Here is what things look like on the exterior at the moment. As of now we are done on the outside with the exception of painting the trim around the windows and putting sealant on the deck and porches. We can't fill up that trench until we get the water and gas in there. That will be a few weeks down the road.Making sure we had a deck of usable size has turned out the be the best design decision we have made so far. Sitting on the deck watching the deer is a dream. When the first design of the house was done the deck was only 6' wide. We punched it out another 4'. It made a huge difference in the way the space can be used.