As you can see from the photo taken this morning, the facade on the front of the East Wing has been painted to give the appearance of half timbers. When the exterior of the entire building has been completed, it's going to be quite handsome. I'll feel like I'm living in a cottage in the English countryside -- except for the roof -- the builder just couldn't get a permit for thatching the roof!
I had hoped to be taken on a tour of the building this past week, but we had heavy rain for a couple of days which left the building site a muddy mess. As soon as I can, I'll get in and take some photos for a future blog post.