While we were on vacation the roof came off, the plaster came down, and our house is even more in the thick of it! Prior to this there was no real exterior evidence of construction other than the presence of workers and a dumpster. Not shown in these images but now visible from the street is the strategic removal of some stucco down each side of the house. These will receive reinforced shear wall updates to help brace the walls once the 2nd story goes up. This should be the final stage of demolition after which framing should start and we will begin to see the shape and volume of the new home layout.
Danielle and I are very excited to see the framing start. Demolition is filthy and full of unknowns. Framing is relatively clean and (in my opinion) quite satisfying.
Roughly speaking, the schedule of the project has things occurring in the following order: demo, concrete, framing, plumbing & electrical, HVAC, siding/stucco, roofing, paint, windows, insulation, flooring and finish work. These are very high-level placeholders, with many more details and much more crossover than is listed. Once framing is complete we should start seeing multiple trades onsite with some work proceeding concurrently.