April 17, 2005. 6-month-old Hana's first visit to the property.
May 22, 2005. Grading for the foundation.
October 2004. Grading equipment on site.
October 2004. Water truck & back hoe. Grading continues.
October 2004. Ginormous tractor. Grading in progress.
March 13, 2004. View across valley from top of property. Native Ceanothus (California Lilac) in bloom in forefront.
March 13, 2004. Arleen, hiking downhill through the chaparral scrub.
March 6, 2004. View of Roger & Janice's house, on the other side of Kyle Court.
March 6, 2004 View from highest point of property.
May 28, 2005. Cutting into hill for foundation.
August 2004. Architectural Committee Approval #44 . To counter Chinese superstition about the number "4", let's just think of it as 4+4="8"
August 2004 Architectural Committee Approval #44 .
July 2004. Gilbert is ecstatic - the grading plan has been approved by the County.
July 2004. At last! - grading plan was approved by Riverside County.
July 16, 2005 Cement blocks & rebar set in for the foundation (second/main level). Kyle Court Property, La Cresta, Murrieta, Riverside County, CA
July 16, 2005 Foundation (second/main level). Arleen & Hana @Kyle Court Property, La Cresta, Murrieta, Riverside County, CA
July 31, 2005. Foundation (second/main level).
January 2003. View from highest point of property (where 3rd level master suite will be located).
November 2004. Grading in progress.
November 2004. Trouble on the horizon. Grading halted because of large boulders in the hill (to dynamite or not to dynamite, that is the question...)
November 2004. Big rocks everywhere!
November 2004. Large boulder impeding grading progress.
October 30, 2005 Master bedroom & deck
October 30, 2005 Floor joists on main/second level. Dad & Arleen walking the perimeter.
November 5, 2005 Main/second level & rear deck
November 5, 2005 view of master bedroom & bath (soaking tub) on third level
Beginnings of an herb/cottage garden just outside the kitchen.