Our house is going up fast. These photos are from 8/10/2010 and show the state after the first day of framing, but today I actually walked through the first 2 floors of our house! Photos of that next week.
The first photo shows the front concrete walls with our house number. The stairs will be poured to the right of this wall towards the end of construction, to avoid finish damage. As you can see, this area of concrete is quite different from the rendering above; it was redesigned both during permitting and again after the grade surprise. I think the new wall and straight-run staircase is an improvement. There will be plants in the area in front of the house numbers.
The stairs will run straight up the incline in this photo.
Here's a good shoot of the rest of the first-floor framing. So far so good!