Starting Another Round of Earthmoving Plus Some Interior and Roof Work

I can’t say earthmoving is my favorite topic, but I’d bet it’s the one I’ve written most about, given that it’s caused a lot of headaches and expenses.

Again, we’ve started to move earth to work on reshaping the slope, for better access from up the hill, for appearance as you approach the house, and for functionality and pool access on the downhill side. I hope this time we’ll get to something workable. Whatever happens, it’s probably the best we can do without more land.

Extending the Terrace Beyond the Portico
Extending the Terrace Beyond the Portico
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Machine grading land behind the house
Behind the House, Down the Hill
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Other Progress

We also received some pictures showing more work on the roof sections, more work on the underfloor heating, and the bathtub being delivered.

Working on Installation of Photo-Voltaic Panels
Working on Installation of Photo-Voltaic Panels
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Bathtub and Shower Bases
Bathtub and Shower Bases
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Here are a few more shots.

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Pool, Portico, Plaster, and Pavimento Plenty of Progress

Today’s photos show a smorgasbord of progress on the exterior and interior.

The application of the waterproof sealant for the pool has begun.

Working to Seal the Pool Concrete
Working to Seal the Pool Concrete
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The columns that will support the portico roof have been poured and faced with stone and brick.

Finished Portico Columns
Finished Portico Columns
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Plaster work progresses on the top floor walls.

Guest Room Plaster
Guest Room Plaster
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The base layer of the pavimento (flooring) is being put in place. It’s a molded structure that will hold the underfloor heating pipes.

Study with Underfloor Heating Base
Study with Underfloor Heating Base
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Here’s the assortment of pictures.

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Outside Stone, Inside Stone and Plaster

Recently, work has been progressing both inside and outside the house.

Exterior Work

Most of the major outside work has been finished, but a few key things still need to be done, including building the smaller roof sections that cover the ground floor areas not under the top floor structure, the rear portico, and the upstairs terrazza.

Today’s photos show progress on the roof segments and portico. The terrazza work has yet to commence.

Stone House with Roof being built
Work on Roof Above Master Bath
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Portico Base Poured
Portico Base Poured
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Interior Work

The interior stone wall in the main room has been completed up to the beams. What remains is the grout between the stones.

The nicchia is in place in the study and plaster work continues on the ground floor walls.

Interior Stone Wall Built
Interior Stone Wall Built
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Nicchia in Study
Nicchia in Study
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Here are all the images:

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