The North Side
The West Side - note the pine bead board porch ceiling.
The East Side front porch facing the street
Today they completed the west wall siding. We are using Nichiboard - a product which is made of concrete. It is impervious to rot and insects. Water and sunshine do not affect it. The boards are 8 inches wide - with a 1 inch overlap. The boards are 12 feet long and prime red gray. It is applied over a plastic moisture barrier and the nails are driven into the ¾ inch thick plywood walls on 2 x 6 studs on 16 inch centers. The walls and roof are insulated with SucraSeal - an open cell foam product that is applied in a liquid spray from.
The trim that looks yellow in the pictures is HardiBoard - another concrete product. All of the trim pieces are 5/4th inches thick - yes - they say 5/4th. The little keystones above each window and door are made of hardboard.
All of the trim and columns will be painted white. Right now - we think we are painting the siding dark khaki.
The porch walking surface will be finished in a tile with a rough surface to prevent slipping. The foundation and steps will be covered with brown brick.
All doors and windows are 36 inches wide. Thresholds will be flat for handicap access.