Construction Update #7

 Progress continues on the exterior - the port-A-potty adds a nice visual...

Progress continues on the exterior - the port-A-potty adds a nice visual...

I returned to Italy the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Things are generally very quiet during the holiday season.  Since my last visit much of the exterior stonework is now complete, including stone added on the walkway surfaces.

 The spaces behind the walls are being filled with top soil for garden planting.

The spaces behind the walls are being filled with top soil for garden planting.

Along one of the walkways, niches have been constructed to exhibit some antique sculptures from Asia collected by the developer (and future resident of the upper flat).  Accent lighting has also been installed along the pathways and is already operational.

 Nearly completed walkway and stairs.

Nearly completed walkway and stairs.

 One of three sculptures artfully displayed and lit at night.

One of three sculptures artfully displayed and lit at night.

The one trade working during the holiday period was the electricians.  While I was there, they completed the installation of the ceiling stereo speakers, ceiling fans, and webcam.  We selected a very high-resolution camera that will provide a great view via the internet (once the service is connected).

 Haiku Ceiling fan with the latest technology built in.

Haiku Ceiling fan with the latest technology built in.

The next stage of construction will be the floor installation.  This should occur mid January, followed by the kitchen installation, and bath fixtures.  I also purchased a washier and dryer for the laundry room to be delivered by the end of January.

 This marble design will be used in the dining/living room.

This marble design will be used in the dining/living room.