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2007 May | Berlin+Opsal Residence :: Dallas, TX

Archive for May, 2007

OUT OF THE GROUND

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Finally. Anyone who has ever built a custom home will appreciate the first word of this paragraph. After many months of planning, more months of prep work and bank financing, waiting on contractors and negotiating with mother nature, we finally have a foundation. It’s wonderfully simple, just like the plans for the house.

For the most part everything went smoothly. A few mother nature delays have put us a couple months behind schedule, but hurdle number one is now a thing of the past. The car port excavation in the back was a rather impressive piece of earth movement. Quite a bit different than seeing it on paper.

The foundation will need to set for three weeks before diamond polishing. After that up go the sticks and the real fun begins. Be sure to check out the new photos.

SHE SAID YES

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Ok, so we got lazy on updates, but for good reason. Amy and I spent the last couple months planning our wedding. On May 5th Amy and I said our I do’s. The wedding was at The Carneros in Napa Valley, Ca. We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend and the amazing group of friends and family that joined us. Check out the pics here.

For the modernist fans out there, Amy and I highly recommend a trip to The Carneros Inn. www.thecarnerosinn.com. It’s located half way between Napa and Sonoma. The architecture is wonderfully simple and the rooms are incredibly fresh but romantic. Makes for a great getaway.

So now that we are official, we’re officially back to focusing on the house.