Here are a few pictures of what has taken place over the last few weeks...
Video part 1
Here is my sad house with no gables.
The start of the bay window addition and double gable..
I knew exactly how I wanted this gable to look. So I took my measurements and design to the truss engineer at R and K. It was so fun! Tom, over at R and K sat me down in a chair next to him. He let me watch as he entered in all the measurements and design on his computer so I could make sure the truss was built to scale. That day he had it built super quick and by the next morning it was delivered to my house and my framers were putting it up.
The ceilings on the existing home are only 8 feet tall and on the addition they are 9 feet tall. So the brick on the existing home only goes up 8 feet where as on the addition it goes up 9 feet. You can kind of see from the picture below the brick on the bay window wall is different from the addition wall. Anyway, this caused a problem in my gable design because the gables on the bay window were going to end one foot above the brick. That would look silly. I want my house to have character but not look like a hodge podge addition. My solution, add a 12 inch detail at the bottom of the gables over the bay window to disguise the different brick heights. It is not finished but I think it is going to turn out beautiful.
The back of the house ..
The existing home has a really nice patio that extends out 12 feet beyond the house. So on the addition we continued the patio across. In less than a day the framers had the whole thing up and merged the two patios (the new and the old) so they come together perfectly.