Views of the Neighborhood – Explore a New House

Don’t you find it hard to resist going into a new house to have a look around? Sometimes you want to look but don’t want to get caught. Well, today, you can look all you want and have no fear. No one is going to catch you. So, yup, our trip today is to a new house in the neighborhood, and we are going to have a look. Many thanks to The Producer for the idea. She saved my bacon again.

We are being catered today by The Magnolia in Austin. Our entertainment is Orleans.

Menu

The Economical
Two eggs* any style and Two Breakfast Sides (Home Fries, Black Beans, Fruit, Toast, English Muffin)
Bacon Sausage Ham

Love Migas
Eggs or tofu scrambled in spicy LOVE butter (fresh garlic and serrano) with tomato, onion, bell pepper, tortilla chips, and jack cheese. Served with black beans and choice of flour or corn tortillas.

Chicken and the Egg
A cornmeal jalapeno pancake topped with ancho chicken, mixed cheddar/jack cheese, and two eggs over medium. Served with black beans, avocado, pico de gallo, sour cream, and lettuce on the side.

Huevos Rancheros
A grilled corn tortilla topped with two eggs, Arbol sauce, and mixed cheddar/jack cheese. Served with rice, beans, and tortillas on the side.

Eggs Zapatino
Scrambled eggs on a toasted English muffin, smothered in our legendary queso. Served with home fries.
Bacon Sausage Ham Avocado

Eggscape
Two eggs* over medium served on a mini-mountain of seasoned home fries and sausage, topped with cheddar/jack cheese.
Toast or English Muffin 2.00

Order from the top shelf bar selection

Picture of an old time school bus

Hop on the bus, and let’s go.

The first photo takes us back in time to 2019. The lot is for sale.

The next photo moves us up a bit. Although a little difficult to see, this is an aerial shot of the lot and the foundation. The house is situated to the rear of the lot (Left-hand side of the photo). Does anyone know how to land this thing?

Here we are at the new build. The first thing to notice is it is a flat-roofed house. Also, I have to confess I don’t have any specifications on the house so I can’t give you square feet, numbers of bedrooms and baths.

The entrance is going to be pretty impressive. We have a close-up photo below of the right side.

A three-car garage.

Looking back toward the street. Those rocks will be put to good use.

Here is a view of the part of the air handling system. I also think there is going to be a fireplace. This photo is at the entrance on the right side.

This is the view from the main floor. The house has two floors. This one could be called the ground floor.

A little confusing, but this is a shot of the kitchen island. That whole section will be the kitchen. To the left are a pantry and a laundry room. That view of the lake is to the right of the photo.

The same view but gives you an idea of where the kitchen is in relation to the entrance.

We are now in the lower level, looking toward the lake from the primary bedroom.

The primary bedroom looking from the walk-in closet through the bathroom. The bath has a walk-in shower plus a soaking tub.

This is the swimming pool on the lower level. It will be connected to the house.

Another bedroom on the lower level. Someone left a window open in the recent rain.

Last photo on the lower level. Here is the main double vanity sink layout. The walk-in closet is to the left. There is also a large area that looks like it will be a family room on the lower level. The photo I took did not come out for some reason. Oh well, maybe we’ll come back when the house is nearer to being complete.

A closer look at the laundry room. You can see the water and dryer vent roughed in.

A last look out toward the lake. The kitchen is on the left. There is another bedroom on the right of the photo.

Well, that’s our look around. I hope you liked it. Now sit back and enjoy the music. I hope you all have a great week.

85 comments

  1. I shall say the same as we used to say about Spanish holiday resorts: I bet it’ll be nice when it’s finished 😀

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Keith.

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  2. It looks llike the house will be quite the grand place.

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    1. It seems that way, Liz. We’ll keep our eye on it.

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      1. I’ll look forward to the updates.

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  3. I have trouble picturing the end result – for some reason, I do better looking over a blueprint. I’m sure it will be beautiful, the views are incredible.
    I’m glad you figured out how to land the bus, I’m not used to eating a Tex-Mex breakfast (if you catch my drift).

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    1. I get your drift. Thanks GP. I would love to have the blueprints but will just have to see how things turn out.

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      1. I didn’t expect you to try and get them, just sayin’…

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  4. I’ll have the Eggscap, although I’ve been meaning to try Huevos Rancheros. I love seeing houses like this, John. The way they accomplish the design always amazes me. This was a wonderful views! I hope yo and the Producer are having a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. We are having a super weekend. You would love the Huevos Rancheros. Thanks for the visit. I thought of you as I walked around the roughed in electric and plumbing.

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  5. It look like the house is going to have some terrific views. I hope you’ll take us back for an update. Great song choice today, John. One of my favorites! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I sent it on Saturday as well. It is one of my favorites as well. 😁

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      1. Sorry…I’m a little behind! 🙂

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      2. Hahah. No biggie.

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  6. I shouldn’t have read the menu before breakfast!
    Looks like it’s going to be a huge house! Course it would be great to see the finished project but I’m sure that will be next to impossible.
    Love the tune!

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    1. Seeing the inside finished might be a problem but we shall see. I love this tune as well, Dale. I tried to get an earlier version of a live performance but it wouldn’t play. Have a super Sunday.

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      1. Oh, I realise that. It would still be cool, wouldn’t it?
        Have a super Sunday, you too!

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      2. I’m going to try.

