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Building Our Very First Home {Part 2}

ICYMI: We’re building our very first home in Agoura Hills … and doesn’t it look lovely!?

We are now in week 7 of construction. We have completed the grading, which you can see in my first post here, and now finished the footings for our foundation.

We’ve come across a few delays (as expected), like the intricate details in our hillside foundation which made it much more difficult as well as the rainy weather and holidays. My husband Luke has done such a great job at managing the project though – making sure our sub-contractors are on schedule and coordinating the right inspections. He goes to the City of Agoura Hills way too often 😉

We are set to pour concrete on Friday (tomorrow) – YAYYYY! The next steps are house (stem) walls, retaining walls and then framing!Building our very first home - LocalLove805Above is a look at our lovely trenches and re-bar! The garage will be in this front lower level on the right. There will be 2 stories above the garage. The kitchen will site up on the 2nd story in the left corner.

Below is looking from the back of the garage. The laundry room and den are to the right on the first level and there will be stairs up to the 2nd main floor where the kitchen sits in the far south end (by the neighboring house you can see). The living area will be in the center of the main floor and there will be a hallway which leads to a powder bath and 2 bedrooms joined by a jack and jill. Building our very first home - LocalLove805This view is from the right wall of the garage looking at the south end of our home – where the stairs will lead up to the main floor.Building our very first home - LocalLove805And here’s my dad and Luke talking engineering! 😉

They’re standing level with the main floor – kitchen to the right, living room in the center and the 2 bedrooms above the garage. Above the main floor will be a 3rd bedroom, bath and the master (eeeeee!)!Building our very first home - LocalLove805Building our very first home - LocalLove805LocalLove805 building our very first homeSo far, so good! As mentioned, there’s been constant delays and discoveries but it’s all part of the experience- right!? That’s what I keep telling myself anyway;) Like I said though, Luke has been taking care of pretty much everything. It’s pretty amazing to see all his hard work put into action! We are so excited to continue the process and share it with you!

#theultimateDIY #hereitgoes #texidordreamhome #homebuilding #LL805

xx~ Hayley {LL805}

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