Martin Acres Neighborhood

Post move-in projects… Ongoing at 285 Martin Dr

Everyone knows that moving in is the end of one chapter, but it’s also the beginning of several others. Closing the door on construction means saying goodbye (mostly) to Ken and Aaron and co, but marks the start of smaller projects… one after the other, or one alongside another, for a year or more to …

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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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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 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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285 Martin Drive: A turning point!

285 Martin Dr began foundation work in April! After a month of watching my 285 Martin Drive come undone, it was pure joy to see the events begin that add to the value, rather than detract from it!  On Friday, after days of excavation and preparation, the first of the concrete was poured. Not much …

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Martin Acres Ranch Remodel – Excavation Time!

Martin Acres Ranch Remodel Reveals Secrets You think you know your house. My Martin Acres ranch had sheltered me and comforted me, it had stood strong and stable for decades. But what lies beneath? For one thing, it wasn’t the foundation that one would expect! Let’s get some background. In 1955 my house was built. …

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Martin Acres Ranch Demolition: The forecast was for snow

Martin Acres Ranch Demolition Continues… Rain or Shine The weather guessers predicted wind, freezing rain and some snow – maybe 2-5″. They were right about the wind. I lay awake last night wondering if the wind, which can be fierce in South Boulder at this time of year, was going to rip the roof off …

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Martin Acres Ranch: Demolition Began with the back room

How much damage can 3 guys do to a Martin Acres ranch in ONE day? LOTS!  Hahahaha! My Martin Acres ranch has looming excavation and concrete foundation pouring deadlines and it was time to make room for the new.  Or in this case, “unmake room”. Off came the brick, then the roof, framing and whatever …

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Martin Acres Pop-Top: O.M.G!

Martin Acres Pop-Top Palpitations The day your neighbor asks if she can come see the progress inside of your Martin Acres pop-top in progress and you answer “sure, follow me” with a big smile, only to find THIS when you open the front door: Yeah… that’s the same day you understand what having palpitations feels …

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