barton build: weeks two to five.

I hope you all had a marvelous 4th of July weekend! After a week away from the blog, I am excited to be back with another update on our house build process. Since my last #bartonbuild post, it is mind-blowing to see how far we have come in the last three weeks. As our builder promised, things have started to take shape. Even better, we actually have something today which resembles a house!

I drive by our lot frequently during the week because it is in my territory for work. I feel like a serious creeper when I stop for photos, but sometimes, I bring cookies to our crew and feel a little less creepy. We have been incredibly grateful for a mostly sunny June. The biggest rain delay we could have encountered fell on the 4th of July weekend {thanks to Tropical Storm Arthur}. When we stopped by the build on our way home from Cape Cod, we were relieved and excited to see zero damage and even more progress. Most of the rooms have actually been framed out inside, so it is exciting to walk through our house and get a better idea on how everything works spatially. We couldn't be more in love with how it is all turning out. 

As an aside, the structure on the left side of the house is {not surprisingly} our garage. We decided on a 2.5 car garage to help accommodate {cv}'s bicycling obsession. No, it does not mean that our garage has two and a half doors; it just means that our two-car garage door is shifted slightly to one side for more space to house road bikes and lawn mowers. 

Though there are a few big things which need to happen before the house looks more like the one on our plans, I'm thrilled to say that the #bartonbuild is progressing right alongside my baby bump. All in all, we are counting our blessings for minimal headaches so far. I have a feeling the updates will soon be much less exciting once the framing is complete, but I promise to keep you posted on the progress. Have a fantastic start to your week--and thanks for following along! xoxo {av}


  1. This is so exciting! Congrats on the new house :)

  2. Yayyyyy!! I cannot wait to see how you decorate your new home :)


  3. This is all so exciting! Will you be sharing the floor plan...or maybe you already did? ;)

  4. ahhh it's all coming together and looking GOOD!! so excited for you and chris! xoxo jillian

  5. So exciting!! Looking forward to seeing you how to decorate it. Love the staircase.

    Best, Mree

  6. Wow, what an exciting time! I would love to build and be able to customize it to exactly what I want. :)