Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

And, we have stone:

I promised to explain about the stone, so here we go. Our builder Joe called the other day and told me to come out to the house because we had a problem. Turns out the problem was not really a problem. The mason ordered the wrong stone and Joe, conscientious guy that he is, wanted to try and save the mason some money. We liked the sandstone better so we kept it. That's called making lemonade people.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

FM 969: Creative Gateway?

"Villa Muse" is a proposed 681 acre mixed-use development centered around "an innovative professional campus for the creative industries." Villa Muse will be located 15 minutes east of dowtown Austin on, you guessed it, FM 969.

For those of you who don't live in Austin, or who aren't familiar with Agave's location, FM 969 is the same road our little neighborhood is on.

More from the Villa Muse website:

"It will offer high-end production and post-production facilities for film, television, commercials, music and videogames. Key elements such as soundstages and recording studios and an outdoor amphitheater will be designed and operated by a team responsible for some of the best facilities in the world."


Monday, April 16, 2007

Are the Drawers Upside Down?

In addition to our new chairs, we have also purchased new bedroom furniture. It arrived last week to our modest size apartment. Late into a furniture assembly marathon, we realized we put the drawers to one of the dressers in upside down. Ha! Well, it really wasn't that funny at the time. One less room to furnish, a heck of a lot more stuff to move. I know, we should have waited to buy this furniture. However, I was afraid if we waited too long (like until the house is complete)...well, you know the rest.

Take a Load Off

We purchased two of these lovely chairs for our upstairs loft area from local Austin store I F + D. Kristen and George, the owners, have a fabulous inventory and the customer service can't be beat.

Stone & Stucco

Not much progress inside the past couple of weeks other than some wiring. But, the exterior is coming along nicely. The stucco on the North side of the house is almost done and should be painted soon. Also, the mason started the stone on the South side.
The stucco on the North exterior:
Stucco on the back living room wall and guest room balcony:
The stone:
Getting started on the carport:
South side of the carport:
We were originally supposed to have limestone like the other houses at agave, but instead we're getting sandstone in a flagstone pattern. I'll publish a full explanation when they finish up. How's that for a cliffhanger?