Martin Acres Real Estate

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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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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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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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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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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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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Boulder New Construction and Spring Weather

Boulder New Construction gets Waterproof Hat! Well poo! The weather guessers are calling for copious quantities of rain, a wee bit of snow and general crappiness for the rest of the week. Sure, we might get a little reprise over the weekend but sandwiching it, we are expecting clouds and grayness for the next 5 …

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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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Martin Acres pop-top : Second Story

Martin Acres Pop-Top with View  – That’s the goal! It was a dripping, snowy, cold and miserable weekend. Tarps did their thing but inevitably, water got into the house. I arrived Monday morning to find Joe in charge of carrying water. Just when he thought transporting water by the bucket was a third world country …

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Martin Acres Construction – Photos galore!

The Martin Acres Construction project update: This Martin Acres construction is the project I just can’t look away from! Every other day I can find an excuse to “swing by” on my way to or from a work appointment, whip out my cell phone and record some snapshots in time. Most days there is something …

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