Australia to Texas - Phase II Activities - Building out Chateau Christie


| 1/15/2013 5:36:15 PM


Tags: Homestead, Construction, Texas, Australia, Barndominium, Jim Christie, Jim Christie,

There was a lot of activity at the Texas homestead during the Christmas holidays. We came to the US in mid-December, spending a few days visiting family in California before coming to Texas. We also had company - Julie's mother came out to spend about ten days with us and to see the property and activity.  It was a very hectic time.  We made a couple of trips to Austin to see Jodi and the grand kids as well as seeing the grand kids with family next door.  Nonetheless, we did get a lot done as you'll see in this blog. First, here's the progress on the interior: the framing is virtually complete (there will be a couple of things to finish up once the electrical is completely done). The plumbing is in (rough version) and the electrical is well along. Also, the air conditioning system has been installed and the ducting run.

Most of the work has been conducted by (or at least supervised by) our contractor Ray Rau and his team and subcontractors. Here's a picture of me and Ray on the front porch during one of the work days:

12 Feb 13 Pic 1A 

Just before we arrived and during our visit there, a significant amount of framing on the interior took place. Here's a few of the shots:

12 Feb 13 Pic 2A12 Feb 13 Pic 3A 

12 Feb 13 Pic 4A  




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