The interior is starting to transform itself once again.
The beams and the built-ins got their first coat of stain last week, aging them, and giving the space an entirely different feel.
In the photo above, the kitchen area is behind the scaffolding.
On the left is the large island - both islands float around at this point waiting for the satillo floor tiles to be laid.
This is the little bay window that looks out into the front courtyard.
To the right is the pantry entrance.
This hood is mammoth - it looked smaller on paper! Next to it is the Mexican cabinet. The unstained pieces will be painted. The stained pieces are made of alder wood and have lovely grain.
Here is a close-up of the cabinet doors.
This is the dining area with a window seat overlooking the pool. Wine and beverage refrigerators will be going into the cabinets under the bookshelves. There never seems to be enough room for all the cold drinks in the main fridge. With the Texas heat and all the outdoor activities we are planning, we thought we'd better add some extra chillers.