be short. Just wanted to pop in and say hi. We flew back last night from visiting my parents at their house in Florida this week (take a tour of their place here). We had a great time, but I have to say, I felt like I was leaving a limb behind being away from the house for so long without checking in on the progress/driving the crew nuts. I stopped by this morning to snap a few pics and go over the pergola plans one last time. So, I’ll show you what they have finished – first up the street side of the house!
The metal roof is on, the front door is in (minus the grids) and they’ve got the backs of the benches built on the front porch (the white part under the windows). The weather was even warm enough (despite how gloomy it looks) to get a coat of paint on. The left side is painted the right isn’t. There will also be big pillars on the front porch on either side of the door.
Here’s a closer up shot of the front door I took before I left last week. The backs of the benches will have a board and batten look. The guys propped the boards up for me so I could see what it will look like. They can’t install the seats until the concrete is poured in the spring. I’m already dreaming of outdoor fabric cushions and pillows out here!
These brackets will be going under the eaves and similar ones will be holding up the pergolas. They need a coat of white paint, but it was exciting to see them in person today!
The lake side of the house is coming along too! They have the metal roof on back here and they got started on the deck off the dining room.
It’s such a gloomy day today, so you can’t see how pretty the metal roof looks with the siding in this quick iPhone pic, but the contrast is really nice. There will be large brackets under the overhang back here as well.
On the inside they have almost all the drywall complete and a lot of the cabinets have been built as well.
Ok, I need to catch the bus, then tackle the pile of laundry, and finish my carpet and paint color selections (I’ll be sharing those next week).
In the meantime we can all pretend together that we are here…ahhhhh!
Is this your home your building and is it in Florida where your family lives? absolute beautiful. They will be building homes behind us, cleared the woods out and they are going to sell for $1.1 million. And your home is beyond words , beautiful and the homes here never could compete with yours! I live in the PNW. Can’t wait to see the inside.
Hi Linda, yes this is our house that we are building but it’s in Michigan. My parent’s are only in Florida in the winter otherwise they live in Michigan too. Thanks!
Just discovered your blog and love your style and creativity! It will be fun to follow a fellow Michigander’s blog and your beautiful new cottage plans.
Hi Sue, glad you found me! Thanks for following along – always nice to “meet” a fellow michigander :)
LOVE it all!!! Gorgeous! Where did you get your front door? I’ve been wanting to replace my door and sidelights and love the look of this one.
I’m not sure, I picked it out of a few pictures my contractor showed me, I’ll try to find out for you – thanks!
Beautiful, love all the windows. The metal roof looks great just over the door. I think it adds to the look. It looks like a charcoal.
Thanks Cindy, the color is called Burnished Slate it’s kind of an oil rubbed bronze look in person, really pretty!
It’s stunning…. and I’m loving all the updates.
Thanks so much Cindy!
This is so crazy beautiful! Wow I’m speechless! Nice job you guys!
Thanks so much Maggie!
Love your house and the colors you have chosen. I can’t wait to see the inside and your pick of colors and decor. This is so much fun watching each week. Thanks
Paint colors coming soon, thanks for following along :)
What a dream house! I just love everything about it and really enjoy watching the progress!
Thanks Brenda I’m so glad you all are enjoying following along!
So exciting! The exterior color is on point…gorgeous! I cannot wait to see your new home finished…tuning in
Thanks Kirsten, I’m excited to get going on the inside!
Thank you so much posting these updates of your beautiful home-building. I love everything you are doing and can’t wait to see the inside!
Thanks Donna I’m anxious to show you all my inside plans!
Love the windows,paint color, and the medal roof. Its so amazing. You must be so happy.
Thanks Rose, I am really happy with how it’s turning out so far.
Loving the metal roof. It’s something we’re thinking about doing on our house, so I’m excited to see someone else’s results. Everything looks beautiful!
Thanks Becky, I like that it adds a bit of texture, just another detail.
Love the metal roof. What color is it? Black or gray?
Hi Robi, it’s hard to see the color in these photos but it’s called Burnished Slate, it’s almost an oil rubbed bronze look.
Did you decide not to do a metal roof on the main house, because of cost?
Hi Nicole, honestly I never even thought of doing the whole roof, although it would have cost a lot more! I like it as an accent, but sometimes I feel like doing the whole roof in metal goes a little more farmhouse look which isn’t what I’m going for. If I was going to spend lots of $$ on the roof I totally would have gone for a real cedar shake roof, but the labor on that is so expensive. That would have been keeping more in the cottage look I want though :)
I love the metal roof accents!
Coming along beautifully, Kelly! I’m loving the front elevation. Can’t wait for you to style the inside! xo
Thanks Nancie, we are getting close to sharing the fun stuff inside!
Looking so amazing already, Kelly! I love all of your exterior choices! We have similar windows but our siding is a lighter color. Now I am wishing I had gone darker… Next time we build a house, I guess… ;-)
Thanks Tina, it felt like a big risk but I’m glad I went for it! I’m sure your house is gorgeous :)
Everything is coming along wonderfully and it looks beautiful. I am sure you will love this new home.
Love . . . ❤️
I’m loving everything about this!!! Can’t wait to see the inside.
Thanks Anna, hoping to share more soon!
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