Since the last post there has been a ton of progress on the exterior of the house. We chose to install a pre-finished fiber cement lap siding from James Hardie (HardiPlank). For the gables, we went with darker vinyl shakes.
The wrap-around deck, garage apron, lighting, and landscaping are the last items left to complete the exterior.
The slate fireplace is also finished except for the cherry mantle. It turned out really nice.