Blogging our latest news.

Continuing Interior Finish Work

In the few weeks since the last post, we’ve been pressing on with interior finish work: plaster, floors, stairs, doors, and accessories. The metal stair rails for the rear stairs arrived last week and were installed quickly, and now [...]

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Building a Healthy Home

One of our primary objectives with the Highland project has been to build a healthy home that minimizes risks to the occupant’s health.  This whole topic, called “Indoor Air Quality” (IAQ), is of growing interest amongst both builders and [...]

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Floors & Stairs

With the walls plastered and painting nearly complete in the upper floors, our flooring and carpentry subs have been busy finishing out the spaces.   Our pre-finished floors arrived a few weeks ago and sat scattered throughout the house for several [...]

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Interior Finish Work Continues…

A number of contractors have been busy inside continuing the interior detail work.  Our stone fabricator, New View Marble and Granite, returned to install the kitchen island counters, other countertops around the house, and our fireplace hearth and surround.  Prestige [...]

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Wrapping Up The Roof

Our roofing contractor installed the last parts of the roof recently.  The copper standing seam roof looks great over the connector and porch, and has the additional advantages of durability, minimal maintenance, and recyclability at the end of its life. [...]

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Fall Construction Videos

https://youtu.be/nwQvF2ocQjw https://youtu.be/kHNlLBUyJAA The most recent videos!  Lots to see... siding, painting, installation of the solar PV array, trees and shrubs arriving and getting planted, front infiltration system, and so much more.  It was [...]

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Interior Detail Work

Most of the work has moved inside now, with many of the trades in every day finishing trim, tile, painting, doors, and mechanical and electrical systems. Our custom-made kitchen range hood arrived last week from the metal fabricator, All Metal [...]

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Exterior Detail Work

A great spell of dry weather mid-month has really helped the crews make progress with the exterior detail work.  Our garage doors from Door Systems Metro Boston arrived two weeks ago and were installed. The shutters - exact replicas of [...]

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Front Yard Stormwater System

Way back in June we installed the first of two large underground stormwater retention systems, underneath the driveway. We had to hold off installing the second system in the front yard until the construction trailer was removed and we were [...]

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Kitchen Countertops

Recently I accompanied our designer down to the stone fabricator to sign off on the final layouts for our kitchen countertops. Our fabricator, New View Marble and Granite in Franklin, MA, had been up earlier in the week to prepare [...]

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