The 2nd Story Renovations Begin

By April 9, 2014 No Comments

Our vision finally comes to life..

We are now almost 4 weeks into the build and the steel is arriving for the second story. Once this goes in, it all begins to take shape.

This was the moment we had been waiting for as one of the main architectural features of the house design was the large boxed out steel balcony above our front courtyard.

I managed to get some pics of the crane in action as it shows the sheer size of the steel that needed to go in to frame up the support for our second story.


To our surprise, within a few days of the flooring joists going down, the wall framing went up just as quickly. This was the first time we got to get up to the second story and check out the views…or ocean glimpses shall we say. This is also the first time you actually get a feel for the layout of the design and how the space works. The upstairs area consists of the master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, an office, a second bedroom (now the nursery) and a greenroof. There also happens to be a rather karge balcony, that is almost the size of my new office. So either my office is tiny or our new balcony is HUGE!

The images show the ceiling void our architect to cleverly designed to open up the spaces and allow more light to come through from all the windows upstairs….and just quietly I sh#t myself every time I walk around up there because of this open ceiling void that runs the length of our hallway.