Breaking ground is always an exciting step. It feels like the first, although there is so much work that goes into making that possible. We’ve received approval from the city of Alexandria, obtained all of the permits, finalized the design and now the fun has begun. I always have such a hard time visualizing the space until I start to see it take shape. Once we break ground the picture starts to become clearer, but then we poor the footings and then the concrete pad and then the walls go up as the framing begins. Once this step happens I can stand inside the house and feel the space and the area. Ah! This is where the kitchen will be! And here is the powder room. Now I can see how big the family room actually is and how much yard is still remaining! I exclaim all these sentiments to Mike, who has understood the space all along and has a much better special awareness and conceptualization than I do.

607 S. Saint Asaph St. is really coming together. It’s going to be beautiful.

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