Thursday, January 29, 2009

Work in Progress

We have been wanting to build a courtyard wall around our front patio ever since we finished that project 3 years ago.... so we hired our neighbor and he has started on the job.
We currently have a moat around the patio.... a nice addition, don't you think?

Just kidding! Of course, the trench is for the footers, which should be poured on Saturday. The plan is for adobe pillars (to match the house) about 3 and 1/2 ft. high, placed approx. 6 feet apart, with a screen-type iron panel in-between. The iron will rust and achieve a nice patina over time and also allow for more of an open feel than a solid fence panel.

There will be about 2 ft. of dirt between the concrete patio and the fence where I can plant lots of flowers and plants and create a little "oasis in the desert".

The entrance to the patio (right where Snuffy is lying in the picture above and below) will be 2 adobe pillars topped with wooden vigas and a beam across the top (same as the porch) with big wooden (or some kind of metal with a design on them) double doors.

I will post a few more pics next week of the progress. Stay tuned!

11 comments:

Natarojo said...

so far looking very good! It will be a lovely addition to the patio! I'd love to see more pictures of your little home in the desert. So different from what I am used to seeing or hearing about.

Sarah said...

Oh that's going to be lovely!!! I remeber the dirt being like concrete!! Your house is darling!! I do miss the adobe style houses! Up here - it cabins with moose - lol!!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Very cool! I love your house!! Complete opposite to what I'm used to. Very neat:)

Tina said...

Very cool, we are going to do this for the shop shack, and I'll be waiting to see how yours turns out, we are going to stucco some of ours and have brick exposed on some of it..and iron bars too..

cdncowgirl said...

Sounds like it will be gorgeous!

Teresa said...

Can't wait to see the rest.
It's fun to envision something, make a plan and have it all come together right before your eyes....something to look forward to...that's what it's all about!!

P.S. Can I come swim in your 'moat'???

backattheranch said...

What a cute little place!

blackfeatherfarm said...

Can't wait to see it finished, love your house !

sassyglassdesigns said...

What a great place you have and the addition will add even more interest.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

That will be nice when it is finished

Pony Girl said...

That will look great! I love the idea of leaving it open w/the panels to patina. I think that will add character, keep some privacy (not sure if you have neighbors, doesn't look like it! ;) Can't wait to see the finished project!