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Tiling and a Whole Lot More With Some Great Photos of the View

It’s been about 3 weeks since we received any photos. Anne asked Kevin if work was progressing, and he responded with a bundle of photos showing a lot of different projects underway.

The front of the house is looking very nice. Work is continuing on the retaining wall up the hill.

Front from Kitchen Side
Front from Kitchen Side
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Base of the Retaining Wall
Base of the Retaining Wall
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Tile is going in the kitchen area of the main room and on the marciapiede that surrounds the house.

Kitchen Tile
Kitchen Tile
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Tile Along the Back
Tile Along the Back
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The terrazza tile is done, and the views from the terrazza looking southwest are wonderful.

From Terrazza Looking Uphill
Terrazza and Roof Tile
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Southwest from the Terrazza
Southwest from the Terrazza
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Inside, the stone wall is grouted and the heating control box is connected to the underfloor tubes.

Interior Stone Wall Grouted
Interior Stone Wall Grouted
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Heating Pipe Connections
Underfloor Heating Pipe Connections
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Also, the interior is being prepped for painting, some of the bathroom fixtures are in, and utility connection boxes have been set in the ground outside.

Here are all the photos of the various projects underway.

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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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A Little Here, A Little There Portico, Roof, and Stone Wall

Today’s pictures show progress in a few places around the house.

Portico

Since the portico has supporting pylons and columns, we’ve been surprised that these weren’t dug and built when the house foundation was being prepared. I’m guessing that maybe these elements would have been in the way of building and finishing the main part of the house.

Now it is time for this work to commence.

Bore Ready for Support Steel
Bore Ready for Support Steel
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Inserting Portico Support Steel
Inserting Portico Support Steel
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Roof

Two small steps were taken toward finishing all the roof sections. The photo-voltaic panels, which go on the back of the main roof were delivered, and the underlay for the partial roof elements is being put in place.

Photo-Voltaic Panels
Photo-Voltaic Panels
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Roof Underlay In Place
Roof Underlay In Place
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Interior Stone Wall

Part of one wall of the main room is going to be covered in stone. The stone setting for this element has nearly been finished.

Interior Stone Wall Almost Done
Interior Stone Wall Almost Done
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Here is the photo gallery.

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Tuckpointing the Walls

While most of Italy has been off work for days, even a couple of weeks, our Romanian crew continues to work. (This week in particular sees a lot of people off work, as August 15 is Ferragosto, a favorite holiday.)

Today’s work is on the walls, adding the stucco between the stones and brick.

Carrying the Stucco
Carrying the Stucco
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Closeup of the Difference with Stucco
Closeup of the Difference with Stucco
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I think it looks very nice and makes our new house look like it’s older.

Tuckpointing Closeup
Tuckpointing Closeup
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Here are all the photos.

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