Saraceni House

some small rooms also completed
Why we built the addition
Blueprints and other plans
Prep Work - late April/ early May, 2005
Demolition - May 9th, 2005
Excavation and footings - May 11 - 24
Foundation Walls 5/26 - 28
Framing 5/31 -6/23
Windows n' Such 6/24 - 7/13
Chimney, siding & interior paint 7/14 - 10/15
Completed Family & Dining Room
Completed Livingroom
Completed Master Bedroom & Bath
Completed Kitchen
some small rooms also completed
Wine Cellar
Backyard Pizza and Bread Oven
The REAL Saraceni House

We're getting down to the final few spaces...
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The Mud Room - completed August 2007
We still have a place-holder light here. 

Despite the wishes of the construction dwarves...
...this room is not actually made of mud.

kind of a lousy stich job on the photo, here
The bench holds dog stuff & mittens

Our office... completed in July 2007.

My somewhat messy workstation.

It's tough to tell... but the top picture on my bulletin board says "Dad is poop" ... With a drawing of a person labeled "Rachel" and a big blob of brown labeled "you".  What can I say - she may be six years old, but she call's 'em like she sees 'em.


Jess's workstaion.

It should be noted that Mom is never, ever "poop."

This is the back side of the room.

Downstairs powder room... completed in 2005.

I call it: my confessional.

This was that sink from my parent's barn...

Kids Bathroom

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This is the laundry for bigger view

One construction dwarf has a velociraptor knob...
velknob.jpg has a duck knob...

...and of course, to share, the duckoraptor knob.

A Construction Dwarf's room

Not much additional work was done in here other then removing the old radiator, patching the floor, restoring the windows and painting.  Pre-addition, this used to be the master bedroom, and became my office during construction.  Now a very happy construction-dwarf has a room of her own.


The “Fairy Bed” is made from several of the old arborvitae that we removed from around the porch. I stripped them of the bark but left the branches.  The foot board has little houses built into the posts with windows that open, and working lights – at least when the bulbs are not burned out.  The little houses also contain secret compartments to hide things from older brothers.



Looking west

Looking East

Front porch... come on up and sit a spell.