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      3. Woot! But we will understand if you cannot 🙂 And we won’t hold it against you, either.

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      4. Thank you, Dale. 😊

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  7. Orleans are still having fun!! Love it but sad Larry Hoppen is no longer with us. A great band! Would love to see this lace when it is finished. I think it will be fabulous!

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    1. We may only get a curbside view but I agree I think it’s going to be great.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Very clever idea and great area! I’m always fascinated by the skill required to build a home. We’re living in a construction zone right now. Soon-to-be-homes line the streets in all directions. Some have walls up, others are getting roofs, and more are just framed. It turns out that it is true that CA is moving into AZ. 😊

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    1. I looked up your street on google and it was a big ole field. Californians are moving to anywhere but California. We have a pack of them here in Austin. They are running the home prices up with their habit of over bidding on houses. Thanks, Gwen.

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  9. I enjoy looking at new houses. The layout of this one is interesting. Not sure how I’d feel about a flat roof.

    Enjoyed the entertainment. I’ve been thinking of another song by Orleans all weekend – “Dance With Me,” but I think this one is my favorite.

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    1. I am afraid of flat roofs. I never met one that didn’t leak. (Knock wood for those folks)

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  10. Curious to see what the finished product will be. Looks impressive.

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    1. Yes, I am curious as well. Hope I can go through when the walls are plastered. Thanks, Charles

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  11. Excepting for the views, the place is a mystery to me. I can’t see it in my mind, but it sure looks as if it will be something else indeed. As was your tour . . and once again, that menu.

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    1. I’m glad you could go along. The inside the house looks like a bunch of sticks right now. 😁

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  12. This house will have some great views. It is always fun to watch a house take shape.

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    1. It is fun. Thanks, Jo. Have a great week.

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  13. We built our house in Texas, too, and this brings back some fond memories. I think I do better with blueprints than initial construction, but I’d love seeing the end result if you get around to it. They’re going to have some spectacular views!

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    1. I will keep my eye on it. Thanks, Debbie.

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  14. Quite a house!! 🙂

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  15. Construction tours are always interesting. Thanks for the tour. Now for that morning siesta. Yesterday was quite the busy day.

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    1. Yes. Take a nap.

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  16. Such an interesting tour, John! The lucky owners will have a wonderful view.

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    1. They do. Thanks, Becky

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  17. I’m in love with the swimming pool being connected to the house. How cool is that?
    And may I have the Eggs Zapatino, please!

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    1. You got it, Mae. Thanks.

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  18. This looks like a palatial house, John. The view is wonderful.

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    1. I think it is going to be pretty big for sure.

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Great tour, food, and song! I love watching houses being built, and this one has a great view 🙂

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    1. Yes it does.

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  20. I’ve always liked looking at houses while they’re being built. This one has a gorgeous view – thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. It does have a great view, Teri. Thank you.

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  21. Cool idea for a post. Just stop taking pictures after they move in.

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    1. I wish I could take a few just before they move in. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Michael for sharing the post. 😁

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  22. Oh, i can feel with the neighbors, and the owners too. 😉 I had something like this, for some years in the past, at my own. A very horrible construction site. xx Michael

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    1. Yes we have all done it I think. Thank you Michael.

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  23. Wow, that’s looking pretty good. I love the views of the lake, too. Will you show us when it’s finished?

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    1. I don’t know if I can get access but I can certainly take a street shot.

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      1. Definitely want to see that!

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  24. John, you and the Producer work well. I wish I had someone to give me awesome ideas. Please bring us back after drywall work and windows!

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    1. May not be able to get in nut I’ll try. Thanks, Linda. 😁

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      1. Welcome, John!

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  25. You’ll have to provide us pictures when the house is completed. It looks fabulous!

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    1. I’ll try, Jan. Thanks.

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  26. It looks like it will be nice when it’s done. I hope we get another look and tour when it is done.

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    1. I hope so too, Deborah. Thanks

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  27. Curious stroll, dear John! It is always so interesting to watch a house building. In fact, the final result is often too far from the idea. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. That is trus. I’m always interested in how they are built.

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  28. Great tour, John, and I’d also love to see the final outcome. We had our first house built (what seems like a hundred years ago) and it was fun watching it take shape. And Huevos Rancheros sounds delicious, although I’m sure it’s all gone since I’m late to the party. 🙂

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    1. The chef made you a plate. Here you go. 😁

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      1. Aww, how nice of the chef, John. 😉

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  29. Wow! These new digs will be gorgeous. Thanks for the tour, the food, and great music.

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    1. You are welcome, Jennie.

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  30. I’ll have to pass on the food today, though it all sounds delicious, but just a bottle of cold water will be fine … thanks. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this house coming together and hope to see the rest soon? I would kill for that kitchen!!! And a lakeview … sigh. Sending pats to the pups and birthday wishes for … well, maybe not another 80 but at least another 20 years to enjoy the house!

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    1. Not sure I would want another 20. But thank you for the wishes.

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      1. Hmmmm … now what was it you said to me about a month ago when I turned 70? 😉

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      2. Much different. To be one hundred is different than 75. My health is such I shudder to think what problems there would be in another 20 years. 😳

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      3. Yes, I can relate to the health issues and what the future might bring. Ah well, we’ll be here as long as we can … the pups need you and the kitties need me, so …

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      4. There you are. 😁

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  31. Nice view from the main floor.

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    1. Yes it is. A few trees in the way but overall pretty nice.

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