Windows and Doors Installed Portico Finished

All of a sudden, the windows and door are installed. We saw pictures of them being delivered just a couple of days ago, and now it looks like they are all in place. With the roof sections done and the windows in, it really looks like a house.

Kitchen Window
Kitchen Window
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Rear with Doors Installed
Rear with Doors Installed
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Also, the portico is finished and looks good.

Portico Complete
Portico Complete
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Door to the Portico
Door to the Portico
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Now it’s time to get some insurance on the house. Kevin is working to arrange it.

The photo gallery:

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A Lot of Exterior Work Roof Sections, Grading, and Terra Armata

Nearly all the smaller roof sections are complete. All that remains are those near the upstairs terrazza on the north side of the house. Also, the solar and photovoltaic panels are installed. Anne is happy that they won’t really be visible, even from behind the house, given our slope.

Nearly All Roof Sections Complete
Nearly All Roof Sections Complete
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Solar Panels Installed
Solar Panels Installed
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The slope in front is looking much better after more grading and soil movement.

More Gentle Slope in Front
More Gentle Slope in Front
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Behind the house, grading and terra armata installation work continues.

Across the First Slope Below the House
Across the First Slope Below the House
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Terra Armata Material in Place
Terra Armata Material in Place
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One important remaining issue is drainage. Given our slopes, we want to be sure rain water won’t run down the hill and into the house or the pool. I suggested some drains connected to underground pipes to channel the water away. Kevin has asked Francisc to look at that and at other drainage options.

Here are the slope and roof pictures.

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Silenzio! The Pool Whisperer at Work Installing the Pool Liner

Kevin reports that work has begun to install the liner in the pool. He says that the leader of the installation team requires silence while he works. Interesting.

Signore Silenzio
Signore Silenzio
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An Update

It must have been quiet these last few days, as the liner is partially complete.

Working on Pool Liner Near Stairs
Working on Pool Liner Near Stairs
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Another Update

The liner is in and they have started to fill the pool as a test. Next will be work on the tiles that edge the pool.

Filling the Pool as Part of Liner Installation
Filling the Pool as Part of Liner Installation
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In the slideshow, there are a couple of other pictures.

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