FALL has come to the Wenatchee Valley, as you can see in this photo of the house from the road. Those trees we felt were a fire threat now beckon in full color, especially when the sun lights them up.
Windows and insulation went in very quickly - in about a week. We just love our Eagle windows from Washington Window and Doors. Thanks Matt (and Barrie, too).
The pictures really tell the story here, but there are a couple of interesting notes about windows and insulation. First, the windows are aluminum clad on the outside, a nice blue-black color called Dark Ash; the trim will be painted to match it in an opaque stain color called River Deep. Inside, the windows are all clear vertical grain fir and they are finished with a clear finish - no stain. The interior doors and trim around windows, doors and the base molding will all be to match - clear vg fir with a natural finish. Light, clean.
The Eagle inner workings work exceptionally well. In particular, I'm a big fan of the triple latch full-light doors. When closed, they latch in three different places, up high, in the middle and midway down - no air will leak in here, and there's no sense that the doors will ever break down through use. I would heartily recommend to anyone building a home, to reach in price here - the quality is well worth the investment. Here are some views from inside with the windows in, and the insulation all completed.
|View of dining room from living room|
|View of living room from dining room|
|View from master bedroom|
|Entry hall to the north side|
|Guest bedroom looking north|
|Looking through Wally's studio to entry hall; NE view|
|Leo's beams being prepped to hang in the great room|
The insulation went in so quickly! The exterior walls are also sealed in with a moisture barrier as well, and the interior walls are all insulated. I've never seen the interior walls insulated, but Leo and his team do a solid, quiet house. With the windows and insulation, the house takes on an entirely new character: it's so quiet you can hear your ears ring.
We're still toying with staining the ceiling beams, perhaps to match the cabinetry.
And here's a quick look at the front entry elevation. Next time you see this, it will be clad with siding! No more white Tyvek!
Next post: Fall Color in the Canyon!