So this first picture is taken where I always stand out in front. Normally you can see right through where the front doors will be to the back where there will be tons of large windows. the 'view' is getting obstructed by the bracing.
This is the view of the house from the back yard. There are 5 sections, from left to right is the master sitting room, the master bedroom, the den through the back portch, then the kitchen eating area and the exercise room. You can see it .... right???? ha ha
No - nothing exploded! This is bracing in the library.
One really noticable think they did today was to get the beams over the portico... but with all that bracing, you may not be able to tell where the portico is!!!
Thank you Lord!!!