Windows are being set, 80 of them not including the biparting doors at the outdoor living space. Friday we had 63 people working on the home; framers, electricians, hvac, audio/video, roofers and I am sure a few other trades.

Sometimes even we are surprised...the window openings on the SW corner of Sonoma open up to another great view toward West Linn and Lake Oswego.
This is the view from the dining room and indoor/outdoor spaces. There will be "accordian" style doors that separate the dining room from the I/O room and another set to close the I/O room from the exterior deck for year round use of the space.
Miles and miles of wiring go into Sonoma. Special lighting controls by Lutron and system controls by Crestron are just a few of the features in Sonoma. They will allow control of lighting groups from central locations as well as controlling heating/cooling and security.
Ronda Divers, our interior designer is reviewing lighting plans with Dave Brown from Garner Electric and his lead team member. We carefully design the lighting for multiple scenes and strict functionality as well as great ambiance in the home. Measurements, heights and effect of lighting are all carefully considered...there is no such thing as "normal" or "standard" packages, it is all approached by planning for each space.

This is the two story fireplace and entertainment center at the main level Great Room. We have to allow for exact placement of cabinetry, audio/visual, fireplace details and lighted recess areas, there is no room for error.
The final shot of this blog is showing the entrance to the home from the lower level courtyard. South exposure of this private space is a welcome surprise that increases the livability of Sonoma.

This will be a busy week securing inspections that will allow us to begin insulation and sheetrocking. We will have at least 7 different inspections to pass and if true to form we will pass each one of them without corrections.

About 8 weeks to go and WE ARE ON SCHEDULE to finish the home July 28th!

Thanks again for following Sonoma.