A simple life on the Chesapeake Bay

Archive for the ‘Building’ Category

2011 Ultimate Beach House, Week 16: Open for Tours

CLExterior 
Time to celebrate! The 2011 Ultimate Coastal Living House is open for tours! All the anxious waiting can stop, you can finally walk through & take in this masterpiece.

1 After all the hard work, hot days and the stress it was time to put down the hammer, grab a glass of wine and eat tasty hors d’œuvres at the Coastal Living Grand Opening Party. Mayors, Councilmen, and anyone who had a hand in this beautiful project was there to marvel and celebrate.

2 
We know you have been waiting for this moment, where you can finally step in this beach dream house. Tours are going on now till November 27th, Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm & Sundays 1pm – 5pm.

You can get tickets at The East Beach Sales Office Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sat. & Sun 1-5   We will accept credit cards & cash.

East Beach Sales Office is located at 4487 Pleasant Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518 If you have any questions please call 757-333-6650

CLInterior 
                                                          Hope to see you all soon!

Blog by: Angela K. Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

Find out more about our 2011 Ultimate Beach House!

2011 Ultimate Beach House, Week 15: Moving Day

It’s Moving Day! The Coastal Living House is hustling and bustling with movers and interior decorators. Soon the house will be filled with the perfect handpicked art & furniture. After everything is moved in and put to place, photographers will shoot the inside for a spread in the Coastal Living Magazine. From what we can tell the décor is quite fitting for a house on beach, we are anxious to see it fully finished, we know you are too!

12 
After all the hard work of moving and arranging, a beautiful beach sunset leaving a full moon graces the sky…3 
4 

Blog by: Angela K. Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

BulletRead More

2011 Ultimate Beach House, Week 14: Refreshing Colors

2 
As we make it through these brutal hot days we are refreshed by the beautiful splashes of colors inside the Coastal Living House, from aqua blues to relaxing browns, wallpaper and paint are really living up the place.  If the calming colors don’t cool you off try the recently added Bosch Wine Fridge. Bosch is known for their great green energy efficient appliances. The house also features a gas stove, refrigerator, & washer and dryer by Bosch.

Things are just about done for the Coastal Living House, the grass has been put in, landscape lighting from Bevolo has been installed and I just heard from one of the Interior Decorators that they are headed over here to move in some furniture. July 29th is coming up fast…Get ready!!!

1 3

 

 

Blog by: Angela K. Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

BulletRead More

 

2011 Ultimate Beach House, Week 13: Final Count Down

4 The Ultimate Coastal Living House is a week or so from being complete and then will be ready to be turned over to the Coastal Living Interior Decorators! So as we count down to the turn over, last minute installations and touches are getting done.

 On the exterior, light Fixtures have been completely installed, the irrigation system is nearly complete, all outside painting is done & the landscaping should be completed by the end of this week.

 For the interior, all cabinetry, flooring, doors and hardware are complete. Painting is near the end and all plumbing fixtures and sinks have been installed.

 We are just merely days away until the brilliant interior decorators coordinate the gorgeous final pieces of this house & yes we are pretty giddy about it!

 

 

 

3 2

1 

Blog by: Angela K. Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

BulletRead More

2011 Ultimate Beach House, Week 12

Front 
On this stormy day, things are still looking bright and sunny for the Coastal Living House. All flooring in the house is complete and looking spectacular! The outdoor fire place, which is my favorite part of the Coastal living site is done and ready for its 1stBBQ get together. Late night s’mores anyone?

Outdoor fire 
As I walked through the house earlier this morning I couldn’t help but notice all the detail in  the ceilings all quite unique, defiantly takes the rooms up a notch.

Floors 
Today the exterior shutters are being delivered, one of the final touches to the outside of the house and this week counter tops will start to be installed.

Counter 

 

 

Blog by: Angela K. Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

BulletRead More

2011 Ultimate Beach House, Week 9: Prime, doors & wood floors

Pill 

We are in week 9 of building the famous Ultimate Beach House & we’re here again giving you the skinny on what’s going on. This week the house gets its custom made Bolection doors installed. Bolection is a specialty door company that has over  17,000 designs to choose from, plus the choice to have them create your ideal door; now that’s a lot of choice! Builders have completed installing the pine wood plank flooring on the second floor & the interior wood trim has been primed. Bathroom tiles and kitchen cabinets are getting put in this week and the exterior decking is nearly complete.

Floor 
Door Roof 

 

See more of our 2011 Ultimate Beach House

Written by: Angela K Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

2011 Ultimate Beach House, Week 8

1 
 As you can see the builders have been busy working away completing the metal roofing, interior wood trim and nearing the completion of the Azek deck. This week interior doors are being installed and the ceramic tiling is getting started, along with the hustle and bustle of meetings in & out of the East Beach Office about cabinet colors, and décor. It’s all very exciting to see and hear everyone’s ideas and thoughts! 4 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more of our 2011 Ultimate Beach House

 

 

Written by: Angela K Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

2011 Coastal Living House – Whistle while you work

3  

It’s going to be a gorgeous week here at East Beach, well up until this weekend’s thunderstorms  but don’t let that get you down, enjoy looking outside your office window at that warm sunshine. (If you don’t have a window in your office or are still living in the cold we suggest buying a sunlamp and plugging into your imagination.) This week is similar to last week- the siding work is continuing on the exterior.  Most of the Hardee lap siding is in place, and the shingle work is progressing.  In the inside, the trim carpenters are about halfway finished- the bead board ceilings are in place in the great room, and most of the wainscoting is in place.

 1 2
4 

Click here to find out more about our 2011 Ultimate Beach House.

 

 

 

 

Written by: Angela K Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

 

 

 

2011 Coastal Living House – A genius plan

Outside 
Is it summer already? Get out the beach towels and sun block! Norfolk hit a high of 90 degrees over Easter weekend and it will continue to stay nice and toasty throughout the week. And as summer gets closer, the Coastal Living House is getting even more close to being finished with each & every day.

Work 
The Fabral metal roofing is about halfway finished, and the Hardie siding has been started.  The Marvin exterior doors are complete & the interior drywall is 75% done. The installation of the interior door frames will begin late this week.  With the drywall up & the house coming together smoothly,  the genius of the very efficient floor plan is really becoming apparent.

Wall Roof

Written by: Angela K Smith

Photos by: Robbie Hickman

2011 Coastal Living House – Vibrantly blooming

Construction is moving smoothly throughout the Coastal Living House. Side

Last week the Fabral metal roofing was delivered on site and will be put up this week. All of the Marvin windows are set into place and through much delicate planning the landscape plans have been approved!

The landscaping like the house will be beautifully done, it will feature a deck & pergola that faces the Chesapeake Bay that will be shaded by Sunbrella fabric. The private courtyard on the south side of the house features a 2 level deck system made up of Azek decking and Belgard pavers, an outdoor kitchen for entertaining and an outdoor shower, perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach.

 And as sneak preview teaser for you blog readers, we will have a row of trees that create an “aerial hedge”. More details on that soon!RoofingDeck
Light  Sl

Written by: Angela K Smith

Photos taken by: Robbie Hickman

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: