It’s been all about framing the main house. An unexpected rain shower last week (completely unheard of at this time of year in Sonoma), meant that we had to quickly tarp over the exposed roof of the existing house. We managed to get the second story master suite framed out and the view is stupendous (see photo).
Meanwhile we’ve been able to finish up the pool with the last coat of plaster and then filled with water and wait the 10 days for the plaster to cure with water inside. Learning: don't pour concrete on a warm windy day. We did just that it dried too fast around the pool and we have some unexpected cracks (few are ok... but we had 2 that required we replace a section at either end of the pool). Plans are to break up the grey a bit on the large step coming out of the pool house by tiling it with a Moroccan looking porcelain tile-- so watch this site for a photo when that is done.
So the pool stats: 58 feet long and 8 ft. wide. 2 sets of steps at either side of the pool. A 6 x 8’ spa sits at one end. The tile used in the pool was Rushmore (Crystal Quartz) and the coping was Davis Pewter. The concrete poured around the pool was half formula of Pewter. Pool cover is grey as well. The plaster color in the pool was half French Grey and it has created a marvelous color of water that reminds of Nice, France. Water came from Santa Rosa area and it took 15,000 gallons to fill the 5.5' deep pool. Notice the lovely plaster job that made me almost not want to fill it up with water.
We are all ready for a dip as the temperatures start to climb!