285 Martin Drive

Baby Steps: 285 Martin Drive

285 Martin Drive closer to feeling like home This week/weekend – another perfect one for projects – saw a couple of things come to fruition at 285 Martin Drive. We are picking up speed on projects that add finishing touches now that most of the unpacking and picture hanging has been completed. 1. We got …

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Racing to the finish line: 285 Martin Drive pop-top

285 Martin Drive On The Home Stretch It has been a month since I last posted about 285 Martin Drive. Why?  WAY too busy! At the end of July I began the unenviable task of packing up the current digs in Longmont. There was 2000 square feet of Mark’s and my stuff, 18 months of …

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Boulder Home 285 Martin Drive: Week 21 and where has the time gone?

Time flies at 285 Martin Drive pop-top! It has been busy, no lie. Between the constant progress at our Boulder Home 285 Martin Drive project, the busy real estate selling season and the “change over week” madness that comes with property management at the end of every July, I’ve dropped the ball on updating you. …

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Week 19: Martin Acres Pop-Top

Martin Acres Pop-Top focus moves to the inner self Like all good improvement plans, at some point its time to take a good look inside and focus energy there. With a solid foundation, secure walls and protective roof, we are now starting to beautify the inner self.  It’s time to smooth the imperfections on the …

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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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Modern Farmhouse at 285 Martin Drive

In case you were wondering, it’s modern farmhouse style… But it used to be mid century modern. (Using the term “modern” kinda liberally.) We are now at the end of Week 17.  Remember this? Circa 2016. This is us, circa 2017 (so far): Sure, sure… the landscaping could use a face-lift now. But all in …

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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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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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Martin Drive Pop-Top construction update

Martin Drive Pop-Top Gets New Walls! A quick walk around the house this past weekend revealed that framing had indeed begun. “Walls” were laying around everywhere, in anticipation of being stood up pretty soon.  Then voila! Monday I was driving by incidentally when I noticed a hole torn in the roof. Just like that, Storm Form …

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