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Moving Day – Martin Acres Home

Hey Neighbors, I’m  Martin Acres home!  And I’m filling my days with little tasks. Before the real movers arrived, I had kitchen supplies to put away, chandeliers to finish installing and cleaning that called to me.  This chandelier had been a house guest in a giant box, in my Longmont house for 8 months. Would …

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Complete! Our mostly new house at 285 Martin Drive

285 Martin Drive Kicks Into Overdrive With a week til move-in (sshhh, don’t tell the City of Boulder) it was game-on! In went the front door – primed and almost ready to be painted “red delicious”. The mailbox was up, the numbers and the pendant lighting are all functional. I was already getting mail as …

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Martin Acres new construction – One month from move-in!

Picking Up The Pace of Martin Acres New Construction At this time, you’ll already be guessing (if you read the last post) that an end of August move in is but a pipe dream and that despite the onsite guys working like madmen to get so many things accomplished every single day, the universe has …

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What is the 285 Martin Drive Surprise of the Week?

The 285 Martin Drive update: Week 18 As far as I can tell, Rafael has been working 9 days straight, starting as early as 7am each day, to plaster the corners, gaps, screws and imperfections of the drywall inside 285 Martin Drive.  He is a happy, friendly artist. His skills are so perfectly honed that …

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285 Martin Drive – City of Boulder rough inspection

285 Martin Drive passed Rough Inspection  It has been a busy week, but on the outside looking in, not a lot of apparent progress. Yeah, it’s hard to take pictures of another 20 feet of wiring and post about it! Hard at work have been the HVAC teams, electricians and plumbers though. Every wall of …

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Martin Acres Construction – The inner workings

Martin Acres construction:  Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing From the outside looking in, the last week appeared pretty uneventful. Do not be fooled! 285 Martin Drive was a hive of activity. Never has it been more crowded with contractors and several of them (Eric, doing HVAC and Kevin, leading the plumbing team) worked weekends to stay …

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Using the “conveniences” at 285 Martin Drive is not convenient

Storm Form LLC – Going above and beyond at 285 Martin Drive Yesterday was just one more example of how well I feel taken care of by the guys of Storm Form. Every job site needs a potty and for a while my house had a couple of bathrooms, so that worked well. But the …

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285 Martin Drive pop-top – Full steam ahead!

Our 285 Martin Drive pop-top made great strides this week: What do you call it when the 285 Martin Drive pop-top gets a roof, windows and front porch all in one week? Exhilarating. Wonderful. Heartwarming! Yes, a busy week indeed at the job site. The house started out Monday looking like this: Plywood. No roof. Window …

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Storm Form! Winter Storm @ 285 Martin Dr

Storm Form… the builder AND the event @ 285 Martin Dr! Storm Form is my design-builder. Storm Form was the most appropriate name for this weeks weather too. I probably assume too much and count on good luck in the weather department, truth be told.  Whoops, not this week.  My luck kinda ran out! For …

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Martin Acres Remodel – Week 11 brings sub-roof!

The Martin Acres Remodel turns another corner This week the roof trusses were installed and the plywood roof decking went on top of that. We were not without drama of course… As weather dampened spirits and threatened to strike down the guys with bolts of lightning while they toiled between spells of torrential rain.  How awesome …

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