Casa de la Cascada
The remodeling begins, most recent to oldest pictures.
It was originally constructed in 1999 as a model home for the development. However, the construction was never completed. The house had 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, living/dining area, studio/office, kitchen with an outside dining balcony and a laundry area. The house is approximately 3,500 square feet and there is an additional 3,160 square feet of patio, terrace and garden areas.
We purchased the property "as is" in March of 2006 and completed the transaction in May of 06. We contracted with the original developer and architect to complete the construction and to modify the floor plan to satisfy our requirements. The water and septic systems were installed and connected. The plumbing fixtures were installed as well as all of the electrical outlets. The interior and exterior was completely cleaned and repainted. All of the exterior tile work needed to be cleaned, the pool needed to be tiled and the front patio, entry area and rear garden will be landscaped.
We added air conditioning and additional tile on the terrace stairs around the outside. In addition, we had two of the upper bedrooms combined into one large Master Suite, which now have "His" and "Hers" bathrooms. A "wet bar" was removed from the living area to enlarge that area and the entry way.
Front terrace, rear terrace, driveway, front of house.
Kitchen, kitchen sink, painting, siesta time.
Pool, AC unit, stairwells..
Master bathroom, downstairs bathroom.
Small bathroom, master suite, master suite entrance, hall closet on main floor.
Her closet, his closet, air conditioner, her tub.
Electrical Panels, Stairway and balcony rails.
Lower Terrace tile, Side Terrace tile, pool pumps, driveway.
Entry way cabinet, water heater, water pump, air conditioner.
Front gate, Front Entrance, entry way cabinet, new tile in new entry.
"His Closet, "Her" closet, "Her" Bathroom, master suite sitting room.
Pool tile complete, tiling terrace, Master Suite entry, upper hallway.
Utility room, cleaning gunk, kitchen sink area, utility room also.
Entry area cabinet, water heater, railing caps, master suite doors.
Pool tile detail, more bathroom fixtures.
Master potty room, laundry room skylight, master bath vanity expansion, step-in master tub.
Finishing laundry room, bathroom fixtures installed
Pool tiling completed
Interior floor finishing, painting railings
Pool tiling, laundry room skylight frame, painting railings.
Front of the house, finishing master suite.
New roof tiles, cistern and front gate.
Front entry, upper level hallway, front entry hall, rear lower bedroom.
Tiling the pool, back of the house from the pool area.
Half bath, small bath, utility room, small bedroom.
Front hall, living room, stairwells, kitchen entry,
Master suite entry, his bathroom and her bathroom.
Terraces and steps around the house.
Tiling the pool, filling a doorway with a closet and the new front entry.
More work on the cistern, half bath has a potty, new potty location in Master bath, painting iron work inside.
Welding the iron work to the terrace walls, Propane tank added, gas line going down to the service area, tile for the stairs outside the house stacked in the living room.
Reworking the roof to install a waterproof membrane, the cistern for fresh water, installing the railings on the balcony and steps.
Enlarging "her" bath, new doorway to master suite, "his" bath and AC mounting system for using "Mini-Splits" and new walls for master suite.
Removing the "wet bar", tearing up the driveway for the cistern, creating a place for a dishwasher, getting the pool ready.
The house as we purchased it.
Views, terrace and pool.
Pool area, waterfall, retaining wall.
Bedroom Closet, bathroom, garden area rear of house.
Living room and kitchen.
Terrace, lower bedroom, kitchen, front hall.
Driveway, master bath, master bedroom.